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Karacabey Horse

Country of Origin: Turkey



The Karacabey Horse is a breed that originated in the Marmara region of Turkey, they have been extinct since 1979.


This was one of the first breeds that came from Turkey after it was established & were bred at the Karacabey stud. They were developed by crossing Turkish Arabian race horses (which tend to be larger & faster than other Arabians) with the native Anadolu pony. The result was a lovely breed possessing many of the fine Arabian traits that was versatile and had some jump in them.

Later as high quality show jumpers were imported into the area from France & Germany the Karacabey was all but forgotten for the more exotic breeds. Growing numbers of automobiles also contributed to the Government’s decision that the breed was no longer needed. All breeding operations were halted in 1980 and the remaining animals were sold at auction and crossbred until none were left.

Interestingly enough, not long after the breed vanished sporting animals came into vogue in a big way and the Turkish officials later regretted their bad decision.


Average height 15.1 – 16.1 hands

Traditional Colors

chestnut | grey | bay | black | roan


Riding horse
Competition horse

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