Auðholtshjáleiga is without a doubt one of the best known and most successful horse breeding farms in Iceland at this time. The owners of the farm Gunnar Arnarson and Kristbjörg Eyvindsdóttir have achieved great results as breeders and often received nomination as the horse breeding farm of the year in Iceland. With them is also their daughter Þórdís Erla Gunnarsdóttir, a well-known breeder and competition rider, educated from the University of Hólar, and their son Eyvindur Hrannar Gunnarsson.
In a interview with Hestafrettir, Kristbjörg says that this winter there are more than 30 horses in training before Landsmót 2020 at Hella. There are four trainers working at the farm; they are Þórdís Erla Gunnarsdóttir, Dagbjört Hrund Hjaltadóttir, Dagbjört Skúladóttir and Eyvindur Hrannar Gunnarsson. Most of the time she says trained and trained at home, “but it depends on how we are manned at all times” she says “Sometimes it has been convenient to send horses from us from town. We have been very pleased with the work we have been doing and getting well prepared and trained horses back. ”
And what about Orri frá Þúfa, you are known to have bred horses out of him with good results, are all the horses now out of him? “No, not all of them, but of course Orri has a lot of influence in our breeding.” You cannot talk to them at Auðsholtshjáleiga without mentioning their team in the Champions League, where Þórdís Erla has competed successfully with her team. Which horses will be she compete on this winter? “Sproti frá Enni, Fengur frá Auðsholtshjáleiga and Viljar frá Auðsholtshjáleiga are likely, but there are more horses that come into play, it becomes more apparent as time goes on. But this can go differently later on”, says Kristbjörg. “Since many horses have been sold from the breeding from in recent years, such as the first prize horses Víðir frá Enni, Vaki frá Auðsholtshjáleiga, Prúður frá Auðshotlshjáleiga and Sölvi frá Auðshotlshjáleiga have been sold In addition to these, young promising competition horses such as Frægur frá Auðsholtshjáleiga, Húni frá Auðsholtshjáleiga and Víkingur frá Auðsholtshjáleiga.
But what about the horse breeding now, who are father of the foals born in 2019? “Those foals who were born in 2019 is Víði frá Enni, Ský frá Skálakoti, Jökull frá Breiðholt and Gaumur frá Auðsholtshjáleiga. This summer we went went widely. e.g. Viðar frá Skeidvellir, Þráinn frá Flagbjarnarholti, Hrannar frá Flugumýri, Herkúles frá Ragnheiðarstaðir, Viljar from Auðsholtshjáleigu, Hávaði from Haukholtum, Ísak frá Þjórsárbakki, Feng frá Auðsholtshjáleigu. It is also worth to mention that in our breeding there are living six breeding horses with an honorary awards and this is probably one of a kind. Five of these horses are from Orri frá Þúfa and one mare is from the Orri’s son Skorri frá Blönduósi”.
It is clearly a bright future ahead in the breeding at Auðsholtshjáleiga and Hestafrettir wishes the owners and their staff of this good farm their best regards.
Today there are 6 honorable horses alive in Auðsholtshjáleiga and here they are with the breeders:. Gunnar Arnarson, Kristbjörg Eyvindsdóttir, Þórdís Erla Gunnarsdóttir and Eyvindi Hrannari Gunnarsson. Together with the horses in question, they are in the age range: Gígja IS1995287053, Trú IS1995287055, Vordís IS1997287054, Gári IS1998187054 Fold IS1999287053 and Gaumur IS2001187053 frá Auðsholtshjáleigu.These 6 horses are the first 132 of them. The four mares have given 29 and the two stallions 103.