June 17 - 18, 2017 – Building a Foundation: Icelandic Groundwork Clinic with Terral Hill

Terral with Venus from Sand Meadow

We were excited to host a clinic for the Saint Skutla Icelandic Horse Club - Building a Foundation: Icelandic Groundwork Clinic with Terral Hill. This was Terral's first clinic in New York and we were thrilled to have him. It was a "back to basics" clinic suitable for all levels of horses and riders - even young horses not yet trained to saddle. In attendance were horses ranging in age from three to 27! Everyone was able to learn important tools to help them further their goals with their horse. To see more photos from the event check out Andrea's photo album. For more information on future clinics, please or contact us.

October 15 - 16, 2016 – Guðmar Þór Pétursson Icelandic Riding Clinic

Guðmar instructing clinic participant Kelly Clark (riding our Lögg frá Laufhóli)

We were happy to host the Saint Skutla Icelandic Horse Club's fall clinic with famous Icelandic rider and trainer, Guðmar Þór Pétursson. Not only were we blessed with a great clinician, but wonderful warm fall weather too! It was a great event and we hope Guðmar will return to continue the group's instruction in the future.

May, 2016 – Steve and Hergill in the Gorham Memorial Day Parade

Steve and Hergill leading the parade

When we heard that the town of Gorham, NY needed a rock solid dark colored horse to be the ceremonial riderless horse in their Memorial Day Parade we knew we had just the horse for the job - Hergill frá Oddhóli. Having performed in many large competitions and previously lived in busy Los Angeles, California, nothing much phases Hergill. We knew we could depend on him - and our trust was well placed. Hergill and Steve lead the parade and did an excellent job. We were so proud to be able to participate in this wonderful tribute to our fallen soliders.

July, 2014 – Icelandic Pleasure Rider Clinic with FEIF Breeding Judge and Certified FEIF International Trainer Barbara Frische held at Sand Meadow Farm!

Clinic participants enjoying the ride

Completely geared toward the pleasure/trail rider, Barbara has given this clinic for several years in Europe and it has proved very popular. At Sand Meadow we had a full clinic with 10+ riders and many auditors - all of whom really enjoyed the experience. We had riders and horses of all levels and abilities and Barbara was flexible enough to adapt to all. Of particular popularity was the drill team riding! Outside of the formal clinic Barbara also gave private lessons and did a mini clinic on the day following the clinic on judging Icelandic horse conformation. All and all a great event and one we hope to do again soon!

April, 2013 – Hergill performs with the Knights of Iceland at the Equine Affaire!

Hergill (second from right) ready to perform with the Knights of Iceland
Hergill (second from right) ready to perform with the Knights of Iceland
photo: courtesy The Knights of Iceland

Our own first prize Hergill frá Oddhóli performed with Gudmar Petursson’s Knights of Iceland demonstration team at the Equine Affaire at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. If you haven’t already seen them, the Knights put on a fantastic show with some of the top representatives of the breed in the country. We are proud that Hergill was selected as part of the elite team for the Ohio event.