Hungarian Warmblood

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Hungarian Warmblood
Country of originHungary
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
 
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Hungarian Warmblood
Country of originHungary
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

The Hungarian Warmblood or Hungarian Sport horse as it is also known was developed at the Mezohegyes State Stud in Hungary. Through selective crossing of native Hungarian breeds, a "warmblood sport horse" was established. It is now used mostly as a competition horse and including disciplines like dressage, show jumping, cross-country and combined driving.

History[edit]

The Hungarian Warmblood was first developed at the Mezohegyes State Stud in Hungary. The breed came about when the stud crossed other native Hungarian horses like the Nonius (horse), Kisber Felver, Gidran and Furioso-North Star. These breeds have also helped breeds such as the Holsteiner, Hanoverian and Dutch Warmblood. Now, a very rigid breeding standard insures that all breeding stallions be inspected, licensed or approved by the breeding committee and must meet sport qualifications.

Breed Characteristics[edit]

The breed stands 16 to 17 hands high, and comes in all solid colors. The influence of the Hungarian breeds produced a horse lighter and more elegant than its heavier warmblood predecessors. The Hungarian Warmblood is a very beautiful horse of noble bearing, animated action, exceptional intelligence, and disposition.

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