🐎 The American Warmblood Horse Breed

Breed Description

The ideal warmblood is powerful and balanced with good bone and elastic gaits. Sport horses of all bloodlines are accepted as long as they can qualify with the qualities and talents to progress though the levels in these traditional sports while remaining sound of mind and body.

Average Height

The height of the average American warmblood horse is around 16.1 hands.


All colors accepted, though mostly Bay.


Well connected, harmonious proportion with correct muscling. Gradual uphill, well muscled topline.


Noble, well-mannered and attentive horse exhibiting energy with good presence, tractable and willing. A forward drive that indicates generosity for performance. Eagerness to please, focused, calm yet attentive & obedient to their handler or rider.

Members of this breed often excel in the following disciplines:

  • Dressage
  • Eventing
  • Show Jumping

Breed History

The American Warmblood Society is an International, non-profit Performance horse corporation founded in 1983, dedicated to the development of sport horses from grass roots through the Olympic levels.

Miscellaneous Facts

As one of the Associate Members of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH), the AWS promotes, represents, nominates, records and registers horses for the Olympic sports and combined driving events.