The Oldenburg

One of the horse breeds that was strengthened with Cleveland Bays is the Oldenburg, a German horse rather heavier than the Cleveland which was not available outside Germany until 1968, when a team was purchased for the queen.


Oldenburgs are a very popular breed in Germany and make good working, driving and riding horses.

Their numbers were being carefully built up after the war, as were those of the Hanoverians, which were badly needed for work on the land in the immediate post-war years, and are now being crossed with Arabian and Thoroughbred stallions to produce good quality riding horses which will compete successfully in Eventing and on the Show ground.