Australian Warmblood

Unlike some other warmbloods, the Australian Warmblood is a bit of an unknown.

However, that doesn’t mean they’re any less special!

Here’s everything you need to know about this unique breed.

Australian Warmblood Breed Info

Here are some of the key things you need to know about the Australian Warmblood:

Height (size) 15.0 – 17.0 hands high
Colors Only solid colors are allowed
Country of Origin Australia
Common Uses Show jumping, dressage, eventing, driving, general riding

Australian Warmblood Facts & Information (Breed Profile)

The Australian Warmblood is a relatively new breed of sport horse that is still in the early stages of its development.

This horse was bred to meet the high standards of many of its European counterparts.

The Australian Warmblood Horse Association (AWHA) was established in the early 1970s as the German Warmblood Horse Association.

Everything was based on a gray Holsteiner stallion Flaneur that had been brought from Germany in 1968, and was the first warmblood horse to arrive in Australia.

In 1985, the Australian Horse Breeders’ Association (AWHA) introduced universal breeding guidelines based on European standards but customized for the country’s unique climate and terrain.

It was never the intention of the Australian Warmblood breed to preserve any particular bloodlines, rather, the goal was to create a classic sport horse that could be used in a variety of disciplines.

Many warm-blooded equine breeds were used to develop this new horse, and the registry did not set any specific guidelines regarding the characteristics of the new horse’s form.

If you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating breed, keep reading!

Alternative Names



Alert, active, even-tempered

Physical Characteristics

Individual characteristics vary, but most have a strong and hardy physique with defined shoulders, developed crests, and well-muscled withers, chest, hips, and back, as well as wide hindquarters.


Black, bay, gray, chestnut – only solid colors are allowed

Height (size)

15.0 – 17.0 hands high







Blood Type


Common Uses

Show jumping, dressage, eventing, driving, general riding


Generally healthy

Popular Traits

Hardy, healthy, versatile, calm



Country of Origin



Holsteiner, Hanoveranian, Dutch Warmblood