The Hungarian Warmblood
or Hungarian Sport horse as it is also known was developed at the Mezohegyes
State Stud in Hungary. Through selective crossing of native Hungarian horse
breeds: Kisber Felver, Gidran, Furioso-North Star, and Nonius to established
"warmblood sport horse " breeds such as Holsteiner, Hannoverian, and Dutch Warmblood.
The Stud was able to produce a warmblood breed capable of all modern sport horse
disciplines: dressage, show jumping, eventing, and combined driving. The more
famous international competitors include Randi, ridden by John Whitaker has
had major Grand Prix wins at Gottemberg, Valkensward, Dublin, Monterrey, and
Paris. Heritage Poker ridden by Marcus Beerbaum has had success in Volvo World
The breed stands 16 to 17.0 hands, and comes in all solid colors. The influence
of the Hungarian breeds produced a horse lighter and more elegant than its
heavier warmblood predecessors. The Hungarian Warmblood is a very beautiful
horse of noble bearing, animated action, exceptional intelligence, and disposition.
A very rigid breeding standard insures that all breeding stallions be inspected,
licensed or approved by the breeding committee and must meet sport qualifications.
Kisber Felver & Gidran
Association of North America, 4256 Camino Perdido, Golden, Colorado 80403,
Kisber Felver & Gidran Association of North America
Added January 19, 1998