Questions & Answers
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Q"Hi, I noticed on your website that you called a horse an 'Oldenburger'. 
Isn't that a typo?"


Christopher: "Actually, that is the correct name of the breed.  Almost all of the European breeds, especially the ones from Germany, are named after towns or areas of the country where the breed originates.  Think of it this way, if you are from New York, you would be called a 'New Yorker'.  If you are from Michigan, you are called a 'Michiganian' or sometimes a 'Michigander'."   

Below is a table that I have created with images of some of the various German horse brands, along with a small diagram of the region or town where that breed originates, as well as the correct pronunciation of that breed:

Horse's Brand Horse's Area of Origin in Germany Pronunciation of Breed

Brandenburg / Berlin
 
"Brandenburger"
 Location of Hanover in Germany
Hanover
"Hanoverian"
*Germans actually
call them a "Hannoveraner"
(sic)

Holstein
"Holsteiner"

Mecklenburg
 
"Mecklenburger"

Oldenburg 
"Oldenburger"

Rhine River/Rhineland
 
"Rhinelander"
or "Rheinlander"

Westphalia
"Westphalian"

   
Below are some other brands that you may have seen and wondered "what kind of brand is that?"
(Note: For breeds that are named after regions or towns, a small diagram of the country of origin is displayed
with the location of the region or town highlighted):

Horse's Brand Horse's Area of Origin

American Trakehner
 
United States

Anglo Arab
 
Syria


Australian Warmblood
 
Australia

Belgium Warmblood

 
Belgium

British Warmblood
 
Great Britain

Canadian Trakehner
 
Canada

Danish Warmblood
 
Denmark

Dutch Warmblood
 
Holland


 
Finland

German Riding Horse
 
Germany


Great Britain Hanoverian
 
England


Haflinger
 
Austria

Hessen
 

Germany


New Zealand Warmblood
 
New Zealand

Sachsen
 
Map showing the location of Lower Saxony in the northwest, Saxony-Anhalt in the center, and the Free State of Saxony in the southeast.
Germany

Selle Francais
(Translation: "French Saddle")
 
France

Swedish Warmblood
 
Sweden


Swiss Warmblood
 
Switzerland


Trakehner
 
Russia

Note: The origin of the Trakehner traces back to the horse breed "Schwaike", which is now extinct.  Our modern day Trakehners were started in the 1700's in the town of Trakehnen, which is located in Russia.


Württemburger
 

Germany
 

Zangersheide
 
Belgium

Zweibrucken
(Translation: "Two Bridges")
 
Location of Zweibrücken in Germany
Germany

Questions & Answers

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