Sparky was bred at the Roetgen Icelandic Stud in Germany. He was exported to NZ as a weanling and grew up on the South Island, becoming a herd sire at Vindholar Icelandics. He was started under saddle by Christel Vinbrux. He was purchased by a syndicate and brought to Australia in August 2015 and is standing at Narrawin Stud. Since arriving, he has been put back under saddle. He is receiving further education and going beautifully.

Gaits & Movement

Sparky is 5-gaited, showing the ability to collect or extend. He has a nicely rounded canter with clean 3-beat. In toelt, he has great action and can really motor along. He is also quite smooth.

Conformation Notes

Sparky is solid and correctly put together. His back is short and strong and his legs nice and sturdy with good feet. He has a fairly short neck, but very well set onto a great shoulder, allowing him to really carry himself, and he is very light in the bridle.


He is a pleasant, easy to work with horse, whether under saddle, on the ground or in the breeding shed. He is laid back, but with a bit of cheek. Always happy to see people, he is keen on doing anything I ask of him.


Ramirez is a red dun tobiano (heterozygous for tobiano).


His offspring inherit his gait, temperament, and good bone and many are showing interesting colours.