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The Black Forest

The Black Forest Horses are indeed a rare and protected breed originating from the Black Forest in South West Germany.

The origin of the Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg horse breeding can only be speculated. The roots went back centuries. The first Black Forest horse breeding cooperative was founded in 1896. This is where organised breeding begins. The main breeding area is the southern Black Forest with the adjacent regions. The horse breeding association keeps the origin breeding book for this horse breed.

After World War II, over 1200 mares registered in the stud book were counted. The mechanisation in agriculture and forestry as well as in the transport industry led to a rapid decline in the population of the Black Forest cold blood horses until the end of the 1970s. The Black Forest fox had become an endangered breed. Funding measures from the state of Baden-Württemberg and an initially very modest but constantly increasing demand for cold-blooded horses from the Black Forest of the expressive, dry and motivated type prevented the worst.

There are currently over 700 registered mares in the stud book. The Black Forest cold blood is meanwhile also kept in the stud book by more than 10 other German horse breeding associations.

British Breeding

Black Forst Stud is, to date, the only importers and breeders of the Black Forest to the United Kingdom.

Imported broodmares direct from Germany with foals at foot and pregnant for the following season have secured the foundations for this striking breed to popularise in the UK.

With our vast expertise in exporting and importing our youngster can be sold World-wide.



As well as our own youngstock,  we at BFS can also source other Black Forests direct from Germany.  From foals to ridden horses; feel free to contact us to see if we can help you own one of these fantastic horses.

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Our Black Forests


Dragon Heart

Born 28/01/20
Colt by Drachenfels out of an Elite State Premium dam by Wildfuchs x Montan

Striking and substancial colt by the fantastic DRACHENFELS (Donnergroll), a young stallion at Marbach State Stud. 

Radiant reserve winner of the licensing in St. Märgen: The son from the last year of the DONNERGROLL is already successfully tested for the first time to breeders in 2019 DRACHENFELS is a special performance stallion that enhances the D-line. Striking in the overall presentation, he impresses with his masculine presence and the enormous breed nobility. The 1,56 m dark fox comes from the breeding of Werner Walka in Wiesloch. He was able to prove his impeccable behavior and his accessibility, his extraordinary willingness to work and nerve strength in his performance test in Marbach. At 8,61 he received the best rating of his test group in the characteristic block "The step is characterized by tact and steady overfoot. His strong will to work will help him to achieve an effective and regulated trot movement". His mother St. Pr./ L. St. St. In her pedigree, Hella unites the elite stallions MORITZ and RESCUER as well as the reward and performance stallion WIDUKIND.



2020 Colt by Malibu

Striking colt out of our own mare,'Nanny McPhee'


Nanny McPhee

Broodmare by monsoon x Dirk

'Nanny Mcphee'  A striking dark chestnut 11 years old  mare by Monsun x Dirk.
She stands at 1.54m.  
Has produced 7 fabulous foals, (mother to Mochaccino) and is also broken to be ridden and driven.

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