The Pfalz-Ardennes is a comparatively young horse breed, which was created around 1900. The breeding basis of the Pfalz-Ardennes breed was and still is characterized by breeding animals of the French cold-blood breeds, in particular the Lorraine, Comtois and Ardennes, as well as by Belgians, Rhine-German cold-blood and Southern German cold-blood. Pure breeding was not a dogma from the beginning. The stud book of the Pfalz-Ardennes has always been open.
In the past 100 years or so of breeding in the Rhineland-Palatinate-Saar breeding region, the breeding work was clearly oriented towards the breeding goal and used the advantages of the above-mentioned breeds to produce a cold-blooded horse that is in demand and therefore saleable.
When accepting the breeding lines, special attention must be paid to the preservation of the breed specific characteristics of the Pfalz-Ardenners. Against the background of the consolidation of the Pfalz-Ardenners breed, the current breeding programme stipulates that from the 2008 birth year onwards, a Pfalz-Ardennes horse must have at least one parent of the Pfalz-Ardennes breed.
Palz-Adenner — Pfalz-Ardennes
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