It’s now a week since we had Winter Tolt. We are very grateful to those who braved the atrocious weather to join us. It was a good event and we were glad that everyone got home safely. Baddi had quite a time getting back to Akureyri due to snow storms. There were some very good performances at the competition and of course we at Connegar were especially glad that Jemimah achieved such good results with her two boys!
We are almost ready for the Winter Tolt on what may be a slightly windy weekend!
A few housekeeping notices: -If you are planning to arrive on Sunday to compete, entry to the venue closes at 8am (for H&S). -The competition schedule will be out shortly, it starts with the V1 at 8.30am. This is subject to change due to weather etc! -Bring your wellies! -Please wait to be parked when you arrive, there are a lot to get in, and the grass area outside the riding hall is wet so we don’t want anyone stuck. -Stables will have names on but I will try to let you know where you are going beforehand if you have one booked. -Paddocks are in the usual field. Sadly, as expected, it is soggy so try to choose the driest parts to make your pens. There will be somewhere for the poo provided! -We will finally decide if we will compete in or out when we know more about the weather. -Please contact us if there are any problems with the lesson list -Keep an eye on here for any more info as it comes!
We are pleased to announce that Baldvin Ari Gudlaugsson will be joining us for the February winter tolt!
A number of stables are available to hire at £20 per night. Course members and stallions will be given priority.
Lunch is provided for course members only on Saturday. There are pub or shops nearby for those accompanying course participants. Lunch on Sunday is £5 prepaid (all proceeds to go to charity). Please bring a chair with you for lunch on Sunday!
For Health and Safety, ALL combinations must be at the venue 45 minutes before the competition commences, thank you.
Individual lessons will be available on the Sat 19th for max 10 people, each lesson will be 40 minutes each and a cost of £60 per lesson. Lessons will be booked via a booking system. We will notify you when lesson booking is open.
1 Day Competition
The competition is limited to 35 riders. Classes are £20 each and available as follows.
Individual: T1, T2, V1, F1
Group: T8, V5, T6, F2/3
You can book into the competition using the entry form:
Our trainer and judge will be Silke Kohler from Germany, here is some more information about Silke:
My name is Silke Köhler. I am 51 years old and live south from Hamburg. I own an Icelandic-Horse-farm, Islandgestüt Bockholts-Hoff. I am A-Trainer since 2006 and national A-judge since 1992. At my farm live around 300 Icelandic-Horses. Breeding mares, stallions, sales horses, riding school horses, young horses. I am teaching and coaching many students. Some of them are hobby riders but most are competition riders. I am member of the Hannover/Bremen-Sportskader with four of my stallions. My specialities are pace and dressage. I like to train my horses as my friends so they love to work for me. And this is how l teach at our farm we train all kinds of Icelandic-Horses, from breaking in young ones over sales horses, hobby horses and sports horses for their owners and young stallions for breeding shows. We sell over 100 horses per year, from my own breeding, imported from Iceland and from people who want their horses to be sold. We are breeding around 30 foals every year and grow them up. And last but not least we have some apartments to rent for days or week for our tourists and guests who like to take lessons and go outriding in our beautiful nature.