TWO TRAINERS FROM HOLÁR, ICELAND AT NEÐRI BAKKI, AUCKLAND
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.
Tindur is a gelding born in 2010, and trained in Spring 2014. His training was ongoing and he has developed into a superb riding horse! Tindur has defined gaits, which includes a flowing and smooth tolt, as well as a strong and springing canter/gallop. He is easy to work with, and he oozes charm and character. As well as being calm and easy going, Tindur is eager to work for the rider and yields well to the aids. His balance is excellent, and this is clearly shown in his tolt.
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Eldbrún is a bay mare born in 2010. She is after our 1. class mare Eldfim frá Narfastöðum. She has a very good confirmation and will, like her sisters, will be an excellent breeding mares. Eldbrún is friendly and confident. She was trained in Spring 2014 and is a good, balanced horse with a smooth and confident tolt.
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Rán is a fivegaited, lightly build mare. She is blue-dun with a cheerful spirit from 2005.
She is lively and mischievous and can make someone smile and laugh easily. Rán excels in her natural gait which is tölt. Her trot has been built up over the years and it is now effortless. Ideally, Rán should continue to build up muscle, which is fun to do as this would consist of work outon the treks and trails. Rán has good stamina and is great to ride. She is tough and spirited, but is also very gentle. It has been a pleasure to train her, simply because she is great. We wish the best for her and her new owners!
Hrund is a chestnut pinto mare born in 2009. She is quiet, attentive and clever and likes to stay out of the hustle and bustle. She loves a good brushing and enjoys it with great patience. Hrund was a first time mother in 2013/14. Her mothering and nurturing spirit is very good, which was absolutely expected of her as her personality is very loving and calming. Hrund’s basic training started August 2014 and she did very well, and as we expected, is an awesome riding horse too! Congratulations to her owners!
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Nedri Bakki’s foaling season has continued with three more arrivals in the last four days! All three are healthy and energetic, despite the windy weather. The first of the three foals is a red dun filly born on Wednesday (12/11). She is the first foal from Eldmist from Nedri Bakka and her sire is Stormur fra Tornbjerg. The second foal was another filly, who arrived the very next day! She is a chestnut with blaze and is from Maistjarna fra Tornbjerg and Traustur from Nedri Bakka. The last of the three is a black colt who was born this morning (15/11)! He is from Tign fra Ahl and Stormur fra Tornbjerg.
The first foal of 2014 at the farm was born at midday today (31/10/2014)! From proud and experienced mother,Eldfim, we got a young, energetic, chestnut filly with a blaze. A great start to the foaling season!
It is time to bring yourself and your horse to Ne₫ri Bakki for the spring clinic which will take place from Saturday, October 18, 10 am until Sunday, October 19, 3 pm. This year the clinic will cover topics that are relevant for optimising the training of more experienced horses, namely those that have been in training for at least a year. (We will have our traditional young horse clinic in December this year).
In particular, we will spend time on the following issues: how to approach training in order to minimise the use of the aids (good both for the horse and the rider), the role of the seat and how to get the most out of the aids, gait training and especially exercises for improving steadiness and clear rhythm in walk and toelt. If there is interest and time, we can also look into topics such as how to work with hand-horses and start jumping with Icelandics (never going to be a high flyer, but can be fun anyway).
The clinic is based on a combination of theory, group sessions and individual sessions.
The price for members of IceHNZ is $ 180 per rider/horse. If you have bought a horse from Ne₫ri Bakki and are bringing it to the clinic, the price is $ 125 per rider/horse. We will have a limited number of well-trained horses available if you can’t bring your own horse. Please add $ 65 to the price for the clinic if you want to make use of this option. Please send your registration to email@example.com.
IHBRANZ participated in Equidays 2011 to promote Icelandic horses in New Zealand. Equidays is the newest equine showcase and the 1st event of this kind in the country. It has the ambition to become New Zealand’s ultimate equine industry event. It took place from 18 to 20 November at the Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton, about 100 km from where we live.
After several years of designing, digging, fencing, some more digging and finally spreading pumice to make the trails soft and comfortable for the horses, we are happy and proud to announce that we have finished the riding trail project! We now have 4 km of riding trails throughout the farm which allow for both experiencing riding and enjoying the farm.
The breeding season has begun and Traustur will be used in hand breeding this year. He is a responsive and friendly stallion, but as he has not been broken in yet and lived most of the time comparatively indepent from humans as the leader of the bachelor herd, his manners needed a brief brush-up.
The team at Neđri Bakki has become exclusive dealer of the Icelandic Hrímnir saddles and tack in NZ. We are excited about the prospect of providing riders in NZ with different models of Hrímnir products. We have imported the first saddles and will be able to show them and pass them for test riding to interested potential clients.
More than 100 people attended our first Open Day arrangement in the end of February 2010, organized in collaboration with Skógarrönd. We had all our horses, including this year’s foals, on the paddocks around the training facilities, exhibition of training material and tack for Icelandic horses, general information about the horses and about IHBRANZ (Icelandic Horses Breeders and Riders Association).