East Bulgarian

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East Bulgarian
East Bulgarian mare and foal at Kabiuk stud, near Shumen
Conservation statusFAO (2007): not listed[1]: 15 
Other names
Country of originBulgaria
Useriding, competition
  • Male:
    550 kg[2]
  • Female:
    450 kg[2]
  • Male:
    average: 166.9 cm[2]
  • Female:
    average: 162.8 cm[2]
Mares and foals at Kabiuk stud

The East Bulgarian is a Bulgarian breed of warmblood horse. It developed from the warmblood section established in about 1894, at the Kabiuk State Stud and Stallion Depot in Shumen Province in eastern Bulgaria.[3][4] A stud-book was started in either 1951[5]: 448  or 1959.[2]


  1. ^ Barbara Rischkowsky, D. Pilling (eds.) (2007). List of breeds documented in the Global Databank for Animal Genetic Resources, annex to The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. ISBN 9789251057629. Accessed June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e Breed data sheet: Eastbulgarian Horse/Bulgaria. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessed June 2017.
  3. ^ East Bulgarian – Detail info. State Enterprise Kabiuk. Archived 21 September 2007.
  4. ^ Svetlozar Kastchiev (March 2010). The history of Bulgarian horse breeding. ESSA Courier (6): 8–11. Accessed June 2017.
  5. ^ Valerie Porter, Lawrence Alderson, Stephen J.G. Hall, D. Phillip Sponenberg (2016). Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding (sixth edition). Wallingford: CABI. ISBN 9781780647944.

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