The Brandenburger breed is a warmblood horse that is native to Germany. It is developed in the 15th century although they weren`t a standardized breed, as proof they were declared in documents in the Brandenburg March. In the late 18th century a stud at Neustadt on the Dose was established, which is existing till modern days.
Breeders bred these horses for many purposes, from farm work, carriage to pleasure horse. As the advantage of mechanization grew and after World War II, the needs for heavy warmblood horses decreased, so bloodlines of Oldenburg, Hanoverian, Trakehner, Asian horses and English Thoroughbred were utilized to achieve a modern Brandenburger horse.
The influence of these breeds produced a sports horse type that is desired all over the world. Mecklenburg is a federal state in northern Germany and native place of the stallion Komet. This horse is famous because he managed to escape a castration that was a rule for any horse that is not standardized.
Fortunately, this specific horse later produced and became a sire of many other successful sires that were great in show jumping, such as Kolibri and Kogani. The Warmblood Breeding Society was formed in 1922 and the main goal was to produce horses for the need of the farmers and agriculture work.
Today there are approximately 2000 registered broodmares and 80 sires. The majority is bred in the above-mentioned state stud breeding center, where stallion approval is happening every year in October.
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