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Synonym(s): Holsteiner warmblut


  • Warmblood.
  • Holsteiner   Holsteiner  .
    General information
  • Also known as:
    • Holsteiner warmblut.
  • German origin (state of Schleswig-Holstein), dating back to the 13th Century.
  • Oldest German warmblood.
  • Heavier than the Hanoverian   Hanoverian  .
  • Large saddle horse.
  • An all round competition horse with a good action.
  • Strict regulations exist for choosing breed sires and mares.
  • A good-natured versatile horse.
  • Willing to learn.
  • Marsh horse   →   Andalusian   Andalusian (Purebred Spanish horse)    →   Neapolitan   →   Cleveland Bay   Cleveland Bay    →   Thoroughbred   Thoroughbred  .
    Principal uses
  • Riding.
  • Competition.
  • Registered.

Biologic Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Hendricks B L (1995) International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 8-8061-2753-8.
  • Ball C (1994) Horse and Pony Breeds. Quintet Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85076-500-6.
  • Hartley Edwards E (1994) The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 1-7513-011-59.


  • Verband der Zuchter des Holstein pFerdes, Mit Reit-und Fahrschule Elmshorn e.V, Westerstrasse 93-95, Postfach 949, 220 Elmshorn, Germany.
  • British Horse Society, British Equestrian Center, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.

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