Aegidienberger – Horse Breed of the Week

Aegidienberger Horse

Image from: Lena & Pferde

The Aegidienberger is a breed that brings two specific bloodlines together, the elegant Peruvian Paso and the hardy Icelandic Horse.

Combined to Enhance

Both breeds bring unique characteristics to the Aegidienberger. Icelandic horses contribute their strength and ability to withstand the elements. The Paso provides size and a refined elegance to confirmation.

Aegidienberger Horse

Image from Bukefalos

The resulting animal is also gifted with the tölt gait, one specific to Icelandic blood.

Baby Breed

In the grand scheme of horse breeds, this one is just a baby. The first cross was bred by Walter Feldman and Aegidienberger was officially recognized as a breed in 1994.

A Rare Baby

Although they are an official breed, their numbers remain very small. The cross is found mainly in Germany where they love the bold look of the Paso but need an animal hardy enough to withstand difficult terrain and cold weather.

Find Out More

There isn’t much out there about this breed in English. If anyone has any info they’d like to share or know of websites with more information please leave a comment below or send me a note.

3 Comments on “Aegidienberger – Horse Breed of the Week

  1. MMM

    “The cross is found mainly in Germany where they love the bold look of the Paso but need an animal hardy enough to withstand difficult terrain and cold weather.”
    In fact, the main reason they crossed the breeds is because they wanted icelandic horses that was larger and less rough. The climate was not the main reason, they breed arabians in Germany without any problems ;)

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  2. Bobbi Sloan

    I acquired an Aegidienberger approx 5years ago from a herd dispersal down in Southern Oregon. The owner and elderly gentleman was breeding Icelandics and Peruvians to help get the Aegidienberger breed established in the US. I am wondering how I would establish that my mare (was 8mths old at the time I aquired her), has the perfect balance of Iclandic 62.5% and Paso 37.5% so that she or her offspring could be potentially registered? I believe it will be her offspring who will have the correct balance to be considered Aegidienberger. Thank you for your assistance!

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