"Home after a successful week at ISIcup Backome! Óðinn and I found our feeling again and started off the week well in Pace Test getting 2nd position and qualifying to the Swedish Championships. On Sunday we rode P2 and managed to get the amazing time 7,67 and 1st place🥇🌟💫 7,67 is the fastest time recorded by a young rider so far this year and we are now 7th in the 2018 World Ranking with an average time of 7,85 🔙🔛🔝 Tonight I head back to GB for the National Championships, whilst Óðinn rests for the upcoming SM. Huge thanks to everyone that organised and made this competition possible and all of the help I received. "
Winter Tölt Series @ Etal is now over.
Very many thanks to all that came along and supported us!
Congratulations to our March finalists:
WT7 A final
1st Nadene & Soldis
2nd Karen & Gjafar
3rd Catriona & Klettur
4th Lynne & Ida
WT1 A final
1st Phil & Barri
2nd Ann & Galdur
3rd = Rona & Holmar
3rd = Frank & Gjosta
5th Yvonne & Magnus
6th Carolynne & Silfur Stjarna
Each month, points are accumulated in the preliminary rounds and we were delighted to announce the Series winners!
1st Nadene & Soldis
2nd Karen & Gjafar
3rd Frank & Olrun
1st Ann & Galdur
2nd Phil & Barri
3rd = Rona & Holmar
3rd = Yvonne & Magnus
Many thanks to Fi Pugh for judging the Series, her support is greatly appreciated.
The Series winners were delighted to receive IHSGB rosettes, T shirts and saddle products from DK Icelandic Horses, Easter chocolates sponsored by Charlotte Cook and literature provided by Horses of Iceland.
Many thanks from Team Carson for all the support and congratulations to our Series participants in 2018!
We have just finished the 2nd round of the Winter Tölt Series at Etal - with a lovely sunny day outside - and good fun indoors! Congratulations to all competitors for a good show and many thanks to everyone who came along to support the event.
The overall Series leader board has changed hands this month - Frank and Olrun are now WT7 leaders, with Nadene and Soldis in 2nd place and in the WT1, Ann and Galdur lead followed by Phil and Bari......all to play for in March.
The February finals were as follows:
1. Nadene & Soldis
2. Frank & Olrun
4= Karen & Gjafar
4= Emily & Melasol
6. Dorothy & Jofur
1. Ann & Galdur
2. Frank & Lipurta
3= Rona & Holmar
3= Phil & Bari
5. Carolynne & Silfur Stjarna
6. Yvonne & Magnus
Many thanks to everyone for another fun day of competition in Etal - the next and final event will be on Sunday 25th March. We look forward to finishing the Series for 2018 off in style!
The entry form is still live for online entries:
Spectators welcome too - come along and enjoy the fun, share a coffee and support the event!
The first round (January) of our Winter Tölt Series was a great day!
The winter blues were blown away and the hard work began.
The monthly final results were:
The highest preliminary scores for each class were awarded 10 points each and take the lead in the overall Series ranks - those were:
WT7 - Lynne and in WT1 - Phil........roll on February!!
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th December 2017
Sandy will be offering a training course for riders in Etal over the Christmas break.
2 days of training – Friday and Saturday
Costs: £150 per person.
On Friday, late afternoon / evening – Sandy and Aidan will give a presentation on their 2017 World Championship experiences and an insight into their ‘latest adventures’! This will be included in the training course.
The presentation will be open to non-participants too at a cost of £10.
Mince pies and beverages will be on offer!
We look forward to giving Sandy the opportunity to share with you his growing depth of knowledge from Hólar.
More information or to reserve a place on the course – please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Icelandic Horse World Championships - Team GB: 8 team members, Team GB: 2 Young Riders, Team GB: 2 Team Carson boys!!
How proud are we?!?! 2017 was a historic World Championships for Great Britain - and to be a part of that team and a part of the history was amazing!
We could not be more proud of both Sandy and Aidan!
Sandy was taking part in his third, and last World Championships as a Young Rider before he progresses to senior competition.
Sandy had qualified and hoped to go to WK’17 with his new horse in Iceland, but sadly circumstances changed and he had to go to his reserve horse option, with just a few weeks to go to the start of the tournament! Sandy showed real horsemanship and professionalism – moving to Denmark to Charlotte Cook’s home with just 3 weeks to prepare and train with Charlotte’s mare Svava. We were all grateful to Charlotte to have Svava prepared and fit for Sandy to train and ride!
Sandy took part in V1 and T2 – finishing 17th in V1 in a strong YR field and 12th in T2 – achieving the highest placed GB rider in T2.
The team took many well received compliments about the high standard and professional riding of our young rider, Sandy.
Aidan was also a young rider on the team, representing GB at his first World Championships.
Aidan had qualified to represent the team in F1, PP1 and P2, but opted to only take part in pace events at the tournament, and to work on his F1 performance for the future.
Aidan with his horse ‘Jimmy’ went on to collect the first rosette for Team GB, gaining an impressive 5th position in the YR’s PP1. He then finished 7th in the YR’s P2 – riding his horse under 8 seconds!
Jimmy being a horse we watched being born, brought on and trained ourselves is a wonderful experience to see all that hard work come together for the performance he gave at World Championships.
Very, very proud moments for us as parents.
The standard of young riders at World Championships continues to grow and it great to see so many of them taking the stage amongst the best of any rider in the World. The YR’s gave some very impressive performances throughout the tournament – topping the leader board in many disciplines as well as the YR categories. Past YR World Champions progressing to continue their growth as senior riders was great to see too. The future looks bright for the Icelandic horse under these talented young riders across the world.
Hopefully more photos to come.....
....Here we come!!
We are delighted that both Sandy and Aidan have been selected to represent Great Britain in August at the World Championships for Icelandic Horses in The Netherlands.
As a family, we are so very proud of them both.
They are (we think) the first siblings to represent GB at the Championships!
What an amazing feeling it will be to see them both there riding - and Aidan will take a home bred / trained horse - just fabulous!
Congratulations boys! :)
Another extremely busy weekend (....ok, weeks and months before) at the British Championships for Team Carson!
We give thanks to all our friends who supported the weekend and helped make it a great tournament to be proud of.
Frank and I are very happy, proud parents (again) - it was a strange one to be away with only 2 of our kids, the oldest 2 - who looked after themselves (well Aidan did anyway!!)! And we are delighted that Aidan was a complete star! Sandy was too, working hard writing for judges most of the weekend as well as riding a 5 year old in her first competition and finishing joint 2nd in the T7.
Aidan came home with two 3rd places - one in PP1 and in F1 and he also became P2 champion with Jimmy!
What a great show from them!
Yvonne with her horse Magnus, also travelled down with us and came home as F2 champions! Really proud of Vonnie and wee Magnus - their first track competition together....can't wait to see them do it all again!