Bay with blanket spotting
Chestnut leopard spotting
Snowcap on bay coloring
Near leopard on bay
Knabstruppers in the USA
The Knabstrupper is a very new breed to the USA. There are not many of them here. Yet!
Actually since they are a rare breed there isn't that many of them anywhere! Most of them are in Denmark their original home and in Germany mostly north Germany.
Knabstruppers have mostly been bred by hobby breeders and small farmers, they are a very user friendly breed and delightful to handle and ride.
Part of the mission of Cedar Creek in the breeding of these horses is not only to produce fun riding horses for all the family but to help in the preservation of this unusual breed and to help them become sufficiently diversely spread that they become more secure and less vulnerable.
We breed both the pure breds and cross breds, usually crossing them with warmblood mares of suitable type as well Arabians, and appaloosas provided they are the solid foundation type of appaloosa not the QH type.
The foundation of the breed in Denmark was the Fredericksborg horse and the Danish Oldenborg. In fact the Danes consider a horse that is a cross between either a Frederickborg or a Danish Oldenborg and Knabstrupper to be a Knabstrupper, so similar in type are these horses.
Currently the Danes and Germans produce two types of Knabstrupper horses.
The classic type: is a baroque horse, shown with a full mane. These horses are around 15-16 hh, solid, active, good moving and very friendly. They form the basis for the breed. They are the original type and make great family horses and are usually excellent all rounders.
We have imported 3 filles of this type (Payana, Linda and Sheela) as well as a colt foal (Xafire, see the picture to the left) who is a potential stallion, along with his older brother, (Xavoy) now a gelding, as an ambassador for the breed.
The Sporthorse type: is a cross between the classic baroque type and a more conventional warmblood. These horses have more of the characteristics of the modern warmblood with the longer neck and legs and narrower head. They are produced to meet the demand for the athletic elegant showy dressage or show horse, but one that also has the spots! And the great temperament.
We have imported one gelding (Frej) who is a lovely sporthorse type with full chestnut leopard spots and one filly Peony, a snowcap filly, who shows the elegance of the Trakhner in her background.
The plan is that the combination of the elegance of the modern warmblood with the solid friendly temperament of the classic Knabstrupper will produce the nicest in riding horses along with loud color.
We welcome you to come and see our Knabstuppers at local shows and expos, or by appointment at the farm.
Contact us to pay a visit.