Aegidienberger photo
Aegidienberger at German horsefair "Equitana"
Photograph by BS Thurner Hof. Some rights reserved.

Aegidienberger photo
Photograph by Mluetz. Some rights reserved.


The Aegidienberger is a German horse breed. This horse is fairly short and hence easy to ride. Though most of the horses in this breed are about 13 hands tall, there are a few that grow up to reach 15 hands. The neck of this horse is short but muscular and stands upright. Navigating though a rough terrain is not a difficult task for this breed. The thick high set tail and thick mane are features that help to easily identify this breed. Though short in stature, this horse is a great combination of sturdiness and strength. These horses are gentle creatures that reflect a bold nature and strong personality. Their amiable and willing nature makes them the favorite of many. These horses are also intelligent and smart and people find it easy to work with them.

13 - 15 hands

The Aegidienberger comes in any color

Suitable for
Thanks to the peaceful and amiable nature of this beautiful horse, it is well suited for pleasure riding.

The history of this horse breed is not very expansive since this breed came into existence only in the year 1994. Hence, this breed is considered a baby as compared to the other breeds that are centuries and decades old. The Aegidienberger is a horse that was the result of cross breeding between the sturdy Icelandic horse and the beautiful and elegant Peruvian Paso. This horse has 62.5% features of the Icelandic Horse and 37.5% features of the Peruvian Paso. This Aegidienberger does justice to both the breeds it comes from since it is sturdy and strong in addition to being elegant and amiable. The first cross breeding was done by Walter Feldman in 1994 and since then, this horse has been recognized as a different breed. The need for this cross breeding arose because of the need to have a horse that was well large gaited and could adapt itself to the weather conditions in Germany.