|First Posted June 24,2009|
Sep 17, 2010
Brandenburger HorseBrandenburger Horse
The Brandenburger is a well-balanced horse with a lively temperament, an easy to get along with character and little tendency to nervousness.
Horse breeding was first mentioned in documents in the Brandenburg March in the 15th century although at that point, there was not a uniform or standardized breed. The development of the modern Brandenburger sport horse during the mid-20th century was achieved by utilizing Trakehners, Hanoveranians and English Thoroughbreds. The national and state stud of Neustadt/Dosse, which was founded by King Frederick Wilhelm II in 1788, had substantial influence on the development of the Brandenburger.
Bloodlines, breeding, and prominent sires:
The Brandenburger Brand
A comprehensive blood rejuvenation has taken place since 1990, through the newly-founded breeders' association. Since then, mainly Holsteiners from the Ladykiller xx line and the Cor-de-la-Bryère-SF lines, but also stallions from Oldenburg have gained predominance.
In 1999, the breeding stock encompassed 1,927 registered broodmares and 76 sires. The Neustadt/Dosse state stud is the breeding centre. This is where the stallion approval takes place in October every year.
Brandenburgers are to be found in all spheres of riding and driving sports as well as in pleasure riding. Poetin, a Brandenburger mare, was a successful dressage horse and sold for a record amount at auction - 2.5 million Euros.