Belgian Sport Horse

Belgian Sport Horses are a prized breed for their athleticism, beauty, and temperament.

They excel in many equestrian disciplines, from show jumping to dressage.

If you’re thinking of adding one of these horses to your stable, here’s what you need to know.

Belgian Sport Horse Breed Info

Here are some of the key things you need to know about the Belgian Sport horse:

Height (size) Average 16.0 hands high
Colors Solid colors
Country of Origin Belgium
Common Uses Show jumping, dressage, eventing, general riding

Belgian Sport Horse Facts & Information (Breed Profile)

One of the three Belgian warmblood breeds is the Belgian Sport Horse – other two being the Belgian Warmblood and the Belgian Trotter.

It is a breed that was created specifically for the purpose of being used as a sport horse in various competitions.

The Royal Halfblood Society was founded in 1920 and until WWII the breed was mainly used and bred by the army.

Bloodlines were a specific cross between the Belgian Draft, English Thoroughbred & Selle Fran├žais (with a notable amount of Thoroughbred blood).

Later influences were from Dutch Warmblood and Hanoverian with the goal of creating a superior sport horse.

The Belgian Sport Horse Society (Studbook sBs) registers the Belgian Sport Horse, which has a similar lineage to the Belgian Warmblood.

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

Alternative Names

“Belgian Halfblood”

Temperament/Personality

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Physical Characteristics

Sport horse conformations

Colors

Solid colors

Height (size)

Average 16.0 hands high

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Mares

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Weight

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Blood Type

Warm

Common Uses

Show jumping, dressage, eventing, general riding

Health

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Popular Traits

Highly athletic

Feeding/Diet

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Country of Origin

Belgium

Ancestors

English Thoroughbred, Selle Fran├žais, Belgian Draft