The history of Bavarian horsebreeding can be traced back into the first
millennium A.D. The centre of horse breeding in the recent past was in the
Bavarian Rottal Valley (Rott is a tributary of the river Inn). The
predecessor of the Bavarian Warmblood horse was the "Rottaler", a horse of
the heavy warmblood type. Apart from the utilisation of English and French
breeds, Oldenburg stallions have had the greatest influence on the breed.
The increasing motorization of agriculture in the 1950ies resulted in the
almost complete disappearance of the Rottaler. The new breeding goal of a
versatile riding horse was conceived predominantly through upgrading with
thoroughbreds and Trakehners. In addition to this, new mare lines were
established on the basis of fillies and mares acquired from the different
German selective breeding areas. The stock of stallions is meanwhile also
largely based on bloodlines from Hanover, Holstein, Oldenburg and
In 1999 the numbers of this breed comprised 4.492 broodmares and 194
stallions. The breeding centre is the Bavarian state stud of Schwaiganger.
The auction centre and approvals site for the state association
"Landesverband Bayrischer Pferdezüchter" is at the Olympic sports grounds in
A versatile riding horse with good character that is prepared to perform.
Bavarian Warmbloods are represented in competition sport and leisure time
riding and at times also in top performance sport.
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