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Country of Origin: Germany

The Aegidienberger is a small, gaited riding horse from Germany. In many ways it is much like the Icelandic Horse. Both are small, often under 14.2 hh, but are not referred to as ponies, but rather horses. They hail between 13 hh and 15 hh and are considered medium size. They are quite strong, easy keepers, have excellent endurance, thick necks, a kind eye, good bone and can easily carry a full grown man. They have an excellent character. Aegidienbergers are intelligent, good natured and willing. The Aegidienberger is a cross between an Icelandic Horse and a Peruvian Paso without color restrictions.

Aegidienberger Horses can be any color

Much like the Racker, the Aegidienberger must show the natural 4-beat gait within the first year of birth in a natural way. However, that gait is the tölt, not the rack. No artificial means of training are allowed. The Aegidienberger breed also trots and canters. They have an excellent stride with well defined movements. The horses are fast and move with lots of energy. They are quite lovely to see. I have never had the pleasure of riding an Aegidienberger; however, I have ridden Icelandic Horses as well as Peruvian Paso Finos and other Paso Finos. They are a delight! Really smooth.


"The first generation, generation F1, was born after crossbreeding a pure Peruvian Paso stallion with a pure Icelandic mare. The F1 generation was than crossbred with a pure Icelandic horse, this resulted in the R1 generation. Finally the generations F1 and R1 were crossed and the modern Aegidienberger was born: a 5/8 crossbreed between Icelandic horse and Peruvian Paso, with 5/8 Icelandic blood and 3/8 Peruvian blood." Aegidienberger

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First posted: Feb 7, 2015
Last update: Feb 7, 2015