Kisber Felver Horse
The Kisber Felver is a rare breed of horse originated in Hungary. It was developed by crossing Thoroughbreds with Furiosos, Trakehners, Arabians, Anglo-Arabians and Selle Francais horses. During World War I and World War II the horse became endangered by over half of the breeding stock taken for use in the wars.
In 1853, the Kisber stud was formed producing Thoroughbreds and racehorses, eventually developing the Kisber Felver within the last hundred years.
In 1947, 150 horses were imported to the United States to be used for the US Remount, but were sold at auction instead because the Remount was disbanded. The imported Kisber Felver were widely crossbred, decreasing the number of purebred horses. The remaining purebred Kisber Felvers were taken by the Dalmand Stud in 1961 and continue to breed the horses today.
The Kisber Felver is a sport horse used in a variety of sporting competitions. The horse can be any solid color, but usually are bay or chestnut. The height of the breed is between 62 and 68 inches and are athletic and lively. All breeding stallions are inspected and licensed by the breeding committee.
A Kisber Felver horse named Kincsem was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for remaining undefeated in its races.
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