Photos and informations about the rare Pfalz-Ardenner horse breed, Forgotten Horses a photographic project about endangered equines by The Pixel Nomad


Risk Level: at risk
Local Risk Level: critical
Listed by DAD-IS
Pfalz-Ardenner Hengst Quattro
Pfalz-Ardenner Hengst Quattro
Pfalz-Ardenner Hengst Quattro

Informations about the Pfalz-Ardenner

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.

History of the Pfalz-Ardenner

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.

A rare and endangered breed

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.

Other names of the Pfalz-Ardenner horse

Palz-Adenner — Pfalz-Ardennes 

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All my pictures of rare and endangered horses can be licensed for private, editorial and commercial usage and ordered as Fine Art Print. The albums only show a part of my large archive. Contact me directly if you don’t find what you are looking for.

Where to find the rare Pfalz-Ardenner

Here are some places where you can see where you can support the rare and endangered breed. A big thank you to everybody who works with me.


  • PA Zucht Schnebele
  • PA Zucht Bossong
  • Andrea Gabler
  • PA Zucht Kolter
  • PA Zucht Walter
  • PA Zucht Kollmannsberger


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