The Anne Elwell Breeding Award

Anne Elwell

The Award

The Anne Elwell Breeding award is given annually to the breeder of the highest evaluated ridden stallion bred in the United States of America. The winner receives a small commemorative trophy and the award is added to this perpetual list.

Eligibility

  • The stallion must have been born in the United States of America and be currently registered with a registry recognized by the International Federation of Icelandic Horse Associations (FEIF).
  • The horse must have been fully evaluated at a FEIF recognized breeding show in the calendar year that the award represents.
  • The winning stallion must have the highest overall score of any stallion born in the United States and evaluated in the same year.
  • The winner must be a current member in good standing of a FEIF recognized breed association.

2017 Changes

Before 2017 the Anne Elwell Breeding Award was presented to the highest evaluated horse — stallion or mare. From 2017 onward the Breeding Committee decided to award stallions and mares separately. The mares are eligible to win the Caryn Cantella Breeding Award.

Stallions and mares who won the pre-2017 Anne Elwell Award are listed below.

About Anne Elwell

Anne Elwell is one of the founding members of the United States Icelandic Horse Congress (USIHC) and served as its first Breeding Leader. Her tireless efforts to support the USIHC and to further quality breeding in the United States are commemorated by this award.

Winners of the Retired Award

2016

There were no horses fully evaluated in 2016.

2015: Marel from Creekside Farm

2015 Winner
Photo: Claudia Achilles
Breeder: Barbara Frische
F: Bjartur von Hof Osterkamp
M: Lára vom Neuenfelde
Conformation: 8.30
Ridden abilities: 7.99
Total: 8.11

2014: Piltur from Winterhorse Park

2014 Winner
Photo: Shaila Sigsgaard

Breeder: Barb & Dan Riva
S: Fjalar frá Bjargshóli
D: Perla frá Stóru-Ásgeirsá
Conformation: 8.37
Ridden abilities: 7.47
Total: 7.83

2013: Revía from Vinland

2013 Winner
Photo: Andrea Barber

Breeder: Martina Gates
S: Stígandi frá Leysingjastöðum II
D: Osk from Helms Hill Farm
Conformation: 8.08
Ridden Abilities: 8.14
Total: 8.12

2012: Sprettur from Destiny Farm

2013 Winner
Photo: Andrea Barber

Breeder: Pamela Ann Merlo
S: Þröstur frá Innri-Skeljabrekku
D: Sara frá Lækjarbotnum
Conformation: 8.13
Ridden Abilities: 8.07
Total: 8.09

2011: Timbiltá from Destiny Farm

2013 Winner
Photo: Andrea Barber

Breeder: Pamela Ann Merlo
S: Þröstur frá Innri-Skeljabrekku
D: Blika frá Flugumýri
Conformation: 8.04
Ridden Abilities: 8.12
Total: 8.09

2010: Hamur from Mill Farm

2013 Winner
Photo: Andrea Barber

Breeder: Icelandic Sports, Ltd.
S: Fjalar frá Hafsteinsstöðum
D: Harpa frá Hrafnhólum
Conformation: 8.16
Ridden Abilities: 7.79
Total: 7.94

2009: Thokadis from Winterhorse Park

2013 Winner
Photo: Martina Gates

Breeders: Barbara A. and Daniel J. Riva
S: Þröstur frá Innri-Skeljabrekku
D: Mær frá Grafarkoti
Conformation: 8.13
Ridden Abilities: 8.04
Total: 8.08

2008: Hamur from Mill Farm

2013 Winner
Photo: Andrea Barber

Breeder: Icelandic Sports, Ltd.
S: Fjalar frá Hafsteinsstöðum
D: Harpa frá Hrafnhólum
Conformation: 8.16
Ridden Abilities: 7.86
Total: 7.98