The Vlaamperd was developed in South Africa as a draft and riding animal.  It was formed primarily from the Friesian with infusions of Cape Harness, Hackney and Thoroughbred breeding.  The breed is nearly extinct.
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
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