• raised £100.00
  • Goal £3,000.00
  • Day left 3999 day(s) to end

Campaign description

Goal: £3,000.00

If you would like to sponsor Hijarrandi, see our sponsor packages below.

Name: Hijarrandi, Born: 1993, Arrived at MRT: 2000, Gender: Gelding, Height: 13hh, Breed: Icelandic, Colour: Dark Bay

Hello, my name means “The one who listens” – but I don’t always! I also have a Show Name which is Hijarrandi From Fowlmere.

My mother came over from Iceland and I was born in England. Mum died just after I was born, so I was weaned by my two-legged friends and I absolutely love people, particularly children.

Although small, we Icelandics are always called horses rather than ponies, just as Highlands are always called ponies even ‘though they are bigger! Strange, isn’t it – but important to remember.

Another interesting thing about us Icelandic horses is that we have an unusual extra gait called “tolt” . The right legs go forward together and then the left and so we glide along smoothly. This is ideal for riders who benefit from a less bumpy ride!

My mane is long and bushy – useful for my riders to hold onto if we are having a fast ride on the beach! I like to think of myself as friendly and fluffy and I am happy to know that I am much loved by all my riders.

Our physiotherapists say:
Hijarrandi is used for children and small adults. Has a very steady movement pattern and is great for riders who lack stability. He has a pace which none of the other ponies has, called a “Tolt”. This can be very useful for a child with poor sitting balance to experience a faster pace as it is very smooth.

Our riders and volunteers say:
“Hijarrandi, or Hairy-Andy as he’s also known!”
“I love Hijarrandi’s hair. It looks really funny in the wind”.
“Hijarrandi is the fluffiest pony I’ve ever seen, I love him”

Have you ridden Hijarrandi? Tell us what you think – we’ll add your comment to his page! [email protected]

Sponsor packages

All sponsor packages are for 12 months, and all our wonderful sponsors receive:

A thank you card from their chosen pony, a sponsorship certificate, an A5 photo of their chosen pony.

Pony Pal – Make a single donation of £30.  Pony Pals also receive a Pony Magnet of their chosen pony (Pony Pal sign up, click our ‘Donate’ button on this page)

Pony Pal Monthly – Make a regular monthly donation of £5 per month (£60pa).  Pony Pal Monthly donors also receive a pony magnet of their chosen pony, and a soft toy pony keyring. (Pony Pal Monthly sign up, click our ‘Monthly Giving’ button on this page)

Family Friends – Make a single donation of £100. Family Friends also receive a goody bag – blue cotton bag, pony magnet, soft toy pony keyring, pen. (Family Friends sign up, click our ‘Donate’ button on this page).

Any questions?   Please get in touch to talk with us about how you or your organisation can help – [email protected]