Danish Warmblood

Danish Warmbloods are a type of horse that is used for many different purposes, and are known for their great temperament and versatile nature.

If you are looking for a horse that can do it all, a Danish Warmblood may be the perfect fit for you!

In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about these horses!

Danish Warmblood Breed Info

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

Height (size) 15.3 – 17.0 hands high
Colors Any solid color, but with limited white markings
Country of Origin Denmark
Common Uses Dressage, jumping, general riding

Danish Warmblood Facts & Information (Breed Profile)

Originally, Denmark didn’t have a riding horse.

Even though the Knappstrupper and the Fredriksborg were the most common breeds they were both driving horses, so riding horses had to be imported.

The Danish Warmblood Society (Dansk Varmbloed Avlsforbund – DVA) was founded in 1962, making the Danish Warmblood breed relatively new.

The goal of the association was to create a horse suitable for sport and competition, and the breed was called the “Danish Sport Horseā€.

In those early years the stallions were predominantly of Swedish, Trakehner, Hanoverian and Holstein origin.

As a result of its proximity to Sweden, Danish Warmblood breeding was heavily influenced by Swedish horses and modeled after the Swedish breeding program.

Prior to the year 2004, the Danish Warmblood Society’s mission was to produce a versatile sport horse.

However, today, modern breeding programs are more focused on producing a particular kind of performance horse, such as a top show jumper or dressage mount.

Although Denmark joined the Warmblood breeding scene later than many other countries, their annual Danish Warmblood Stallion Show in Herning is now a key event for the international performance horse industry.

Danish Warmblood is a performance breed, so any suitable horse, regardless of its origin, may be accepted as long as it can pass a rigorous performance test.

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

Alternative Names



Easy to train, intelligent, has great temperament, spirited

Physical Characteristics

They have well balanced, muscular structure, good free action, and are multitalented.

Danish Warmblood is known as an athletic sport horse.


Any solid color, but with limited white markings

Height (size)

15.3 – 17.0 hands high






880 – 1,100 lbs (400 – 500 kg)

Blood Type


Common Uses

Dressage, jumping, general riding



Popular Traits




Country of Origin



Swedish Warmblood, Groningen, Gelderlander, Thoroughbred, Hanoverian, Holsteiner, Trakehner