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Altwurttemberg Horse

Country of Origin: Germany

Altwurttemberg Horse


One of the lesser known breeds, the Altwurttemberg is considered extremely endangered & is a rare sight outside (even inside of) its native country.


The breed originated in Germany by the Wurttemberg Prince House, but without an obligatory breed goal. About thirty horses from Normandy were used between 1872-1888, crossing with English Thoroughbreds, Holsteins & Oldenburgs. Through careful breeding, the Altwurttemberg horse was established as a strong & beautiful individual breed.

Falling Out of Favor

Unfortunately, the type was not greatly appreciated or needed, so instead the Wurttemberg Sport Horse was developed & was highly prized for a time. After 1950 the Altwurttemberg was threatened with extinction, but by 1988 government inititives were put in place to preserve the breed. They exist in very limited numbers today.

Helpful Links

Association for the Conservation of Altwürttemberger horse


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Country of Origin: Germany |
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