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History:

The breed was developed at the Trakehnen stud in East Prussia, which was founded by king Friederich Wilhelm I in 1732. The main reason for its founding was to supply the royal stables with fresh up and coming young horses. Different breeds were used for its creation, above all however, East Prussian Landschlag horses. Today's Trakehner type was developed by means of systematic upgrading orientated breeding with Arab and English thoroughbreds. Prior to the Second World War, East Prussia was the largest closed breeding region of Germany with approximately 40.000 horses. At the end of the Second World War, about 1.000 horses were able to be rescued to West Germany in a legendary and dramatic flight, which enabled the survival and further breeding of the Trakehner breed. It is the only riding horse breed in Germany where breeding is carried out with pure-breds.

Breeding: 

The Trakehner breed encompassed a stock number of 4.529 registered broodmares and 194 sires in 1999. It is striking that all the horses, both mares and stallions bear names beginning with the initial letter of the mother's name. By this means, the importance of the maternal origins is honoured.
For this reason not only the names of famous stallions are provided here, but also the mare lineages, that are the basis of the Trakehner breed. Here the family of the mare Kasette which has produced the most offspring ranks at the very forefront. This family is followed by those of Kordel, Polarfahrt, Herbstzeit, Tapete, Donna, Paraea, Corrida, Pelargonie and many more which had a very big influence on today's breeding during the post-war period.

Features:

Trakehners are blood imprinted strong performance horses, with a great deal of stamina and a sensitive character, who require riders with empathy. They are represented in all fields of the riding and driving sport, frequently also in top performance sport, but in particular, in three-day eventing.

 

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