Estonian Horse Breeds

Horses in Estonia – what might you expect to find? Estonian horse husbandry is rich in terms of different breeding aims. In the autumn of 2017, the Estonian Agricultural Registers and Information Board (Et: Põllumajanduse Registrite ja Informatsiooni Amet) had over 16 000 horses from more than 100 breeds in their register. The most common breeds in Estonia (as of October 31st 2017) are the following:

  1. Estonian Native, 3 869 horses, 28,3 % of the total number,
  2. Estonian Sport Horse, 3 013 horses, 22,1 % of the total number,
  3. Tori Horse, 2 233 horses, 16,4 % of the total number,
  4. Estonian Riding Pony, 1 120 horses, 8,2 % of the total number,
  5. Trakehner, 846 horses, 6,2 % of the total number,
  6. Estonian Draft, 542 horses, 4,0 % of the total number,
  7. Shetland Pony, 288 horses, 2,1 % of the total number,
  8. Latvian Horse, 207 horses, 1,5 % of the total number,
  9. Dutch Warmblood, 202 horses, 1,5 % of the total number,
  10. Estonian Mini Pony, 142 horses, 1,0 % of the total number,
  11. Arabian Horse, 141 horses, 1,0 % of the total number.

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