- Latvian horse

Latvian Alternative names Latvian Harness Horse Latvian Carriage Latvian Coach Latvian Draft Latvian Riding Horse Country of origin Latvia Horse (Equus ferus caballus) The Latvian horse comes from Latvia and is split into three types: the common harness horse, a lighter riding horse and a heavier draft type. They are probably from pre-historic bloodlines, and have been in development since the 17th century. Breed Description Types There are three basic types of Latvian horse: the heavy draft horse, which is the closest to the original type, and a horse of great strength and pulling power; secondly, the Latvian harness horse, which is particularly suited to light draft work, but also makes a good riding horse; and lastly the most modern type - the Latvian riding horse which has developed through the addition of English Thoroughbred, Oldenburg and Hanoverian blood, and is a much finer, lighter type of riding horse. The riding horse type is becoming the most popular [read more...]

- Luhmühlen Horse Trials

The Luhmühlen Horse Trials are an annual equestrian eventing competition held in Luhmühlen, Salzhausen, Germany. Riders compete at the highest level: the CCI****. There are only six events of this kind in the world, the others being the Badminton Horse Trials, the Burghley Horse Trials, the Rolex Kentucky Three Day, the Australian International Three Day Event and the Stars of Pau. Luhmühlen originally held CCI** and CCI*** events. The CCI**** event was first held in 2005, making it the first event in mainland Europe to hold an eventing competition at that level. Luhmühlen follows the new format, "without steeplechase." In August 2011 Luhmühlen is the venue of the European Eventing Championships for the fifth time (1975, 1979, 1987, 1999, 2011). Before this event the show ground will be completely rebuilt. Past Winners of the CCI**** 2011: Andreas Dibowski/Butts Leon (GER) 2010: Sharon Hunt/Tankers Town (GBR) 2009: Michael Jung/La Biosthetique-Sam FBW (GER) 2008: William [read more...]

- Zweibrücker

Zweibrücker Distinguishing features German sport horse used for dressage, show jumping, eventing, show hunters, and combined driving. Alternative names Zweibruecker (pl. Zweibruecken) Country of origin Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, Germany Common nicknames ZW, RPSI, PRPS Breed standards Horse Breeders' Association of Rhineland-Palatinate-Saar Breed standards Rheinland-Pfalz Saar International Breed standards Notes Brand is two joined bridges under the crown placed on left hind leg. Horse (Equus ferus caballus) The Zweibrücker (pl. Zweibrücken) is a type of German warmblood horse bred in Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. Traditionally, the breeding of Zweibrücken was centered around the onetime Principal Stud of Zweibrücken but since 1977 has been under the jurisdiction of the Horse Breeders' Association of Rhineland-Palatinate-Saar (PRPS). The modern Zweibrücker is an elegant, large-framed, correct sport horse with powerful, elastic gaits suitable [read more...]

- Ben Faerie

Ben Faerie is a stallion who has had a great influence on eventing horses in Great Britain. His descendants include Virginia Leng's mounts Priceless and Nightcap, and Pippa Funnell's mounts Primmore's Pride and Walk on Star. Foaled: 1968 Color: Bay Markings: Star, half-cannon on LH Height: 15.3 hh (160 cm) Breed: Thoroughbred Breeding: By Ben Hawke out of Faerie, by Vieuxce Manoir Ben Faerie was bought as a two-year-old at the Ascot sales by Diana Scott, for £250. It was originally intended to use him as a stud for producing fox hunters out of half-bred mares. He began breeding as a three-year-old, and produced over 800 offspring. The first were used in the hunt field, until Virginia Leng had amazing success with two Ben Faerie sons: Priceless and Night Cap. These sons gave him a name as an eventing sire. Ben Faerie had an amazing ability to pass on not only speed, but courage, tremendous jumping ability and a wonderful temperament. In 1998, 1% of all horses in Britain were by [read more...]

- Banker horse

Banker horse Horses on Corolla Island Distinguishing features Small, compact conformation Country of origin United States of America Horse (Equus ferus caballus) The Banker horse is a breed of feral horse (Equus ferus caballus) living on the islands of North Carolina's Outer Banks. It is small, hardy, and has a docile temperament. Descended from domesticated Spanish horses and possibly brought to the Americas in the 16th century, the ancestral foundation bloodstock may have become feral after surviving shipwrecks or being abandoned on the islands by one of the exploratory expeditions led by Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón or Sir Richard Grenville. Populations are found on Ocracoke Island, Shackleford Banks, Currituck Banks, and in the Rachel Carson Estuarine Sanctuary. Although they can trample plants and ground-nesting animals, and are not considered to be indigenous to the islands, Bankers are allowed to remain because of their historical significance. They survive by grazing [read more...]

- Qatgani

Qatgani Country of origin Afghanistan Horse (Equus ferus caballus) The Qatgani is a horse breed from Afghanistan, used mainly for light riding. [read more...]

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