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Czech Warmblood jumping
|Other names||Czech: Český teplokrevník|
|Country of origin||Czech Republic|
The Czech Warmblood is a robust, powerful horse bred with strong bones. The breed has a strong neck on an elegant body, a broad, long back, and good hooves, though they are sometimes flat. The mane and tail are very thick.
The Czech Warmblood was in existence by the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1876-1918). In the 19th century the breed was influenced by Spanish and Italian horses, and later by breeds such as the Furioso, Gidran, Nonius and Przedswit breeds. German Warmblood horses also played a part.
The most famous and successful line is the Bystrý. The founder was Stallion 469, foaled in 1919. The line is characterized by a robustness, shorter and a less solid run, steeper and a shorter fetlock. They are mainly bay horses.
The stud farm in Kladruby plays a major role in the breeding of the Czech Warmblood. In the pedigree book, many other breeds are mentioned, for example Thoroughbred, Selle Francais, Arabian and Anglo-Arabian.
In 2013 the population was reported as about 22,000.
- Breed data sheet: Cesky teplokrevnik/Czech Republic. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessed May 2015.
- Short description (in Czech)