There was not success for everyone in the B-class gæðingar of the semi finals, which was the last event at the Hvammsvöllur track at Landsmót last night. There appeared 30 of the top horses from the preliminary of yesterday and they had to prove themselves in four different gaits. The fact is that the presentations of the competitors were different, some good and some not so successful.
Álfur frá Selfossi and Christina Lund set the bar with a show which received a score of 8,70. The grey hotshot Hrímnir frá Ósi received a higher score, receiving 8,89 for a grand presentation under the control of the rider Guðmundur Björgvinsson. Loki frá Selfossi received the same score although the show by the rider Sigurður Sigurðarson was such that one realizes that they had a lot more to show.
The horse of Berglind Ragnarsdóttir, Frakkur frá Laugavöllum, slipped on a turn and fell down so that Berglind broke her collar bone.
Ísólfur Líndal Þórisson presented Freyðir frá Leysingjastöðum II with great security and Glóðafeykir frá Halakoti had great presence on the track under the control of Einar Öder Magnússon. Esja frá Kálfholti looked quite fine under the control of Ísleifuri Jónasson and Sveigur frá Varmadal and Hulda Gústafsdóttir who both have great experience, did very good.
On the other hand the staff responsible opened the track when the presentation of Jódís frá Ferjubakka 3 and Hulda Finnsdóttur was not completed, and therefore Sóllilja frá Álfhólum went off to an earlier start then planned. Leó Geir Arnarsson quit his presentation with Krít frá Miðhjáleigu after she did not manage to canter as planned. According to the judges sitting on the slopes they felt that presentations were lacking security and they felt there were too many „cow“ canter rather than proper horse canter.
Results in the semi finals are here below but the finals in B-class will be held on Friday at 14.30 hrs and A-finals will be held on Sunday at 11 o´clock and clearly the best kings among four gaiters will be competing there.
Ahead of us is a final feast.
1 Hrímnir frá Ósi / Guðmundur Björgvinsson 8,89
2 Loki frá Selfossi / Sigurður Sigurðarson 8,89
3 Glóðafeykir frá Halakoti / Einar Öder Magnússon 8,74
4 Álfur frá Selfossi / Christina Lund 8,70
5 Freyðir frá Leysingjastöðum II / Ísólfur Líndal Þórisson 8,63
6 Sveigur frá Varmadal / Hulda Gústafsdóttir 8,60
7 Stefnir frá Þjóðólfshaga 1 / Viðar Ingólfsson 8,59
8 Hlekkur frá Þingnesi / Eyjólfur Þorsteinsson 8,58
9 Esja frá Kálfholti / Ísleifur Jónasson 8,58
10 Gáski frá Sveinsstöðum / Ólafur Magnússon 8,56
11 Segull frá Mið-Fossum 2 / Viðar Ingólfsson 8,56
12 Fura frá Enni / Árni Björn Pálsson 8,55
13 Gaumur frá Dalsholti / Guðmundur Björgvinsson 8,55
14 Klerkur frá Bjarnanesi 1 / Eyjólfur Þorsteinsson 8,54
15 Eldjárn frá Tjaldhólum / Halldór Guðjónsson 8,52
16 Náttar frá Vorsabæjarhjáleigu / Anna S. Valdemarsdóttir 8,51
17 Möller frá Blesastöðum 1A / Helga Una Björnsdóttir 8,50
18 Sleipnir frá Kverná / Jóhann Kristinn Ragnarsson 8,50
19 Stígandi frá Stóra-Hofi / Ólafur Ásgeirsson 8,47
20 Njáll frá Friðheimum / Hinrik Bragason 8,47
21 Jódís frá Ferjubakka 3 / Hulda Finnsdóttir 8,46
22 Klængur frá Skálakoti / Vignir Siggeirsson 8,42
23 Lukka frá Kálfsstöðum / Mette Mannseth 8,41
24 Bliki annar frá Strönd / Lena Zielinski 8,39
25 Dalur frá Háleggsstöðum / Barbara Wenzl 8,36
26 Dögg frá Steinnesi / Ólafur Ásgeirsson 8,34
27 Sóllilja frá Álfhólum / Sara Ástþórsdóttir 8,31
28 Dáti frá Hrappsstöðum / John Sigurjónsson 8,04
29-30 Frakkur frá Laugavöllum / Berglind Ragnarsdóttir 0,00
29-30 Krít frá Miðhjáleigu / Leó Geir Arnarson 0,00