Happy Friday! We are celebrating Friday by presenting the birthplace of the famous World Championship winners Mökkur frá Varmalæk and Tindur frá Varmalæk:
Varmilækur is located about 30 km from Sauðárkrókur and about 45 km from Hólar in Hjaltadalur. On the farm Björn Sveinsson and Magnea K. Guðmundsdóttir have bred, trained, and sold horses and served tourists for many years. Björn has lived on the farm 62 years and Magnea for 16 years.
“At Varmilækur we have two bloodlines from the main broodmares in the breed for many years, Hrafnhildur from Varmilækur and Kolbrún from Sauðárkrókur. Most of the horses we have on the farm are descendants of these two mares. We have six 1st price breeding mares in the breeding. We practice horse breeding, training and marketing as well as hosting horse shows for tourists. We have a lot of land, about 700 hectare, recent stables and a riding hall built in 2008 and a lot of hot water, which we use for heating our houses.
We get about 6-8 foals every year. We are looking for good character in our horses but also good movements and clear gaits. First and foremost we breed fantastic horses with a good mind - both great five gaited horses and four gaited horses. We believe that a good temperament is the most precious quality in a horse and besides that all five gaits have to be well trained and good so anyone can ride with ease. We breed beautiful horses for everybody – breeding horses, competition horses and good riding horses. When choosing the right stallion or mare we think of the best qualities of each horse and how they fit together to make the best results in the breeding process.
The greatest breeding achievement is definitely Mökkur from Varmalæk, the winner of World Championship in T2 in Austria in 1997 and Tindur from Varmalæk, the winner of World Championship in F1 in Switzerland in 2009.
We are looking forward to welcoming the Horse Expo visitors! We will show the guests our excellent horse-breeding farm; show them various horses in different age, categories, and the facilities on the farm. A visit to Varmilækur is the perfect opportunity for those who want to see interesting breeding and facilities at its best.”