Icelandic Horses for sale
WORLD CLASS BREEDING MARE
F: Skýr frá Skálakoti (8.70)
M: Þyrí frá Hemlu II (8.40)
F: Ársæll frá Hemlu II (8.43)
M: Syrpa frá Skálakoti (7.56)
LUXURY RIDING HORSE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
F: Skýr frá Skálakoti (8.70)
M: Sygin frá Skálakoti (7.60)
Skór from Skálakot
TÖLTING MACHINE FOR LUXURY RIDING
F: Skuggi frá Strandarhjáleigu (8.49)
M: Vök frá Skálakoti (8.29)
Skálakot horse breeding farm
The horse breeding in Skálakot started in 1984. It was not easy to start with, the breeding started all the way from scratch so in the beginning, it was a lot of try and error to find the rights lines. The mother of Skýr is Vök frá Skálakoti (born 2001). She was bred in Skálakot and you could say that she is the base of the good results that we have achieved in the breeding in Skálakot today.
After Vök we have off course Skýr, and we also have the mares Sonnetta and Sál. The father of Sál if the famous Orri frá Þúfu í Landeyjum who a lot of people might know from the older days. Before that, we had good results with the breeding after our mare Syrpa frá Skálakoti (1988). Who is after Rut frá Holti and Spróti frá Stórulág. Syrpa is, for example, mother of the four-gaited stallion Klængur frá Skálakoti, who a lot of people might know.
Lately, we also have used Þyrí frá Hemlu. After her and Skýr we have the mare Þrúgur frá Skálakoti who was the highest judges mare at the late summer breeding show in Hella in 2018. The next step is to keep developing with Skýr and it will be exciting to see how this development will be. It is clear that there are lots of opportunities ahead and that we have a good base to keep building on!
Skýr frá Skálakoti
Skýr frá Skálakoti was born in the year 2007 and started his training in 2011 when 4 years old. Right from the beginning, he was one of the most promising stallions in Iceland. He got in third place in Landsmót in that same year. Since then he competed every year in his age category and he always ended in the top places.
In 2009 when he was only two years old he covered his first mares at home. Due to the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010 he had to be transferred to the West part of Iceland so in that year he could not cover any mares. He then returned to Skálakot in the year 2011, and we can say that that was the beginning of his real career as a stallion. Apart from a few that were born in Skálakot in 2010. The first bigger group of foals from Skýr was born in 2012 and since then his reputation has been growing every year.
When the first offspring of Skýr came in training it soon became clear that he was an excellent stallion who inherits his talent to his offspring. Both for building, character and of course the gaits. At Landsmót 2018 he, therefore, received the first prize for his offspring.
This is what was said to describe his offspring:
'Skýr gives horses that are just over average in length and have a beautiful head. They have the confirmation of a riding horse with a soft neck and a top quality back and croup. They have the right proportions and they are strongly built. His offspring have strong legs, powerful sines and they have a lot of mane and tail. Skýr gives well balanced and good universal horses who have soft temper and gaits. They have big steps and high movements in tölt but sometimes they miss the lightness.
The trot is clear and they have long strides in pace. Skýr gives pretty horses, who a cooperative character that good to ride with a good form under the rider and big movements.´
Today Skýr frá Skálakoti is the highest Icelandic stallion in the world. With a breeding score (BLUP) of 132 breeding points. We are really happy and proud to own a stallion like Skýr and it will be interesting to see what the future will bring.