Andravida horse

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Country of origin Greece
Equus ferus caballus

The Andravida or Ellis valley horse,[citation needed] is a light riding draft breed[1] found in the region of Ilia in Greece.[citation needed] It owes its development to the crossing of Anglo-Norman with local breeds with additional crosses of Nonius stallions after 1920. The breed is nearly extinct and its stud book was only established in 1995.[1]

The newest development in the history of the Elis valley horse may in fact lead the breed from extinction. In the early 90s, the Andravida's Selle Francais stallion Calin de Nanteuil renamed Pegasus covered some females, which colts were sent to breeders throughout western Greece. However, its numbers are still small, and the Andravida's are at high risk of extinction.


  1. ^ a b "Andravida". Breeds of Livestock. Oklahoma State University. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 

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