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“A Warmblood is a horse with at least 5 generations of recognised sport horse bloodlines and that has been inspected and registered by world-recognised breeding associations to excel in the sports of dressage and/or show jumping”
Warmbloods are a group of middle-weight horse types and breeds primarily originating in Europe.
Arabian and Thoroughbred horses usually fall into the hot-blooded group, as they tend to be a bit more high energy than some other equines. Cold-blooded horses encompass the draft breeds such as Draughts, Shires, Clydesdales, and Cobs.
Warmbloods, unlike what many people think, are a true breed. All of the studbooks are closed. Which means only a horse of that breed can be registered in that studbook. The only exception is individuals of other breeding that are deemed to be able to improve the bloodline of the current breed. This is shown through performance records and the success of offspring in competition.
Different Types of Warmbloods:
The Hanoverian’s originate from Germany. There primary use is for dressage and show jumping. These horses are mildly temperamental, with more of a calmness in nature than many horse breeds. The most common colouring in the Hanoverian are Chestnut, Bay and Grey.
The Hanoverian Horse is a well built, well put together horse and tends to be very versatile.
The Holsteiner originates from Germany, usually reaching 16 to 17 hands. These horses are mildly temperamental and are used for show jumping and dressage. They tend to usually be bay in colour. Most Holsteiners have a defined canter that tends to be very expressive. They are typically well known as excellent jumpers but have made their impact on the dressage community.
Dutch Warmblood / KWPN
A Dutch Warmblood is a warmblood type of horse registered with the Koninklijk Warmbloed Paardenstamboek Nederland (KWPN), which governs the breeding of competitive dressage and show jumping horses, as well as the show harness horse and Gelderlander.
The Dutch Warmblood’s originate from Holland and are very easy going, typically calm in nature. These good tempered horses are built well running around 16 to 17 hands. They are known to excel at whatever discipline they are trained by.
The goal of the KWPN is breeding horses that can perform at Grand Prix level of dressage or jumping. In order to reach this goal, a horse must have a good conformation, a functional and preferably attractive conformation/appearance, correct movement and an agreeable character.
The Friesians originate from Holland and Germany with the studbook now kept in Germany, the FPZ. They are mildly temperamental growing to a huge size of 17 hands. They are primarily used for Dressage and reining but are sometimes seen on the show jumping circuit. These horses are also used for trick training, being widely versatile and very easily trainable. There are distinct characteristics of the Friesians. Baroque, which is mainly upright, with higher action and more feathering with a heavier mane and tail. Traditional, which is heavier and more draughty usually used for driving, and Sport Horse, which is used for all types of riding and driving. Very versatile with a very calm temperament for such an enormous horse.
The Swedish Warmbloods originate from Sweden. They will grow to be 16 to 17 hands. The are used for show jumping, dressage and reining. The Swedish Warmbloods are one of the youngest warmblood breeds , so true “type” is not quite defined.
The Trakheners originate from Poland and East Prissuia. They tend to be a little more temperamental than a lot of other warmbloods. They are used for dressage, jumping and eventing. Defined characteristics of nice movements with good push from behind. They tend to be a bit stubborn and even difficult at times. This breed possess a strong competitive drive owing perhaps to the large amount of Thoroughbred blood most carry. This is the only studbook still “open” in an attempt to further refine and define the Trakhener breed.
The Oldenburgs originate from Germany. These horses are very calm and loveable. They are primarily used for dressage and jumping. They were the first studbook with an American Division. Interestingly enough, all American Warmbloods approved by the ISR are registered as Oldenburgs, regardless of their actual parentage.
The Andalusians originate from Spain. They are smaller in height, ranging from 14.3 to 16 hands. They are used for dressage, bullfighting, parades and trick training. They come in solid colours. Andalusians are classically styled Baroque horses. They have thick manes and tails and tend to have high , lofty actions for their size. The Spanish Olympic Team was comprised entirely of Andalusians for the 2000 Games.
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