|12-20-11 - Ásta Covert
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
FROM US HERE AT FLYING C RANCH
Mógli our barn cat...
|12-16-11 - Ásta Covert
Board Election Results..
The final results of the 2011 Board Election are as follows:
Asta Covert (176)
Barbara Frische (175)
Kari Pietsch Wangard (166)
Sam Castleman (94)
Barbara will take Sam's seat effective January 1, 2012.
Remember to renew your USIHC Membership for 2012
|12-14-11 - Ásta Covert
|11-28-11 - Ásta Covert
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|11-16-11 - Ásta Covert
| CIA OPEN SPRING TRIPLE WORLDRANKING SHOW...
Mark your calendar for our spring show!
May 11-13, 2012
We hope to see you in Santa Ynez in May for another great event!
|10-31-11 - Ásta Covert
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|10-25-11 - Ásta Covert
CIA OPEN FALL TRIPLE WORLDRANKING SHOW ...
T1 finalists - Rachel and Kaliber frá Lækjarbotnum, Katrin Sheehan and Þór frá Litlu-Sandvík, Madison Prestine and Straumur frá Enni,
Christina Granados and Hroftur from Hobby Horse, Anne-Marie and Bragi frá Hólum and Ásta and Dynjandi frá Dalvík.
The judges are Will Covert, Nicolai Thye, Þorgeir Guðlaugsson, Rune Svendsen and Florian Schneider - photo by Dan Robertson
We had the triple WorldRanking show last weekend and it was a great success.
It was the first competition held at Húnavellir the new 250m track here in Santa Ynez, CA. The show was 3 days and preliminary rounds were held each day for the WorldRanking classes and finals on Sunday for the sanctioned classes so we had a little bit of everything. We had five judges that are all FEIF International Judges.
They all came from a different country too. Florian Schneider came from Germany, Nicolai Thye came from Denmark, Þorgeir Guðlaugsson came from Holland, Rune Svendsen came from Norway and Will from the US. Henning Drath the founder of isibless.de and announcer at the 2011 World Championships flew in and helped with the music and announcing along with featuring the event on his website. Doug helped out with Icetest and some of the organizing of the show. Dan, Els, Anne and Jasmine were the scribes for the weekend. Lindsey and Betsy were on gate duty.
Húni and Anne-Marie after T2
V1 finalists - Ásta and Dynjandi, Christina and Hroftur, Madison and Straumur, Katrin and Þór and Rachel and Kaliber
Pleasure Tölt finalists - Morgan and Birta and Eileen and Hvati
V3 finalists - Kathy and Draumur, Willy and Þór and Dominic and Byr with Will Covert |
Ásta and Svarta Nótt from Dalalif after the green horse fourgait
The results have been posted on the USIHC website and the FEIF website as well and we now have 9 additional US riders ranked in the WorldRanking!
Results from Day 1
Results from Day 2
Results from Day 3
Dynjandi is now ranked 2nd in T1 and fourgait combination - photo by Dan Robertson
Check out some of the videos Henning made from our show for isibless.de
Thank you to everyone who helped out and everyone who came to support our show.
It was a great success and we look forward seeing you all again in the spring!
|09-01-11 - Ásta Covert
CIA OPEN FALL SHOW UPDATE...
The new 250m track at Húnavellir, Santa Ynez, CA
We have added Intermediate classes to Friday's schedule for the CIA OPEN FALL show...
See more info here
We hope to see you in Santa Ynez in October for a great event!
|08-16-11 - Ásta Covert
CIA OPEN FALL Triple World Ranking Event...
T1 finalists at the CIA Open Fall World Ranking show 2010 - photo Willy Ma
The CIA will be hosting a Triple World Ranking Invitational Event October 21-23, 2011. This means that all open classes (T1, T2, T3, T4, V1, V2, F1, F2, PP1 and P2) are offered three days in a row, all preliminary rounds for a chance for US riders to rank among the riders in the World. High point riders in each event averaged from the 3 days will be awarded on Sunday instead of finals. The rest of the classes will be offered like normal, preliminary round on Saturday and Finals on Sunday.
See more info here
We hope to see you in Santa Ynez in October for a great event!
|08-11-11 - Ásta Covert
World Championships 2011..
We just returned from a fun trip to Austria where we were representing the USA at the World Championships.
Chrissy, Anne-Marie, Rachel and Ásta getting ready for the Opening Ceremony.
This year was one of the strongest year for Tölt - T1 and Fourgait. Dynjandi, Húni and Kaliber traveled from LAX to Luxembourg and drove to Austria where the World Championships was held. Thanks to our team leader Doug Smith who made the trip with them. It was a long trip this year but they all did good.
Dynjandi made the b-finals in both Tölt and because of some riders dropping out of the fourgait finals he got into the b-finals in fourgait as well. We were also top 10 in fourgait combination. There were close to 50 competitors in both T1 and V1 this year so being in top 10 was a great honor.
Rachel, Anne-Marie and Chrissy also did very well. And overall we had a great team of girls representing the US this year!
Here are some of the results but click here for full results from the World Championships...
T1 Tölt - Preliminary Round
01: 066 Karl Zingsheim [DE] - Dagur [DE2001143741] 8,43
PREL 8,5 - 8,3 - 8,8 - 8,3 - 8,5
02: 011 Jóhann R. Skúlason [WC] [IS] - Hnokki frá Fellskoti [IS2003188470] 8,30
PREL 8,5 - 8,2 - 8,7 - 8,2 - 7,8
03: 009 Hinrik Bragason [IS] - Sigur frá Hólabaki [IS2003156270] 8,20
PREL 7,5 - 8,0 - 8,3 - 8,3 - 8,3
04: 102 Anne Stine Haugen [NO] - Muni frá Kvistum [IS2003181964] 8,07
PREL 8,0 - 8,0 - 8,2 - 8,0 - 8,5
05: 103 Camilla Mood Havig [NO] - Kiljan frá Blesastöðum 1A [IS2002187810] 7,83
PREL 7,8 - 7,7 - 8,2 - 7,5 - 8,0
06: 053 Juha Matti Kontio [FI] - Röðull frá Holtsmúla 1 [IS2001186686] 7,77
PREL 7,5 - 7,8 - 7,8 - 7,8 - 7,7
06: 151 Ásta D. Bjarnadóttir-Covert [US] - Dynjandi frá Dalvík [IS1997165190] 7,77
PREL 7,8 - 7,2 - 8,2 - 7,5 - 8,0
06: 161 Lucia Koch [AT] - Jarl frá Miðkrika [IS1995184968] 7,77
PREL 7,8 - 8,0 - 7,7 - 7,8 - 7,3
09: 027 Dennis Hedebo Johansen [DK] - Kolfaxi fra Lilleheden [DK2003103141] 7,50
PREL 7,7 - 7,3 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 7,5
09: 032 Isabelle Felsum [DK] - Viktor fra Diisa [DK2004103659] 7,50
PREL 7,5 - 7,8 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 7,5
43: 153 Rachel Ng [YR] [US] - Kaliber frá Lækjarbotnum [IS1999186807] 5,73
PREL 5,5 - 6,3 - 5,5 - 5,3 - 6,2
T1 Tölt - B-Final
06: 015 Viðar Ingólfsson [IS] - Tumi frá Stóra-Hofi [IS1997186013] 7,95
SLOW 7,0 - 8,0 - 8,0 - 8,0 - 7,0 = 7,67
LENG 8,0 - 8,5 - 9,0 - 8,0 - 7,0 = 8,17
FAST 8,0 - 8,0 - 8,0 - 8,0 - 8,0 = 8,00
07: 161 Lucia Koch [AT] - Jarl frá Miðkrika [IS1995184968] 7,72
SLOW 7,5 - 7,0 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 7,5 = 7,50
LENG 7,5 - 7,0 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 7,5 = 7,50
FAST 8,5 - 7,5 - 8,0 - 8,5 - 8,0 = 8,17
08: 053 Juha Matti Kontio [FI] - Röðull frá Holtsmúla 1 [IS2001186686] 7,67
SLOW 7,5 - 6,5 - 7,0 - 7,0 - 7,0 = 7,00
LENG 7,5 - 7,5 - 6,5 - 7,5 - 7,0 = 7,33
FAST 8,5 - 9,0 - 7,5 - 8,5 - 9,0 = 8,67
09: 151 Ásta D. Bjarnadóttir-Covert [US] - Dynjandi frá Dalvík [IS1997165190] 7,61
SLOW 8,5 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 8,0 - 8,5 = 8,00
LENG 7,5 - 7,0 - 8,0 - 7,0 - 7,5 = 7,33
FAST 7,5 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 8,0 = 7,50
10: 027 Dennis Hedebo Johansen [DK] - Kolfaxi fra Lilleheden [DK2003103141] 7,39
SLOW 7,0 - 7,5 - 6,5 - 7,0 - 7,5 = 7,17
LENG 7,0 - 6,5 - 6,0 - 7,0 - 8,0 = 6,83
FAST 8,0 - 8,5 - 8,0 - 8,0 - 8,5 = 8,17
V1 Four Gait - Preliminary Round
01: 032 Isabelle Felsum [DK] - Viktor fra Diisa [DK2004103659] 8,07
PREL 8,1 - 8,1 - 8,0 - 8,2 - 7,8
02: 063 Frauke Schenzel [DE] - Tígull vom Kronshof [DE2002134221] 7,97
PREL 7,8 - 7,9 - 7,9 - 8,4 - 8,1
03: 009 Hinrik Bragason [IS] - Sigur frá Hólabaki [IS2003156270] 7,87
PREL 8,3 - 7,6 - 7,9 - 8,0 - 7,7
04: 011 Jóhann R. Skúlason [WC] [IS] - Hnokki frá Fellskoti [IS2003188470] 7,80
PREL 8,0 - 7,6 - 7,8 - 7,9 - 7,7
04: 102 Anne Stine Haugen [NO] - Muni frá Kvistum [IS2003181964] 7,80
PREL 8,1 - 7,8 - 7,7 - 7,9 - 7,7
06: 066 Karl Zingsheim [DE] - Dagur [DE2001143741] 7,77
PREL 7,7 - 7,8 - 7,9 - 7,8 - 7,7
07: 006 Eyjólfur Þorsteinsson [IS] - Ósk frá Þingnesi [IS2003235501] 7,70
PREL 7,4 - 8,0 - 7,9 - 7,6 - 7,6
08: 114 Tina Kalmo Pedersen [WC] [NO] - Kolgrimur från Slätterne [SE1997107496] 7,67
PREL 8,0 - 7,4 - 7,7 - 7,8 - 7,5
09: 010 Hulda Gústafsdóttir [IS] - Kjuði frá Kirkjuferjuhjáleigu [IS2000182021] 7,60
PREL 7,8 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 7,4 - 7,9
10: 103 Camilla Mood Havig [NO] - Kiljan frá Blesastöðum 1A [IS2002187810] 7,50
PREL 7,6 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 7,4
11: 151 Ásta D. Bjarnadóttir-Covert [US] - Dynjandi frá Dalvík [IS1997165190] 7,43
PREL 7,7 - 7,2 - 7,7 - 7,2 - 7,4
38: 153 Rachel Ng [YR] [US] - Kaliber frá Lækjarbotnum [IS1999186807] 6,17
PREL 6,3 - 6,1 - 5,9 - 6,4 - 6,1
V1 Four Gait - B-Final
06: 010 Hulda Gústafsdóttir [IS] - Kjuði frá Kirkjuferjuhjáleigu [IS2000182021] 7,70
TÖLT 7,5 - 8,5 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 8,0 = 7,67
TROT 7,5 - 8,5 - 8,5 - 7,5 - 8,5 = 8,17
WALK 5,0 - 6,0 - 6,5 - 6,5 - 6,0 = 6,17
CANT 8,5 - 9,5 - 9,0 - 8,5 - 9,5 = 9,00
TÖLT 7,5 - 7,0 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 8,0 = 7,50
07: 100 Agnes Helga Helgadóttir [NO] - Gná fra Jakobsgården [NO2004215241] 7,63
TÖLT 7,0 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 7,5 = 7,50
TROT 7,5 - 6,5 - 7,0 - 8,0 - 7,0 = 7,17
WALK 8,0 - 8,0 - 8,0 - 6,5 - 7,5 = 7,83
CANT 8,0 - 8,0 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 7,5 = 7,67
TÖLT 7,5 - 8,0 - 8,0 - 8,0 - 8,0 = 8,00
08: 151 Ásta D. Bjarnadóttir-Covert [US] - Dynjandi frá Dalvík [IS1997165190] 7,57
TÖLT 8,0 - 8,0 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 8,0 = 7,83
TROT 7,0 - 7,5 - 8,0 - 7,5 - 7,5 = 7,50
WALK 7,0 - 7,0 - 6,5 - 7,5 - 7,0 = 7,00
CANT 8,0 - 8,5 - 7,5 - 7,0 - 7,5 = 7,67
TÖLT 8,0 - 8,5 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 8,0 = 7,83
09: 008 Hekla Katharína Kristinsdóttir [YR] [IS] - Gautrekur frá Torfastöðum [IS2003188503] 7,53
TÖLT 7,5 - 8,0 - 8,0 - 8,0 - 7,0 = 7,83
TROT 7,5 - 7,0 - 7,5 - 7,0 - 7,0 = 7,17
WALK 6,0 - 6,5 - 6,5 - 5,0 - 6,5 = 6,33
CANT 7,5 - 8,5 - 8,0 - 8,5 - 8,0 = 8,17
TÖLT 8,0 - 8,5 - 8,0 - 8,0 - 8,5 = 8,17
10: 064 Johanna Beuk [YR] [DE] - Merkur von Birkenlund [DE2001134877] 7,43
TÖLT 7,0 - 7,5 - 7,0 - 7,0 - 6,5 = 7,00
TROT 7,5 - 7,0 - 7,5 - 8,0 - 7,5 = 7,50
WALK 8,0 - 7,0 - 7,5 - 8,0 - 8,0 = 7,83
CANT 7,5 - 7,5 - 6,5 - 7,5 - 7,0 = 7,33
TÖLT 7,5 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 7,5 - 7,0 = 7,50
11: 027 Dennis Hedebo Johansen [DK] - Kolfaxi fra Lilleheden [DK2003103141] 7,10
TÖLT 7,5 - 7,5 - 7,0 - 7,5 - 7,5 = 7,50
TROT 8,0 - 6,5 - 7,0 - 7,5 - 8,0 = 7,50
WALK 5,0 - 5,5 - 5,5 - 4,5 - 4,5 = 5,00
CANT 7,0 - 6,5 - 6,5 - 7,0 - 7,5 = 6,83
TÖLT 8,0 - 9,0 - 8,5 - 8,5 - 9,0 = 8,67
T2 Tölt - Preliminary Round
27: 150 Anne Marie Martin [US] - Húni frá Torfunesi [IS1992166203] 6,23
PREL 6,4 - 6,0 - 6,3 - 7,0 - 5,9
|07-14-11 - Ásta Covert
World Championships 2011..
The World Championships will be held at Islandpferde Reithof Piber in St Radegund, Austria August 1st thru 7th, 2011.
The US Team is
Anne-Marie Martin riding Húni in T2,
Ásta D. Bjarnadóttir-Covert riding Dynjandi frá Dalvík in T1/V1,
Chrissy Seipolt riding Dreki wom Wotnshof in F1
Rachel Ng (YR) riding Kaliber frá Lækjarbotnum in T1/V1.
Our team leader is Doug Smith and
team trainer is Will Covert.
Anne-Marie Martin and Húni frá Torfunesi - photo by Asta Covert
Rachel Ng and Kaliber frá Lækjarbotnum - photo by Will Covert
Ásta D. Bjarnadóttir-Covert and Dynjandi frá Dalvík - photo by Will Covert
Three of the horses will travel from our ranch here in California to Luxembourg and drive to St Radegund, Austria.
The training for the World Championships is going good. We are lucky enough to have access to a new 250m track to train on and get a feel for our horses on a longer track than the one we have here at our ranch.
We are really excited to get to travel with our horses to Europe to compete!
|07-07-11 - Ásta Covert
Rák had a colt..
photo by Anne-Marie Martin
Rák frá Akureyri had a colt on July 5th. The sire is our stallion Hrafn frá Garðabæ. He is Black with a star.
This is the third Hrafn offspring Rák has had but she had Hamar from Dalalif in 2006 and Rósa from Dalalif in 2009.
|06-27-11 - Ásta Covert
Þór frá Prestsbakka offspring at Landsmót..
Brynja frá Bakkakoti and her owner Róbert Bergmann - photo from www.hestsfrettir.is
Brynja frá Bakkakoti daughter of Þór frá Prestsbakka and her rider Róbert Bergmann are leading the Teenage class at Landsmót with 8.67.
They wil be participating in the semi-finals on Wednesday.
Svalvör frá Glæsibæ and her owner Kjartan Guðbrandsson - photo from Facebook
Another daughter of Þór, Svalvör frá Glæsibæ participated in B-Class with her owner Kjartan Guðbrandsson.
They received 8.40 and 39th place out of 102 participants.
|06-27-11 - Ásta Covert
Gina fra Sørbråten..
Gina fra Sørbråten and Erik Andersen - photo from Facebook
Hrafn frá Garðabæ daughter Gina fra Sørbråten ridden by Erik Andersen competed in A-finals in T1 and V1 at the Jubileumsstevnet in Norway this weekend.
|06-15-11 - Ásta Covert
Brynja Þórsdóttir frá Bakkakoti..
Brynja frá Bakkakoti and her owner Róbert Bergmann - photo from Bakkakot.com
Brynja frá Bakkakoti a daughter of Þór frá Prestsbakka and her rider Róbert Bergmann have qualified for Landsmót in the Teenage Class.
We wish them Good Luck at Landsmót!
|06-02-11 - Ásta Covert
Ásta, Rachel and Anne-Marie at the CIA OPEN WorldRanking Show october 2010
The US Tryout for the World Championships was held here in California on May 22nd and then Þorgeir Guðlaugsson traveled to Georgia, Vermont and New York to judge the rest of the participants. There were 3 of us trying out at the California location and we all made the team. Anne-Marie and Ásta as Adult riders and Rachel as the only Youth Rider. Willy and Dominic rode individual programs for the first time for scores.
We are looking forward to traveling to Austria this summer with our 3 horses Dynjandi frá Dalvík, Kaliber frá Lækjarbotnum and Húni frá Torfunesi.
Here are the rest of the results of the tryouts.
|05-25-11 - Ásta Covert
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Eiðfaxi magazine took a short interview with Will and I back in March when we visited Iceland on our way to Holland.
The interview was just published in this months magazine where it is a three page spread.
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It focuses mostly on Dynjandi and his accomplishments. It is only in Icelandic so far but hopefully will be published in their international version soon.
|05-04-11 - Ásta Covert
Erró and Rachel at the LAIHA Show in 2009
Erró frá Sléttubóli passed away yesterday from a severe colic.
Erró was a first prize stallion son of Orri frá Þúfu and Glóblesa frá Sléttubóli.
He was a beautiful horse with a lot of character and he is sorely missed.
|04-29-11 - Ásta Covert
The Tryouts are coming up...
We are one of the sites for this years US World Championships tryouts. They will be held here on May 22nd. Þorgeir Guðlaugsson is coming from Holland and will travel from California to Georgia to judge at Creekside Farm and from there he will be in Vermont at Silver Maple Farm and at last at Mill Farm in New York. The deadline to sign up for the tryouts and to ride for scores is on May 14th so be sure to send in your applications by then.
For more info click here.
For more info on the World Championships in Austria check out their website at
|04-18-11 - Ásta Covert
CIA OPEN Spring show...
We had a great show here this past weekend. We had a total of 30 horses signed up and many people from all over California came to watch. Florian Schneider came from Germany to be our FEIF International judge and Doug Smith helped with Icetest, scribing and announcing like always and we thank them both for making this such a successful event. Also thanks to Ryan, Ellen, Dominic, Gayle and Sara for guarding the gate. And big thank you to Dan for video taping some of us.
The Flying C Team did very well. Ásta and Dynjandi won T1 and V1, Anne-Marie and Húni looked great like always, Rachel and Kaliber are continuing to grow togther and so is Willy and Þór. Dominic and Byr won the Intermediate Tölt and Fourgait like often before. Eileen rode Perla in Pleasure Tölt and they looked great together. Marina and Will rode in the Green Horse classes on Svarta-Nótt and Háfeti and Marina took Þór frá Litlu-Sandvík in the open group fourgait. Lucy and Cait did also very well in the open group Tölt and fourgait and Christina and Hroftur are looking better and better every show. Sara also had a good ride on Blesa aka Melrós in the Novice Tölt.
Here are few photos from the event.
We are very thankful for everyone who came and supported our show and we hope to see you all back in October for the WorldRanking show!
Here are full results from the show.
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|01-30-11 - Ásta Covert
CIA OPEN INFO..
T1 finalists at the CIA OPEN FALL WORLDRANKING SHOW - Photo Willy Ma
The CIA OPEN SPRING show info has been posted on the CIA Website.
Look forward seeing you here in April!
|01-28-11 - Ásta Covert
The date for the US Tryouts has been set. Þorgeir Guðlaugsson will come from Holland and be the judge in all 4 locations.
Contact Will Covert at email@example.com for more info.
California May 22nd
Georgia May 24th
Vermont May 28th
New York May 29th
For more info on the World Championships in Austria check out their website at www.islandpferde-wm.at
We have added more sales horses to our sales page.
|01-18-11 - Ásta Covert
Annual Meeting in New Orleans
We went to the USIHC Annual Meeting last weekend held in New Orleans. We went couple of days early to explore the city and had a great time. It's always fun to catch up with other Icelandic horse enthusiasts from other parts of our large country.
The National Ranking was announced and awards were handed out to those that were there. We are really happy with our people bringing home 2 each. Asta won T1 and V1, Anne-Marie won T2 and F2, Rachel won both the youth classes T8 and V6 and Lucy won T3 and V2. Very good results!
|Year End National Ranking 2010
Click here for full list of the USIHC National Ranking
|01-04-11 - Will and Ásta Covert
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
FROM US HERE AT FLYING C RANCH
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