Cornell University Icelandic Herd

Horses on this site are available for sale. All of them are pure bred, registered Icelandic horses. They have contributed to the research projects at Cornell to find novel treatments for Culicoides hypersensitivity (also known as summer eczema), develop better vaccines for and characterize immunity and protection against equine herpesvirus, and to explore vaccination and immunity against Lyme disease in horses. The horses are now looking for a second career as a pleasure riding, trail or sports horse.

For more information on the horses or interest in purchasing, please contact Bettina Wagner.

Adult Horses

Önd frá Dýrfinnustöðum

Önd is a 6 year-old, beautiful chestnut mare with light mane and tail. She came from Iceland in 2016 and had one foal. Önd is a calm and reliable horse and can even be a bit stubborn. She will make a great companion and trail riding horse for a beginner rider.

Tóta frá Dýrfinnustöðum

Tóta is a 7 year-old grey mare. She was imported from Iceland in 2016 and had two foals at Cornell. Tóta is a friendly, sensitive mare and very pretty. She needs and intermediate or experienced rider and will make a great pleasure horse.

Young Horses

Ára from Cornell

Ára is a 2 year-old bay mare. She is four-gaited, calm and very pretty. Ára has a sweet character and is a great fit for a beginner rider.

Dóttla from Cornell

Dóttla is a 2 year-old tall filly with a beautiful buckskin coat. She is a calm horse and will be a great companion for a beginner or intermediate rider for pleasure riding.

Dreki from Cornell

Dreki is a 2 year-old blue dun spirited gelding. He is an energetic and forward going, five-gaited horse. Dreki is sensitive and responsive and will be a great sports horse for a smaller, experienced rider.

Elgur from Cornell

Elgur is a tall and very pretty 2 year-old palomino gelding. Elgur is five-gaited and has a good temperament. He will make a great horse for an intermediate or experienced rider and has some potential as a sports horse but will also be a great pleasure horse.

Elsa from Cornell

Elsa is a 2 year-old chestnut mare. She is very friendly, calm and reliable, and wants to collaborate. She has good movements and will be a great pleasure horse for a beginner or intermediate rider. Tolt is trainable.

Freyja from Cornell

Freyja is a 2 year-old palomino mare. She is a fast horse, sensitive and reactive. She will need an experienced rider who enjoys a fast, bold ride. Freyja has potential to become a great horse if started right.

Hausti from Cornell

Hausti is a 2 year-old buckskin gelding who prefers tolt over trot. Hausti is a taller horse, friendly and calm with a cooperative temperament. He will make a great horse for pleasure riding for a beginner or intermediate rider.

Iði from Cornell

Iði is an athletic 2 year-old black gelding. He is five-gaited with excellent energy and a friendly and calm temperament. Iði is a smaller Icelandic. He will be an excellent sports or pleasure riding horse for an intermediate or experienced rider.

Júpiter from Cornell

Júpiter is an energetic 2 year-old chestnut gelding. He is a smaller, five-gaited horse. We will need an intermediate or experienced rider who enjoys a forward going horse.

Kóngur from Cornell

Kóngur is a sweet 2 year-old clack gelding. He is very friendly and a reliable horse. Kóngur will make a great pleasure riding horse and companion.

Leiri from Cornell

Leiri is a 2 year-old palomino gelding. Leiri is a calm, five-gaited horse with lots of natural tolt. He prefers a slow pace and will make a great companion and trail riding horse for a beginner rider.

Mökkur from Cornell

Mökkur is a 2 year-old gelding. Mökkur is five-gaited with lots of natural tolt. He is sensitive and friendly. He would need an experienced rider to be started and will be a fun horse for trail riding for a beginner or intermediate rider.

Ómur from Cornell

Ómur is a 2 year old brown gelding with a eye-catching blaze and white sparkles in his eyes. He has recently grown quite a bit and may become tall. Ómur is a sensitive and responsive horse and will be a great fit for an experienced rider.

Paufi from Cornell

Paufi is a pretty 2 year-old palomino gelding. He is a short, sensitive, quick and athletic, five-gaited horse who will need an experience rider. He has a great potential if started right.