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Video: Run, my little horse

Krisse posted this video on her blog where she writes about her 3-year-old young stallion Rohkelikon Into. “Ukko” has been in training for the last two months with Vilppu at Ypäjä, preparing for the annual young horse show.

The song on the video is “Juokse sinä humma” sung by Tapio Rautavaara. Translation for the lyrics at Lyricstranslate.com:

Run my little horse

Run my little horse,
Since the sky is so dark
And the travel ahead is rather long.
In the end that girl didn’t come to my ride,
For I’m a boy on the wild side.

refrain:
Hey my little horse, hey my little horse,
Huputiti hey my little horse!

Run my little horse,
Since the sky is so dark
And we are going by slowly with the two of us.
Horse is the only treasure of a boy,
No-one else has quite alike it.

refrain2:
Hey my little horse, hey my little horse,
Huputiti hey my little horse!

Run my little horse,
Since the sky is so dark
And shadows are covering my way.
Quietly my song echoes from the road
And my flaxen horse is swaying its mane.

refrain2

Run my little horse,
Since the sky is so dark
And a bell is under the shaft.
Ohh, how small pieces
Is my bread across the world.

refrain

Run my little horse,
When the sky is so dark
And wind is moaning in the wood.
There’s a small cottage in the curve of a road
And Cherrylip is staying there.

refrain2

Hey my little horse, hey my little horse,
Hey, stop here my little horse.


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The Best of 2012

From Vuoden parhaat 2012 (suomenhevosliitto.fi 28.3.2013)

Older stallions & geldings

Erikasson
Tähti-Vokker – Erika
Owner Tuikka Helena & Varjonen Jaakko, Breeder Tolonen Riitta-Liisa

Erikasson ja taustajoukot

  • biggest earnings ( 94 900 €) in 2012
  • Trotter King 2012, placed second in Nordic Championship, three T75-wins

Older mares

Marimin
Turo – Donna-Min
Owners Haukivaara Terhi & Heikkinen Esa, breeder Pentti Haukivaara

Marimin

  • Best season as a 13-year-old: 61 700€ in 2012
  • Great performance throughout the year from January to December, 29 starts with 8 wins and 8 places
  • Best time 1.21,9a
  • Placed third in the trotter queen race
  • Three wins in T65 races

5-year-old stallions and geldings

Ekoloki
A.T. Eko – Imun Ilo
Owner Jaakko Mikkonen, breeder Matti Mikkonen

Ekoloki

  • Richest 5-yo finnhorse with 52 440€ earnings
  • K-Maatalous Cup-finale (1p. 10 000 €) winner, Derby winner, L. Fabritius Memorial – Åbofemman-winner

5-year-old mares

Carmela
Viesker- Cordiitta
Owner/breeder Ravitalli Suuronen Oy

  • Wins in filly- and young horse races, Villimies mare race winner, altogether 7 wins and record 1.25,3a record, placed third in the little king race for five-year-olds
  • 33 600€ earnings in 2012

4-yer-old stallions and geldings

Siirin Älli
Liising- Siirin Piirto

Owner Tapani Krapu, breeders Belt Outi & Idström Hannu

  • Kriterium-, Oulu Express- and Tapiola cup winner
  • new Finnish record for four-year-olds in Oulu Express race
  • Second richest of all finnhorses in 2012 after Erikasson

4-year-old mares

Werna
Viesker – Hiskin Vimma
Owner/breeder Pekka Lillbacka

  • Best earnings in 4-year-old mares category, 13 850 €
  • Ilkka-ajo winner

3-year-old stallions and geldings

Veeran Poika
Erikasson – Ruutu-Veera
Owner Palmroth Henri&Kyösti&Terno, Breeder Palmroth Kyösti & Terno

  • 3 starts, 3 wins
  • Varsat vauhdissa –finale winner

3-year-old mares

Meliisi 
Liising – Kihin Ihme
Owner/breeder Heikki Karjula

Meliisi

  • Biggest earnings in 3-yo mare statistics 9 850 €
  • 3 wins in 2012

Monté

g. Laaserin Kuva
Laaseri – Peilikuva

Owner Teija Lehtonen, breeder Lasse Ritala

  • Nordic Championship winner in Sweden 2012

Work horse

s. Suikun Lukko
Suikun Ero – Luonto-Riina

Owner Jarmo Korkeaniemi, breeder Markku Pajunen.

  • Work Horse Champion 2012

Dressage

s. Corleone
Erovisku – Karine

Owner Talli Hermannin nuorisoseura. Breeder Mitja Nummenmaa & Petra Rantala

  • Dressage Champion 2012
  • 7 st, 5 wins, 2 places

Show jumper

g.  K.P. Sampo
Teme – Helli-Eeva

Owner Tmi Laura Niinimäki & Damski Saara. Breeder Kauko Pietiläinen

  • Show jumping champion 2012
  • 6 st, 4 wins, 1 place

Pony-sized finnhorse

s. Vuohimäen Havu
Ellun Voi – S.O. Jessiina

Owner Miina Äkkijyrkkä. Breeder Helena Lindahl

Vuohimäen Havu

  • Silver medalist in finnhorse driving championships
  • Finnish Championship silver medalist (all breeds)
  • Baltic Cup winner in Lithuania with fastest marathon time, Baltic Cup silver medalist in the final results
  • Second in Finnish combined driving  pony ranking
  • Part of the Finnish national team

Eventing

r. Tuli-Kisa
Rallaus – Kisa-Posti
Owner Ida & Emma Björkman, Breeder Juha Mäkelä.

  • Eventing champion 2012
  • 7 st, 2 wins, 2 places

Combined Driving

r. Hessin Vihtori
Vahto – Vilkku-Valo
Owner Leena & Hannu Kalalahti, breeder Heidi Sinda

  • 2012 Combined driving champion (ponies)
  • Finnhorse combined driving champion
  • Baltic Cup pony class winner
  • Ranking winner of all driving horses with 202 points.
  • 9 st, 7 wins, 2 second places in 2012


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Those girls and their horses…

“All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.”
– author unknown

It seems to be some kind of a trend among teenage girls to make this kind of videos of their horses. Youtube is full of them!
What is very touching in these, is the love these girls have for their horses and what they want to show to the world: “This is my horse, and she/he is the best horse in the whole wide world!”

Equestrianism is all about great feelings and experiences. Often they are the very first horses we get to spend time with that leave the most permanent hoofprints in our hearts. These girls are also assumably the main group of future horse owners and breeders. I think it’s a great thing to have finnhorses in riding schools and elsewhere in the “grass root level” of horse scheme, offering people a chance to get in touch with them. That is the ground where future horse people grow from. For many it is the late family horse or riding school favourite who gave them the spark for future (finn)horse enthusiasm.

Never underestimate a girl’s love for her horse!


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Results from Ypäjä inspection

These seven fine horses made it through the inspection and were given their licences for breeding. Congratulations!

This is a good overall look to all four breeding sections as well. Trotter (J), Riding horse (R), Work horse (T/Ta) and Pony-sized horse breeding section were all covered in this show. All photos by Hippos/Eero Perttunen

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Ten finnhorse stallions signed for inspection at Ypäjä

From Ypäjän orinäyttelyyn 21.1. ilmoitetut ja aikataulu (Hippos.fi)

Trotters (J-studbook)

Frankker 1627-08
Born 2008
Breeder Reijo Vettenranta
Owner Vettenranta H.& R.& T.& T.&Möttö H.& H.

Racing statistics

Year Starts 1. 2. 3. Earnings Record auto Record volt
2012 12 2 4 3 17 510,00 € 26,3ake 28,4ke
Altogether 12 2 4 3 17 510,00 € 26,3ake 28,4ke

Major race achievements: Tapiola Cup 2., Pikkuprinssi 3.

Frans
1330-01J
prt 165 cm s. 2001 FIN
20,7aly-22,6ke
sh
Turo 2577-84J Valio
vprt 157 cm s. 1984† FIN
23,8aly-25,1ly
sh
Suikku 1810-78J Valio
24,3aly-26,9ly prt s. 1978 FIN
Vekku-Lento 555-74J Valio 26,7aly-28,2ly tprt s. 1971†
Aritar 101057 Vj 40,2 prt s. 1960†
Marine 2184-76J Valio
27,6aly-28,4ly prt s. 1975 FIN
Hilu Jo 65 Valio 26,1aly-29,0ke prt s. 1961†
Marilla 445-72J Valio 29,2aly-30,9ly trn s. 1970
Kössin Virkku 1028-90J
prt 157 cm s. 1990† FIN
34,2ake-36,1ke
sh
K.K. Kössi 1548-82J
22,3aly-24,5ke prt s. 1981 FIN
Vokker 662-72J Valio 22,3aly-25,1ly trt s. 1969†
Ilo-Pilleri 275-73J Valio 38,4aly-38,4ke prt s. 1970
Viritin 1036-78J
tprt s. 1977 FIN
Vieteri 407-71TJ Vj 21,6aly-25,9ly prt s. 1967†
Riitta Jt 220 Valio 33,5a tprt s. 1960†
Hilsker
1583-97J
trt 156 cm s. 1997 FIN
30,4aly-30,0ke
sh
Viesker 1228-89J Valio
tprt 154 cm s. 1989 FIN
19,9aly-22,5ly
sh
Vokker 662-72J Valio
22,3aly-25,1ly trt s. 1969 FIN
Forte Jo 55 25,4aly-27,1ly prt s. 1961†
Halla 502888 Valio 42,8 prt s. 1952†
Vieska 2062-84
51,6aly vprt s. 1984 FIN
Jaska 230-72J P 35,4aly-36,2ly prt s. 1969
Viesta 2309-75J 29,3aly-32,2ly prt s. 1975
Tupla-Hilutar 1237-88J
vprt 157 cm s. 1988 FIN
30,6aly-30,6ly
sh
Viltter 1250-74J Valio
22,7aly-26,8ly vprt s. 1974 FIN
Vieteri 407-71TJ Vj 21,6aly-25,9ly prt s. 1967†
Ero-Siro 1072-76J Valio 27,1ake prt s. 1962
Hilun-Asta 2094-78J
29,6aly-30,5ke vprt s. 1978 FIN
Hilu Jo 65 Valio 26,1aly-29,0ke prt s. 1961†
Suvitta 372-72J Valio 38,4aly-37,0kp prt s. 1971†

Rapin Aatos 1381-06
Born 2006
Breeder Mari Rautiainen
Owner Fanfaria Team

Racing statistics

Year Starts 1. 2. 3. Earnings Record auto Record volt
2012 24 6 6 3 18 390,00 € 25,9ake 27,9ke
2011 12 2 0 3 4 570,00 € 31,5ake 29,2ke
2010 6 0 0 0 100,00 € 35,4ke
Altogether 42 8 6 6 23 060,00 € 25,9ake 27,9ke
Fannin Muisto
1898-92J
prt 154 cm s. 1992† FIN
23,2aly-22,6ly
sh
Kihin-Muisto 2383-77J Valio
prt 154 cm s. 1977† FIN
23,1aly-24,3ly
sh
Hilu Jo 65 Valio
26,1aly-29,0ke prt s. 1961 FIN
Vihi 6035 28,0a prt s. 1951†
Eri-Pulu 19868 Valio 32,5 prt s. 1951†
Kihi 200002 Vj
tprt s. 1957 FIN
Erilo 5731 Valio 29,2-epav25,3 tprt s. 1950†
Helinä 24679 AA 40,3 tprt s. 1941†
Fanni 1077-80J
prt 155 cm s. 1979† FIN
29,6aly-29,0ly
sh
Vokker 662-72J Valio
22,3aly-25,1ly trt s. 1969 FIN
Forte Jo 55 25,4aly-27,1ly prt s. 1961†
Halla 502888 Valio 42,8 prt s. 1952†
Sitikka Jt 196 Valio
32,0aly-35,0ly prt s. 1966 FIN
Jonne 6731 Vj 29,9aly-32,2ly tprt s. 1960†
Sähinä 37041 Vj 37,5ake tprt s. 1956
Rapiska
1935-90J
prt 153 cm s. 1990 FIN
28,1aly-28,4ke
sh
Vika-Pisto 1974-77J
prt 152 cm s. 1976† FIN
26,2aly-27,3ly
sh
Veijari 309-73J
33,6aly-34,2ke vprt s. 1972 FIN
Vieteri 407-71TJ Vj 21,6aly-25,9ly prt s. 1967†
Monika 1134-76J Valio 29,4ake trt s. 1956†
Puna-Posti 843-74J P
45,5aly-47,9ke prt s. 1971 FIN
Lento-Posti Jo 121 31,8aly-33,9ly tprt s. 1966
Iltatähti 101817 prt s. 1964
Raisakka 1055-80TJ Valio
prt 158 cm s. 1979† FIN
34,5aly-33,2ke
sh
Ponte 732-71J
24,2a-28,0 trt s. 1967 FIN
Passin-Voitto 6597 43,5 trt s. 1958
Keva 200665 Vj 36,2aly-37,5ly prt s. 1962†
Raisa 38420 Valio
prt s. 1963 FIN
Humuri 5513 36,6 prt s. 1946
Rasa 34961

Work horses (T-studbook)

E.V. Kenraali 1005-04
Born 2004
Breeder Eeva Venojärvi
Owner Ellinoora Laurila
Major achievements: plowing Finnish championship, horse pair, 2.

E.V. Jasperin Lento
2386-00
rtkm s. 2000 FINsh
E.V. Jovankka 1012-97PR
rtkm 147 cm s. 1997 FINsh
E.V. Johtotähti 1726-93Ta
rtkm s. 1993 FIN
Juonnos 1058-79J 25,2aly-27,2ly tprt s. 1978
Vipela 1412-84 – rtkm s. 1983†
E.V. Voksitar 1544-94P
tprt s. 1994 FIN
Vokkerin-Liikku Hå 1618-84J 24,3aly-25,9ly prt s. 1983†
Sini 1446-79J 32,4aly-33,4ly prt s. 1978†
Jasmike 1879-92
trt s. 1992† FIN
-
sh
K.M. Poku 2435-84J
25,1aly-25,6ke tprt s. 1984 FIN
Kihin-Muisto 2383-77J Valio 23,1aly-24,3ly prt s. 1977†
Ero-Muska 784-74J Valio 30,8aly-32,0ke prt s. 1973
Kastanja 2024-87P
trt s. 1987 FIN
Vilkki 1400-77J 27,3aly-27,9ly trt s. 1969†
Melissa 2162-77J 48,0ake-43,3ke tprt s. 1977
Luomu
1607-98R
vrt 150 cm s. 1998 FIN
-
sh
Vinha-Muisto 2170-78J
trt 152 cm s. 1978 FIN
26,3aly-28,0ke
sh
Pikku-Muisto 15-73J
25,9aly-28,3ke prt s. 1972 FIN
A.T. Muisto 572-72J 29,6aly-32,4ly tprt s. 1966
Rosita 45795 35,1a vprt s. 1958†
Uusi-Vinha 171-71J
30,4aly-33,1ly prt s. 1968 FIN
Uusi-Veto 6862 Pj 24,8aly-27,7ly tprt s. 1961
Anita 101415 40,4 prt s. 1962†
Linnos 1188-94
prt s. 1994 FIN
-
sh
Viltter 1250-74J Valio
22,7aly-26,8ly vprt s. 1974 FIN
Vieteri 407-71TJ Vj 21,6aly-25,9ly prt s. 1967†
Ero-Siro 1072-76J Valio 27,1ake prt s. 1962
Luontuli 1115-86J
38,4aly-36,7ke vprt s. 1986 FIN
Luonnos Jo 99 Valio 28,4aly-29,5ly vprt s. 1964†
Purren-Tyttö 1271-81 prt s. 1969

Hessin Nöpi 1374-08
Born 2008
Breeder & owner Heidi Sinda

Pikku-Peto
1022-96R
rt 156 cm s. 1996 FIN
-
sh
Peto 1579-83J
prt 161 cm s. 1982† FIN
21,4aly-25,2ly
sh
Vilari 340-73J H
23,6aly-28,2ke prt s. 1967 FIN
Vilperi Jo 18 Valio 24,8aly-27,0ly tprt s. 1961†
Totilla Jt 103 Valio 38,3 tprt s. 1962
Torin-Kukka 1503-77J
37,1ake-41,8kp prt s. 1976 FIN
Vetori 475-74J P 25,6aly-27,9ly tprt s. 1963
Asteri 746-71 – prt s. 1969
Lilli Erika 1163-84J
prt 157 cm s. 1983† FIN
42,7ake-39,1ke
sh
Luonnos Jo 99 Valio
28,4aly-29,5ly vprt s. 1964 FIN
Luonnokas 6649 33,4 prt s. 1958†
Murtuli 29314 47,0 trt s. 1952
Elka 47142
trt s. 1966 FIN
Elias 5895 trt s. 1952
Metku 43662 tprt s. 1950
Tummatähti
1191-89
trt s. 1989 FIN
38,7ke
sh
Viltter 1250-74J Valio
vprt 157 cm s. 1974 FIN
22,7aly-26,8ly
sh
Vieteri 407-71TJ Vj
21,6aly-25,9ly prt s. 1967 FIN
Vilperi Jo 18 Valio 24,8aly-27,0ly tprt s. 1961†
Vekkuli 100606 Vj 37,6 prt s. 1956†
Ero-Siro 1072-76J Valio
27,1ake prt s. 1962 FIN
Ero-Lohko yh 1160 Valio 24,8a-epav22,0 trt s. 1951†
Arin-Sirpa 100229 Vj 31,7ke rt s. 1954
Kihin Kisa 2731-84
prt s. 1984 FIN
-
sh
Kihin-Muisto 2383-77J Valio
23,1aly-24,3ly prt s. 1977 FIN
Hilu Jo 65 Valio 26,1aly-29,0ke prt s. 1961†
Kihi 200002 Vj tprt s. 1957
Ero-Sanna 1024-80T
rt s. 1979 FIN
Resori 437-71J Valio 27,7aly-31,3ke tprt s. 1970†
Ero-Tuomi 47132 trt s. 1965

Turo-Teilori 1615-00
Born 2000
Breeder Matti Oittinen
Owner Heidi Sinda

Offspring

Breed b. Country Gender Name Reg.no. Photos Dam
sh 2007 FIN g Köpars Calle 1581-07 4 Carolina 1702-92
sh 2008 FIN m Köpars Karkki 1548-08 1 Carolina 1702-92
sh 2008 FIN m Köpars Peppi 1089-08 4 Patiina 1232-97
sh 2009 FIN m Köpars Hilma 246001S00091525 Huba 2423-89J
sh 2009 FIN h Köpars Paavo 246001S00091524 Patiina 1232-97
sh 2010 FIN g Köpars Paavali 246001S00101946 Patiina 1232-97
sh 2010 FIN m Köpars Hertta 246001S00102334 Huba 2423-89J
sh 2011 FIN m Köpars Pirre 246001S00111336 Patiina 1232-97
Turo
2577-84J Valio
vprt 157 cm s. 1984† FIN
23,8aly-25,1ly
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 25,7aly-29,0ly prt s. 1964
Mutrin-Lento Jt 57 25,2aly-epav23,8 prt s. 1956
Aritar 101057 Vj
40,2 prt s. 1960 FIN
Ari yh 1054 29,4-epav28,8 klrt s. 1947
Suhina 18767 27,1 trt s. 1948†
Marine 2184-76J Valio
prt 153 cm s. 1975† FIN
27,6aly-28,4ly
sh
Hilu Jo 65 Valio
26,1aly-29,0ke prt s. 1961 FIN
Vihi 6035 28,0a prt s. 1951†
Eri-Pulu 19868 Valio 32,5 prt s. 1951†
Marilla 445-72J Valio
29,2aly-30,9ly trn s. 1970 FIN
Eri-Matti 5625 28,1-25,0 trn s. 1949†
Erilon-Tähti 354-71T Pj 35,8aly-37,0ly prt s. 1966†
Kiikun-Viiri
1981-82J Valio
prt 158 cm s. 1982† FIN
36,3aly-36,6ke
sh
V.T. Ajatus 1430-75J H
prt 158 cm s. 1974† FIN
26,3aly-28,9ly
sh
Vieteri 407-71TJ Vj
21,6aly-25,9ly prt s. 1967 FIN
Vilperi Jo 18 Valio 24,8aly-27,0ly tprt s. 1961†
Vekkuli 100606 Vj 37,6 prt s. 1956†
Tositar 101462
31,9ake-33,8 prt s. 1964 FIN
Ihme-Toti yh 1138 25,9a rt s. 1948
Ara 100603 52,0 vrt s. 1956
Ero-Viiri Jt 40
prt 158 cm s. 1962 FIN
29,9aly-33,5ly
sh
Ero-Lohko yh 1160 Valio
24,8a-epav22,0 trt s. 1951 FIN
Lohko yh 928 28,2-epav25,6 prt s. 1943
Sirkka-Lintu 17794 38,7 tprt s. 1939
Aro-Viiri 34565
37,9 prt s. 1947 FIN
Aaroni 4684 Valio 28,5-epav27,3 prt s. 1942
Vihuri 32789 prt s. 1938†

Pony-sized horses (P-studbook)

Friisin Amuletti 1007-08
Born 2008
Breeder Anne Friis
Owner Niilo Launo

Ukkosen Poika
1454-98P
vkk 148 cm s. 1998 FIN
sh
Pikku-Ukkonen 1217-92P
trt 145 cm s. 1992† FIN
sh
Fabian 1355-85J
22,5aly-23,5ly tprt s. 1985 FIN
Hiluri 557-71J Valio 22,6aly-28,9ly tprt s. 1969†
Vappu-Tyttö 676-73J 35,1aly-36,2ly prt s. 1969†
E.T. Viri 1241-86
54,7ke trt s. 1986 FIN
Viltter 1250-74J Valio 22,7aly-26,8ly vprt s. 1974
E.T. Luonnos 1926-78J 34,4aly-37,9ke trn s. 1978
Täti Moonika 2233-85R
vkk 156 cm s. 1985 FIN
2.14,4ke
sh
Holotna 1490-76J
29,6aly-30,8ly vkk s. 1975 FIN
Vilu 7086 39,9aly-41,8ly klrt s. 1966
Lilli 1492-76 – vkk s. 1957
Lilli 267-73
rt s. 1970 FIN
Aro-Läikkä 6938 31,6a tprt s. 1962
Sinko 504233 Valio – vprt s. 1959†
Korven Siluetti
1767-02PTa
prt 143 cm s. 2002 FIN
sh
Varjo-Luonnos 1283-87P
prt 143 cm s. 1987† FIN
sh
Poika-Luonnos 192-74J
24,4aly-26,0ly vprt s. 1970 FIN
Luonnos Jo 99 Valio 28,4aly-29,5ly vprt s. 1964†
Teija 38578 41,1 rt s. 1964
V.E. Varjo 1644-82T
rt s. 1981 FIN
Varvi 559-71J 25,5aly-29,5ke tprt s. 1969
Bellami 1879-75 prt s. 1970
Sinteri 2317-87
vprt s. 1987 FIN
Posteri 1284-74J
28,9aly-31,5ke tprt s. 1974 FIN
Hovi-Posti 6628 Hj 24,8aly-27,8ly tprt s. 1957†
Eriitta 502727 Valio 48,6 tprt s. 1954
Singa 1927-78
58,4ke tprt s. 1977 FIN
Sätti 404-72 29,1aly-30,7ly prt s. 1971
Reija 1928-78 43,8ly rt s. 1965

Kippara 1515-06

Born 2006

Breeder Minna Pitkänen

Owner Veikko Leinonen

Villeri
1019-87P
prt 142 cm s. 1987† FIN
-
sh
Viktori 425-74J
vrt 159 cm s. 1973 FIN
27,9aly-29,2ke
sh
Vieteri 407-71TJ Vj
21,6aly-25,9ly prt s. 1967 FIN
Vilperi Jo 18 Valio 24,8aly-27,0ly tprt s. 1961†
Vekkuli 100606 Vj 37,6 prt s. 1956†
Totin-Virma 100919
47,2 vprt s. 1957 FIN
Ihme-Toti yh 1138 25,9a rt s. 1948
Tajuke 34829 – s. 1948
Leppana 8-74P Valio
tprt 143 cm s. 1973† FIN
-
sh
Viri 522-72P
rt s. 1966 FIN
Eri-Kolari 5873 – tprt s. 1952
Hilpi (prt 152cm) – prt
Hupi
vprt s. 1965 FIN
Hokke 6749 rt s. 1960†
Ripsi 45859 trt s. 1959
Soihdun Kajo
1465-00
vprt s. 2000 FIN
sh
Ruutu-Sälli 1359-90P
vprt 145 cm s. 1990† FIN
sh
Ruutu-Poika 1406-78J
22,3aly-24,7ly tprt s. 1977 FIN
Puhemies 6572 Pj Valio 26,0aly-27,8ly trt s. 1957†
Melina 121-71J Valio 47,3ly tprt s. 1968†
Aro-Muisto II 1572-78P
prt s. 1977 FIN
Muisto 1771-78J 27,6aly-29,3ly prt s. 1959†
Aro-Lahja 1382-80J Vj 50,9 prt s. 1960†
Vempan Leimu 2147-86
prt s. 1986 FIN
37,6ke
sh
Vemppa 2060-77T
31,1aly-34,0ke rt s. 1976 FIN
Luonnos Jo 99 Valio 28,4aly-29,5ly vprt s. 1964†
Tähti-Liike 912-72T P Vt 53,4ly prt s. 1971
Sitkotar 47150
tprt s. 1965 FIN
Sitko 6190 35,2a tprt s. 1954
Soile

Riding horses (R-studbook)

Preussi 2157-08
Born 2008
Breeder Sanna Moilanen
Owner Anu Ojala

Ukkosen Poika
1454-98P
vkk 148 cm s. 1998 FIN
sh
Pikku-Ukkonen 1217-92P
trt 145 cm s. 1992† FIN
sh
Fabian 1355-85J
22,5aly-23,5ly tprt s. 1985 FIN
Hiluri 557-71J Valio 22,6aly-28,9ly tprt s. 1969†
Vappu-Tyttö 676-73J 35,1aly-36,2ly prt s. 1969†
E.T. Viri 1241-86
54,7ke trt s. 1986 FIN
Viltter 1250-74J Valio 22,7aly-26,8ly vprt s. 1974
E.T. Luonnos 1926-78J 34,4aly-37,9ke trn s. 1978
Täti Moonika 2233-85R
vkk 156 cm s. 1985 FIN
2.14,4ke
sh
Holotna 1490-76J
29,6aly-30,8ly vkk s. 1975 FIN
Vilu 7086 39,9aly-41,8ly klrt s. 1966
Lilli 1492-76 – vkk s. 1957
Lilli 267-73
rt s. 1970 FIN
Aro-Läikkä 6938 31,6a tprt s. 1962
Sinko 504233 Valio – vprt s. 1959†
Ponsiliina
2059-96
tprt s. 1996 FIN
sh
Ero-Ponsi 141-71J
tprt 155 cm s. 1966† FIN
23,3aly-27,0ly
sh
Ero-Lohko yh 1160 Valio
24,8a-epav22,0 trt s. 1951 FIN
Lohko yh 928 28,2-epav25,6 prt s. 1943
Sirkka-Lintu 17794 38,7 tprt s. 1939
Ponnen-Maine 504100 Vj
38,9 prt s. 1960 FIN
Ponne 5902 AA 29,7 prt s. 1951†
Mainekas 502330
Luonnon Liina 1611-85J
tprt 157 cm s. 1985 FIN
35,1ake-33,3ke
sh
Luonnos Jo 99 Valio
28,4aly-29,5ly vprt s. 1964 FIN
Luonnokas 6649 33,4 prt s. 1958†
Murtuli 29314 47,0 trt s. 1952
Hiliina 1387-78J
43,1aly-43,0ke prt s. 1977 FIN
Hilu Jo 65 Valio 26,1aly-29,0ke prt s. 1961†
Uusi-Liina 519-71J H 36,8a-38,1 tprt s. 1969

Rohkelikon Armas 2053-05
Born 2005
Breeder Kyrklund Marika & Seppänen Johanna
Owner Marika Renvall, Rented to Anita Salonen

Major achievements: young finnhorses’ show 2009: best build (4-yo), young finnhorses’ show 2010: most promising jumper (5-yo)

Hermeli
1151-93R
tprn 164 cm s. 1993 FIN
sh
Samuli 2083-86R
m 156 cm s. 1986† FIN
sh
Kelmi 1393-80R
trt s. 1979 FIN
Kotomies 1473-75RP 48,4aly-46,1ke trt s. 1971
Saparo 101426 Valio tprt s. 1962†
Akuli 1009-74R Valio
prn s. 1974 FIN
Vekkuli Jo 101 P 25,7aly-29,0ly prt s. 1964
Pusta 158-71J P 29,9aly-34,5ly m s. 1967
Merri 1591-82R
prt 156 cm s. 1981† FIN
sh
Uski 571-71TJ
28,1aly-31,6ke vprn s. 1971 FIN
Uskoton 6166 Vj 26,8aly-29,6ke vprt s. 1954†
Ysti 29875 Valio prn s. 1956†
Sari Jt 53
35,6a rt s. 1962 FIN
Ari yh 1054 29,4-epav28,8 klrt s. 1947
Ihme-Tuuli 100479 33,7 tsvrt s. 1955
Tulen Sissi
1631-99R
prt 157 cm s. 1999† FIN
sh
Kihin Hiski 1667-90J
tprt 153 cm s. 1990† FIN
21,3aly-23,5ke
sh
Kihin-Muisto 2383-77J Valio
23,1aly-24,3ly prt s. 1977 FIN
Hilu Jo 65 Valio 26,1aly-29,0ke prt s. 1961†
Kihi 200002 Vj tprt s. 1957
Silona 661-74J Valio
29,6aly-30,2ly prt s. 1972 FIN
Hulina Jo 102 P 26,7aly-29,7ly tprt s. 1959†
Sitkotar 47150 tprt s. 1965
Tulinen 1465-88R
prt 150 cm s. 1988† FIN
sh
Vokker 662-72J Valio
22,3aly-25,1ly trt s. 1969 FIN
Forte Jo 55 25,4aly-27,1ly prt s. 1961†
Halla 502888 Valio 42,8 prt s. 1952†
Repekka II 1983-76
52,2ke prt s. 1976 FIN
Jaska 230-72J P 35,4aly-36,2ly prt s. 1969
Ero-Leila 1318-75T H 36,3aly-41,0ke prt s. 1972

Murron Into 1875-07
Born 2007
Breeder Murron Talli
Owner Heidi Taipale

Major achievements: young finnhorses’ show 2011: most promising dressage horse (4-yo)

Murron Valo
1971-93R
vprt 152 cm s. 1993 FIN
40,0ke
sh
K.M. Poku 2435-84J
tprt 152 cm s. 1984† FIN
25,1aly-25,6ke
sh
Kihin-Muisto 2383-77J Valio
23,1aly-24,3ly prt s. 1977 FIN
Hilu Jo 65 Valio 26,1aly-29,0ke prt s. 1961†
Kihi 200002 Vj tprt s. 1957
Ero-Muska 784-74J Valio
30,8aly-32,0ke prt s. 1973 FIN
Ero-Lohko yh 1160 Valio 24,8a-epav22,0 trt s. 1951†
Ponnetar 101396 Vj 52,1a prt s. 1960†
Huli-Leija 1809-77
vprt s. 1977 FIN
39,1a-41,6
sh
Hulina Jo 102 P
26,7aly-29,7ly tprt s. 1959 FIN
Härmä 5751 35,8 trt s. 1950
Eri-Hyrrä 500550
Lähtö-Viesti 654-74J
31,6aly-34,4ke vrt s. 1972 FIN
Poika-Lähtö Jo 60 28,9a-31,3 tprt s. 1963
Rellu 46685 44,9 prt s. 1961†
Sisko L
1020-87J
trn 165 cm s. 1987 FIN
28,9aly-30,0ke
sh
Siruluonto 1823-77J
trn 161 cm s. 1977† FIN
24,1aly-25,9ly
sh
Luonnos Jo 99 Valio
28,4aly-29,5ly vprt s. 1964 FIN
Luonnokas 6649 33,4 prt s. 1958†
Murtuli 29314 47,0 trt s. 1952
Ero-Siru 37-72J Valio
27,9aly-31,9ly m s. 1961 FIN
Ero-Lohko yh 1160 Valio 24,8a-epav22,0 trt s. 1951†
Marre 29846 m s. 1955
Hippo 1877-76T
tprt 155 cm s. 1976 FIN
sh
Harppu 520-72J
26,6a-29,4 tprt s. 1967 FIN
Härmä 5751 35,8 trt s. 1950
Miku 200317 prt s. 1959†
Inka 548-72T H
prt s. 1971 FIN
Iskon-Usko 6986 Valio 31,2aly-33,6ly vprt s. 1964
Huti 36792 Valio trt s. 1955†

Scratched:

A.T. Musta-Soturi (P)

Pikku-Jätkä (RP)

Lillin Liekki (R)


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Finnhorse riding championship dates released

From Suomenhevosmestaruudet (Suomenratsut.fi)

Murron Into at Ypäjä 2012. Photo by Sini Tuhkunen

Finnhorses have their own championship competitions in dressage, show jumping, eventing and combined driving.
Prizes will be 800€, 500€ and 300€ sponsored by Suomen Hippos Ry.

Championships 2013

17.-18.8.      Dressage Championship, Harju (Virolahti)
16.-18.8.      Combined driving championship, Halikko
24.-25.8.      Eventing championship, Kangasala
30.8.-1.9.     Show jumping championship, Ypäjä

** note: changes are possible

 


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Equestrian social media awards finalists released

Equestrian Social Media Awards 2013The ESMAs have reached the point when they have chosen the finalists for this year. Nothing for National Treasure this time, but I am delighted to see my nomination as a finalist!!

Kisamatkalla blog is written by a young Finnish rider Senni. She tells about her life and adventures with two finnhorses. I like her blog and appreciate the work she is doing with it. I would really encourage you all to go check it out and cast your vote for her in category n:o 32. Best use of social media in Scandinavia. Vote here!

Best of luck for Senni, let’s hope hard work pays off. Check out the rest of the finalists as well, there were hundreds of nominations so these must be the best of the best!


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Hilton Hurra lives up to expectations

From Kuukauden työhevonen: Hilton Hurra (tyohevosharrastajat.net) free & shortened translation

Hilton Hurra 1778-94Ta
stallion, born 14.6.1994
Breeder Pekka Raudasoja, Ylivieska
Owner Anna Hälvä, Ylivieska

Offspring

Breed Born Country Gender Name Photos Dam
sh 1999 FIN mare Marylin 6 Rosemary 2154-84
sh 2008 FIN mare Sirjetta Mirjetta 2067-03
sh 2003 FIN stallion Hurran Toivo 12 Toivekuva 2309-91
sh 2012 FIN mare Merimaja 4 Santamaan Santra 1004-98
sh 2012 FIN mare Virin Suvi Nösviri 1402-05
finnhorse stallion Hilton Hurra

Photo from the article, © Minttu Koponen

Hilton Hurra has a quite rare pedigree, his sire line leads to Kirppu and maternal line leads to Hali. Hali’s line is told to produce horses with great working moral, same as Kirppu’s line, and Hilton Hurra truly lives up to these expectations. Pekka Raudasoja tells that he likes horses of this pedigree since they are very friendly and well-serving by nature. Anna says that Pekka is a walking dictionary of finnhorse pedigrees, so he is worth listening to.

Anna Hälvä began training Hilton Hurra for riding in 2008.The stallion has shown potential in riding, being a faithful worker and eager learner he has been easy to train. He was inspected for T-studbook with a driving test in 2010 and competes also  in dressage and show jumping with increasingly improving results. Hilton Hurra is a result of successful co-operation between a dressage rider, an old-school horseman and a harness racing trainer. By combining the know-how of each discipline the results can be this good: a horse that can do anything.

Hilton Hurra’s website


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Some blogs I follow

Lately I have found a few very interesting blogs that I would like to show to my readers as well, just in case you haven’t found them yet. Mostly riding oriented blogs this time, but I’ll keep looking for all kinds of horse related blogs to read, feel free to suggest if you  have a gem to share!loveyourblog

SH Dressage
Originally Finnish dressage rider living in UK at the moment, training and schooling horses for dressage and writes inspirational blog posts when she’s not in the saddle.

Confident Horsemanship
“Putting you & your horse in good hands. Building trust, respect & confidence between horse & human.”

AnnaBlakeBlog
Interesting texts about horse philosophy and riding.

Rosie Jones Horses
“Going global…7 months travelling around the world keeping an eye out for horses and horse people as I go…read our latest news here”

Anna Kilpeläinen
About riding and schooling horses (in Finnish).

For more horse blogs, try Haynet!


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Why wouldn’t a finnhorse be good for riding?

Terhi wrote an interesting and heartwarming post on Kisamatkalla blog a few days ago. She wondered how some people are still claiming that finnhorses have no use as riding horses at all.

Sigh. I thought we were pass this already.

Honest, reliable, strong.. and other positive features

Honest, reliable, strong.. and other positive features to describe the finnhorse. (Helpin Tyhti, photo by Heini Luttinen)

Ok, let’s face it: finnhorse is not a Grand Prix horse. I give you that. BUT, how many Grand Prix riders are there? Not that many either compared to the number of riders overall. Not everybody even wants to compete. For the vast majority of riders, a finnhorse is most often just as good as any other horse. They can do it, it’s a matter of schooling and training. Plus they have a bunch of other features that make them so loved by their owners.

Hear it from a competitor:

Finnhorse is honest, brave, versatile, trustworthy and steady to ride.

Then who is a finnhorse rider? A rider, who values honesty. Working with a finnhorse is rewarding, even more than with other horses. Finnhorse wants to co-operate. Of course nothing is free, but they give more than they take. Finnhorse is good for anyone, regardless of age, level or chosen discipline.
-Terhi (translated)

They can. And they can also look GORGEOUS doing it!

They can. And they can also look GORGEOUS doing it! (Haavekuva, photo by Jasmina Sulkumäki)

There are horses that have made their way to open national level dressage, show jumping and eventing competitions, even won them. Yet again, not every finnhorse can do it, but amount of those who can is increasing. There are different horses, different riders and different goals. What is remarkable is how many different needs one horse can meet.

Not every horse or horse breed is for everyone. But just like it’s not okay to judge reindeer by its red nose, it’s also not okay to judge a horse breed to be good for nothing just because you don’t like it. Let’s just ride and let others ride as well. Or are these judging people afraid that somebody riding these “lazy, stubborn front-heavy drafts” might win them in a competition? ;)

 


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Finnhorse: Progress of breeding within the riding section

From Suomenratsujen Kuninkaalliset: Ikäluokkakilpailujen vaikutuksesta suomenhevosratsun jalostuksen kehitykseen (Annmari Vanha-Similä 2010)

Another interesting bachelor’s thesis regarding finnhorses. Annmari Vanha-Similä focused her thesis to the riding horse breeding section (R-studbook) and especially how the development of age-class riding competitions have improved the quality of the horses and overall interest in breeding finnhorses for use as riding horses.

ABSTRACT
This thesis is about Finnhorse breeding in the riding section. The subject was
handled on the basis of the results of one Finnhorse event. This event is called
Suomenratsujen Kuninkaalliset. Suomenratsujen Kuninkaalliset is an own
competition weekend for Finnhorses. The competition events in the weekend
are show jumping, dressage and combined driving.
A goal of this thesis was to find out with the help of the results of this competition
weekend about Finnhorse the progress of the breeding within the riding
section. Purpose was to found, has the riding breeding got progress. Results
were collected in years 2002-2008 and show jumping and dressage has been
studied both in a separated research. The results, which have been collected in
the Suomen Ratsastajainliiton result service called Kipa, have been studied in
each of the eight best-class horses’ line of descent.
According to the research, Finnhorses riding breed development has developed
in positive way it can be said that Finnhorse breeding in the riding section
is quite young and it shows in the results. The number of Finnhorse riding
horses has increased yearly and on the years 2005-2008 Young Finnhorse
evaluation winners are all in riding studbook both in fathers and mothers side.
Keywords Horse, Finnhorse, show jumping, dressage, Finnhorse breeding.
Pages 41 p + appendices 7 p

Statistics

Inspected finnhorses for different studbooks 1969-2005

This table shows the number of horses inspected for different studbooks in 1969-2005. We can see that the amounts of R- and P-horses have slightly grown during the years, yet T-horses are endangered nowadays as the vast majority of finnhorses come from trotter pedigree lines.

Vuosi =Year

Oriit=Stallions

Tammat=Mares

J-suunta: Trotter studbook (J=juoksija=trotter)

T-suunta: Work horse studbook (T=työ=work)

R-suunta: Riding horse studbook (R=ratsastus=riding)

P-suunta: Pony-sized finnhorse studbook (P=pienhevonen=pony-sized horse)

Walpero showing his talent in quality evaluation (laatuarvostelu) in 2008 as a 3-year-old. Photo by Sini Tuhkunen

The final summary stated that it is not surprise that the majority of horses that have got success in show jumping often come from trotter parents. Many horses have even had several careers, first as a trotter and then after re-schooling in show jumping, many of them in as high as 100cm classes. This is yet another proof of finnhorse’s versatility. One good example is the two-time trotter king Pette, who was inspected as both J- and R-stud. He raced 163 times with over 200 000€ winnings and after retirement from the tracks he started schooling for riding, even competed in dressage. According to Olympic rider Werner Walldén, the ability to jump is the best trait finnhorses have for riding purposes (Wikipedia 2010b).  Trotter horses have similar hind leg structure and power that show jumping horses need, so trotter breeding serves both trotter and show jumper goals.

Studs with most offspring in the Breeder’s prize competition winners (both dressage and jumping) between 2002-2008.

The effect of R-studbook horses was bigger in dressage competitions. Stallion Kelmi and his progeny have had a huge impact on R-finnhorses, especially in dressage. A good example of a really good dressage finnhorse would be R-stud Jaime, placing nine times in dressage championships in 2002-2008. Naturally also the hard work and development in schooling and training of finnhorses for dressage has helped in achieving these goals.

Overall we can say that the R-studbook and age-class competitions have had a positive impact on interest in finnhorses and the quality of horses has improved. There still are lots of horses switching careers from trotting to riding as older age, but more horses are also bred for riding use from the beginning each year.

Ratio of R vs. other finnhorse breeding section pedigrees in show jumping(left) and dressage (right) horses

Jaime in 2009, photo by Sini Tuhkunen


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Suomenhevosia.net

Suomenhevosia.net is a gallery of finnhorse photos by amateur photographer and finnhorse enthusiast Elina Lehtonen. The gallery hasn’t been updated for a while now, but there are still dozens of beautiful photos from earlier years to see. Go check it out!

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Finnhorse Royalties Indoor

From Helsinki Horse Show and Hevosurheilu

Hessin Leevi

Hessin Leevi won the Tapiola breeder’s dressage for 6-year-olds in September. Photo by Sini Tuhkunen

Besides the world record breaking attempt, there is a chance to see the best finnhorses of dressage and show jumping fields -all in one place at Helsinki on Saturday 20th October!

Finnhorse Grand Prix (110cm)

Anniina Anttila – Humeli
Nina Eskola - Jopetti
Joni Koivusalo – Sirun Oliver
Sanna Lahdensuo – Tosi-Romeo
Lotta Lehtonen – Knuutilan Veikko
Emmi – Maria Ojala – Castellon Viljami
Laura Niinimäki – K.P.Sampo
Heli Rainio – Herkko Hurmaus
Janina Airikainen -Vektor/Poika-Viltti

Dressage show

Heidi Svanborg-Corleone
Laura Porthan-Rosmo
Lassi Lehmusto-A.L.Peto
Janne Bergh-Suvi-Hermiina
Maija Heikkinen-Herkko Hurmaus
Rosali Kivitie-Jaime
Katja Kuokka-Hessin Leevi
Pauliina Pöntinen-Ratsu Reima

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