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Synonym(s): Oldenburger


  • Warmblood.


  • Oldenburg   Oldenburg  .

General information

  • Origins lie in Germany.
  • Developed in the 17th century.
  • Since World War II it has been developed into a lighter, more refined horse.
  • Also known as the Oldenburger.
  • Best known German warmblood.
  • The 'old-type' Oldenburg is now mainly bred in Denmark.
  • The 'new type' Oldenburg is a common breed in Germany.
  • Early to mature.
  • Courageous.
  • Full of spirit.


Principal uses

  • Riding.
  • Driving.
  • 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.


  • Deutsche Reiterliche Vereinigung e.V, Posfach 640, 4410 Warendorf 1, Germany.
  • Karl-Marx Universitat Sektion Tierproduction und Veterinarmedizin, Johannisallee 21 Leipzig 7010, Germany.
  • Verband der Zuchter des Oldenburger Pferdes, Haarenfeld 52c, 2900 Oldenburg, Germany.
  • British Horse Society, British Equestrian Center, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.

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