Eldhestar Local Staff Competition 2017

On  Friday, May 12, we held our fourth Eldhestar Local staff competition. 18 riders and horses participated in the competition this year. Most of the horses are owned by Eldhestar, some of which we actually bred ourselves, and the other horses are owned by their riders.

The task was to ride a full loop in slow tölt, then change direction and show a loop with speed changes along the short and long sides of the riding hall and finally a full loop in fast tölt. In the finals, this program had to be shown in both directions. Quite a challenging programme, in particular since the warm-up conditions were tricky this year due to strong winds, adding quite a bit of extra energy to the horses.

We had lots of fun competing with each other and showing off the training of the past months. After the competition our wonderful chefs spoiled us with a variety of lovely finger foods.

We congratulate the winner Ida Thorborg with our promising mare Sónata frá Völlum!

The results were the following:

A-Final

1. Ida Thorborg (Denmark) / Sónata frá Völlum, owners Hróðmar and Sigurjón Bjarnason, F: Hrannar frá Flugumýri II, 7.25

2. Sarah Wulff (Germany) / Brana frá Mosfellsbæ, owner Eldhestar, F: Álfasteinn frá Selfossi, 6.92

3. Benedikte Steensgaard (Denmark)/ Klettur frá Horni I, owner Eldhestar, F: Hamur frá Þóroddsstöðum, 6.92

4. Corinna Frahm (Germany)/ Léttfeti frá Völlum, owners Hróðmar Bjarnason and Geert A. K. Cornelis, Alvar frá Brautarholti 6.67

5. Jóhanna Bettý Durhuus (Iceland) / Steini frá Jórvík, owner Jóhanna Bettý Durhuus, F: Gnýr frá Árgerði, 5.92

B-Final

6. Anna Kronhed (Sweden) Dögg frá Strandarhjáleigu, owner Anna Kronhed, F: Sær frá Bakkakoti, 6.08

7. Sonja Weinberg (Germany) / Víðir frá Flagbjarnarholti, owner Eldhestar, F: Tónn frá Torfunesi, 5.33

8. Karin Schneider (Germany) / Breki frá Brúnum, owner Eldhestar, F: Ægir frá Móbergi, 5.17

9. Paula Filipowicz (Poland) / Rán frá Fornusöndum, owner Eldhestar, F: Ás frá Ármóti, 5.08

10. Nicolas Gadanyi (Germany) / Snævarr, 4.67

All results

11. Elise Fonteneau (France) / Gabríel frá Sólheimatungu, F:Hvessir frá Ásbrú

12. Camille Ferveur (France) / Hempa frá Efra-Seli, F:Kjalar frá Skagaströnd

13. Ida Ljungnér (Sweden) / Ösp frá Grásteini, F: Orri frá Þúfu í Landeyjum

14. Lisa Beata Fröber (Germany) / Iða frá Grásteini, owner Eldhestar, F:Fróði frá Litlalandi

15. Melanie Kolb (Germany) / Skörungur frá Kanastöðum, owner Eldhestar, F: Garpur frá Auðsholtshjáleigu

16. Yngve Sönderstrand (Sweden) / Ör frá Strandarhjáleigu, owner Yngve Sönderstrand, F: Þóroddur frá Þóroddsstöðum

17. Marianne Giesswein (Austria) / Bjarmi frá Reykjavík, owners Marianne Giesswein and Jón Arnar Ingólfsson

Special guest

Brigitte Baumgartner (Switzerland) /Huginn frá Völlum, owner Brigitte Baumgartner, F: Þröstur frá Hvammi, 6.50