An exclusively chestnut
Hungarian Anglo-Arabian, the Gidran was developed at the Mezohegyes State Stud
in 1816 with the import of the desert bred Arabian named Siglavy Gidran. He
was believed to be of the Seglawi Jedran strain. In 1817, this chestnut stallion
known as Gidran Senior, served Arabian, Turkish, Transylvanian, and Spanish-Naples
mares. Six colts resulting from these mares went on to become chief stallions
at Mezohegyes. In 1820, the Spanish-Naples mare, Arrogante, foaled the colt
later to be Gidran II. He became the breed's foundation stallion. Until 1855
the dams of the Gidran chief stallions were 33% Arabian, 22% Transylvanian,
16% Spanish, 16% Nonius, 6% Hungarian native and 6% Gidran mares. Then English
Thoroughbreds were increasingly introduced, in 1893 Thoroughbred stallions were
used in three generations subsequently improving the breed. The Shagya Arabian
stallions Gazal III and Siglavy II were than used as chief stallions in order
to establish a more stable Anglo-Arabian type. The result was a heterogeneous
type known for their excellent jumping and galloping ability.
The modern Gidran is a high quality riding and driving horse who have achieved
recognition in international competitions. Particularly well known for their
athletic ability, well-balanced temperaments, and sturdy builds. Gidrans excel
in FEI disciplines where the breeds speed, endurance, agility, and courage
An endangered breed, there are less than 200 Gidrans in the world. Sizes range
15.3 to 17.0 hands.
Accepted crosses: Chestnut Thoroughbred, Arabian, and Anglo-Arabians with
a documented four-generation pedigree and minimum size of 15.2 hands.
All breeding stallions must be inspected and licensed by the breeding committee
to be used for breeding.
Kisber Felver & Gidran
Association of North America, 4256 Camino Perdido, Golden, Colorado 80403,
Kisber Felver & Gidran Association of North America
Added January 19, 1998