Few countries have experienced the turmoil's of war as often as Hungary.
Each invasion left ifs mark on the horses. Unfortunately, World War I and
World War II nearly destroyed them. In 1945, more than half-breeding stock
was taken as war damages. Many were adopted by other breeds to use as improvement
stock. A very famous example of this is the Trakehner Burnus, who carries
not one drop of Trakehner blood, but is in fact a classically bred Kisber
Felver. 150 Kisber Felver horses were imported for the US Remount. Unlike
the romantic and yet similar story of the Lippizaner, these horses were sold
at public auction in 1947 when the remount disbanded. Only a handful of people
understood the true value of these horses and only through their diligence
and passion for these "Heavenly Horses" do they remain in North America.
Efforts are being made on two continents to save this breed. Faced with extinction, there are less than 2000 Kisber Felvers in the world. This breed is struggling for recognition, but has individuals worthy of notice.
The Association aims to produce a superior performance horse that encompasses beauty, endurance, mental and physical balance, and an excellent character. Kisber Felvers are capable of performing in all modern sport horse disciplines. They range in all solid colors, including palomino and buckskin. Sizes are 15.3 to 17.0 hands. Accepted crosses: Trakehner, Thoroughbred, Arabian, Anglo-Arabian, Shagya Arabian, and Selle Francais with a 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.