The Oldenburg

The Oldenburg is a cross between three horse-breeds. It originated as a cross between native German horses and Spanish and Italian stallions in the 1600’s.

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Age: ... 1991
Gender:... Gelding
Color: ... black
Height: ... 16 hands
Weight: ... 1300 #
Job: ... dressage

The Oldenburg gets it’s name in part from Count Anthon Gunther von Oldenburg(1603-67). The breed is based on the Friesen horse of the Netherlands. Count Oldenburg was instrumental in developing this breed by crossing the Friesens with Andalusian and barb horses. This cross produced a lighter work horse that was also used as high-class coach horse. The Oldenburg is the heaviest of the German horse and with the advent of motorized vehicles this breed was further refined in the 19th century. Thouroughbred and Selle Francais blood was introduced to the coach horse and produced a more refined riding horse, sport horse and performance horse. Today the Oldenburg excels in dressage and jumping and is very popular in the U.S.

Uses: sport horse, dressage

Description: Fairly long strong neck, plain head with roman nose on occasion, powerfully built with muscular shoulders, strong hindquarters and fairly short limbs with plenty of bone..

Height: Approximately 15-17 hands

Color: Mostly brown, black and bay

Famous Oldenburgs : Olympic Bonfire who won the 1994world Dressage Freestyle to Music Championship. .

Temperament: Kind, bold and even tempered.
Links to more information about Oldenburgs

The Oldenburg Registry

The Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society

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