HORSES OF THE WORLD
Europe - Denmark
In an effort to produce a modern sports horse a specific breeding program
was introduced in Denmark in 1962. Various local bred mares were crossed with carefully
selected stallions of mainly Swedish, Trakehner, Hanoverian, Holsteiner and Polish blood.
Only horses of the best quality were accepted into the stud book. The program proved to be
a great success producing a handsome, outstanding dressage horse with good temperament.
handsome, well proportioned
Head: quality head; large, kind eyes; alert ears
Neck: long, well set
Shoulders: well sloped, prominent withers
Body: strong, muscular back; long croup; muscular loins;
Legs: good, sound, strong limbs; long forearms; well defined
joints; good bone
Feet: good, sound
Height: 15.3. to 16.3hh
Qualities: excellent paces, courage
Danish Warmbloods excel at competitive sports like dressage and show
jumping at International level.