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Wielkopolski Horse

Country of Origin: Poland

Wielkopolski Horse


The Wielkopolski, Poznan or Great Poland Horse is a light riding & driving horse that was created in the 19th century in Poland. In the beginning they were called the Poznan Horse, named for Great Poznan Country from which it comes.

Wielkopolski Horse


The foundation stock for this breed were German half-breds, (mainly Trakehner) bred to native stock. Later, between WWI & WWII Thoroughbred, Arabian & Anglo-Arabian influence was added as well.

After the second World War the Trakehners were taken from Poznan to the Mazury district and they soon became known as Mazurian horses. By 1962 the Poznan & Mazurian animals became essentially one breed blanketed under the name of Wielkopolski.


Average height 15.1 – 16.2 hands


Head is handsome with a straight profile
Neck is shapely & slightly arched
Back is straight & long
Chest is deep
Shoulder is long, sloping & muscular
Legs are well muscled & well defined joints

Traditional Colors

chestnut | grey | bay | black


Practical & easygoing
Calm & sensible

Wielkopolski Horse


Riding horse
Sport horse
Show horse


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