HORSE EXPO SPRING-SOUTH PRESENTS: The breeding from Stóra-Vatnsskarð

The countdown for Horse Expo Spring-South 2018 has begun! Let's continue the preparations for this spectacular event by presenting the great farm:

Stóra-Vatnsskarð, Kvistir

Now you get to see the mare with the highest breeding evaluation in the world - Lukka frá Stóra-Vatnsskarði. Nearby Selfoss Benedikt and Guðrún live on the farm Kvistir. Here they train and breed the horses from Stóra-Vatnsskarð and Benni has promised that his best horses will be in the stable when the Horse Expo guests arrive:

“Stóra-Vatnsskarð has been breeding horses from the beginning of last century. 

Our main focus is that or horses are lightly built and courageous, and the landscape at Stóra-Vatnsskarð in the north of Iceland is therefor the perfect place to raise these kind of horses.

Our best success in breeding was on Landsmót 2008 when Lukka frá Stóra-Vatnsskarði received 8.46 for conformation and 9.18 for ridden abilities, which makes 8.89 in total. That made her at that time the highest judged horse in the world. Lukka still has the highest score of all mares in the world and she has given us now 9 offsprings that all look good. 

The breeding mares are located at Kvistir in Ölfus, where our horses are also trained and we live, but our young horses are raised at Stóra-Vatnsskarð.

Our goal is to breed tall horses with long legs, a good neck, with the main focus being a good and strong overline. Regarding the gaits and talent we are aiming to breed good 5 gaited horses with good tölt and high movements, but we have also breed some really good 4 gaited horses. We are aiming to breed charming horses with a good temper. 

The guests can be looking forward to see really good horses when visiting us. We will be  showing horses under rider, talk about the promising young horses, see the foals from 2017, and the brood mares will be on a field next to the stable.”


Curious about which scores Lukka received? Here are the marks: 


Head: 8 

Neck-Withers-Shoulders: 9 

Back and Croup: 8 

Proportions: 8.5 

Legs: 8 

Joints: 7.5 

Hooves: 9

Mane and Tail: 8 

Conformation: 8.46


Ridden abilities: 

Tölt: 9.5

Trot: 9

Pace: 8.5

Gallop: 8.5

Spirit: 9.5

General impression: 9.5

Walk: 8

Rideability: 9.18

Slow tölt: 9 

Canter: 8 

TOTAL: 8.89


First photo shows Lukka in the breeding show.