Venus from Sand Meadow
1 year old
USIHC Registry No. US2014204898
Born: May 12, 2014
Venus is a leggy four-gaited filly with a very special light bay color and star. With her captivating beauty and sweet character Venus charms everyone that meets her. Venus’ strong genetics and talents will undoubtedly allow her to mature into a beautiful pleasure/trail horse that also has the strong potential for showing and breeding.
Venus’ sire is one of our most favorite riding horses, Hergill frá Oddhóli, son of the great Logi frá Skarði (first prize for offspring) and grandson of the famous honor prize stallions Hrafn frá Holtsmúla and Ófeigur frá Flugumýri. Hergill is an extremely talented horse that has a very gentle character. He spent much of the early part of his life as a stallion as a successful show horse for a young girl. With us he serves as one of our main pleasure/trail horses. He is fun to ride not only because of his abilities, but also because he tries so hard to please his rider. We are happy to see that Venus is built very much like her sire and shows much of his talents when running in the field.
Venus’ dam, Sædís frá Melabergi is also one of our favorites. Almost without exception Sædís stamps her foals with her incredibly sweet character - and Venus is a perfect example. From the moment she was born Venus has shown the same bright, sweet, and positive attitude of her dam. In addition, she also has her mother’s beauty and elegant movements. Sædís’ bloodlines are also impressive - her sire being the famous Roði frá Múla (first prize for offspring) and her grandsires being the two famous honor prize stallions, Orri frá Þúfu and Hervar frá Sauðárkróki. With such strong genetics behind her Venus promises to be an exciting horse for pleasure, breeding, and show.
In the summer of 2014 when she was still a young foal Venus was formally evaluated by FEIF International Breeding Judge Barbara Frische with an excellent result. Barbara found Venus to have excellent conformation, and gave her the highest marks possible for her long, high-set neck, correct line of back, cylindrical and elegant build, correct legs, and strong, well-formed hooves. Venus also scored high for her cooperative and expressive character with perfect reactions. Venus’ abilities were found to be no less impressive. Barbara believes her to be four gaited with high neck carriage, long strides, and movements that increase with speed. The score sheet from her evaluation will be provided upon request.