Hungarian Warmblood

Hungarian Warmbloods are a cross between Hungarian breeds and European warmbloods.

These horses are known for their athleticism and versatility, making them a great choice for all sorts of equestrian activities.

If you’re thinking of adding a Hungarian Warmblood to your stable, here’s what you need to know.

Hungarian Warmblood Breed Info

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

Height (size) 16.0 – 17.0 hands high
Colors All solid colors are allowed
Country of Origin Hungary
Common Uses Jumping, dressage, eventing, combined driving

Hungarian Warmblood Facts & Information (Breed Profile)

The Mezohegyes State Stud, located in southeast Hungary and founded in 1784, is considered to be the birthplace of the Hungarian Warmblood, which is also known as the Hungarian Sport Horse.

In addition to the Hungarian Warmblood, the stud was crucial to the creation of other Hungarian breeds such the Nonius, Furioso, and Gidran.

The breed was in great demand in the 19th century, but in the early 20th century, it was all but extinct.

Both World Wars were devastating for Hungary in many ways, and the horses were no exception with many either being conscripted into the military or slaughtered for food.

Some Hungarian horse breeders were able to escape the country after World War II with their animals, in one instance with the help of US General Patton, who was able to rescue some Hungarian Warmbloods, along with Lippizaners and other horses, from a Russian-occupied area.

Nowadays, their population is recovering in Hungary, while Canada and the US are also home to a number of Hungarian warmblood breeders.

Before they can be licensed and used in breeding programs, stallions must pass a rigorous inspection by the breeding committee.

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

Alternative Names

“Hungarian Sport Horse”


Intelligent, friendly, good-natured

Physical Characteristics

They are similar to the English Thoroughbred, and are often a little bit taller and lighter than other warmblood breeds.

The legs are long and strong, and the bone is dense.

The quarters are powerful which makes them great for jumping.

They are great sport horses, but may not be suitable for inexperienced handlers.

The frame is delicate-looking.


All solid colors are allowed

Height (size)

16.0 -17.0 hands high






Average 1300 lbs (600 kg)

Blood Type


Common Uses

Jumping, dressage, eventing, combined driving



Popular Traits

Tall and elegant sport horse



Country of Origin

Tall and elegant sport horse


Kisber Felver, Nonius, Furioso-North Star, Gidran, Dutch Warmblood, Hanoverian, Holsteiner