Rispa frá Grenstanga
FEIF ID No. IS2008284252
Rispa is an adorable bay dun mare that is with us on consignment from famous Icelandic rider and trainer, Guðmar Žór Pétursson. She stands 13.1h. But don't let her size fool you - this stocky mare can carry adult riders with ease on long trail rides. This is a good thing, because once you experience her magical tolt, you're not going to want to get off!
Rispa has some very nice breeding behind her. First prize Hlynur frfrá Ragnheiðarstöðum is her sire - and he is the product of two outstanding horses: Honor prize stallion Aron frá Strandarhöfði and Rás frá Ragnheiðarstöðum, winner of the tolt at the Landsmót. Rispa's dam, Framtíð frá Grenstanga, is a second prize mare and a daughter of Kveikur frá Miðsitju, who is first prize for offspring. So Rispa could definately be used for breeding in the future - especially for the goal of easy tolting pleasure horses.
Rispa was imported from Iceland in December of 2015 and was personally selected by Guðmar Žór Pétursson as a good horse for US riders. While in Iceland, Rispa received a lot of excellent training from Guðmar Žór Pétursson and participated in the daily shows at the Fákasel Horse Park. Here in the US we have used her for lessons for riders of all levels and she has also participated in clinics. We'll also admit that we've had a lot of fun ourselves riding her out on the trail!
Rispa has a lot of great attributes - her sweet character, her pretty color, etc. But what is really most special about her is her amazing tolt. From the first step to the last, Rispa's tolt is a clear four beat. It is completely automatic and easy for anyone to find and ride. She is like riding a magic carpet - you can't help but smile when you are gliding along tolting down the trail! Her tolt also has a good range of speed from slow to quite fast. She also has a nice trot (when asked for it) and canter - but honestly, once you experience her tolt you'll probably forget all about trotting for good!
Rispa is best suited to an advanced beginner or intermetdate rider that is looking for the ultimate super smooth easy tolting horse. She is microchipped, up to date on all vaccinations, has a current coggins, and will be able to be registered with any FEIF registry. Her current price is $15,000.