Icelandic ponies date back to ninth-century Viking Iceland. They are stocky, with short necks and thick manes (and very thick winter coats). They are a delightful breed: calm, responsive and friendly, even with novice riders and young children. While they are small, they easily carry adults. They are also popular for their ‘tölt,’ a rare camel-like gait; smooth and gently rocking, even at speed!
All of our ponies have Norse names:
Princessa – A lovely black mare with a kind disposition who suits riders of any ability – a real princess.
Roskva – A bright chestnut mare with a flowing flaxen mane and tail. Roskva always loves to lead the ride.
Komma – A cheeky warm-hearted chestnut mare. She is our smallest pony, a real gem and fantastic with children of all ages.
Ida – A shy black mare, with a huge hair style and black sparkling eyes.
Muninn – our largest pony is 14.2hh. He is a gorgeous pewter colour and has superb Mackeral markings on his legs. He is a real softie.
Grani – A grey gelding with a careful step. He has the woolliest winter coat imaginable, which he retains for as long as possible!
Djakni – A black gelding, half-brother to Ida. He has the brightest expression and a real zest for life – a true warrior from the Land of Ice and Fire.
The ponies are not kept on site all year round. Please give plenty of notice to the estate office on
+44 (0) 1397 707 070 or email@example.com to arrange rides (or lessons at the stables in Kilmonivaig).