Úrvalshestar breed ca 10 - 15 foals every year, and we take our mares to the best available stallions in the country in order to try to get what we want. We own several first prize mares, and we also often breed the best young mares (well developed three year old mares) to get one foal out of them before they start official training.
Our breeding goals are clearly defined and you can read them here below. We are not focused on special bloodlines, we do not care where good quality horses come from. However, many of our best horses decent from Kría frá Lækjamóti, a mare that Magnús got when she was five years old. Magnus trained her and showed for first prize, and she later gave us many of our most successful broodmares. Kría lived to be 31 years old herself, and now rests piecefully here in Holtsmúli. Her offspring and their offspring keep giving us more fantastic horses, as do many other great broodmares in our herd.
We have clear goals as to what kind of horses we want to breed. We have bought mares according to this breeding goal and we use stallions that we think will supplement each mare as well as possible, of course according to that same goal. Here is a detailed description of the type of horse that we want to breed: