Kvika from Neðri Bakka

Kvika is a forward going, chestnut mare with a star, from 2011. Kvika is a very well-mannered and willing riding horse with nerves of steel. She has an energetic walk, and is willing to work. She is displaying both tölt and trot when asked, and has developed an excellent balance and lightness on the reins. Kvika has a forward going and energetic tölt, as well as a smooth, flowing trot. Her canter is powerful and uplifted.

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2nd North Island Icelandic Horse Event Weekend

We will be hosting an Icelandic Horse event weekend, following up from the successful weekend which the Douglas family organised in May 2016.

Dates: April 1 (Saturday) and April 2 (Sunday)

Place: Neđri Bakki Stud, Pukekohe (www.icehorse.co.nz )

This fun Icelandic horse event weekend is for riders of all ages and with all different levels of riding abilities. Bring your Icelandic horse(s), family members and/or friends and have some fun. There will be games and competitions where both individual riders and teams can shine! Activities during the weekend will include a “Mini endurance race”, an obstacle course type competition, best presented horse and rider competition, a tölting competition, and more.

Please e-mail us (husted.kenneth@gmail.com ) by 15 March if you are interested in attending. In your email please indicate whether you plan to participate both days or just one (please specify which one), and how many people will attend. Please also indicate whether you will bring your own horse(s) and if so, how many.

We are looking forward to hosting the event!

The Neđri Bakki Team

(Kenneth, Snejina, and Alexia)

Icelandic Horse Clinic 2015

In the beginning of December (4-6th) we hosted our annual Icelandic Horse clinic here at Neđri Bakki. We had two trainers, Guðbjörg Matthíasdóttir and Ólöf Rúnworkshop Guðmundsdóttir, coaching participants throughout the weekend. Guðbjörg and Ólöf both graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Riding & Riding Instruction from Hólar University in Iceland, the official centre for education and research in horse-breeding and horsemanship. They had many exciting and innovative approaches when working with the Icelandics, and provided excellent expertise!

We had a successful turnout with seven participants in total, and we were lucky with the lasting good weather. Both of the trainers had been working with all of the horses for varying periods before-hand, and the aim of the clinic was to work towards goals that the riders set, as well as increasing the knowledge of participants about the training of Icelandic Horses and how to do so in an enjoyable way for both rider and horse.

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Neᴆri Bakki will host two highly educated trainers, Guðbjörg Matthíasdóttir and Ólöf Rún Guðmundsdóttir, on site for training Icelandic horses and/or riders. They will stay with us from 11 November to 8 December 2015. Both Guðbjörg and Ólöf have been riding and training horses since early age. They have professionally trained Icelandics since 2006, and have both recently graduated from Holar.

There are a few different options in which you can make use of Guðbjörg’s and Ólöf’s knowledge. 2-3 week training of your horse, a 3 day workshop, and/or individual sessions. Click here to see more information these options.