The Altwurttemberg is a Warmblood horse and has its origin in Germany.
All basic colours
155 - 165 cm
This breed originated in Germany by the Wurttemberg Prince House, but without an obligatory breed goal. About thirty horses from Normandy were used between 1872 -1888, crossing with English Thoroughbreds, Holsteins and Oldenburgs.
Eventually the Altwurttemberg horse was established, a strong and beautiful individual breed. But unfortunately, the type was not greatly appreciated or needed, so instead the Wurttemberg Sport Horse was developed, and was highly prized for a time.
After 1950 the Altwurttemberg was threatened with extinction, however by 1988 in Marbach, Germany, inititives were made to preserve the breed. They exist in limited numbers today.