Polish Breeds


Malopolska Horse (m)

rasa_mTheir ped­i­grees com­bine pure Arabian and Thoroughbred, as well as vari­ous Austro-​Hungarian lines, such as Schagya, Gidran, Przedswit or Furioso. Malopolska horses are good-​looking, with lean body, beau­ti­ful head and ex­press­ive eyes. They demon­strate good ba­sic gaits and have ex­cel­lent en­dur­ance.


Wielkopolska Horse (wlkp)

rasa_wlkpThis breed was de­veloped on the basis of Poznan, Trakehner and East Prussian horses, as well as a few oth­er German half­breds, for ex­ample the Hanoverian. The de­sir­able qual­it­ies of Wielkopolska breed are ex­cel­lent jump­ing abil­ity, good move­ment and ride­ab­il­ity, com­bined with co­oper­at­ive and at­tent­ive at­ti­tude to hu­mans.


Polish Halfbred Horse (sp)

rasa_spThis is a sport horse breed used primar­ily in showjump­ing and dressage. Polish half­bred horses are born mainly by breed­ing Polish or for­eign ori­gin brood­mares to for­eign stal­lions or their Polish bred sons.


Silesian Horse (śl)

rasa_slThis is the heav­iest breed among Polish warmbloods. It was de­veloped by cross-​breeding of warmblood mares ori­gin­at­ing from the re­gion of Silesia and Oldenburg or East Frisian sires. They can be suc­cess­fully used in eques­tri­an sports, par­tic­u­larly in the dis­cip­line of driv­ing.


Polish Coldblood Horse (z)

rasa_pkzThis is the most nu­mer­ous pop­u­la­tion among all Polish breeds. They are mostly bred for slaughter, how­ever, more and more people ap­pre­ci­ate these horses in ag­ri­t­our­ism and or­gan­ic farms for driv­ing or rid­ing.


Polish Konik (kn)

rasa_knThis is a prim­it­ive breed which des­cends from Tarpan wild horses. A cer­tain num­ber of Polish koniks dwell semi-​wild in their nat­ur­al hab­it­at. The stabled ones are pop­u­lar in hip­po­ther­apy centres and ag­ri­t­our­ism farms.
Stud-​book of Origin of Konik pol­ski breed


Hucul Horse (hc)

rasa_hcThis is a prim­it­ive horse breed that comes from Carpathians. Huculs are su­perb mounts for chil­dren and adults hik­ing in moun­tains. They may also be used in hip­po­ther­apy or re­cre­ation­al rid­ing.
Stud-​book of Origin of Hucul Horses


Polish Pony (kuc)

rasa kuc - księgaThere are three sec­tions of Polish Pony Stood Book:
Section I – Polish Shetland Pony (p. kuc sz­etl.). These are all col­ours small ponies, up to 110 cm, bred mainly as pets. Please note that there is a sep­ar­ate stood book for pure bred Shetland ponies which is The Polish Shetland Pony Stood-​Book.
Section II – Polish Riding Pony (pkw). These are ponies that are 111 – 148 cm tall. They are good rid­ing horses for chil­dren and youth riders both for sport and leas­ure or hip­po­ther­apy.
Section III – Felin Pony (kf). These are Polish bred sport ponies that des­cend from Arab horses, Polish koniks, Malopolska horses and Welsh ponies. The min­im­um height is 117 cm and max­im­um is 148 cm.


Photo: Paulina Peckiel

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