As many who follow horse news from Iceland already know, Edda Rún Ragnarsdóttir suffered a very serious injury in early May. She is still recovering and there are many challenges ahead but this terrible accident has also brought the Icelandic horse community all around the world together in showing support to Edda Rún and her family.
Bæring Sigurbjörnsson and Kolbrún Jónsdóttir, the breeders of the famous breeding farm Stóra-Hof, have now decided to donate an extremely handsome five year old pinto mare from their breeding in support of Edda Rún. The mare comes with an excellent pedigree – her father is Nói from Stóra-Hofi, who was the winner of four year old stallions at Landsmót 2012 and her mother is Viðja from Stóra-Hofi, the daughter of Farsæll from Ási and Buska from Stóra-Hofi. The mare‘s height measures at 147 cm, she has not come under a saddle yet but has a very calm and friendly character. UPDATE: Sattelkompass GMBH has also donated their new saddle – Klakinn – to the cause, so the bidding is now for a horse AND a saddle!
This generous gift from Bæring and Kolbrún will be auctioned off online by Eiðfaxi. The auction is open already and potential bidders can send their bid via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No names will be disclosed in the process and the Eiðfaxi team will send out regular bulletins on the current highest bid on their website. All the proceeds from the auction will go directly to Edda Rún and her family so now is the rare opportunity to buy a beautiful mare with a lot of potential and support a good cause as well!
UPDATE 22.07 at 18.00: The auction has been going really well. First bid yesterday was 200.000 kr. but has risen swiftly and now stands at 650.000 krónur. Stay tuned!
UPDATE 22.07 at 23.00: Things are moving fast tonight and now the highest bid stands at 800.000 krónur.