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Icelandic Horse for sale

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, 8 years, 13.1 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: GARRI FRÁ REYKJAVIK | MF: TYVÁR FRÁ KJARTANSTÖDUM
Gaited - Leisure
DE-75449
Wurmberg
€10,000 to €15,000
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 11 years
F: ROÐI FRÁ GARÐI | MF: ASKUR FRÁ HOFSSTAÐASELI
Gaited - Dressage
DE-29640
Schneverdingen
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 8 years, 14 hh, Dun
F: STÁLI FRÁ KJARRI | MF: HRYNJANDI FRÁ HREPPHOLUM
Gaited - Leisure
DE-75449
Wurmberg
€15,000 to €25,000
price range ~£12,486 to £20,811
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 6 years Leisure
Johanna Geber
IS-49811
Reykjavik
€15,000
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 4 years Leisure
Johanna Geber
DE-49811
Reykjavik
€3,000
~ £2,497
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 7 years, 13.1 hh, Black
F: TANDRI FRÁ SKIDBAKKA | MF: GALSOR FRÁ REYKJAVÍK
Gaited - Eventing - Leisure - Dressage
Solstadir GmbH
AT-5221
Lochen am See
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~£4,162 to £8,324
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 9 years, 13.2 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: ELDUR FRÁ TORFUNESI | MF: NN-
Gaited - Trail - Leisure
DE-53881
Euskirchen
€10,000 to €15,000
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 8 years, 13.3 hh, Black
F: MAGNI FRÁ ÓSABAKKA | MF: STORMUR FRÁ BJARNANESI
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DE-75449
Wurmberg
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 6 years, 14.1 hh, Pinto
F: GAMMUR FRÁ STEINNESI | MF: KVEIKUR FRÁ MIÐSITJU
Gaited - Leisure - Dressage
Solstadir GmbH
AT-5221
Lochen am See
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,324 to £12,487
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 10 years, 13.3 hh, Black Gaited - Leisure - Dressage
DE-86899
Landsberg am Lech
€13,500
~ £11,238 Negotiable
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 8 years, Chestnut-Red
F: TÍGULL FRÁ GÝGJARHÓLI | MF: GANDÁLFUR (GANDALF) VON ROETGEN
Gaited - Leisure
DE-29640
Schneverdingen
€12,000
~ £9,989
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 5 years, 13.3 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: DROPI FRÅN SOLBACKEN | MF: FÖNIX FRÁ STARRASTÖÐUM
Gaited - Trail - Breeding - Leisure
DE-53881
Euskirchen
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,324 to £12,487
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 15 years, 13.2 hh, Black
F: RIDDARI FRÁ SÓLVANGI | MF: FÖNIX FRÁ VÍK Í MÝRDAL
Gaited - Leisure
DE-53881
Euskirchen
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~£4,162 to £8,324
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 9 years, 13.2 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: ELDUR FRÁ TORFUNESI | MF: NN-
Gaited - Trail - Leisure
DE-53881
Euskirchen
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,324 to £12,487
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 7 years, 14 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: CARPE DIEM BALDUR - | MF: CARPE DIEM BALDUR -
Gaited - Trail - Leisure - Dressage
DE-53881
Euskirchen
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,324 to £12,487
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 6 years, 13.1 hh, Dun
F: GLYMUR FRÁ KVISTUM | MF: TRÚR FRÁ KJARTANSSTÖÐUM
Gaited - Trail - Leisure - Dressage
DE-53881
Euskirchen
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,324 to £12,487
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 9 years, 13.3 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: FARSÆLL VON DER ELSCHENAU | MF: STIGUR VOM STÖRTAL
Gaited - Trail - Breeding - Leisure
DE-53881
Euskirchen
€15,000 to €25,000
price range ~£12,486 to £20,811
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 5 years, 13.2 hh, Black
F: GLYMUR FRÁ KVISTUM | MF: ASKUR FRÁ GRÆNUHLÍÐ
Gaited - Trail - Leisure - Mating
DE-53881
Euskirchen
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,324 to £12,487
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 1 year Leisure
Johanna Geber
IS-49811
Reykjavik
€1,500
~ £1,249
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 1 year, Palomino Leisure
Johanna Geber
DE-49811
Reykjavik
€2,800
~ £2,331
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 12 years, 14 hh, Brown Gaited - Dressage
DE-83209
Prien am Chiemsee
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,324 to £12,487
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 7 years, 13.1 hh, Black
F: TANDRI FRÁ SKIDBAKKA | MF: GALSOR FRÁ REYKJAVÍK
Gaited - Eventing - Leisure - Dressage
Solstadir GmbH
AT-5221
Lochen am See
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~£4,162 to £8,324
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 11 years
F: ROÐI FRÁ GARÐI | MF: ASKUR FRÁ HOFSSTAÐASELI
Gaited - Dressage
DE-29640
Schneverdingen
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,324 to £12,487
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 5 years, Black
F: DUGUR FRA DIISA | MF: ASKUR FRÁ VÍÐIDAL (ELITE 8.03)
Dressage - Gaited
DE-29640
Schneverdingen
€10,000
~ £8,324
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 8 years, Black
F: ARION FRÁ EYSTRA-FRÓÐHOLTI | MF: SVARTBAKUR FRÁ HÓLUM
Gaited - Breeding
DE-29640
Schneverdingen
€15,000
~ £12,487
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 9 years, Chestnut-Red
F: ÓSKASTEINN FRÁ ÍBISHÓLI
Gaited - Dressage
DE-29640
Schneverdingen
€12,000
~ £9,989
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Icelandic Horse, Mare, 19 years, 14 hh, Brown
F: TROSTAN FRA KJARTANSSTÖDUM | MF: OFEIGUR FRA HVANNEYRI
Gaited - Leisure
Klaus Hoff
DE-56288
Laubach
€4,500
~ £3,746 Negotiable
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Icelandic Horse, Gelding, 13 years, 14.1 hh, Gray
F: HLÝRI FRÁ ÚLFSSTÖÐUM | MF: HERVAR F. SAUDARKROKI
Gaited - Jumping - Leisure - Dressage
Solstadir GmbH
AT-5221
Lochen am See
€10,000 to €15,000
price range ~£8,324 to £12,487
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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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