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South Africa Vlaamperd

Country of Origin: South Africa

South Africa Vlaamperd


The South African Vlaamperd comes from the western Cape Region of South Africa and their name translates to “Flemish Horse” referring to their strong initial Friesian influence.


This breed was developed as a heavy riding horse using Friesian, Cape Harness, Hackeny & Thoroughbred, East-Friesian, Oldenburg and Cleveland Bay. Today pureblooded members of this breed are very few & the breed is borderline extinct.

The resulting animal was stylish, graceful, possessed high stepping action & was incredibly versatile. The SA Vlaamperd Breeder’s Society was established in 1983 to protect & preserve the breed. Sadly today their numbers are very limited today.


Average height 14.2 – 15.2 hands

Traditional Colors

black | bay


Good natured


Riding horse
Carriage horse
Show horse

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Country of Origin: South Africa | Colors: ,
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