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to the official website of the Hungarian Horse Association of America.

The purpose of the Hungarian Horse Association of America is to record, promote, and help foster the development of the pre-World War II Kisberi-type horses and the crosses thereof.

The Hungarian horse is a modern day sport horse with a long and romantic history. The characteristics that contributed to their survival during World War II are evident today as they excel as modern day sport, working, and pleasure horses.

The first significant group of Hungarian horses arrived in the United States at the end of World War II. The US confiscated them from the Germans who had taken them from the Hungarians.

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history of the Hungarian horse

Thanks to the US Army, two Hungarian Countesses, the Cooksley family, and Jim Edwards the breeding records were carefully and strictly continued without a break. The Hungarian Horse Association of America was founded in 1966 to secure continuation of the Hungarian Kisberi Felver breed. See registration for more information about the three different books within the association.

Notable Achievements

David O’Connor and Jo Struby—with H. Nicolaus (bred by the Cooksley Ranch) in Advanced level Three Day Eventing. (Struby and H. Nicolaus shown above in stadium jumping)

Kerry Milliken-- with HMS Dash (bred by Countess Gyurky) represented the US here and abroad as a member of the US Equestrian Team (Three Day Eventing)

Linda Tellington-Jones—in conjunction with Countess Margit Bessenyey, promoted the Hungarian breed to great success by showing Hungarian stallions in all types of competition, including: West Coast Hunter/Jumper Horse Shows, Endurance Riding (Tevis Cup), and the Three Day Event in Woodstock, VT.

Hilda Gurney—Olympic Team member owned and competed with H. Pasha (bred by the Cooksley Ranch) in dressage to the upper levels.