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There’s something almost magical about Icelandic horses. It may be because they come from Iceland, reputed home of supernatural creatures such as trolls, elves and frost giants. Or perhaps it’s because these compact small horses are determined to prove that they can do anything that a larger horse can – and more. Whatever the reason, the Icelandic horse has an enthusiastic following, and equestrians who buy an Icelandic horse will find they are starting out on a very special relationship. Modern Icelandics are the descendants of horses taken to Iceland by settlers from the 9th century CE onward. People who sell an Icelandic horse know these small, self-reliant animals are some of the oldest equine inhabitants of northern Europe, and they have retained their unique qualities for centuries.

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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 4 years, 13.2 hh, Brown
F: KJARKUR VON SEIMUR | MF: HÖRDUR FRÁ KOLKUOSI
Breeding - Gaited
Joachim Quelle
DE-23813
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€10,800
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 3 years, 13.2 hh
F: STAKKUR VON SEIMUR | MF: BIRTINGUR VOM A
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Joachim Quelle
DE-23813
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€9,000
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 9 years, Black
F: GLÍMIR FRÁ NORÐUR-GÖTUM | MF: LEIKNIR FRÁ VAKURSTÖÐUM
Gaited - Show
Bockholts-Hoff GmbH Co KG
DE-29640
Schneverdingen
€15,000 to €25,000
price range ~$17,545 to $29,242
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 5 years, Chestnut-Red
F: DYNUR FRÁ SAUDÁRKRÓKI
Gaited - Leisure - Breeding
Islandpferdehof Vindhólar GbR
DE-22145
Hamburg
€15,000 to €25,000
price range ~$17,545 to $29,242
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 8 years, 13.2 hh, Black Gaited - Leisure - Breeding
Corinna Prieler
DE-84061
Ergoldsbach
€16,500
~ $19,299 ONO
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 8 years, Black
F: AUÐUR FRÁ LUNDUM II | MF: ROÐI FRÁ MÚLA
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Bockholts-Hoff GmbH Co KG
DE-29640
Schneverdingen
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~$11,697 to $17,545
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 7 years, 13.2 hh, Black Gaited - Leisure
Islandpferdehof Vindhólar GbR
DE-22145
Stapelfeld
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Icelandic Horse, Stallion, 4 years, Chestnut-Red
F: VIKTOR FRA DIISA | MF: DEPILL FRÁ VOTMÚLA
Mating - Breeding - Show - Gaited
Bockholts-Hoff GmbH Co KG
DE-29640
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Icelandic Horse, Stallion, 1 year, 13.1 hh, Overo-all-colors Young Stallion
F: PRINSINN FRÁ EFRA-HVOLI | MF: SÆR FRÁ BAKKAKOTI
Breeding - Show - English Pleasure
Freydis Gunnarsdottir
IS-0805
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 6 years, 14 hh, Black
F: DIMMI V.MOARSCHUSTERHOF
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Brigitte Steiner
AT-4902
Wolfsegg
€8,000
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 4 years, 13.3 hh, Chestnut-Red Leisure - Gaited
Nymindegab Ridecenter
DK-6830
Noerre Nebel
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,848 to $11,697
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 6 years, 13.2 hh, Smoky-Black
F: STAKKUR VON SEIMUR | MF: BLIKI FRÁ SKEFILSSTOEDUM
Gaited - Breeding
Joachim Quelle
DE-23813
Blunk
€10,800
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Icelandic Horse, Stallion, 2 years, 13.2 hh, Smoky-Black
F: STAKKUR VON SEIMUR | MF: HÖRDUR FRÁ KOLKUOSI
Breeding - Gaited
Joachim Quelle
DE-23813
Blunk
€7,500
~ $8,772
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 4 years, 13.2 hh, Brown
F: KJARKUR VON SEIMUR | MF: HÖRDUR FRÁ KOLKUOSI
Breeding - Gaited
Joachim Quelle
DE-23813
Blunk
€10,800
~ $12,632
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Icelandic Horse, Stallion, 3 years, 13.2 hh
F: BISKUP VOM STEFANIHOF | MF: STAKKUR VON SEIMUR
Breeding - Gaited
Joachim Quelle
DE-23813
Blunk
€8,800
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Icelandic Horse, Stallion, 9 years, 14 hh
F: KRAFTUR FRÁ LÝSIHÓLI | MF: SVANUR VON FAXABOL
Breeding - Gaited
Joachim Quelle
DE-23813
Blunk
€30,000
~ $35,090
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Icelandic Horse, Stallion, 2 years, 13.2 hh
F: STAKKUR VON SEIMUR | MF: TONN FRÁ AUDSHOLTSHJALEIGU
Breeding - Gaited
Joachim Quelle
DE-23813
Blunk
€7,800
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 3 years, 13.2 hh
F: STAKKUR VON SEIMUR | MF: BIRTINGUR VOM A
Breeding - Leisure
Joachim Quelle
DE-23813
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€9,000
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 8 years, 13.2 hh, Bay-Dark Sweet character mere
F: ÁLMUR FRÁ SKJÁLG
English Pleasure - Leisure - Breeding - Trail
Freydis Gunnarsdottir
IS-0805
Selfoss
€4,200
~ $4,913
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 4 years, 13.2 hh
F: JARL FRÁ ÁRBÄJARHJÁLEIGU II
Gaited - Leisure
DE-57518
Alsdorf
€7,800
~ $9,123
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 9 years, 13.2 hh, Chestnut-Red Wow STOP and take a look :)
F: GANDÁLFUR FRÁ SELFOSSI | MF: ANDVARI FRÁ EY 1
Gaited - Breeding - Show - English Pleasure
Freydis Gunnarsdottir
IS-0101
Reykjavík
€10,000
~ $11,697
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 2 years, 13.2 hh, Champagne Very promising young mare for sale
F: ÞÓR FRÁ STÓRA-HOFI | MF: ÞÓRODDUR FRÁ ÞÓRODDSÖÐUM
Show - Dressage - Breeding - English Pleasure
IS-0801
selfoss
€16,000
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Icelandic Horse, Stallion, Foal (06/2021), 13.2 hh, Buckskin
F: FAKÚR FRA HORNI I | MF: AS FRA ARMOTI
Gaited - Breeding
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Alkmaar
€4,200
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 1 year, 13.1 hh, Black Beautiful geldingEnglish Pleasure - Show - Trail
Freydis Gunnarsdottir
IS-0801
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€2,500
~ $2,924
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 9 years, 14 hh, Black Big and strong mere with lovely caracter
F: STORMUR FRÁ BJARNANESI | MF: MARKÚS FRÁ LANGHOLTSPARTI
Trail - Versatility Ranch Horse - English Pleasure
IS-0801
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€4,000
~ $4,679
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 11 years, 13.2 hh, Overo-all-colors Exiting horse fore competition
F: ÁS FRÁ ÁRMÓTI | MF: GUSTUR FRA GRUND
English Pleasure - Show - Gaited - Trail
Freydis Gunnarsdottir
IS-0805
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€5,700
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 9 years, 13.2 hh, Black
F: SAMBÓ FRÁ SKARÐI
Gaited - Leisure
Heidberghof
DE-54576
Dohm-Lammersdorf
€11,000
~ $12,866
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 7 years, 13.2 hh, Chestnut-Red Gaited - Leisure
Nymindegab Ridecenter
DK-6830
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€5,000 to €10,000
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Use and characteristics of the Icelandic Horse

Icelandics are always described as small horses rather than ponies. They usually stand between 13 hands (52 inches/132 cm) and 14 hands (56 inches/ 142 cm) high. Smaller and taller examples of the breed exist, so there’s plenty of choice for anyone planning to buy an Icelandic horse. The range of coat colours is extensive, and a large herd of Icelandic horses on the move is a breath-taking sight. These charismatic semi-feral horses are an intrinsic part of the cultural life of Iceland. They have carried Viking warriors on their backs, and today breeders who sell an Icelandic are proud of the history in its genes. They are strong and hardy, with a double coat that keeps out the cold of an Icelandic winter. Icelandics are quite stocky, yet their legs are fine, giving them an elegant appearance as they move gracefully with their ground-covering strides. Best of all, Icelandics have a unique range of gaits, making them some of the most comfortable riding horses to ride in the world. Icelandics have the basic gaits of walk (fetgangur), trot (brokk) and canter or gallop (stökk). In addition, they can have the famous tölt, a lateral pace (where both legs on each side move forward together) and the flying pace (skeið, or flugskeið). Speeds of 30 mph (48 kph) have been recorded!

Origin and history of breeding Icelandic Horses

Icelandic horses have developed alongside the people who live on this volcanic island. The first settlers came mainly from Scandinavia, but also from Ireland and Scotland where there were Norse and Gaelic populations. The horses they brought with them came from Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia. They share their DNA with Shetland ponies, Norwegian Fjord ponies and the ponies of the Faeroe Islands, among others. What is special about the Icelandic horses is that they have not been altered by other stock for centuries. They are a living time capsule from a thousand years ago. Traditionally they were used for riding, herding and pack work. Their stories are entwined with those of the Norse gods and heroes such as Odin, and today, many Icelandic horses are still named for characters in the sagas. Being small and hardy, as well as strong and easy to keep, many Icelandics were used in European coal mines in the 20th century. Today, they are an essential part of Iceland’s tourism.

Icelandic Horses in equestrianism

For centuries, the competitive Norsemen used their horses for tests of endurance and speed. Horse fights were also a sporting spectacle in the early days. Now the horses have a special role in taking trekkers through Iceland’s dramatic and beautiful scenery. The worldwide population of this popular breed is now greater than that on the island!

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