During the week in Iceland we will visit many different farms. Some of them have been run for many years and some are more newly established. Now we get to know a bit more about a place run by the entire family. Let’s welcome:
Sunnuhvoll is the small family breeding that grew into being a family business with breeding, training and teaching Icelandic horses. At Sunnuhvoll they are a family of six: The parents Siggi and Anna and the kids Arnar, Glódís and Védís - and Arnar's girlfriend Árný. The family has lived at Sunnuhvoll for a little more than 20 years and just last year they built a new stable with a 20x40 riding hall and 32 boxes. Sunnuhvoll is located about 5 km west from Selfoss.
“You can say that this breeding started about 30 years ago when Anna got the mare Saga frá Litlu-Sandvík. She has had 17 offsprings that are the foundation in the breeding. Especially her daughter Urður frá Sunnuhvoli which gave horses like Tjörvi frá Sunnuhvoli, Nordic champion in tölt and the father of the World Champion Desert frá Litlalandi, and silver medalist Röskur frá Skjød.
Our breeding goal is to breed soft supple gaits with elegance and a good character. We believe in quality over quantity and for a long time the breeding was only 2 mares but now has increased to 8, so we expect somewhere around 6-8 foals each year the next couple of years.
The bloodlines in our foals come from many directions but we look for a good character, clear gaits and big movements and a supple topline.
We are looking forward to welcome the Horse Expo group and hope to have a good time filled with knowledge about breeding and training.”