Ukrainian Riding Horse
The Ukrainian Riding Horse (Ukrainian: украї́нський верхови́й кінь) or Ukrainian Saddle Horse is a modern Ukrainian breed of warmblood sport horse. Breeding began in the years after the Second World War at the stud farm of Dnipropetrovsk in central Ukraine – at that time in the USSR – and later expanded to three other state stud farms. It derives from cross-breeding of Hanoverian, Thoroughbred and Trakehner stallions with local mares or with Hungarian Furioso, Gidran Arab or Nonius mares. It incorporates the last bloodlines of the extinct Orlov-Rostopchin or Russian Saddle Horse.:115 It was bred to compete in show jumping, three-day eventing and dressage, but is also suitable as a general riding horse.:250
Also known as
This breed is also called Ukrainian Riding Horse, Ukrainian Saddle, Ukrainian Saddle Horse, Ukrainians, Ukrainisches Riding Horse, Ukraninian Saddle Horse, Ukrayínska Verkhová, Ukrayínskyy Verkhovýy Kin, Український верховий кінь, украї́нська верхова́ as well as украї́нський верхови́й кінь.
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