A Heritage of Horses

Global Horse Culture Archive on May 7, 2008, 2:11



The State Stud of Mezöhegyes - formerly Moldova - in Hungary, is a UNESCO world heritage site nominee, and home of an important and rare breed - the Nonius.

Founded in 1784, it has been an important center of quality horse breeding for centuries, originally for cavalry use. The stud has struggled at times, losing horses to war and political changes, but has now been privatized and is making a concerted effort to preserve the Nonius horse, as well as marketing a newer Mezöhegyes Sport Horse, which has Nonius, Warmblood and Thoroughbred bloodlines.

The Mezöhegyes


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