Breeds of Livestock, Department of Animal Science
Breeds of Livestock - East Bulgarian Horses
Also Known As: Istochno-b"lgarska
The East Bulgarian originates from Bulgaria, like its name suggests. The East Bulgarian is a light riding and draft horse, usually chestnut, bay or black. They have originated since 1900 from Kabuik stallions, Thoroughbreds and English halfbred crossed with Anglo-Arab, Arab and Bulgarian Native horses. The breed was recognized in 1951. They are bred as sport horses for equestrian events such as dressage and jumping, and racing.
Reference:Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.Hendricks, Bonnie L. "East Bulgarian." International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. Norman: U of Oklahoma, 1995. 165-66. Print.Photographs:We are currently searching for photographs or slides of this breed. Additional submission information.