At LoneStar (USA Icelandic Horse Breeders), we breed quality Icelandic horses for the
American market that attempt to achieve the best conformation, temperament and talent that
is possible with the breeding stallions available to us. Quality gaits must be supported
by quality conformation. Our breeding lines are predominately Sauðárkróki,
Kolkuos, Kirkjubæ and the Honor Prize stallion Hrafn frá Holtsmúla (stallion 802),
a very famous Icelandic breeding stallion. Most of our horses (including all of our pintos)
trace thier linage back to Siða frá Sauðárkróki, the first Icelandic 1st
Prize mare to have received Honor Prize for her offspring. The second mare to have received
Honor Prize for her offspring was Siða's daughter (Hrafnhetta frá Sauðárkróki),
to give some idea of the strength of Siða's genetics. We have two descendents of Hrafnhetta.
A number of Siða's sons and grandsons also received Honor Prize for their offspring.
This is an extremely stong breeding line. Siða was a black & white pinto, predominately black
with white side panels. Siða means "side". Siða was the foundation mare that helped
establish the Sauðárkróki breeding dynasty, which ultimately helped produce Orri
frá Þúfu, the most famous breeding stallion in Iceland. I have a picture of Siða
and her daughter Hervör on the "Mares" page below Sæta.
We are attempting to be one of the premier Icelandic horse breeding farms in the south central
United States of America.
We currently have seven quality brood mares. We intend to several more mares from the best of
our 2007, 2009 & 2010 foals once they are mature: Mánadís, Stássa, Miska,
Esja, Prinsessa and Rún. All of these are quite impressive. We are a small breeding/sales
operation and we have no intention of getting any larger. We have choosen quality over quantity.
This is best for both us and our horses, given our resources.
As someone once said, the best offspring come from the best breeding stock, "it's all in the genes."
Most of our mares have been sired by 1st Prize & Honor Prize stallions, like:
- Stígandi frá Sauðárkróki (HP)
- Stígur frá Kjartanstöðum (HP)
- Hilmir frá Sauðárkróki (9.5 for Flying Pace)
- Markús frá Langholtsparti (1st Prize Offspring)
- Galdur frá Sauðárkróki
- the Kolkuos stallion - Rodull fra Akureyri, the son of Kristall frá Kolkuósi (9 for tolt)
Stígandi frá Sauðárkróki is also the father of Tígull frá Gygjarhóli,
one of the highest evaluated
four gaited stallions in the world and the father of our stallion Sjóli frá LoneStar
Future mares will have been sired by the 1st Prize stallions like:
- Moli frá Skriðu (9-Tolt, 9.5-Trot)
- Asi frá Kálfholti (Kolkuos, very strong breeding stallion))
- Oskar frá Litla-Dal (8.5 for Tolt, Trot & Pace)
- Tangó frá Strandarhöfði (some Kolkuos)
We have several registered Icelandic stallions that are capable of breeding good offspring (Sjóli is the best).
All are sired from highly evaluated 1st Prize stallions.
Stefnir's father (Fengur frá Ibisholi) is a World Tolt Champion, known for the quality of his beat in tolt.
Stefnir has just enough pace to have a very good clean tolt, even barefooted. Stefnir and his father were
much more strong tolters, instead of being strong 4 or 5 gaited horses. Tolt is just Stefnir's gait.
Stefnir predominately throws 5 gaited offspring regardless of the mare being 4 or 5 gaited, with well above
Sjóli is the son of one of the highest evaluated four gaited stallions in the world, i.e. Tígull.
Sjóli has become a beautiful large and powerful stallion. He has a lot of suspension in
his trot, and he can cover a lot of ground in this gait as he is already very large and
powerful for such a early age. What's more, this boy can literally dance! Sjóli appears
to be four gaited, as are both of his parents. With Sjóli's very good conformation, movements and
temperament, we think he would go with just about any mare, either four or five gaited. Sjóli would
particularly complement mares that are either stiff or short backed. He has a refined build, with a
muscular croup, a supple muscular back, a well raised long arched neck, very long legs and a long well
proportioned body. His movements are very long and wide with high natural lift.
Give us a call at 512-943-9012 (central Texas)... best time is 2pm-7pm CT.