In our area, Skagafjordur, there are thousands of horses, and a few dozen very good breeding farms and training farms. You can join me (Lukka) in my car and I take you to a group of farms, looking at maybe 20-30 handpicked horses (depending on what kind of horse(s) you are looking for) during 2-3 days, and it’s free for the horse buyer. We have run this service since 1997, and built up a reputation and history for horse-knowledge, honesty, credibility and experience. Our history of happy customers says it all. And, people ask me all the time, isn’t export complicated? But, export is easy, I help with the whole process. It is easy to come to us, you can come with a bus, or take a domestic flight to Akureyri (town close to us), where we can fetch you.
The group of sale prospects in our area is so big and changes fast, so we just have a handful of horses on the saleslist on our page. So, you might see an interesting prospect here on the website. If not, we might know about your dream horse, several that are prospects, or, given a bit of time, we will usually find it.
Most trained horses in Iceland are on vacation in October – December (sometimes also in September), so that is a very bad time to look for a trained horse. I’m also now totally busy with doing horse tours for tourists in May-September, so I’m more or less just doing the horse search service in January – April.
How can we help you with your dream horse, how can we be of service?
The customers that come to us have one common thing, they all like Icelandic horses. But, in other respects, their taste, experience, time etc. is very different. We have been building up our service for years now, and are in contact with a big number of people all over Skagafjörður, Iceland, and the world. And, we pride ourselves in letting your dream come true. Here are some of the things we do regularily for our customers, or can do:
There are comfortable and affordable guesthouse very centrally in our area, Skagafjörður. It fits perfectly to stay there if you come to us to stay for maybe 2-3 days to find your dream horse, because then we can go to dozens of farms in the neighborhood. In the neighborhood, at Sauðárkrókur and more places in Skagafjörður, there are also all sorts of accommodation offered, both summer houses, a 4 star hotel, small guesthouses in villages or on farms, and more. The Airbnb and Booking websites are f.ex. good choices to look for accommodation, and there are more websites for that, f.ex. through Google.
When a horse has been bought, there can be various reasons for the buyer wanting the horse to stay in Iceland for a longer time. We are in cooperation with good farms that can take excellent care of your horse, raise your youngster, board your stallion, etc.
When a mare has been bought, there is often interest in breeding her and exporting her in foal with one of the great stallions that are in Iceland. It can be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to bring their genes into your stock, and the prices for stud fees are probably a lot lower than in your country. We can take care of having the mare bred, having a veterinarian ultrasound the mare etc.
When a mare has been bought, there can be various reasons for wishing to have her evaluated before she departs. We can help you arrange for the mare being trained and shown by excellent trainers.
We are visited a lot by people that come to join us for a few days, and find their dream horse. That can be approached in a few different ways, but usually we go between a small or big number of farms to try out different horses and find out which one is the best partner for you. We are constantly looking for and trying out different horses in the area, and can quickly select good prospects from a group of hundreds of horses that are for sale at any given time. The group to select from is so big and changes fast, so we just have a few horses on the saleslist on our page. So, we might know about your dream horse, several that are prospects, or, given a bit of time, if possible, we will find it : )
We are in cooperation with excellent exporters that specialize in taking care of transporting and exporting horses. We and the exporter take care of the whole process of the export. F.ex. veterinary checking the horse, transporting the horse to the Reykjavik/Keflavik international airport, paperwork, flight, quarantine (applies to USA, there is no quarantine to Europe), etc. The buyer just has to take care of paying for the horse, paying for the export, and having the horse fetched at the destination airport. We can also help out finding a domestic transport in the other country, if nessesary. For updated information on prices, the export process, destination etc., feel free to send us an e-mail. Importing a horse from Iceland is incredibly easy.
You can take a holiday combined with finding your dream horse, and travel around in our area or in bigger parts of Iceland. We can help you plan and get ideas, depending on your wishes.
For various reason, you might want your horse trained more. We train, of course, but are also in contact with many excellent trainers, both great show trainers, and patient trainers that take care to prepare an excellent family horse, others that are interested in dressage, teaching a youngster basic handling etc. so that your horse is prepared in the best way to be your dream horse.
Tours and rides on horseback.
We do horse tours, and you can join us on a shorter or longer horse tour, from 2 hours to several days, for example if you want to combine such a fun experience with finding your dream horse.
There can be several reasons for you wanting your horse transported to another part of the country (breeding to a certain stallion being a common reason), and we can do that or arrange for that being done by professional horse transporters that take excellent care of your horse.