Hrokur fra Efsta-Dal

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Hrokurs Offspring

A year ago we started our search with Gudmar Petursson for a stallion to help build the Icelandic Horse in Ontario. We had a list of very important characteristics that our ‘baby daddy’ had to meet and I am so pleased to announce that we found him. After narrowing our search to 20 horses I flew to Iceland to try them all. All the stallions were great but two were awesome and one stole my heart. Let me introduce to you Hrokur fra Efsta-Dal. He is a 12 year old big, black, beautiful stallion with a big blaze and blue eyes. His striking appearance has such a presence that when he walks out of the stall you cant help but stare. The only thing better than his looks are his temperament, he is sweet and friendly, willing and forward with power that’s there whenever you’re ready. He was our last horse on our list to try when we drove a couple hours to the south of Iceland and met one of three owners Gudmundur and his trainer Josephine. Within my first 5 minutes of riding him I was trying to hide my excitement of how amazing he felt. I rode through all four of his 5 gaits then asked Gudmar to try him. Gudmar rode him inside then we moved outside to try pace. His pace looked powerful and effortless. The next day we drove back to try him again. I couldn’t believe our ride was even better than the day before!  I took him outside where we did all the gaits including pace which was natural and effortless. After my second ride on him I got off (slightly in a state of euphoria) only for him to put his big beautiful head around me and cuddle for a couple minutes.  I couldn’t believe a horse that I only moments before was asking for pace would be so quick to calm right down. Here is a video of us trying him in Iceland. ( )


Now for the facts.  Hrokur’s best total (conformation + ridden abilities) evaluation score is 8.41 in 2012 as a 5 year old. He graduated from Holar University in 2018 with his Holar student trainer Josephine and together they accomplished a lot including maintaining his breeding evaluation scores of 8.40 in 2016 as a 9 year old. (Just as a side note the older the horse is the harder the judging on breeding evaluations) 


He scored an amazing 8.72 for conformation which is broken up into (all scores are out of a possible 10 with 8 being first prize): 

Head – 8.5

Neck – 9

Back and Croup – 9.5 (wow) 

Proportions – 9.0

Legs – 8

Correctness of Joints – 8.5

Hooves - 8.5

Mane and Tail – 8.5


For ridden abilities he has received 8.27 (Link to his 5 year old breeding evaluation )  

Tolt – 8.5

Trot – 8 

Pace – 7.5 (at a later evaluation when he was older he received 8.5 for pace)

Gallop – 8.5

Character – 8.5

Spirit – 8.5

Walk – 8.5

Slow tolt – 8.5

Canter – 8


Hrokur currently has 73 offspring in Iceland. As a three year old, with his natural abilities they started using him as a breeding stallion. 4 are fully evaluated and 2 are over first prize, the other two are high second prize (almost 8). He also has offspring in competition for 5 gait that are doing very well from the famous breeding farm Fet. More importantly all of his other offspring have been know for their size, disposition and lots of natural supple tolt and clean 5 gaits.  

He has fantastic lineage his mother is Von fra Laugarvatni daughter of Kras fra Laugarvatni who is a very famous mare in Iceland known for throwing big super tolters. His father is Hroður fra Refsstöðum who is an honour prize stallion who has over 180 evaluated offspring. From all the stallions I know of, Hrokur will be the highest evaluated stallion in Canada. He has a high BLUP score (BLUP means how much he contributes to the foals attributes) with a total of 118, confirmation is a very high 121 and ridden abilities of 114. I believe he can dramatically improve the confirmation and gaits for our future generations. 

Breeding fees for 2021 are $1500 with a live foal gaurentee. If you are interesting in breeding contact us! We also have mares availible for lease. 

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Guest Stallion at OnIce 2020

Stefnir fra Þjóðólfshaga


OnIce is proud to offer breeding services to the amazingly talented stallion Stefnir fra Þjóðólfshaga . Stefnir came to Canada from Iceland in May of 2019. Since being imported Stefnir has been a perfect gentleman participating in group lessons with all levels of riders, riding on trail rides and winning the Triple World Ranking show in four gait V1 in October 2019. He is a horse of great talent and wonderful temperament. In Stefnir's breeding evaluations (2012) he received 6 scores of 9 or over and the remaining two scores were 8.5's, talk about talent. Also in 2012 Stefnir participated in Landsmot A final Gaedingakepni in 4 gait where he received a score of 8.48. The last few years in Iceland Stefnir excelled in young riders classes, a further testament to the wonderful nature of him. 


2012 Breeding Evaluations

Total score: 8.13

Conformation: 7.78

Head: 7

Neck-Whithers-Shoulders: 7.5

Proportions: 8

Legs: 7.5

Joints: 7.5

Hooves: 8

Mane and tail: 8

Ridden Abilities: 

Tolt: 9

Trot: 9 

Pace: 5

Gallop: 9 

Spirit: 9 

General Impression: 9 

Walk: 9.5(wow)

Slow Tolt: 8.5 

Canter: 8.5 

Breeding fees for 2021 are $1400 CDN contact us or more information or to schedule breeding with your mare. Lease mares availible. 



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