"We have known Laura Benson for over 5 years now and have worked with her in a clinic setting and have taken lessons from her for competition and pleasure riding. We find her teaching to be easy for a novice rider to understand and for an advanced rider to be just as valuable."

  • Brian, Cindy & Krista Wescott
  • Boulder Ridge Icelandics
  • Limington, Maine

What is Valkyrie Icelandic?

Valkyrie Icelandic is a complete equine service for all of your Icelandic horse needs operating in California since 2005. We specialise in training Icelandic horses and provide personalized riding instruction for all ages and levels of expertise. Utilizing top Icelandic Trainers, Valkyrie Icelandic conducts several clinics a year here in the Bay area as well as in different parts of the U.S.

We also have a variety of horses for sale in addition to coordinating buying trips and riding vacations to Iceland. With a strong focus on enjoyment as well as skill, Valkyrie Icelandic can help you experience the riding excitement and adventure of this unique and ancient breed.


Flugnir Clinic, Minnesota Horse Expo and CIA World Ranking Show

It´s been a busy spring, but we are having loads of fun. A huge thanks to Flugnir Icelandic horse club for having me out to the midwest for a wonderful and well organised clinic. After the clinic we went to the Minnesota Horse Expo for 3 days of demonstrations and the Icelandics were a huge success! Again, the Flugnir Club really knows how to have a good time and they work very hard together to promote the breed. After the expo it was a week of training with my horses and students back in California and then on to the 3-Day World Ranking competition at Flying C Ranch in Santa Ynez. We had quite a big group go down to the show from Northern California and had a wonderful time! Big thanks to Will and Ásta Covert for putting on such a wonderful event. I will be posting a blog with photos very soon on The Valkyrie Chronicles. Stay tuned for more updates!

A clinic full of sunshine (And learning too!)

Thanks to everyone for coming out to the Guðmar Pétursson clinic both in Los Gatos and Santa Cruz! We had a wonderful 5 days of lovely sunshine. Guðmar snuck home before the heavy rains FINALLY hit us here in Northern California. You can read more about the clinic and see some photos on my blog, The Valkyrie Chronicles . For now, stay dry and keep your spirits up, the sun will be back soon!