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About Benni & Sigga

Benedikt Guðni Líndal

also called Benni Líndal, is an A-level riding instructor and has a Master's degree in taming horses from FT in Iceland.

For several years he worked as a riding instructor at both Hvanneyri Agricultural University of Iceland and Hólar University College. He has successfully participated in many of the biggest tournaments for Icelandic horses, both in Iceland and elsewhere, such as Fjórðungsmót, Landsmót, European Championships and World Championships.


In his teaching the focus has always been on the welfare of the horse in the complicated human-horse relationship, on ways to better understand the horse’s language, behaviour and needs, and how to best pass on this knowledge to his students.


Benni has published the best-selling teaching materials DVD Starting horses and Training that can be found on youtube and the book Harmony(which was recently republished in Swedish but is sold out in other languages). His latest book Tölum um hesta he wrote together with Sigga and it was published in late 2021.


For over 20 years he has been designing and producing Benni´s Harmony saddles in co-operation with the famous Saddle manufacture Stübben GmbH.

Sigríður Ævarsdóttir

Sigga has been farming with horses, sheep and goats for over 30 years. She has completed her studies in Organic farming from the Hvanneyri Agricultural University of Iceland and has a degree in Permaculture Design. She is also a qualified homeopath from the College of Practical Homoeopathy in London with extra studies in homoeopathy for horses from Institut Kappel Wüpperthal. 


In addition, Sigga is a folk artist and made all the paintings in the newly published book Tölum um hesta that she and Benni wrote together in 2021. She can be contacted for projects like painting and drawing for those interested.

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