Horses bred in Hungary are famous around the world. Few other countries have as great breeds and number of breeds as Hungary.
Lovasok.hu collected the Hungarian horse breeds. Horses bred in Hungary are famous around the world. Few other countries have as great breeds, and number of breeds as Hungary does. First in 1878 and then in 1900, the quick Hungarian hackney, the Hungarian jukker and the light noble hussar horse had won the world exhibition in Paris.
Traditional Hungarian horse breeds were created by several decades of careful and professional breeding in horse stud farms of the state (in Bábolna, Mezőhegyes, Kisbér, Szilvásvárad and Hortobágy) and are a part of the exceptional Hungarian cultural heritage.
The job of horse breeding associations established in the 1990s is to maintain these breeds and to preserve and improve their skills.
Coldblood horse breeds
The Hungarian draft horse and Međimurje County horse are included in this category. These draft horse breeds are easily manageable and have excellent work tolerance. Unfortunately, their future is uncertain since they are rarely used in agriculture anymore. Rural tourism, establishments exhibiting rural lifestyle and breeding associations or the state are tasked with preserving these wonderful animals for future generations, which had once made life easier for people working out on the fields. They pulled drays in the cities, and draft horses were used for transporting fuel as well.
Warmblood horse breeds
The Hucul pony is also known as the “Carpathian pony”. It originates directly from wild horses; it is said to be the direct descendant of the now-extinct Tarpan. A remarkably enduring pack-, saddle- and draft horse.
Lipizzan horses have a classic appearance and are very successful in chariot racing. Furthermore, only these majestic, dancing horses are seen at the world-famous equestrian performances of the Spanish Riding School in Wien.
A real rarity among horse breeds of the world is the Nonius from Mezőhegyes with its compelling appearance and history of 160 years as well as its success in chariot racing.
The Shagya Arabian from Bábolna is a noble Arabian horse which is excellent as a saddlehorse or in chariot racing.
The Furioso-North Star is suitable for equestrian sport and recreational horse riding as well.
The Kisbér Félvér (Half-bred from Kisbér) resembles military horses with its elegant appearance, muscular physique, and at the same time, it is easy-going and easy to ride. It is popular in most branches of equestrianism, among hobby horse owners and tour riders.
The Gidran is equally suitable as a saddle horse, and for chariot racing and some specimens are successful in Hungarian horse sport.
The Hungarian Sport Horse from Mezőhegyes is a recognised breed since 1984. Some of its specimens are successful in dressage, showjumping and military.
Not only can we admire these Hungarian horse breeds at breed displays in tourism, but we can test their talent as a saddle or a draft horse. Horse breeds created in Hungary are perfectly suitable for recreational and hobby horse riders.
It is important to note that these horse breeds are calm natured, kind, compliant, reliable since no establishment offering horse-tourism services can afford to have an impulsive, restless horse throw off a guest from its back.
In addition, their appearance is majestic and compelling. Thus we can say that these Hungarian breeds are entirely suitable to be utilised in tourism and this way their survival in the future is a no-brainer.
Horse Stud Farms
These excellent Hungarian breeds were created in world-famous stud farms. The stables of Mezőhegyes (1785), Bábolna (1789), Kisbér (1853), Szilvásvárad (1951) and Hortobágy justly enhances the reputation of Hungary.
Their tasks include the preservation of genes, the protection and display of the cultural value of their building complexes under historic preservation, the exposition of the traditions of horse breeding and utilising studs in tourism as much as possible.
Beside traditional stud farms, many recently established private horse breeders joined the Hungarian horse breeding.