Gidran breed information
Gidran horse general information
COLORIts colour is chestnut, with more or less marks
SIZEThey will average 16-16.2 hh, but can range from 15.3 to 17 hh
USESIt is a multi-purpose, warmblooded breed, which is equally suitable as a saddle or carriage horse.
TEMPRERAMENTGidran horse breed has well-balanced temperament. Horses are lively and not particularly docile
They are attractive, large horses.The head is refined, but not as fine as the traditional Arab. The neck should be in proportion to the body and is muscular and well set on. Their ears are quite small and their eyes are large and lively. The shoulders would have a nice slope, allowing for freedom of movement, and the chest is deep and wide. They are deep through the barrel, and have a strong, sometimes long back. The quarters are also muscular, and the legs are strong with short dense cannon bones and well-formed feet.
The system of running out small herds of mares, each with its attendant stallion, ensures that the horses are tough and hardy. The correctly built Gidran Arab, with its good limbs and its ability to gallop, would not be out of place in the best of English hunting counties. It is extensively used in competitive sport, and the heavier animals make good carriage horses
The founder of the breed, the stallion Gidran Senior, was bought by Baron Fechtig in Egypt in 1816. The little yellow Arab stallion was assigned to Bábolna in 1818, where it produced 6 breeding stallions. One of them, his son, Gidran II, went to Mezőhegyes, where he studded mixed material, including Holstein, Mecklenburg, Hungarian, Transylvanian, Arab and Moldavian mares. The English-Arab nature of the breed was consolidated between the two World Wars, the handling problems disappeared and in every respect an outstanding and excellent stock was developed in a relatively short time. Since 1989, tasks related to maintaining and improving the breed have been carried out within the framework of the Kisbér-Halfbred and Gidran Horse Breeders National Association.
Gidran fun facts
They are especially good in eventing, where they achieve excellent results also at international level.
The breed has become rare, numbering around 200 individuals. Most are found in Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. There is a horse association in the USA that has information available on the breed. It is: Kisber Felver and Gidran Association of North America, 4256 Camino Perdido, Golden, CO 80403.