The track at Mývatn Open.
At the 8th of march 2014 the famous icetölt competition “Mývatn Open” will take place at lake Mývatn in the northeastern part of Iceland.
The Mývatn area is famous for it´s amazing landscape with geothermical hotsprings, mudpots, waterfalls and vulcanos. HestaNet offer a long weekend of riding with the possibility to participate at Mývatn Open. We will have a nice mix of riding on good horses, nice food, compeating at Mývatn Open, a visit in the Mývatn area and a nice bath at the blue lagoon Jardbödin. We also go to Akureyri to visit some well known trainers and for some shopping.
Classes: Tölt A-class (for experienced riders) Tölt B-class (for less experienced riders) and one class for stallions where they show trot and flying pace as well. In the töltclasses there are 6 rounds at the straight track, slow tempo tölt x2, tempochanges x2 and free rounds x2 to show fast tempo.
The finals are the same day and afterwards there are a coffee and cake bufé at Hótel Sel.
What is included: 4 days of riding and some training for the competition. Full board during the stay at the farm Hléskógar, 30 km from Akureyri City. All transports during the stay, entry fee at Jardbödin and a visit in the Mývatn area.
What is not included: Flights, bus to / from Akureyri, ev. restaurant visits in Akureyri (highly recommended)
Price: 5.500 SEK/person
Arrival: With domestic flights or bus to Akureyri 5/3 2014. Departure by domestic flight or bus from Akureyri afternoon on 9/3 (it is fine to stay longer if you wish). You can get very good air fares with Wow-air and Icelandair if you order air tickets now.
More information: email@example.com
Here is a trailer for the coming Landsmót in Reykjavík. Most of the naturescenes are taken from the northen part of Iceland. Enjoy!
Do you have a horse in Iceland which needs to be insured? We offer good prices and good service.
Feel free to contact us and we will assist you with the diffrent kind of insurences from VÍS-Agria.
Here we have an example of a happy client:
Katrin Sheehan, Creekside Farm, Georgia, USA:
“I have never insured any of my horses before as there was no affordable insurance available and my horses had more emotional value than financial.Since I found a good stallion through Sandra Marin she pointed VIS-Agria out to me. At first I was sceptical but after getting familiar with the different programs it was a no-brainer to me. Now I have my first prize stallions Erpur-Snær frá Efsta-Dal 2 (e: Svartur frá Unalæk) and Sikill frá Sperðli (e: Sveinn-Hervar frá Þúfu) insured and I am sure to be insuring other horses when I buy them. It is great to know that your financial investment is secured through a reputable company and puts me at ease to enjoy all the good times I want to have with my horses. Hopefully they all will live healthy and happy lifes”.
We have moved to a new farm nearby Akureyri, Hléskógar, and we are very happy to back up north!
Hléskógar is a stunning place and we are now working hard on making the new stable and fixing this and that on the farm. We have an apartment to rent for guests who wants to vistit us or going for a sightseeing here up north with all the wonderful things here; Mývatn,northen lights, whalewatching, fishing, midnight sun, horseback riding or going for a visit in town Akureyri!
Nordic light in Blönduós, march 2011.
Photo: Höskuldur B. Erlingsson.
Photo: Höskuldur B. Erlingsson. Click on the pics to enlarge them.
Here is one of our great youngsters, Stikla frá Efri-Mýrum. She is 4,5 years and sired from the lovely stallion Smári frá Skagaströnd and dam is our Þruma frá Hvítárbakka. Stikla has a great temper and a lot of potential and it´s great to have this kind of horse in the stable.
Last weekend we had the roundup from the huge valley Laxárdalur. Many hundred horses were brought home from the mountains and the wheather was perfect! Here are some videos from the New York team Lindsay Blatt & Paul Taggart. They are making a documentary film about this big event in Skrapatungurétt and other round ups in the northen Iceland.
Here are some samples from Lindsay and Paul and please check out their website for more pics and videos:
This is Eygló frá Efri-Mýrum, a one year old filly sired by the great Tenór frá Túnsbergi 8,61 och Kylfa frá Frostastöðum 7,93. Eygló shows great movements and a lot of tölt already! Eygló is owned by Sandra (50%) and Agatha´s Yard ehf (50%).
It looks like we will get a white Easter this year. Here is Raggi and Frökk outside today. Frökk is geting into shape again after having a black colt sired by Kvistur frá Skagaströnd 2008. Happy Easter!