Canadian Sport Horse / Canadian Hunter
The Canadian Sport Horse fits into the hunter type and is a strong contender in show jumping, dressage and eventing circuits.
This breed was developed in the late 19th century & comes from local animals used by Canadian farmers crossed with English Thoroughbreds. The resulting animal was notable for their ability to swiftly hop over timber fences used at the time.
Used as a war horse during WWI as well as an agricultural work, this breed has now developed into a great all around competition horse.
As the breed developed and their popularity grew the Canadian Hunter, Saddle & Light Horse Improvement Society was organized in 1926. In 1933 this was incorporated into the Canadian Hunter Society which established a studbook. Today it is known as the Canadian Sport Horse Association.
Average height 16 hands or more
Good proportion and well balanced
Chest is broad
Hindquarters are well-defined
Leg joints are solid
Hooves are good sized and well balanced
Kind & willing
Natural courage & intelligence
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Canadian Sport Horse Association