Gelderlander Horse Breed Profile

History Of The Gelderland / Gelderlander Horse

The Gelderland horse (also known as the Gelderlander) is a heavy warmblood horse developed from breeding native mares with other European breeds that was used as a carriage horse and farm horse. Together with the Groninger horse, the Gelderland horse provided the foundation for the breeding of the Dutch Warmblood.

Height Of The Gelderland / Gelderlander Horse

The Gelderland horse stands 15.2 to 16 hh.

Colour Of The Gelderland / Gelderlander Horse

Gelderland horses are typically chestnut but can also be black, bay or grey and tobiano. Gelderland horses often have white markings on the leg and face.

Breed Characteristics Of The Gelderland / Gelderlander Horse

The Gelderland horse has a long head, well shaped neck, long back, deep chest, long and sloped shoulder, muscular legs and high set tail. Gelderland horses have a high stepping action, particularly in trot.

Temperament Of The Gelderland / Gelderlander Horse

The Gelderland horse is docile and eager to please.

Uses Of The Gelderland / Gelderlander Horse

The Gelderland horse is a good driving horse, but also used for general riding, dressage and show jumping.

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