Small groups, quality horses and expert guides!
Riding in Iceland has in many ways turned in to an industry, with a large- scale focus, mix between beginners and experienced rides, horses that cannot tolt and so called guides from other countries with no local knowledge.
We are so happy that we have found Robert and Eija, a professional yo couple who more or less were born on horseback. Both chose the Icelandic horse as career. Growing up they educated, bred and competed. They are lucky to have their base at Roberts familys farm that has 300 hectares of land where they breed horses and milk cows. The farm is located close to the vulcano Helka with its lava beaches, water falls, and endless of unspoilt nature.
At the farm they have about 70 horses, around 20 are used for the trailrides. There is also one stallion. One of the reasons that Robert wanted to start with trails rides is that he did not want to sell his nice horses, he wanted to keep them so that he could make sure that they were well taken care of nad could keep their good tolt. These horses can be compared to private owned competition horses. The passion shines through when talking to Robert and Eija about their horses and trail rides in this magical nature. Since childhood they have sepnt weekends and holidays on horseback in different cabins without any modern facilities and that has given them nature and horse experiences that has to be experienced.
As a rider from another country, it is incredibly enriching and rewarding to get to know this genuine Icelandic horse culture. On the rides there are always a herd of wild horses, even on the shorter rides, which is also unique. So if you want to take advantage of the best that Iceland can offer regarding high quality horses, nature and hosting, the choice is easy. Ride with Robert and Eija.