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Danish Sport Pony

Country of Origin: Denmark

Danish Sport Pony


A common breed found in Denmark, the Danish Sport Pony has been the focus of serious work in Denmark during the last 30-40 years.


Initially Icelandic horses & Norwegian Fjord animals were used for children’s mounts in Denmark. As demand for a good sport pony grew, Denmark devoted resources to establishing solid bloodlines.

The Danish Sport Pony Breeding Association was formed in 1976 and dedicated to creating a uniform breed of riding ponies. This was achieved by crossing Connemaras, New Forest horses, Welsh stallions & Arabian horses.

Perhaps their most important breeding criteria was temperament, they wanted an animal who was to be trusted with their children.

3 Size Classes

Category 1 – 13.3 – 14.2 hands (highest demand for this class)
Category 2 – 12.3 – 13.2 hands
Category 3 – up to 12.2 hands


No taller than 14.2 hands
Built for long, easy movement


Head is refined and well set
Neck is well-formed
Shoulder is sloping
Back is short & muscluar
Legs are muscular

Traditional Colors

chestnut | grey | bay | black


Calm and obedient


Show pony
Competition mount
Pleasure pony


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