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Co-Sponsored by:  Karen Sedoris, Barbara Carpenter & Don and Debbie Nelson

Breed: Warmblood

Age: 19

Height: 15.3 hands

Color: Chestnut

Programs: Adaptive Riding, Independent Riding

More About Warmbloods: 

Warmbloods are a class of horses referred to as “middle-weight” horses primarily originating in Europe- specifically Germany.  They are often a mix of different breeds such as Belgians, Clydesdales, Percherons and other draft breeds- also referred to as “cold blooded” horses- and Thoroughbreds, Arabians, and Akhal-Teke’s, called “hot blooded” horses. Other influences may include Quarter Horses, Friesians, Hanoverians, and many others. Many think the name “warmblood” comes from the breed being a cross between cold and hot blooded breeds; however, all of these classes of horse evolved over the same period of time. Warmbloods are one of the only breeds that boasts an “open studbook”- meaning the breed encourages influences from other breeds and is still evolving today. There are MANY different types of Warmbloods- some being the American Warmblood, the Dutch Warmblood, and the Canadian Warmblood. Warmbloods are sometimes referred to as “Sporthorses,” as their primary jobs include dressage and various jumping disciplines. Galaxy and Ali- HETRA’s Warmbloods- both came to HETRA after a career as Hunter Jumpers.

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