A Video Diary of Discovery and Celebration of the Icelandic Horse
Links are a must-have. They provide a service for the visitor and they reciprocate appropriate sites for their links. I am now limiting my links to sites that will give reciprocal links to Hestakaup. If you have any suggestions for sites that I have missed and you feel are worthy of being shared by my guests, please contact me.
I have a “splash” page listing my other video websites about horses at Life With Horses.
4-Beat LLC Teaching & Training Alexandra Pregitzer, Michigan-based and German-certified, Alexandra Pregitzer offers resources for both horse and rider at her facility.
A Good Horse Has No Color A book about Iceland as much about horses. A fun read about much more than buying horses. It also integrates the sagas with places you are actually standing on.
America 2 Iceland Riding trips to Iceland often combined with instruction under the supervision of Gudmar Petursson.
Annotated Reading List by Nancy Marie Brown I’m really thrilled that Nancy Marie Brown made a special annotated reading list for Hestakaup.com. The author of A Good Horse Has No Color, she has put together resources about the history and culture of Iceland just for us.
Boulder Ridge Icelandics “We are a small hobby farm located in Southern Maine. We have only one breed of horse on this farm, which is the Icelandic horse. Feel free to look around and learn about the horses!”
Canadian Icelandic Horse Federation (CIHF) Guardian of this wonderful breed in Canada. Dedicated to the promotion of the Icelandic horse and the education of Icelandic owners. A networking hub for the exchange of information between members.
FÉDÉRATION FRANCAISE DU CHEVAL ISLANDAIS The FEIF member organization for France. Check out the links (liens) for riding centers and farms in different regions of France. Maybe combine a trip to France with some riding….
Hästdrömmar This looks like a great website, in Swedish, that Google Translate barely does justice. They link to Hestakaup.com and so the link is mutual, but they have some nice stuff here. Visit!
Hömluholt On Snæfellsnes, right by the Long Beach. A small family horse farm, good friends of mine.
Hest In Icelandic, the website of the farm Hestaborg in Hveragerði. Sigríður Elka Guðmundsdóttir, Elka, writes the site and runs the farm with Jóhann Garðar Jóhannesson.
Hestablog My original site about Iceland and Icelandic horses. I am revising it to have more text articles.
Hrisdalur The horse farm Hrísdalur is located right by The Long Beach on Snæfellsnes, Löngufjörur, one of the most spectacular riding areas in Iceland.
Iceland Eyes A blog with photos of daily life in Iceland. Nothing at all to do with horses, but gives a pleasant and authentic feel for the country. In English. And if you visit, it has great tips from a local!
Iceland Review Online The online version of the richly illustrated and written magazine, this site comes out daily with news and features about Iceland in English. Edited by a horse person. Subscribe to the daily digest!
Icelandic Creations The home of Tjaldur frá Hólum, the first-prize pinto stallion, and available for breeding. It also is the home of John and Debbie Dur and family in Henniker, New Hampshire.
Icelandic Horse Info Put together by Douglas and Jennifer Hamilton, a wonderful collection of “Informational Essays, Writings & Articles about Icelandic Horses”. You can find some real treasures here!
Icelandic Horse Society of Great Britain The IHSGB exists to maintain the purity of the Icelandic horse breed, to promote interest and protect the welfare of the breed, and to encourage Icelandic horse breeding and sport competitions.
Icelandic Roots “Icelandic Roots is a non-profit, educational, heritage organization specializing in Genealogy, History, and Traditions of our shared Icelandic ancestors”
Kaarne.net Site of Johanna Viitanen, all in Finnish, but with easy to find links to Icelandic horses in the universal language of photographs. The pictures will make you want to visit Finland.
Langhús The website of the farm, Langhús, in Skagafjord, belonging to our friends, Lukka and Láki.
Laufbrekka An Icelandic language site by my friend, Guðni Indriðason in Kjalarnes. Worth a visit to see his photos of silver dapples (vindott) and Kjalarnes, just outside of Reykjavik. There’s even some photos at our dining table (NY) showing Trausti from Skoga
Lýtingsstaðir A family horse farm in Skagafjörður, Sveinn and Evelyne also offer a wide variety of riding tours. I know them only through the internet, but I can vouch for their location which, like their website, is worth a visit.
Pangaea Equestrian A variety of services provided by Knútur and Cerice Berndsen. See the videos of Knútur training some of our horses on Thokki Blog.
Paradisarheimt If you are ever in Fryslân, the Netherlands, be sure to visit our friend, Liesbeth. But in the meantime, visit her website and see some photos of Icelandics in the flatlands…
Sand Creek Icelandics Bill and Cheryl Shelton “are thoroughly enjoying the country life and hope the hard work keeps us young and healthy.” Their website conveys their enthusiasm for their Icelandic Horses and Sheepdogs. Fun to visit!
Sand Meadow Farm An Icelandic horse farm in New York State’s Finger Lakes Region. Steve and Andrea Barber also do video and photography of horses.
Solva Icelandics Mic Rushen puts out this U.K. site with lots of links, but you must check out the photo gallery!
The Icelandic Horse Society of Great Britain Founded in 1986, the IHSGB exists to maintain the purity of the unique Icelandic horse, to promote interest in the breed, to protect the welfare of the breed, and to encourage Icelandic horse breeding and riding competitions.
Thokki Blog A journal with photos and videos of Thokki, our own Icelandic colt, born in America in 2007. Watch his progress as he grows and meet our other horses.
Thor Icelandics Icelandic horse farm of Kristján Kristjánsson and family. Full-service facilities, they also host events for Icelandic horses.
Thufa in Kjos The colorful and entertaining site of Bibi and Bjössi at their horse farm, Þúfu in Kjós. Good friends of mine and the Icelandic horse in the States.
Toelt.Knoten German articles translated into English about the Icelandic horse from a classical European perspective. I really recommend it, in particular http://www.toeltknoten.de/pdf/Tolt,%20Pace,%20Piaffe-Pantel-07-11.pdf
Tolt News The website of the magazine, Tolt News. This is a really useful site with its calendar of events, classifieds, and collections of links to resources about the Icelandic horse. A great jumping-off site!