Sporður frá Bergi
Sporður frá Bergi
Sporður is a five-gaited red dun pinto first prize stallion. He has received 8.18 for conformation in breeding evaluations scoring high for his well raised neck, good leg quality, and strong hoofs. Sporður received 8.28 for ridden abilities. The quality of Sporðurs gaits is very good. His gaits are clean with big movements. Unlike some five-gaiters he is very balanced and has good suspension in the trot and canter. Sporðurs pace is powerful and secure.
Sporður has incredible bloodlines. His 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 rewarded honor prize for offspring and the Sleipnis trophy at the last Landsmót. Álfasteinn is also the father of the highest evaluated horse in the world Spuni frá Vesturkoti. Álfasteinns father was the respected breeding stallion Keilir frá Miðsitju. Sporður´s mother is also a proven breeding mare Hrísla frá Naustum. Out of five of her evaluated offspring four are first prize horses including Sporður.
Álfasteinn frá Selfossi the father of Sporður
Sporður has a big character. He is willing under saddle but still calm enough to ride bareback out in the field. He is very confident and friendly.
Some of Sporðurs first offspring have already been show 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 picture below) drew alot 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.
The above photos are curtesy of Kolbrún Grétarsdóttir.
Sporður offspring Sporður offspringSporður offspring
Sporður will have five offspring born in 2015 in the United States and we are excited to see how they develop.
Video of Sporður and Terral Hill performing an F1 (five gait) program:
Video of Sporður and Terral performing a T1 (tölt with speed changes) program:
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.