Kleópatra from Sand Meadow

Kleópatra, 4 years old
4 years old

USIHC Registry No. US2012204646
Born: June 9, 2012

S: Hrókur frá Hlemmiskeiði 1A 
SS: Piltur frá Sperðli
SD: Bylgja frá Ey I
D: Gima frá Ytra-Dalsgerði
DS: Stígur frá Kjartansstöðum
DD: Gígja frá Ytra-Dalsgerði

Kleópatra is a very tall and robust black five-gaited young mare. With her well raised neck, rich black color, thick mane and tail, large hooves, and abundant feathering she resembles a mini-Friesian – but her supple tolt in the field gives her away every time.

Kleópatra’s sire is the handsome, Hrókur frá Hlemmiskeiði 1A , son of honor prize stallion Piltur frá Sperðli and grandson of honor prize stallion Stígur frá Kjartansstöðum. Hrókur was a magnificent tolter, having received a 9.0 for the quality of his tolt. He also was one of the highest rated horses in BLUP in North America for tolt. However, what was most special about Hrókur was his extremely gentle character. He was an unflappable, calm and easy going horse that even the most timid rider could enjoy. We are proud to report that Kleópatra’s character is very much like that of her sire. She is extremely calm, and easy going. Along with his character, Kleópatra also shows her sire's movements and impressive bearing.

Kleópatra also goes back to the honor prize stallion Stígur frá Kjartansstöðum on her maternal side as her dam, our first prize, Gima frá Ytra-Dalsgerði is a daughter of Stígur. From her dam, Kleópatra gets her large size and long legs. With such strong bloodlines behind her Kleópatra promises to be an exciting horse for pleasure, breeding, and show.

Kleópatra, 2 years old
2 years old

In the fall of 2013 Kleópatra was formally evaluated by FEIF International Breeding Judge Barbara Frische with an excellent result. Barbara gave Kleópatra the high marks for her captivating expression, natural tolting ability with remarkable suppleness, balance, light build, high neck carriage, back, correctness of legs, hoof quality, and lush mane and tail. Kleópatra’s endless natural tolt is probably her strongest gait, but she showed good walk, trot, and canter as well. Flying pace may also be possible in the future. As Barbara put it, this young horse “has something”! The score sheet from her evaluation will be provided upon request.

We are proud to announce that due to her terrific young horse evaluation results Kleópatra was ranked the second highest evaluated young horse of 2013 (right after her half-brother Loftsteinn) out of approximately 60 other young horses! This is quite an accomplishment as scores for yearlings are often lower as they are usually at an awkward stage of development. Not so for pretty Kleópatra!

To view many more photos and videos of Kleópatra as she develops please visit her photo album.

Kleópatra has completed her inital riding training and did very well - both in the arena and out on the trail. She is light in the bridle and readily offers her supple natural tolt. Steve rode her in a clinic with Guđmar Ţór Pétursson in October 2016 and Guđmar was very impressed with her good attitude and supple natural tolt. We are currently enjoying Kleópatra as a riding horse and continuing her training.

Kleópatra is very friendly to people, but isn't pushy. She is well mannered for vet, farrier, etc. and is easy to handle. Being domestically bred she has shown no signs of any summer ezcema or any other skin allergies. She is registered, microchipped, is up to date on all vaccinations, and has a current coggins.

Kleópatra would be an ideal horse for the person that wants a large, beautiful, very solid, and calm horse that is still flashy and special with lots of natural tolt - and might like the possibility of a future breeding/show horse.

For more information on Kleópatra please contact us.

Kleópatra tolting through the field at age 2 and a half” title=
Kleópatra tolting through the field at age 2 and a half