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Zweibruecker, Mare, 16 years, 17 hh, Bay-Dark
F: DAMARCO | MF: CARLOS DZ
Dressage - Jumping
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Reliable for trail riding
is allrounder
DE-54295
Trier
price range €15,000 to €20,000
price range ~$15,975 to $21,301
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Zweibruecker, Mare, 8 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: CONTE CASSINI | MF: QUICK STAR
Jumping
DE-55545
Bad Kreuznach
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Zweibruecker, Mare, 16 years, 17 hh, Bay-Dark
F: DAMARCO | MF: CARLOS DZ
Dressage - Jumping
DE-54295
Trier
price range €15,000 to €20,000
price range ~$15,975 to $21,301
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Zweibruecker, Mare, 8 years, 16.2 hh, Brown
F: CONTE CASSINI | MF: QUICK STAR
Jumping
Sportpferde Thilo Krapf
DE-55545
Bad Kreuznach
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Zweibruecker, Gelding, 14 years, 16.3 hh, Bay-Dark
F: STOCKHOLM | MF: WILD DANCE
Dressage
DE-53859
Niederkassel
€15,000
~ $15,975
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Zweibruecker, Stallion, 34 years, White Baroque
DE-49080
Osnabrück
€999,999
~ $1,065,024
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Zweibruecker Mix, Gelding, 7 years, 16 hh, Chestnut-Red Leisure
AT-8330
Feldbach
€2,900
~ $3,089 Negotiable
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Zweibruecker, Stallion, Foal (04/2024), Brown
F: KARAJAN | MF: BALOU DU ROUET
Jumping
DE-66557
Illingen
€7,500
~ $7,988 Negotiable
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Zweibruecker, Mare, 11 years, 16.1 hh, Smoky-Black
F: ESCUDEUR
Leisure - Breeding
DE-67317
Altleiningen
€5,000
~ $5,325 Negotiable
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Zweibruecker, Gelding, 15 years, 16.3 hh, Black
F: SIR SHUTTERFLY | MF: GRANAT
Dressage - Jumping
DE-66663
Merzig
€10,000
~ $10,650 Negotiable
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Zweibruecker, Gelding, 20 years, 16 hh, Chestnut
F: ABANOS (OLD)
Leisure
DE-91560
Heilsbronn
€2,500
~ $2,663 Negotiable
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Zweibruecker, Mare, 14 years, 15.1 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: SWORD LOCAL XX | MF: LAVENO
Leisure - Trail
DE-79341
Kenzingen
€3,000
~ $3,195 Negotiable
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Zweibruecker, Gelding, 12 years, 17.1 hh, Smoky-Black
F: LORD NOBLE | MF: WELTFRIEDE - ELITE (HANN)
Dressage - Jumping - Leisure
DE-53881
Euskirchen
price range €20,000 to €40,000
price range ~$21,301 to $42,601
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Zweibruecker, Mare, 7 years, 16 hh, Bay-Dark
F: CAMPITELLO | MF: RICCIONE (HANN)
Jumping - Breeding - Eventing
DE-67098
Bad Dürkheim
price range €15,000 to €20,000
price range ~$15,975 to $21,301
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Zweibruecker, Gelding, 11 years, 17 hh, Brown
F: CORNET OBOLENSKY
Jumping - Dressage
DE-84453
Mühldorf am Inn
price range €15,000 to €20,000
price range ~$15,975 to $21,301
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Zweibruecker, Mare, 16 years, 16 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: VAN DEN VIVALDI | MF: AQUAMARIN
Jumping - Breeding - Leisure
DE-55271
Stadecken-Elsheim
price range €5,000 to €10,000
price range ~$5,325 to $10,650
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The handsome, athletic Zweibrücker is one of Germany’s popular warmblood breeds. Its qualities make it suitable for a range of equestrian activities, from dressage to combined driving. It is equally admired in the USA, where equestrians buy a Zweibrücker under the name of the Rheinland-Pfalz Saar International (RPSI) horse. They are sports horses which make willing and intelligent partners for both competitive and leisure riders. The breed originated in Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland regions where there are many breeders who rear and sell a Zweibrücker.

Origin and history of breeding Zweibrücker horses

The hub of Zweibrücker breeding has always been the region, and now city, of Zweibrücken in the Rhineland-Palatinate. Horse breeding here may have already been important in medieval times when this was a duchy under the Holy Roman Empire. However, it was in 1755 that Duke Christian IV founded the state stud that would become so important to the region. He was partly inspired by a visit to England where he saw the emerging breed that the world would come to know as the English Thoroughbred racehorse. On his return, he determined that Zweibrücken too would have its own horse breeding project and that he would finance it. The stud continued to gain an important reputation under Charles II August, with the horses proving to be so handsome and of such great utility that the King of Prussia bought 150 Zweibrücker stallions for the Trakehner stud in Prussia. The occupation of Zweibrücken in 1801 by France could have proved disastrous when the horses were taken from the stud to Rosiers aux Salines. Fortunately, Napoleon I ensured that the stud was replenished at Zweibrücken five years later. During this time, there was input from noble Spanish lines, as well as horses from the rest of Germany and the Austro-Hungarian imperial studs. Zweibrücken was now firmly back in its place as a regional centre of breeding, becoming the Principal Royal Bavarian State Stud in 1890. The breeding programme was strongly influenced by Anglo-Norman and French Anglo-Arab lines. The beautiful stud remains an important regional building. However, breeding is now carried out under the authority of the Horse Breeders' Association of Rhineland-Palatinate-Saar or PRPS, which gives the breed its third name, the PRPS horse. The Zweibrücker brand reflects the regional and noble origins of the horse breed, as it consists of a crown over two joined bridges, branded on the near (left) hind leg.

Zweibrücker horses in equestrianism

There are two types of modern Zweibrücker, one tending towards a heavier or “old type”, although both are classified as middle-weight horses. They all retain the combination of handsome appearance along with great utility and elegance. The elasticity of their movement is as important as their willingness and rideability. They are horses that are suitable for both advanced riders and amateurs. As well as show jumping, Zweibrücker horses make excellent dressage and event horses. They are popular in hunter classes in the USA.

Use and characteristics of the Zweibrücker

Generally standing between 15.3 hands (63 inches/160 cm) and 16.3 hands high (67 inches/170 cm) the breed standard allows for smaller and larger individuals. This gives plenty of choice for any rider intending to buy a Zweibrücker. The majority are chestnut, grey, black and bay. Some specialist breeders sell a Zweibrücker with a more unusual coat colour. These include palomino, cremello and buckskin, along with pinto and other eye-catching markings. Zweibrücker horses should have rideability i.e. be willing and easy to ride, while still having a great competitive scope.

Zweibruecker horses, also known as the Zweibrücker warmbloods, are a remarkable breed of horses that have been revered for their exceptional qualities for centuries. Originating from the Rhineland-Palatinate region in Germany, these horses have gained popularity worldwide for their intelligence, athleticism, and versatility. They are widely used in a range of equestrian disciplines, from dressage to jumping, and are popular among riders of all levels. In this article, we will delve deeper into the interior, exterior, and history of the Zweibrücker horse breed.

The Character of Zweibruecker Horses

One of the most notable features of the Zweibrücker horse breed is their exceptional intelligence and temperament. These horses are known to be highly trainable and responsive to their rider's commands, making them ideal for various equestrian sports. They have a strong work ethic and a willingness to please their rider, which makes them popular among both amateur and professional riders. Additionally, they have a calm and composed temperament, which makes them easy to handle and suitable for riders of all ages.

The Zweibruecker horse breed also possesses a unique personality that sets them apart from other horse breeds. They are known to be curious and friendly, and they form strong bonds with their owners. These horses have a calm and gentle disposition, which makes them ideal for riders who are looking for a reliable and steady mount. Furthermore, their intelligence and quick learning ability make them easy to train, and they are known to excel in disciplines that require a high level of mental and physical agility.

The Appearance of Zweibruecker Horses

The Zweibruecker horse is a stunning breed, with a striking appearance and athletic build. They are typically between 15.2 and 17 hands tall, and their coat color can range from gray, black, chestnut, bay, or any combination of these colors. They have a refined head with a straight or slightly convex profile, large, expressive eyes, and small ears. Zweibrückers have a well-proportioned body, with a long neck and a deep, muscular chest. Their legs are straight and strong, with large, well-formed hooves. Their movement is smooth and flowing, making them an ideal choice for dressage and other equestrian disciplines.

The History of Zweibruecker Horses

The Zweibruecker horse originated in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany in the 1700s. It is believed that the breed was developed by crossing local German horses with Andalusians and Neapolitans, which were brought to the area by French soldiers during the Thirty Years' War. The resulting breed became known for its strength, stamina, and versatility, and quickly became popular throughout Europe. In the 1800s, Zweibrücker horses were used as cavalry horses, and later became popular for their use in driving and draft work. In the early 1900s, the breed was refined through selective breeding, resulting in a horse that was more suited for sport and riding. Today, the Zweibrücker horse is highly sought after for its athleticism, versatility, and gentle nature.

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