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East Bulgarian Horse

Country of Origin: Bulgaria

East Bulgarian Horse


The East Bulgarian Horse is common throughout Eastern Europe, although not so well known in the rest of the world. However, they are starting to make a name for themselves in a number of equestrian sports, including dressage & show jumping. Recently the primary focus of this breed is creating a quality sport horse.

East Bulgarian Horse


Horses have long played an instrumental role in the life & society of the people in Bulgaria, from transportation to war they were an essential element. In fact people came to the Balkin peninsula on horseback 1300 years ago.

The East Bulgarian horse is of relatively new creation and comes from the stud farms of Kabiuk (near Sofia). Their development began late in the 19th century using local animals, Arabian, Anglo-Arabian & Thoroughbred bloodlines. The goal was an halfbred horse that was suitable for rigging, racing and work. The breed was officially recognized in 1951.

Since then breeding programs have had their ups & downs, however recently the bloodlines of the East Bulgarian Horse have become more important within the culture. The local stock is now continuously improved using Arabian, Thoroughbred, Trakehner, Hanoverian & Haflinger blood.


Average height 15.3 – 16 hands
Incredibly tough, versatile & athletic


Head is light & elegant with a straight profile
Eyes are large & lively
Neck is long and straight
Chest is full & deep
Shoulder is sloped & muscular
Legs are slender & solidly built
Hooves are well-shaped and tough

Traditional Colors

chestnut | black | bay


Wise & kind
Energetic & attentive


Riding animal
Light farm work
Competition animal

Where to Buy

Silvena Sport


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