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The Gidrán 


An exclusively chestnut Hungarian Anglo-Arabian breed. Developed at the Mezöhegyes State Stud in 1816 with the import of the desert-bred Arabian Stallion named Siglavy Gidran. He was believed to be of the Seglawi-Jedran strain. In 1817, this chestnut stallion known as Gidrán Senior served Arabian, Turkish, Transylvanian, and Spanish-Naples mares. Seven colts resulting from these mares went on to become chief stallions at Mezöhegyes. In 1820, the Spanish Naples mare named Arrogante,foaled the colt later to be named Gidrán II. He became the breeds foundation stallion. Every Gidrán in existence today can be traced to this one stallion.

horse Until 1855, the dams of the Gidrán chief stallions were 33% Arabian, 22% Transylvanian, 16% Spanish, 16% Nonius, 6% Native Hungarian, and 6% Gidrán mares.
Then English Thoroughbreds were increasingly introduced, in 1893 Thoroughbred stallions were used in three generations subsequently improving the breed. The Shagya Arabian stallions Gazal III and Siglavy II were then used in order to establish a more stable Anglo-Arabian type. The result was a heterogeneous type known for their excellent jumping and galloping ability.
The modern Gidrán is a high quality riding and driving horse who has achieved recognition in international competitions. Particularly well known for their athletic ability, well balanced temperaments, and sturdy builds. Gidrán excel in disciplines where their speed, agility, endurance, and courage are showcased. A very rare breed and in danger of extinction, there are less than 200 Gidráns in the world. horse
horse An exclusively chestnut Hungarian Anglo-Arabian breed. Anglo-Arabians are bred all over the world.
In Hungary, however, the Gidrán breed is of particular importance as a high quality riding and driving horse. An elegant medium sized horse with a sturdy build and straight profile. Long, arched neck, and powerful hindquarters.

The general impression is of power and vigor without coarseness. Particularly well known for their jumping ability, their well balanced temperaments and overall strength has made them unrivaled as a driving horse. Because of their enormous courage, agility, and endurance Gidráns excel in competitive disciplines. Their noble stature and aristocratic bloodlines give them the willpower to triumph.

The information and photographs in this article are kindly provided by the Kisber Felver & Gidran Association of North America. For further information on this breed, please click here.
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