Sweedish Warmblood

The Sweedish Warmblood is a Sports horse,  a term used to describe a type of horse, rather than any particular breed.


The term generally refers to horses bred for the traditional, Olympic equestrian sporting events of dressage, eventing, show jumping, and combined driving. The precise definition varies.

In the United States, horses used in hunt seat and show hunter competition are often classed as sport horses, whereas the British show hunter, is classified as a show horse.

Horses used for western riding disciplines, Saddle seat, or any form of horse racing are generally not described as sport horses.


The Swedish Warmblood also known as the “Half-blood” was originally bred as a cavalry horse in the 17th century, from Spanish, Oriental and Fresian horses.

In the 10th century Hanoverian, Thoroughbred, Arab and Trakehner blood were introduced which produced the modern Sweedish horses of today, a big powerful horse that is used as a riding horse.


It has easy, straight paces, and is sound, tractable, and definitely versatile.

They are  used as dressage horses, jumpers, and in events.

Swedish Warmbloods are very good driving horses, and exported in large amounts all over Europe and the US.

Standing around 16.2 to 18hh, with an intelligent and calm temperament.

All solid coat colours can be found on this athletic horse with an elegant  handsome head.

It has a compact body, powerful shoulders and quarters with good short, strong legs of good bone and feet.


All Swedish Warm bloods are subjected to rigorous performance testing and temperament before being accepted for breeding.

The athletic Swedish warmblood is a favourite choice several disciplines.

Warmbloods in particular are a very common sight in show jumping, dressage and eventing.  

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