Sporður is a powerful five-gaited first prize stallion with incredible bloodlines and a confident and friendly character. A red dun pinto, he scored high in breeding evaluations for his well-raised neck, good leg quality, and strong hooves. His gaits are clean and high quality, with big movements. He is very balanced and has good suspension in the trot and canter. Sporður’s pace is also powerful and secure. He is willing under saddle but still calm enough to ride bareback out in the field.
Sporður’s father is Álfasteinn frá Selfossi who has a score of 8.54 in breeding evaluations. Álfasteinn is a son of one of the most famous breeding mares in Iceland Álfadís frá Selfossi. All of Álfadís´s offspring have been highly evaluated first prize horses, including Álfur frá Selfossi, who was awarded honor prize for offspring and the Sleipnis trophy at Landsmót. Álfasteinn is also the father of the highest evaluated horse in the world—Spuni frá Vesturkoti. Sporður´s mother is a proven breeding mare, Hrísla frá Naustum. Out of five of her evaluated offspring, four are first prize horses, including Sporður.
Some of Sporður’s offspring have already been shown with good results in Iceland. Móalingur frá Bergi (the blue dun shown in the picture below) received a total score in breeding evaluations of 8.00, making first prize as only a five-year-old. Another of his offspring, Flóki frá Bergi (pinto shown in picture below), received 8.37 for conformation and a total of 7.97 as a four gaiter. Hvöss frá Bergi (the red dun shown in the photo below) drew a lot of attention in Bergi’s breeding farm show at Fjórðungsmót as a four-year-old in 2013 and was shown in 2014, receiving first prize and a total score of 8.01. In 2016, at age six, Hafdís frá Bergi was evaluated first prize with a score of 8.25. We are eager to see how some of Sporður’s American-bred offspring do in the next few years.
Below is a video of Carrie riding Sporður in Carrie´s graduation from Hólar. Sporður was Carrie´s five gaiter for her third year of Hólar.