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Also Known As: Istochno-b"lgarska


The East Bulgarian originates from Bulgaria, like its name suggests. East Bulgarian horses and their foals walking in a pen.The East Bulgarian is a light riding and draft horse, usually chestnut, bay or black. They have originated since 1900 from Kabuik stallions, Thoroughbreds and English halfbred crossed with Anglo-Arab, Arab and Bulgarian Native horses. The breed was recognized in 1951. They are bred as sport horses for equestrian events such as dressage and jumping, and racing.



Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.


Hendricks, Bonnie L. "East Bulgarian." International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. Norman: U of Oklahoma, 1995. 165-66. Print.

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