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May 2012: Vídalín´s offspring

This winter we had the first offspring of Vídalín to start and train in the stable.

They are all to be 4 years old now and Benni had 4 mares, Kaspar 1, Christina 1 and myself 4 to train. Over all we can say that Vídalín´s offspring is quite sensitive and a little shy in the beginning but they do have a great spirit and are very respective of the rider. Vídalín gives even more forehand movement to his offspring and stronger trot. They are often 5 gaited with lots of natural tölt with very good leg action and strong hindquarter movement. They impress through their hight speed variation in all gaits and have a lot elasticity in motion. All his offspring is very beautiful to the eye with lots of mane, long legs and a well placed neck. Over all they are very elegant and have ideal proportions. Our experience this winter was that they take rather a little more time in the very beginning but are then suddenly when all comes together gaitwise way ahead of most other horses their age because of the fully available gait and tempo variation. Tölt is right away there with a clear beat and lots of tempo, pace is open. Trot is even and elastic, canter is with good upward motion and walk is exeptional. Very sadly my 4y old Hnota injured herself in april and has not recovered enough to be shown this year in FIZO. But we are very exited how Vídalíns offspring will present itself next year.

 




Nov 2011: Vídalín at Gestuet Ellenbach

Since mid october Vídalín is in Ellenbach in the care and training of Nicole Kempf. He will probably be available for breeders in Germany again next year and will we keep you posted about location as soon as something is settled.
 




Summer 2011: Vídalín in Norway

Check this out for yourself - Vídalín is so full of life, energy and flow to his movements, it's truly amazing. At the same time, he always remains a cooperative, willing and eager student of his trainer, Christina Lund. An extraordinary couple! They had a good time together this year and Christina had lots of fun working with him. He also served a few mares there in the spring but headed to Germany in late july to welcome more ladies at Gestuet Mönchhof where he stayed until October.




May 2011: Vídalín at the top of his game

Check this out for yourself - Vídalín is so full of life, energy and flow to his movements, it's truly amazing. At the same time, he always remains a cooperative, willing and eager student of his trainer, Christina Lund. An extraordinary couple!



May 2011: Learning by doing ...

Vídalín has already proven his class and quality back in Iceland over the past few years, but ever since he entered continuous training in his new home of Norway, he has now discovered in himself such an enormous willingness to develop his strengths even further. He self-trains in an impressive fashion, has already gained much more power and endurance and is getting even better from day to day.

May 2011: Calm yet powerful

Hard workers need their well-deserved breaks ... then again, too much rest ain't Vídalín's cup of tea, either. He's always looking to master his next challenge. What a stud!

May 2011: Gaits, Form and Spirit all-inclusive

Watch, enjoy, fall in love - Vídalín quite simply is the "total package"!

Go-Go-Gold ... Vídalín clears A-Flokk ahead of World Champion

We were thrilled to learn of how well Vídalín performed in his first-ever sports competition: in mid-April Christina Lund took him to his premiere in A-Flokkur, and they not only held the lead after the preliminaries but went on to win "the whole thing", staying clear of five-gait World Champion Tindur frá Varmalæk. Way to go :-)

Welcome to ... Norge!

After being exported in the late autumn of 2010, Vídalín has been with Christina Lund in Norway ... and those two are a really good match. We're thrilled they're getting along so well, and time will tell where this journey will take them. Let's keep our fingers crossed. Vídalín will be standing in Furnes, Norway, this summer, and during the second part of the season he'll be welcoming his mares at Mönchhof in Germany.

Tölting away ... at -16°C

It's winter time in Norway but these two seem to be enjoying themselves even in ice-cold temperatures well below the freezing point ... keep goin' ;-)