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Last weekend we took part in a sport competition at Hörđur, club, in Mosfellsbćr. Siggi was riding Helgi frá Neđri-Hrepp and Gormur frá Efri-Ţverá and Edda Rún was riding Safír frá Neđri-Ţverá.

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It´s not every day a rider gets 10,0 in sport competition here in Iceland. That happened last weekend at The Gullmót and qualification for WM in Berlín. Siggi and Andri frá Vatnsleysu were competing in Tölt at the Gullmót and they got three 10,0 and two 9,5 for fast tempo tölt in the finals.

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We would like to send our customers and friends near and far our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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During Landsmót in Reykjavík we will have an open house in our stable. Landsmót will start tomorrow and ends next weekend on Sunday. Our stable is positioned in Fákur, just across the breeding track so please come and visit us while you have brake in your schedule.

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Few days ago Henning Drath from Isibless.de visited us. Here below you can see the interview he took in German.

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The weather here in Iceland has not been so good for the last few days and weeks. The area around Fákur is full of snow after much snowing for the last few weeks and crazy weather today.

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We wish all of you a Happy New Year and may the new year be happy and pleasurable.

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We would like to send our customers and friends near and far our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Siggi was one of the riders that were nominated as breeding rider of the year 2010 in Iceland. The reward will be given at Uppskeruhátíđ hestamanna next Saturday.

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It is always a great honor for the members of Fákur, riding club, to win the Gregersen statue and it is always fun at the Gćđingamót to wonder who will be the chosen one. Siggi and Edda Rún have both won the statue.

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This morning was the 2nd round in ridden abilities for the stallions. Siggi and Arnoddur frá Auđsholtshjáleigu participated in that after beeing the highest jugded stallion in the group of 6 years old stallions in the 1st round on Wedensday. It went well and the goal was their.

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The summer is high season in competition both here in Iceland and abroad. We are always curious about what is going on in competition on the mainland. One thing that made us smile earlier this summer was when our friend Reynir Ađalsteinsson was crowned Swedish champion in fourgait riding Blćja frá Skáney.

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Siggi rode the great horse Arnoddur frá Auđsholtshjáleiga in the group of 6 years old stallions at Landsmót in Vindheimamelar. It went well and they became second in the group with a total score of 8,51.

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As most fans of the Icelandic horse know Landsmót starts at Vindheimamelar in Skagafjörđur next Sunday and will be ongoing for eight days and ends on Sunday July 3rd. We of course are going up north.

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Yesterday we got the great news that "Siggi´s mistress" Verona frá Árbć was confirmed with a 23 days old foal after Máttur frá Leirubakka.

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Straumur frá Hrafnkelsstöđum is a young and promising stallion that Siggi showed for our friends Haukur Baldvinsson and Ragnhildur Loftsdóttir, living in Selfoss. They bought him when he was one year old.

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Ormur frá Framnesi is a promising stallion we have been training this winter for our friend Egill Ágústsson.

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 Of course our Julia also competed at Gćđingamót in Fákur. She rode two horses in Ungmennaflokkur and it went very well, both qualified to Landsmót.

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Last weekend we had Gćđinga competition at Fákur and we of course competed there. We competed on few horses in A-flokkur and it went very well. Three horses made it to finals and four to team Fákur at Landsmót.

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 Our Julia Lindmark competed tonight in fourgait ungmenna at the Reykjavíkurmeistaramót in Fákur. She was riding Kall frá Dalvík.

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Today we had fivegait at Reykjavíkurmeistaramót in Fákur. We started both in Meistaraflokkur and 1. flokkur and both had great results. Siggi is leading in both classes in Meistaraflokkur with the Keilir son Máttur frá Leirubakka and in 1. flokkur with Ómur frá Hemlu.

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 The honorary awarded stallion Keilir frá Miđsitju will be taking care of mares in Sweden this summer at Jöklahäster www.joklahastar.se.

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 Hulinn frá Sauđafelli is a promising young stallion we have in training for our good friend Helgi Sigurjónsson.

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Last weekend there was a show at Ölfushollin, Ingólfshvoli, "Orri for 25 years". We of course took part in it and among others Siggi showed Ómur frá Hemlu 2.

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We can not deny that our Matthias is a great prankster.

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Last Thursday we had fivegait competition at the Masters League in Iceland. We both competed there for two seperate teams. Siggi rode Máttur frá Leirubakka for team Málning/Ganghestar and Edda Rún rode Hreimur frá Fornusöndum for team Auđsholtshjáleiga.

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Yesterday when Siggi was riding Byr frá Mykjunesi 2 our photographer came unexpectedly carrying her camera. And we went out looking for them.

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It is true but unbelievable that there are 13 years since Bjarki Ragnar was born, it is amazing how fast time flies.

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Finally we have a bit of snow and good weather here in Iceland. It has been great training outside for the last few days. We still have a little bit of snow but we always want more. In our dreams the best condition are snow over all and minus two or three centigrade. 

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 Even though Mattías is just 4 years old he has his opinion on how a good horse is supposed to be and his favorite horses are all black because he loves black horses.

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It is hard to believe how fast time flies. But luckily we have the pictures to remind us of the good and old times. We got the attached pictures sent to us few days ago.

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Over the Holidays we bought half in the fivegaited Ómur frá Hemlu II. Ómur is born in 2001 and is after Íđir frá Vatnsleysu and Snćlda frá Viđborđsseli 1.

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We send our customers and friends near and far our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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In November Siggi went to Norway and gave a riding course at our friends Gunnar Thorsteinsson and his fiancée Line Bekken.

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 Hreppur frá Sauđafelli is a new competition horse in our stable. We started to compete a bit on him last summer. He is born in 2003 and is after Illingur frá Tóftum and Ţula frá Hlíđarbergi.

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Now we have a bit more than a month since we moved our operation from Kotströnd to our stable in Reykjavík. The stable is full of horses, both horses for sale and young horses that we have been breaking in.

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As most of you know there were not many competitions here in Iceland last summer because of the horse flu. Still we were able to compete at few big tournaments and we will cover them for the next few days.

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We have a new assistant with us in the stable now. Her name is Julia Lindmark and came this autumn from Sweden to work for us and will be staying with us until next spring. Julia is 19 years old and is a great rider despite her age. 

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For the last few weeks there has been a lot of coming and going of guests in our stable and home. Our friend Teun Peersman is staying with us now. Teun or Dundi as we call him is from Belgium and has been coming to Iceland once a year since he was 12 years old.

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Bragur frá Laugabakka is a promising stallion that we recently got for sale. Bragur is after one of Iceland´s most popular stallions Kappi frá Kommu with a total score of 8,51. Bragur´s mother Brá frá Stóra-Hofi has a total score of 8,34 and 9,0 for pace and spirit.    

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Siggi was one of the riders that were nominated as pace rider of the year 2010 in Iceland. The reward were given last Saturday at Uppskeruhátíđ hestamanna.

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The newest horse we have for sale is Hreimur frá Fornusöndum. Hreimur is black and 10 years old. He is fivegaited with a total score of 8,38 in a breeding show.

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Last Monday was a great day for our family. Edda Rún´s father Raggi Hinriks had a birthday. He became 60 years old.

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Last weekend there was Landsţing LH (LH´s national congress) in Akureyri. Siggi and Edda were representatives for their riding club Fákur.

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These days we are moving back to our stable in Víđidalur. The time we have been in Kotströnd this summer and autumn has been great and we leave Kotströnd with regret.

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Máttur frá Leirubakka is one of our new horses. We bought the half in him few weeks ago. Máttur is born in 2003 after Keilir frá Miđsitju (total 8,63) and Hrafnkatla L52 frá Leirubakka. He is fivegaited and was shown in the breeding show in August, Síđsumarsýning á Hellu.

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This fall we have been workin on our new homepage. The work has been going well and ve are proud to present the outcome.

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At the Síđsumarsýning á Vesturlandi Siggi rode the great mare Storđ frá Ytra-Dalsgerđi. She got 10,0 for pace which is great and she is the only horse that has got that score for pace this year. Over all total 14 horses have got 10,0 for pace.Kolbrún Grétarsdóttir took the following picture of Storđ and Siggi of the run when she got 10,0. 

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Siggi was in the Icelandic National Team at the Nordic Championship in Ypaja, Finland, this summer. He competed on the fivegaited stallion Vár frá Vestra-Fíflholti. Vár is after Gustur frá Hóli and Emanon frá Vestra-Fíflholti. He has a total score of 8,50, 8,28 for conformation and 8,64 for riding ability.

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We have been training Verona frá Árbć for the last three years. She is black, born in 2004 and after Vigdís frá Feti and Aron frá Strandarhöfđi. As most of you know Vigdís has honorary award for her offspring and Aron has first prize for his offspring. Verona is owned by our friend and Ganghestar´s photographer Maríanna Gunnarsdóttir.

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