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Monday, 10 December, 2018

A match race against the clock: Richard Dunwoody's Icelandic racing adventure

Sigurbjorn 'Diddi' Bardarson and Vokull fra Tunguhalsi (left) upsides Arni Bjorn Palsson and Dalvur fra Horni. Although Dalvur has broken pace and will be disqualified he can be kept alongside the other horse and rider to help them achieve a better time
Sigurbjorn 'Diddi' Bardarson and Vokull fra Tunguhalsi (left) upsides Arni Bjorn Palsson and Dalvur fra Horni. Although Dalvur has broken pace and will be disqualified he can be kept alongside the other horse and rider to help them achieve a better time
A large crowd at Landsmott 2018 enjoy a show class. Most attending will bring their own deck chairs and rugs
A large crowd at Landsmott 2018 enjoy a show class. Most attending will bring their own deck chairs and rugs
Arni Bjorn Palsson and Korka fra Steinnesi, winners of the 150m pace race, leave the stalls alongside Glodis Run Sigurdardottir on Blikka fra Thoroddsstodum
Arni Bjorn Palsson and Korka fra Steinnesi, winners of the 150m pace race, leave the stalls alongside Glodis Run Sigurdardottir on Blikka fra Thoroddsstodum
Riding club members parade with the Icelandic national flag at the opening ceremony of Landsmot
Riding club members parade with the Icelandic national flag at the opening ceremony of Landsmot
Glodis Run Sigurdardottir on Blikka fra Thoroddsstodum fly in 100m sprint race at Landsmot
Glodis Run Sigurdardottir on Blikka fra Thoroddsstodum fly in 100m sprint race at Landsmot
Icelandic riding clubs line up at the opening ceremony of Landsmot. In the foreground are members of the oldest riding club in Iceland, the Fakur Riding Club (established 1922) which hosted the competition on the outskirts of Reykjavik
Icelandic riding clubs line up at the opening ceremony of Landsmot. In the foreground are members of the oldest riding club in Iceland, the Fakur Riding Club (established 1922) which hosted the competition on the outskirts of Reykjavik
Glodis Run Sigurdardottir on Blikka fra Thoroddsstodum (left) and Edda Run Ragnarsdottir on Runa fra Flugumyri leave the stalls in the 150m pace race
Glodis Run Sigurdardottir on Blikka fra Thoroddsstodum (left) and Edda Run Ragnarsdottir on Runa fra Flugumyri leave the stalls in the 150m pace race
Three of the runners return to the stalls for the second round of the 250m pace race
Three of the runners return to the stalls for the second round of the 250m pace race
The stalls are moved  into place for the 150m pace race start at Landsmot 2018
The stalls are moved into place for the 150m pace race start at Landsmot 2018
Two runners leave the stalls in the 250m pace race at Landsmot. The riders have 50m to get their mounts pacing or they are disqualified
Two runners leave the stalls in the 250m pace race at Landsmot. The riders have 50m to get their mounts pacing or they are disqualified
A participant in one of show classes at Landsmot 2018
A participant in one of show classes at Landsmot 2018
Konrad Valur Sveinsson and Kjarkur fra Arbaejarhjaleigu II winners of the 250m (in world record time) and 100m sprint at Landsmot 2018 receives his trophy for the latter. His winning time for the 100m was 7.51 seconds
Konrad Valur Sveinsson and Kjarkur fra Arbaejarhjaleigu II winners of the 250m (in world record time) and 100m sprint at Landsmot 2018 receives his trophy for the latter. His winning time for the 100m was 7.51 seconds
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