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Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 6 juli 2017 02:22

Hello everyone in the middle of the summer hope you are enjoying the sunshine!!  4 horses in vikingafarm are now in full training and there is no time to be lazy! I have been selecting horses for clients and here are two of PRE both with 100% mind/body quality. 


Artico has covered 5 mares in Spain this season and we are very pleased because all of them where confirmed on first insemination! Thanks again to Concha and her professional team, you are the best! Today we got a new booking so he will be back at station so time to book if you want cooled semen for your mare!


So when Start finally had recovered from last year he got laminitis in march,. This was simply alittle too much for me and I lost all inspiration for training towards competition riding I left our 4 year old with a collegue to be broken in, Artico I sent to breedingstation. Then came spring and the foals and redirected my attention that was needed 100% and I focused on work and my clients. But now he has recovered with the help of a expert farrier, treatments and a correct diet and it is such a relief to see him move like normal again! I sat on him today and wow it felt great to be back there I can tell you!!     

Archive pictures.



Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 6 februari 2017 00:29

We are having stormy hail/snow/rainy days in Madrid right now, tonight all horses are snuggled up inside, ladies got their hair done and Starti is shaved naked and looking his super self again, he gets very hairy,. It was now one year ago he was struggling for his life, I look at him now and he is glowing, born 1999 and no signs of age on that horse, love him and so happy he is still here, life is good! 
Quinto has moved to live with his owner so now it's just us in stables and we are down to 9. Today we had a visit from a owner of two horses that might come and share our home, we have plenty of space so they would be very welcome to come and share. We are all getting back in business training wise, I have had some time off from riding in January and December because of personal reasons, but today in the middle of the worse weather the inspiration was on top and all 3 boys got a good workout between the hailstorms,. Viking-weather I suppose, makes you feel alive when the frosty wind is biting your cheeks :) So now I have made a 2017 training program for Donoso, Start and Tico and I am looking forward to getting back into competition arena with the boys si Dios quiere as they say in Spain,.   


Artico is now being booked of the 2017 season, his semen has been exported successfully to Australia and storage is on its way to USA. I made a breeding page for him where breeders can post offspring and you can follow his progress. He is developing alot and it will be interesting to see what will become of him. He is not for sale, I have realized he is my (another jejeje) soul horse,. See his fb page here;
Donoso just had another PRE mare in Australia confirmed pregnant on one and only insemination, superman! A breeders happiness!

Web is updated with new horses for sale under DRESSAGE, one is already sold and I will do better to keep the listings of this page updated. If you are not able to access the page kindly let me know on;, thank You. 
I don't list all sourced horses so please contact me on email and let me know what you are looking for and I will send you informations.

Have a great brand new week everyone and hasta pronto hopefully!

Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 1 november 2016 21:08

Artico VIK has done his debute in the PRE Championships of Segovia. It was an exciting moment for me as a breeder as this is the first time for one of my own bred. Artico did really well, good scores for morfology and 5th placement and he was second in movements, especially happy about the movement score. He behaved really well, I have prepared him myself at home so Tony only 1 day to get him refined but he's a absolute professional and presented him excellent, muchas gracias Ana y Tony sois los mejores!!
It was a proud horse-mami-moment for sure, breeding is not a glam business, it's expensive, alot of work and most of the time it's about mud, dust and trying to keep everyone healthy and alive,.. But the moment you see your baby horse standing there clean, shiny and with all the hairs in the right place it's so worth it and you can hardly take it all in - I MADE THAT ONE!
Artico's scores and placement qualified him to the Word Championships 2016 so he's coming with us to SICAB! I have no expectations but I am for sure going to enjoy this big moment with baby Tico. Time to celebrate we are here, alive, thriving, growing, learning and enjoying life.
Ciao y hasta SICAB!!

Artico VIK 5th placement 2nd movements 


Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 3 augusti 2016 14:52

Hellllooouuuuuu in the middle of the lovely summer!!! 

I have to admit I have been lazy with the blogging but here comes a short update!
Donoso is back in training so riding him and Starti, Artico is back from his breeding job in Aranjuez so now I am training him aswell as a proper grown-up. We froze him for USA, Mexico, Australia and Europe and he has already had some bookings for 2017, welcome to contact me for info if you want to reserve your breeding with Artico for next year!

Here he is the day we picked him up and arriving home, so proud of my first own bred breeding stallion he is one of a kind! Tico is also very special to me because he really shows that I am his person, he is starting to feel like my third soul-horse,..   


And here is TIno! Still in summer school, now he knows rearing, laterals and some tricks like sitting/lying down! He learns quickly and is very good student according to his teacher, gracias buén trabajo Oscar! 

And I want to share this gorgeous golden perlino 3 years old I have sold to a very lucky and ambitious PRE breeder, how about a PRE championship for this one!?!!
Hasta pronto! 

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Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 28 juni 2016 23:20

Heyy people here we are in the middle of lovely summer, I'm back from a holiday in London, first real one in how many years?,. Lost count! Both my mares are now confirmed in foal, Novedosa with Artico and Picara with Donoso. Artico's mare in France was also confirmed on first try! 'Tico' is still working at breedingstation where they are freezing storage for all of Europe, USA and Australia and will soon be available for worldwide breeding!  

And today another mare in Sweden is also confirmed with Donoso, good job dear breeding colleagues!

Babies Hidalgo and Indigo are probably the most handsome colts ever, love-bugs! And for sale!


And finally Villy has found his new person and will be living his life in Sweden, congratulations to everyone!!!

Here's the last video of me and Villy and me working out.

Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 20 maj 2016 12:23

Yes Donoso is lame on left hind and as it turns out he has a fractured hoof.   He probably injured himself whilst covering and will now be in rehabilitation/recovery for 2-3 months. Yes it sucks but I will make sure he will be good,..    


Meanwhile Villy has started on his flying changes and is being seriously into his work. Start is doing build-up workouts, he is looking tip-top again with shiny coat and roams around free on the farm grazing and chilling out under the fresno trees. We have warm temps now and babies slept outside for the first time yesterday. 

Brillantino is now broken in and Artico has did his debute as a breedingstallion!! Tino is being a exceptionally well behaved student I have been told. Good boy, will probably go and visit him next week!

Artico turns out to be born to breed! He has now covered Novedosa in a perfect manner, we have also collected him and checked status of semen and he has super quality swimmers, these ones!!   


Here's one of Artico's PRE mares in France!

Artico VIK x Bengala breeding 2016



Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 5 oktober 2015 22:02

All fourlegged darlings dewormed and vaccinated, today it's raining so everyone inside munching away. So cosy to listen to everyone munching away on their dinner I didn't want to leave this evening. Quinto got a workout in pessoa and in between rainclouds Donoso got a light stretch jog. Start was happy to stay in. I am making plans for my young guys, they have now moved into the stallion stable and paddocks and especially Tico is super content! He is all the time reaching out wanting attention. I have decided that both Tico and Tino are going to start breeding next year and take part our breeding program! They are both so mature in body and mind so I reckon they are ready for that kind of work. Both are asking for action. Exciting with new home-made V-generation!

Artico VIK & Brillantino VIK


Baby Fiero is the most lovable of them all, awsome temperament and sooo beautiful, tall and he just takes my breath away. I have had offers on him thank you so much, but I have decided he will stay with us. And this little gentleman is now registered in PRE studbook;

Fiero the coolest guy.


I want to give some attention to the grown up D-girls and I was very happy to recieve this greeting from Lotta and Parvaneh, thanks alot and good luck on dressage arenas, you both look great!

Doña Parvaneh e. Donoso VII u. Palas.


And this other D-girl just arrived in the loving arms of her new person, we wish Raza and Sara much luck and a alot of exciting new horizons, look forward to follow your journey!
Raza Z e. Donoso VII u. Harmonia Cen


Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 25 mars 2015 10:37

April is lined up! There is no limit to the fantastic connections and activities our horses create for us, I have been invited to go to Israel to hold a course for the PRE riders and the dates and participants are now set up, one competition is lined up with Donoso and Start, visiting clients are booked in and I have some serious selecting to do, all in for April! On top of that it seems like my ladies might join in for the April happenings because our weather turned cold again and with that the mares seem to have decided to keep their foals inside. Next week is fullmoon so I am guessing they will pop little pocorns then?! The Novedosa-Donoso should be first and name has to start with an F. Picara-Donoso (if second) will have a name starting with a G, name suggestions are welcome, both foals will be for sale, I have not enough time for more horses!!!

Dam; Picara PM 
Picara has two offsprings, Artico VIK and Euforia VIK
Dam; Novedosa PM
Nova has one offspring, Chula VIK

Sire; Donoso VII - Reproductor Calificado - PRE Champion - Dressage Prix St George


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