The Gelderland, or Gelderlander, is a heavy warmblood breed of horse that was developed in the Netherlands province of Gelderland. An ancient breed, it is typically used as a riding or pack horse.
Personality and Temperament
History and Background
The Gelderland is a warmblood horse breed which originated from the eponymous mid-eastern province in Holland. Although the breed has only been official since the late 1960s, some experts contend the breed is much older. The development of the Gelderland can be traced back to crossbreeding with a variety of horses, including the Andalusian, Neapolitan, Norman, and Friesian.
Still considered a riding and working horse today, the Gelderland is beloved by farmers in Holland, especially since they have become rare. The horse also has an efficient trot that horse show enthusiasts admire.