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Icelandic competition horses arrived on the continent

On Sunday night the Icelandic horses have been loaded into aircargo transport containers and flown to Liège in Belgium, reports The two riders Jakob Sigurðsson and Guðmundur Björgvinsson accompanied the horses. In Liège the precious cargo was welcomed by Viðar Ingólfsson, Sigursteinn Sumarliðason and Eyjólfur Þorsteinsson. The three had almost missed the meeting after they found themselves in a traffic jam on the belgian highway.


Transportcontainer für die Turnierpferde. Foto: Krissa,

For the Icelandic national team, there had been a last-minute shock, as the stallion Oliver frá Kvistum (living in Sweden) had to be brought to hospital because of colic last week, reports The horse by now has recovered.

Oliver and his rider Daniel Jónsson have been replaced by Haukur Tryggvasson on Hetta frá Ketilstöðum. Haukur lives in Germany and just recently became German champion in five-gait on Hetta.

Also from other countries riders are on their way to Berlin now. Magnús Skúlason, starting for Sweden, wrote on his Facebook page today that he was thinking a lot of his late riding instructor Reynir Aðalsteinsson these days. Reynir had made him and his horse Dugur to what they are today. He wrote he would keep Reynirs words in mind – of always respecting the horse and always perform good riding.


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