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Christmas Calendar day 19: Peppi, 6 months old

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Epona Huisko, photo by Viivi Huuskonen

Little one is already 6 months old! This photo was taken December 1st, 2013. :)

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Only a few weeks to go!

From Kuninkuusravirankingin pistetilanne 4.7. julkaistu (kuninkuusravit.fi)

It’s that time of the year again…! Yes, Kuninkuusravi time!

Without a doubt the biggest annual trotting event in Finland and one of the biggest in Europe, a unique concept that has a long tradition starting from the 1920s… and it’s only a few weeks left!

I am, of course, talking about the finnhorse trotting championships (coronation trot?) weekend, that takes place in Kuopio in 27th-28th July this year.

One of the most thrilling parts of the waiting is to follow the ranking. Which horses will make it to the queen and king races? Only the twelve best horses can make it!

Mares ranking 4.7.2013

  Horse Points
1 Marimin 2400
2 Hopihopi 900
3 Sirun Valpuriina 850
4 Aino-Ilona 725
5 Yllin Kyllin 600
6 Noriko 575
7 Villisisko 500
8 I.P. Vipotiina 450
Pelikka 450
10 Mokomani 350
11 B. Turolii 300
Saaga S 300
Sekottaja 300
Topin Musta 300
15 Kemun Tutu 275
16 Seliseli 250
Vislakka 250
18 Martsa 225
19 Luvisan Lento 200
Vaiva 200
21 B. Helmiina 150
Edla 150
Wizard Stina 150
24 Helmin Roosa 100
Mian Mari 100
Tatsia 100
27 Joiviri 75
28 Ekebo Monique 50
29 Pristiina 25
Tärpätti 25
Vauhti-Mona 25

Stallions ranking

Horse Points
1 Boker 2650
2 Franko 2150
3 Erikasson 1525
4 A.T. Visku 900
5 A.T. Veli 650
6 Sörkän Sälli 600
7 Hullumies 550
8 Ekoloki 500
Vixen 500
10 Tähen Tuuri 475
11 Camri 450
12 Dominik 350
Turon Myrsky 350
14 B. Vilunki 300
Marat 300
Poppuli 300
Rikelme 300
Vieskerin Valo 300
Rapin Aatos 300
20 Hurja-Ero 250
Patrikin Muisto 250
Lars 250
Tähen Topelius 250
24 Kriisi 200
Visul 200
26 Vilkkaan Virke 150
27 I.P. Lento 100
Köppinen 100
Ponnen Onni 100
Vauhtelin Lento 100
Virijori 100
Hevirokki 100
33 Lassikko 50
Metkutus 50
Suivikas 50
Turponi 50
37 Keisar 25
Turbo-Urpo 25

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Finnish Work Horse championships 2013

Vilpotar is the Finnish work horse champion 2013

From Vilpotar palasi hallitsijaksi suomenhevosten työmestaruuskilpailussa (Suomenhevosliitto.fi)

This year the work horse championship competition took place at Seinäjoki in western Finland. It is open only for studbook inspected finnhorse stallions and mares (its purpose is basically the same as the finnhorse trotting championships -to serve quality horse breeding). This year’s competition was exceptional for having five first time competitors and five champions from previous years participating.

The horses are given points for their 500 m walk and 1000 m trot times, but the most significant (and the most exciting!) part is the pulling, where the horses pull a sleigh on sand starting with 500-600 kg weight. More weight is added into the sleigh after every two stairs (stair=10 m). This year the best puller Pihan Alma pulled a tremendous 28 stairs, at the final stairs the sleigh weighed about 1 200 kg. It brought her to second place in the overall

Vilpotar & Markku Mässeli

competition after Vilpotar, who renewed her title from 2011 by receiving the highest possible score in walk and trot and finishing it with pulling 23,3 stairs.

See a big photo gallery on Finnhorse Association’s homepage!

Results 2013

1.Vilpotar 2187-97Ta (Vispok – Vilma-Neiti,  Eri-Teräs)  37,3 points

2. Pihan Alma 1348-05T (Kihin Hiski – Ritukka, Karski) 36,4 points.

3. Tähden Piirros 2294-07T (Ventterin Vili – Jojon Tähti, Jaavan Jojo) 34,4 points

4.  Suikun Lukko 1324-95J (Suikun Ero – Luontoriina, Luonnos) 32,8 points

5.  Titaanin Hurmuri 1352-08T  (Murron Titaani – Muskotti, Vilkki) 31,5 points

Pihan Alma & Matti Ahola

6.  M.L. Elviira 1276-00T  (El Vihuri – M.L. Hoppu, Hovi-Paavi) 30 points

7.  Luomutar 1775-01Ta (Luomus Jr – Selissa, Selmeri) 30,9 points

8.  Tähti-Vie 2504-99J (Viesker – Patrikin Tähti, Patrik) 24,7 points

9.  Tennari 1351-02T (Eri-Luonnos – Tutotar, Toto) 21,3 points

10. Laippa 1324-97T (Pysteri – Peliitta, Luonnos) 21 points

11.  Hovingatar 1206-03Ta (Hovi-Ari – Hiiro, Vinkaus) 20,5 points

12.  Vokmarin Vappu 1308-06T (Vokmar -  Ansan Vire, Vireeni) 19 points

13.  Jojoriina 1588-98T (Jaavan Jojo – Peilaus II, Ihme-Puli) 17,3 points

14.  Hovingas 1443-05T (Hovi-Ari – Hiiro, Vinkaus) 13 points

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Little filly’s pedigree

Little filly!Our little filly was born on 19th of June 2013, just after midnight (00.01). She is the first foal for her dam and the last one for her sire, which makes her quite exceptional, and also the special first one for me as a breeder! It’ll be so exciting to see her grow up.

And guess what, she’s already on Sukuposti, too!

Read more posts about the little filly:

Pedigree

Sumiainen
1482-99R
prt 157 cm s. 1999† FINsh
V.T. Akseli 1642-84R
tprt 159 cm s. 1983 FIN
42,1ake-40,0ke
sh
Vekseli 324-74J P
prt 157 cm s. 1971† FIN
21,4aly-24,1ly
sh
Vekkuli Jo 101 P
25,7aly-29,0ly prt s. 1964 FIN
Vesseli 6440 Eri-Ote
Lissu
Pelho 100053 Valio Mutri
Ullo
Vekkuli 100606 Vj
37,6 prt s. 1956 FIN
Valokko yh 1034 Valokas
Eva
Virkkuli 33030 Vorna
Siro
Kulon-Tähti 1082-77
svrt s. 1976 FIN
2.11,0
sh
Vilan-Tähti 849-72J
29,8aly-34,8ly trt s. 1969 FIN
Ero-Vila Jo 2 Ero-Lohko
Raisa
Teija 37976 Tuupo
Lolita
Kulotar 1782-75T P
tprt s. 1965 FIN
Aro-Paana 5552 Aromus
Leivo
Siri - Roope
Sirotus
Sisilia 1027-92
tprt s. 1992 FINsh
Paavin Into 3025-84J
tprt 156 cm s. 1984 FIN
25,3aly-26,6ke
sh
Hovi-Paavi Jo 74 P
29,2aly-33,2ly tprt s. 1964 FIN
Eri-Hovi 5469 Valio Eri-Aaroni
Lieska
Paavitar 503950 Vj Paavi
Tutteli
Ilo-Pilleri 275-73J Valio
38,4aly-38,4ke prt s. 1970 FIN
Erilo 5731 Valio Eri-Uljas
Ilo
Pulitar yh 61969 Eri-Puli
Magge
Missisippi 2491-84J
tprt 148 cm s. 1984 FIN
29,8ake-31,2ly
sh
Ero-Ruuti 568-74J
24,9aly-26,9ly prt s. 1971 FIN
Ero-Lohko yh 1160 Valio Lohko
Sirkka-Lintu
Veera 101800 Aro-Veli
Vilin-Mimmi
Turon-Missi 2082-79R
tprt s. 1979 FIN
Turo 144-71J Tarmi
Hulikaani
Tähti (i. Eri-Hovi 5469 V) Eri-Hovi
Laskun-Piirto
Elysetar
2018-05
prt s. 2005 FIN
35,3ke
sh
Suikun Ralli 2290-94J
prt 159 cm s. 1994 FIN
22,6ake-24,4ke
sh
Suikku 1810-78J Valio
prt 163 cm s. 1978† FIN
24,3aly-26,9ly
sh
Vekku-Lento 555-74J Valio
26,7aly-28,2ly tprt s. 1971 FIN
Vekkuli Jo 101 P Vesseli
Pelho
Mutrin-Lento Jt 57 Mutri
Tuju
Aritar 101057 Vj
40,2 prt s. 1960 FIN
Ari yh 1054 Eri
Samu
Suhina 18767 Akapeetus
Askel
Silkki 2145-84P
trt 147 cm s. 1984† FIN
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sh
Vilkki 1400-77J
27,3aly-27,9ly trt s. 1969 FIN
Vilperi Jo 18 Valio Pisteri
Mutrin-Lento
Eritta 123-71T Pj Ero-Lohko
Erikka
Säde 1798-80J
32,8aly-33,4ly tprt s. 1970 FIN
Ero-Lohko yh 1160 Valio Lohko
Sirkka-Lintu
Säle 503152 Vihun-Pisko
Tilma
Elysee 1016-88J
prt 157 cm s. 1988 FIN
27,7aly-29,4ly
sh
Hikupoika 1012-82J
tprt 158 cm s. 1981† FIN
27,9aly-30,4ly
sh
Hilun-Hiku 1228-76J
30,0aly-34,4ke tprt s. 1975 FIN
Hilu Jo 65 Valio Vihi
Eri-Pulu
Ero-Liinu 1028-74J Valio Ero-Lohko
Ponnetar
Lissu 1179-76T H
tprt s. 1967 FIN
Hovitus 6094 Eri-Hovi
Sopeva
Ruska 37807 Aro-Rusko
Eri-Silkki
Puhe-Ami 1096-82J
prt 156 cm s. 1981 FIN
40,7aly-37,3kp
sh
Puhemies 6572 Pj Valio
26,0aly-27,8ly trt s. 1957 FIN
Erilo 5731 Valio Eri-Uljas
Ilo
Funkis 57189 Volker
Flora
Tähti 46913 Valio
prt s. 1963 FIN
Eri-Ylpeys 5841 Valio Eri-Aaroni
Mona
Hulmu 45934 Moottori
Ritu

Pedigree information

Inbreeding coefficient 5.868 % Full generations 7 Furthest generation 22
Combinations
Vekkuli Jo 101 P (4) + (5) Erilo 5731 Valio (5) + (5) Ero-Lohko yh 1160 Valio (5 + 6) + (5 + 6 + 6)
Eri-Hovi 5469 Valio (5 + 6) + (6) Mutri 5360 (6) + (6 + 7) Aromus yh 586 Valio (6 + 7 + 8) + (7 + 8)
Eri-Aaroni 3423 Valio (7 + 7 + 7 + 7 + 7 + 8 + 8 + 9) + (6 + 7 + 7 + 7 + 7 + 8) Eri-Vili 4057 P (7 + 8) + (7) Vorna 3098 AA (6 + 7 + 9) + (8)

Maternal line’s production

1. dam 2005 t Elysetar 2018-05
Suikun Ralli 35,3ke 380 EUR
(29.1.2013)
6% / 19%
2013 m Elysetar tammavarsa
Sumiainen
2. dam 1988 m Elysee 1016-88J
Hikupoika 27,7aly-29,4ly 13 757 EUR 11% / 25%
1998 g Uusi-Vokkeri 1294-98
Vokker 33,3ake-32,5ke 2 185 EUR 5% / 19%
2000 g Uusi-Vieskeri 1304-00
Viesker 28,9aly-31,7ke 5 005 EUR
(11.4.2013)
7% / 19%
2001 s Vauhti-Viesker 1596-01
Viesker
2005 m Elysetar 2018-05
Suikun Ralli 35,3ke 380 EUR
(29.1.2013)
6% / 19%
3. dam 1981 m Puhe-Ami 1096-82J
Puhemies 40,7aly-37,3kp 1 673 EUR 3% / 19%
1988 m Elysee 1016-88J
Hikupoika 27,7aly-29,4ly 13 757 EUR 11% / 25%
1989 m Misha 1115-89J
Hikupoika 28,4aly-30,7ke 6 635 EUR 4% / 27%
1997 m Misker 2202-97J
Viesker 28,7aly-30,3ke 6 357 EUR 0% / 14%
2002 g Miskan Tähti 1543-02
Johto-Tähti
1990 g R.H. Ruuti 1351-90
Ilo-Tähti -
1991 m Amiska 1287-91
Vinkaus -
2000 m Amiskan Tyttö 1224-00
Linjaari
2002 m Amiro 2074-02
Turtuma 42,0ke 69 EUR
(19.2.2013)
0% / 11%
2005 s Auvo 2316-05
Päistäre 32,3ke 1 245 EUR
(4.3.2013)
25% / 50%
2009 m Aulikki 246001S00092387
Turkka K
2011 m Askel Voitto 246001S00112333
Niko-Vokker
1992 m Amoriina 1383-92
Kirmori -
1993 s Nonni 1333-93
Uno -
1994 g Errumi 1308-94
Ero-Mori -
1995 m Miami 1212-95
Mikker -
2001 m Misti H T01-1228
tuntematon ori
2002 m Tähti-Mimosa 1541-02
Viltti kl40,2ke 0 EUR
(4.1.2013)
0% / 0%
1997 s Merkkari 2226-97
Hilun-Merkki - 0 EUR 0% / 0%
1998 g Tähti-Vekkuli 1603-98
Johto-Tähti -

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It’s a girl!

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Elysetar gave birth to a filly at midnight, 19th of June 2013. Photo by Jenni Suhonen

Little filly was born 19th of June 2013 at 00.01. She is a chestnut with beautiful head marking, like a shooting star! More pictures to come, but feel free to take a look at our foaling camera in Elyse’s box by clicking here. We’ll leave the camera on to give you an opportunity to check out how the girls are doing. :)

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New international coldblood horse race in Romme

From Ruotsiin uusi kutsukisa kylmäverisille (Hevosurheilu.fi) and Suomalaiset kylmäveriravurit ovat superhevosia (Sveriges radio)

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 “Our aim is to have a race similar to Åby Stora Pris, but for coldblood trotters”, tells Kaj Närhinen, the manager of Romme and Rättvik race tracks.

“We invite eight coldblood trotters from Sweden, Norway and Finland. The race takes place on the last Friday of July (26th). The competition consists of two races, first in 2140 m and then in 1640 m. If one horse wins both races, it wins the overall competition as well. If a different horse wins these races, we will have a third race in 1140 m distance.”

The overall winner has a chance to gather prizes worth 300 000 kr. “The prizes are the same level as in Elitkampen, so we hope to get the best horses to compete. Unfortunately the timing rules out the best finnhorse stallions and mares because the finnhorse trotting championships takes place in the same weekend (July 27th-28th), but on the other hand this is a great opportunity for geldings like Pihlajan Aaroni!”

“We hope that coldblood racing enthusiasts welcome this competition to their calendar. The collision with finnhorse trotting championships is unfortunate, but it’s because the racing calendar was already made when I started here in January and the last Friday of July is a traditional racing day in Romme” says Närhinen.

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Another beautiful video about finnhorses

A nicely edited and sporty looking video resume about all kinds of things you can do with a finnhorse. :)

Video by SpiderTiipa

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Photo of the week: Tuulensuun Sinuhe

Tuulensuun Sinuhe, photo by Heini Luttinen

Tuulensuun Sinuhe, photo by Heini Luttinen

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Splashed white gene found in finnhorses

From Klemola oli oikeassa: Suomenhevosessa on Splashed White-kirjavuusgeeni! (Leena Alerini at Hevosurheilu.fi 11.5.2013)

Intiaani is a splashed white! (photo from the source article at hevosurheilu.fi)

It has been widely argued wether this rare color gene exists in finnhorses or not. Valto Klemola, a scientist who researched color genetics already in the 1930s, said it did, and now his theory has been proved true. Splashed white is said to be extremely rare and wanted color on horses.

There are multiple examples of finnhorses with exceptionally big white markings, both in living horses and in old photos. But still there seems to have been some lack of evidence that wasn’t known until now. The gene test had to wait until 2012. It was made in Davis University in California, and the test showed that this gene is indeed found in the finnhorse.

The horse that was tested is called Intiaani. She was tested for splashed white and sabino genes. Sabino test came out negative, but the current gene technology can only find one of the many mutations that gives the sabino coloring, so she might be a carrier of some other mutation. Intiaani is a heterozygous splashed white, which means that she got it from either her sire Turtuma or dam R.R. Vilma.

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My first book came out!

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“Hevonen” by Viivi Huuskonen available at the Blurb Bookstore.

Just to inform and celebrate, since I can’t help but be excited about this. It’s a milestone! My first book!

“Hevonen” (horse) is my self-initiated college project. It’s a 20-page book with hard image wrap cover. I made the first order of these books for my friends and family, and got them a few days ago.

I can assure you it’s a quality print job, and I’m very happy with it. The poem I wrote and illustrated for the book is my ode for the horse, a way of showing my thankfulness for everything they have taught me during the years.

You can see the book on e-preview at the Blurb Bookstore. The bookstore price is 32.89€ or 38.24$.

For now it’s only available in Finnish, but here’s a translation of the poem:

“The Horse

They say that you live in a moment
but you have the knowledge of a thousand years in you
from this life and the past.

You carry the weight of the world
silently, without complain.

One earns respect only then
when he stops asking for it
you have taught me that
through countless mistakes.

When I’m telling others about you
I tell more about myself
what I am and what I would like to be.

You show me what I am.
Thank you, my friend, the horse.”

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Video: Vilpo at dressage championships in 1997


video by Katri Leppämäki

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Photo of the week: Priori

Priori, photo by Heini Luttinen

Priori, photo by Heini Luttinen

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Experiencing foal fever…

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Mommy in a few months? First foal expected to be born in July, fingers crossed! Thanks for the photo Roosa L. (9.4.2013)

It seems that summer will be here soon. That big yellow bulb has been reported to be seen in the sky every now and then, the snow is melting -and many foals of 2013 have already been born!

My Facebook wall is full of photos of those tiny, ever-so-cute creatures trying to figure out their spider-like long legs, seeing and tasting the world… And soon galloping big circles around their mom outside in the field. Needless to say I can’t wait to see our first foal to be born in July.

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Sumiainen, photo by Peppi-Emilia Salmi

The sire of this next king/queen is the 1st prize R-stallion Sumiainen. He unfortunately died in October 2012, so this will be his last age-class. He succeeded well in national dressage arenas as well as in show ring  for years and has sired 7 foals until 2012. This little one will be a rarity! :)

The “foal project” as we like to call it with my friend, started last summer first just as a joke, but it caught on quite quickly and soon we were looking at stallion ads -why not?! The Finnish summer is short, the ideal time for a foal to be born would be May or June to provide them the longest possible time for grazing outside. Still we weren’t too slow with the decisions and the first covering was an instant success. A few weeks later we could start thinking about the possible names we could be giving to this newcomer.

So far the winter has gone by the book with no problems whatsoever. I can only hope that the foaling will be like that as well and Elyse will prove herself as a good mother.  Luckily we have one other mare foaling in the same stable this summer, and she has had a few foals so there is also support available for the newbie. ;)

(We are semi-secretly hoping for a flaxen-mained colt, but we’ll see…)

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Photo of the week: Saaren Kiho

Saaren Kiho, photo by Heini Luttinen

Saaren Kiho, photo by Heini Luttinen

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Tips for coldblood races 21st April 2103

See also How to bet on Finnish Horse Races

My apologies for not making it in time for Tornio races at 12 o’clock!

Toto75 at Pori was exceptionally moved to Sunday because of  a big ice hockey match taking place in Pori.

Here are some tips for today’s races (see the race card here).

Pori Toto 75, 15.00

by Jouni Toroska

Race 4

A) 12 Kuultava, 8 Valenssi, 11 Loimun Casimir, 5 Säikän Syke, 3 Torakles
B) 7,6,10,4,1
C) 9,2

Race 5, Satakunta Senior

A) 5 Siirin Älli
B) 7,3,13,4,12,9,15,14,10
C) 11,6,1,16,8,2

Race 7

A) 2 Multi Tella, 8 Akin Passi, 7 Aaron Hem, 12 Fannikka, 10 Suitero
B) 9,1,11,5,3
C) 4,6

Race 10

A) 1 Rapin Aatos
B) 10,2,8,5,3,4,9,6
C) 7,12,11

Race 12

A) 12 Topin Musta
B) 1,7,9,5,4,6,10,11
C) 2,8,3

 

TOTO75 (races 5-11)

small system
I 5 (7,3)
II 1,2,4,5,8,11,12,13,15 (16,10)
III 2,7,8,10,12 (9,1)
IV 2,9 (3,11)
V 2,4,6,10 (11,3)
VI 1 (10,2)
VII 10 (2,3)
360*0,05 €= 18€

Big system
I 5 (7,3)
II 1,2,4,5,8,11,12,13,15 (16,10)
III 1,2,7,8,9,10,12 (11,5)
IV 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,11,12 (8,10)
V 2,4,6,10 (11,3)
VI 1 (10,2)
VII 10 (2,3)
2520*0,05€ = 126€

TOTO4 (races 9-12)

Small system
I 2,4,6,10 (11,3)
II 1 (10,2)
III 10 (2,3)
IV 1,12 (7,9)
8*0,20€ = 1,60€

Big system
I 2,3,4,6,10,11 (7,12)
II 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10 (7,12)
III 10 (2,3)
IV 1,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12 (2,8)
486*0,20€ = 97,20€

TROIKKA (race 12)

Small system
I 12 Topin Musta
II 1,7,9
III 1,4,5,6,7,9,10,11
21*0,50€ = 10,50€

Big system
I 1,12
II 1,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12
III 1,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12
112 *0,50€ = 56€

More 75-tips at IS Ravit

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Recognize the royals -competition on Facebook

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Lohdutus and Eri-Aaroni, not featured in this competition. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

From Kuninkaallinen kuvavisa! (Kuninkuusravit Facebook page)

This competition is not organised by this blog, but I wanted to help promoting it because I love the idea. It requires a bit of investigation work, but is not too difficult task thanks to Sukuposti‘s well organized site. I found them all, can you? :)

The idea is to find names for each horse. All the pictures come from Sukuposti database.

You can find the pictures here.

Do not comment the pictures on Facebook! Let’s give a chance for others too. ;)

  • Send your answers to kuninkuusravit@kuopionravirata.fi
  • Just a list: 1. “Horse X” 2. “X and X”.
  • Remember to give your contact information in the e-mail, so they can send you the prizes if you win. First prize is two tickets to finnhorse trotting championships weekend in July.
  • Only correct answers get to participate the raffle!
  • The competition is open until 19th of April, 2013

Translated clues for pictures:

1. What is the name of this Pikkukunkku winner?
2. Trotter king
3. Trotter king
4. Pikkuprinssi winner
5. Trotter queen
6. Trotter king
7. Trotter king
8. Trotter queen
9. Trotter queen, dam for a Derby winner
10. Trotter queen AND the king -you have to know both
11. Pikkuprinssi winner and sire for a trotter king
12. Pikkuprinssi winner

Have fun!

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Tips for finnhorse races 5th & 6th April 2013

Photo by Hippos/Leena Mäenpää-Wirtz

Photo by Hippos/Leena Mäenpää-Wirtz

This new series collects tips for upcoming races. This is an experiment that goes until the end of April, please let me know what you think!

Finding good tips for races can be a tough job. Here’s some help! I have collected tips for finnhorse races for the following few days. Follow the links to each race track’s website for more tips (“vihjeet”) and complete race cards.

Remember, this is just a collection and the tips are composed by professionals, not me. Horses listed in A-group are ranked as the most likely winners and so on.

You can open a free account at Fintoto.fi for betting, and see also my post How to bet on Finnish horse races.

Good luck!

Friday 5th of April

Turku 18.00 Toto5

Race 1, Biofarm Cup (4-yo): A) 3 B) 6,1,7,4 C) 2,5

Race 3, Turun Ravinaisten Tammaravuri: A) 8 B) 3,5,1,7,6 C)-

Race 7: A) 9,4,12 B) 11,3,6,8,5,7 C) 10,2,1

Race 10: A) 5 B) 11,9,6,12,2,3,4,1,10,7 C) 8,13

Saturday 6th of April

Lahti 15.00 Toto75, Finnish Cup final

Race 4, Vainikka & Krugman Investments: A) 7-12 B) 1-4-6-15-10-5-16 C) 8-2-9-14-13-11-3

Race 5, Toto75-1, Novart: A) 7 B) 2-8-6-4-12-11 C) 10-1-3-5-9

Race 7, Toto75-3, Lähitapiola: A) 11-10 B) 7-4-9-3-1 C) 5-6-12-8-2

Race 9, Toto75-5, Toto4-1, LVI Vallo, Finnish Cup 2013: A) 6-1 B) 12-15-13-4-3-16-7 C) 14-8-10-5-2-11-9

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First trotting championship rankings

From Franko ja Marimin kuninkuusravirankingien kärjessä (Hevosurheilu.fi 12.3.2013)

Marimin has been absolutely astonishing during the winter.

Marimin has been absolutely astonishing during this winter. This picture was taken in Tampere 2011.

The finnhorse trotting championships weekend is without doubt one of the biggest events of the year for finnhorse- and Finnish harness racing enthusiasts. We all dream of the day when we could have a trotter king or queen of our own. These horses have always been the absolute top of the breed.

The horses who get to compete for the grand prizes and glory are chosen by their earlier accomplishments. This year the point system has been changed to emphasize the more recent races, which gives the winter stars good points for this first ranking list. The ruling king Erikasson, just like many other open level stallions, hasn’t started his season yet, and these rankings will still change several times before July.

Franko was inspected in 2012

Franko was inspected in 2012

Queen race candidates
1. Marimin
2. Sirun Valpuriina
3. Edla
4. B. Helmiina
5. Pelikka
6. Hopihopi
7. B. Turolii
8. Kemun Tutu

King race candidates

1. Franko
2. Rikelme
3. A.T. Veli
4. B. Vilunki
5. Visul

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“Finnish woman is like the Finnish horse”

Arvi Lind, photo from the original article

“Suomen naiset kuin suomenhevosia”-Arvi Lindiltä räväkkä aloitus naistenpäivälle Ylen Aamu-tv:ssä (8.3.2013)

Happy women’s day, folks!

Women’s Day celebration seems to get bigger and bigger every year in Finland as well, at least according to news headlines. People celebrate it in variable ways, for some it’s Valentine’s Day all over again and other take it as a reminder about the gender equality questions that are nowadays mostly taken care of, but it wasn’t that long ago when mares where not  horses and women were not people. But that’s another story!

Finnish woman and Finnish horse – similarities much? (photo from the original article)

I came across this funny quote by Finnish retired news anchor Arvi Lind. He told the interviewer that he had used this metaphor before, but was misunderstood. What he meant with it, was that Finnish women can do anything, like finnhorses.

Finnhorses can work as draft, trotter and riding horses, whereas a Finnish woman can be a successful career woman, a mother and lover at the same time. We should respect them for their work for our society, was Arvi’s message.

Some people take offence when compared to an animal, some even commented that Finnish women and horses have nothing more in common than short and hairy legs, but those of us who really know and value these horses take this metaphor as a compliment. :)

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Horseplay :)

Can’t help but smile for this one :)

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Simppa is a rarity in UK

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Simppa didn’t have any problems moving to another country. “Many people have noticed that he is very laid-back horse even though he is very young.” says Annukka

I met Annukka online at Haynet, the social network for equine bloggers. She told that she had moved to UK from Finland and brought her finnhorse with her. Annukka was kind enough to write a guest post and share their story with us. :)

Two years ago my family moved to UK. That family includes two horses and it was not an option to leave them behind.

Just before we found out that we are moving here I bought a Finnish Horse called Sarasteen Simeon. His nickname is Simppa and he is now five years old.

When I considered the breed I was going to buy I had couple of options but I knew I would need a cold blood. They can be outside 24/7 and they are so easy to look after. In the end I chose Finnish Horse as I have always thought we should need to support more this rare breed so that it would not disappear. My father was always telling stories how Finn Horses were helping with the farm work as he was a child. They were always very loyal, hardworking and the gentlest horses he knew.

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“He has a huge play drive, he learns very quickly and always wants to please.”

We always had horses and I have had my own Shetland pony since I was ten years old. I was so sure that even though I buy a youngster he will be my best friend for life like my Shetland. That belief vanished quite quickly. I didn’t have a clue what to do with a youngster. Luckily since the beginning I have found the best people to help and support us.

Since the beginning everyone told me that I have found a horse with whom I have the best chances to succeed. They were so right. Even though I didn’t really know how to train him and how to be a good leader for him he still was kind to me and did everything I asked from him. It has been nice to grow together and as I have gained more experience I´m like a part of our small herd now.

In UK I found classical riding teacher who was also very good at ground work. She introduced me to Parelli Natural Horsemanship. I knew about it already but never really had the time to look into it.

I didn’t go very far within the program as I felt something was missing. It’s a good program but nowadays I follow several horsemen and take from them what I think are the most useful parts and mix them together. Mostly I have been concentrating on our ground skills but I have also tried to improve my riding.

I’m going to see Monty Roberts in a few weeks. I haven’t ever seen his clinics. There is so much mixed opinions about his work that I thought it´s better to go and see it myself. I´m very excited what I will learn from him.

In Finland it seems that horsemanship knowledge is disappearing and only few people can help if you have problems with your horse. Here it is not a problem to find help but you have to be very careful to whom you turn to. It´s good to follow they work closely so that you know that you like the way they handle horses and how they teach.

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“I think that life will not be boring with Simppa. We have so much to learn from each other and life.”

I have to admit that in the beginning I really had my doubts if I had bought the right horse. I felt I didn’t connect with him and I didn’t know how to help a young horse. I didn’t even realize how nice horse I actually have. The more I learned the more he opened my eyes to look at him differently. He seems to be very dominant horse but partly because he is young and doesn´t really know enough about life. After bringing him over to UK he was a bit unconfident but he hasn’t travelled a lot and everything was new to him. I think both my horses got used to UK very quickly. At least I didn’t notice any problems. They were happily grazing on the pasture since the arrival.

I think that life will not be boring with Simppa. We have so much to learn from each other and life. But life will be a lot easier than I thought. Almost all of our problems I have created with my inexperience. I have now learned that he has a huge play drive, he learns very quickly and always wants to please. As he learns quickly he also gets easily bored and finds something else to do. I used to confuse that to naughtiness. He is not the easiest horse for me as he is young but his heart is pure gold. I haven´t earned his heart yet but I´m sure he will be the best horse I will ever have.

In our new home country our Finn Horse has got some mixed comments. Some people love him right away and his huge head gets lots of attention. That is only sign to notice that he is actually a draft horse. It’s quite difficult to say what people think of him. Some people are interested and want to know more about our breed but some look at his direction maybe once and return to their warmbloods. But that is something you’ll find also in Finland. Many people have noticed that he is very laid-back horse even though he is very young.

I believe his size, stamina, characteristics and versatility for use might be something of interest to people here. Finn Horse is after all able to pull as much as 110 percent of their own body weight and can carry even very big men on their backs even though they are quite small horses.

I don’t know yet what we are going to do in future. If it’s dressage, TREC or if we are just one of the happy hackers I once participated onto clinic where one of the instructors told us who were there with young horses “Don’t give them their last names yet.” And he was right. We will figure it out, we have time.

Annukka

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Winter games

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Prix des Trotteurs Sang Froid on Thursday 21st February 2013

From Kylmäveriottelun torstain lähtöradat arvottu (Hippos.fi 20.2.2013)

Prix des Trotteurs Sang Froid is the first of the two coldblood trotter races that are held in Vincennes, Paris this week.

Here is the list for Thursday’s race:

1 TRONS PILA N.P. BRAEKKEN 0’00″0

(LOME ELDEN – TRONS BRITTA) - Propriétaire : Jan Olav DAHLOE (NOR) – Entraineur : N. BRAEKKEN – Distance : 2100 – Gains : 154905 €

2 GULI JARVEN J.O. PERSSON 0’00″0

(JARVSOFAKS – TERNEMY) - Propriétaire : HALSINGE TRAV AB (SWE) – Entraineur : J.O. PERSSON – Distance : 2100 – Gains : 157785 €

3 FOYNLAND KONGEN G. FLAATEN 0’00″0

(LOME KONGEN – KOYDA) - Propriétaire : Paal KRISTIANSEN (NOR) – Entraineur : Paal KRISTIANSEN – Distance : 2100 – Gains : 120773 €

4 HIBOGUBBEN B. LANDGREN 0’00″0

(JARVSOFAKS – SIVA) - Propriétaire : EVAN INVEST AB (SWE) – Entraineur : B. LANDGREN – Distance : 2100 – Gains : 98359 €

5 TESANTTI E. HOLOPAINEN 0’00″0

(LIISING – TURON TUULIA) - Propriétaire : Pentti HYVARINEN (FIN) – Entraineur : Pentti HYVARINEN – Distance : 2100 – Gains : 104130 €

6 LARKAN U. LARSSON 0’00″0

(HALLSTA LOTUS – LASSAS TRAVINA) - Propriétaire : Torsten NORBERG (SWE) – Entraineur : J.O. PERSSON – Distance : 2100 – Gains : 109098 €

7 RAGGMUNKEN M. ABRIVARD 0’00″0

(JARVSOFAKS – GRANLITROLLA) - Propriétaire : Mlle Ulla GUSTAFSSON (SWE) – Entraineur : Tord GUSTAFSSON – Distance : 2100 – Gains : 130111 €

8 BRODSJO STINA P. VERCRUYSSE 0’00″0

(SPIKELD – BRODSJO BAUSA) - Propriétaire : Stall HAUGLAND (NOR) – Entraineur : Hans HAUGLAND – Distance : 2100 – Gains : 90308 €

9 FETTER’N T.G. G.V. GUNDERSEN 0’00″0

(ELDING – TROLLVILJA) - Propriétaire : Mlle Charlotte Teien GUNDERSEN (NOR) – Entraineur : G.V. GUNDERSEN – Distance : 2100 – Gains : 120048 €

10 METKUTUS E. RAFFIN 0’00″0

(LIPTUS – MIKUN METKA) - Propriétaire : J.M. PAAVOLA (FIN) – Entraineur : J.M. PAAVOLA – Distance : 2100 – Gains : 69730 €

11 SUIKUN RILLA H. SULKU 121a5a1’23″4(Vinc.)

(SUIKKU – NASATAR) - Propriétaire : TAKTER OY & SULKU TAPANI (FIN) – Entraineur : H. SULKU – Distance : 2100 – Gains : 85514 €

12 KEISAR J. TORMANEN 0’00″0

(HOVI ARI – JOSSE) - Propriétaire : Stall HUPI-TALLI (FIN) – Entraineur : A. VUORISALO – Distance : 2100 – Gains : 80280 €

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Does the color matter?

From Johannan suomenhevossivut (12.2.2013)

Rohkelikon Armas 2053-05R is one of the newest inspected studs

Rohkelikon Armas 2053-05R is one of the newest inspected studs. Photo by Hippos/Eero Perttunen

Johanna has made a huge amount of work collecting all rare colored (non-chestnut that is) inspected finnhorse studs of all studbooks. Every now and then there are people looking for studs of certain color, and this list made to help those people without taking any sides in the argument whether the coat color is an important aspect of horse breeding or not.

The list of sabinos is made by looks of the horses, there is no 100% certainty that all of these horses carry the gene.

Palomino
Name sire broodmare sire
Tuuvan Herpertti P Ukkosen Poika Jeppana
Ukkosen Poika P Pikku-Ukkonen Holotna
Voiveikko R Tähti-Tili Holotna
Silver
Name sire broodmare sire
Ahon Odotus P V.L. Titan Jessimo
Tintin Timjami P Tussarin Luonnos Jessimo
Tuuvan Herpertti P Ukkosen Poika Jeppana
Gray
Name Sire broodmare sire
E.V. Johtotähti T Juonnos Vieteri
E.V. Jovankka P E.V. Johtotähti Vokkerin-Liikku Hå
Black
Name Sire broodmare sire
A.T. Musta-Ritari P V.P. Jehu A.T. Pikku-Nikko
A.T. Ukko-Myrsky P A.T. Jesperi Portteri
Kaleva J Kihin-Hiski Vokker
Knuutilan Veikko J Pellervo Mallipoika
Kuningas Ässä R Onnipoika Hiluri
Millin Nokinen P Tussari Vilkki
Samueli R Samuli Ero-Lohko
Sangen Vinha Ta Vinha-Muisto Viltter
Silvolan Hemminki R Karl-Hemming Vekseli
Virkku-Hirnu P Vikunen Tosi-Pinko
Bay
Name sire broodmare sire
Anton H P Nikolai H Vieterin-Vilo
Feelis J Suikku Vinkaus
Emanuel Lax R Tosi-Pinko Alokkaan-Humu
Etu-Virtuaali J Soviiri Siruluonto
Heilan Toti Ta Totilo Veijari
Hermeli R Samuli Uski
Herra Herman (klm?) R Hermeli K.K. Kössi
Hilkker J Vilkker Veijari
Hovingas T Hovi-Ari Vinkaus
Humeeti (klm?) J Hovi-Ari Kihin-Muisto
Ilo-Sulevi Ta Nascar Luonnos
Jonkkari J Hovi-Ari Ponseri
Kume J Humeeti Kirmori
Lastun Leka R Pilven Poika Vekkuli
Loppu-Siru J Luonnos Ero-Lohko
O.K. April (klm?) RTa Siruluonto Uusi-Veto
Pikku-Pertti J Totemi Rok Turo
Pohjolan Tuisku T Tussari Luonnos
Risteri J Suikku Visku
Stamori J Hovi-Ari Vokker
Suikun Rilla J Suikku Patrik
Tas Onnekas J Heluri
Totemi Rok J Teme Totilo
Tumma-Varjo Ta Tumma-Luonnos Vara-Veto
Turon Into J Turo Poika-Luonnos
Tussarin Luonnos P Tussari Luonnos
Tutuari J Hovi-Ari Viltter
Valon Veikka R Murron Valo Pellervo
Vihi-Totti R Poika-Totti Kihin-Muisto
Sabino (?)
Name sire broodmare sire
Aarteen Aprik Ta Vilman-Lento Patrik
Arran Aleksi R Mikker Vireeni
A.T. Unikuva P A.T. Unikki Portteri
Einomies J Turo Viltter
Etu-Virtuaali J Soviiri Siruluonto
Friisin Paletti P Ukkosen Poika Varjo-Luonnos
Haavekuva R Perikuva Totti
Henkka R K.K. Kössi Vekseli
Hissun Vili J Viltter Vesku
Hoviaarre R Hovieeri Jonnen-Jarru
Hurran Toivo R Hilton Hurra Heluri
I.P. Vektori J Turo Luonnos
Joen Roima R Kauhu Vieteri
Juppe Hoo J Poika-Siro Juonnos
Kajas Poika J Cameron Tähti-Ajatus
Kerkko J Harkko Erimusta
Kiripassi RTa Apassi Jeviiri
Lehtolan Wiljam R Poika-Wiljami Postin Kuva
Lerkkana R V.L. Titan Iskon-Usko
Limon R Liptus Kihin-Muisto
Linkker R Mikker Vekseli
Luomus Jr J Luonnos Erilo
Mani Mekkeri R Jaanen Suikku Henri
O.K. April Ta Siruluonto Uusi-Veto
Pikku-Laakeri R Taika-Laakeri Pikku-Muisto
Pilven Lento R Pilven Poika Ero-Ruuti
Pirvetti R Kelmi Postin-Kuva
Ponuveikko R Vekseli Ponte
Pölyke P R.V. Vire Pöly-Poika
Ruubert P Luottri Spiraali
Silvolan Elmeri R Kelmi Apeli
Suikun Sisu J Suikku Vieteri
Totaarin Aihe R Aiheen Ote Toto
Tripla Vekkuli R Vekseli Purteri
Turtuma J Turo Vetori
Tutun Taika J Taikuri Viltter
Ukko-Iikoni J Iiro-Armas Suikku
Valtin Voitto J Hilun-Valtti Vieteri
Veihaivei Jii R Apeli Peto
Villipappa J Hovi-Ari Ponseri
Vinkun Tohelo T Totilo Viltter
Vorun Veto T Voru Vieterin-Ilo
Väinö J Viesker Viltter

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Photo of the Week

finnhorse trotter at Vermo

Photo by Jasmina Sulkumäki

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