Trakehner foals playing around together!
The “little one” is Imperial Stout (Tatendrang colt) and the “big one” is Newcastle (Hailo colt). My trainer and her husband started a small breeding program a few years ago and bred these two handsome boys.
- Taylor R.
Renowned for its floating trot, the Trakehner is one of the lightest & most refined warmbloods. We are celebrating this breed as our March Breed of the Month on
Did you know that dressage riders who choose Trakehners as their mounts are eligible for special awards through the Adequan®/USDF All Breeds Awards program, as the
American Trakehner Association and the Trakehner Association of North America (TANA) are both participating organizations?
Email us a photo of your favorite Trakehner or Trakehner cross at
email@example.com for your chance to be featured in an upcoming gallery on YourDressage! We will also be looking for stories from folks who love this breed!
I’ve had my 6 year old Trakehner Drogon since he was 7 months old! I bought him from his breeder right after his birth. It’s been such a journey raising my first young horse and then starting him under saddle. It was quite tough at times as he hurt himself as a yearling and have had a few bumps in the road along the way. But he and I did our first year of USDF shows last year and finished 4th at the Region 3 Champs for AA Training level. He is a once in a lifetime horse and I am loving our journey together! – Amanda M.
Wisdom’s Epiphany… Pippi. I leased her for one show season and we won every class we went in and were year end champions in all our divisions. She was my little pocket rocket!! – Jeana S.
I have a Trakhener gelding that was from a Trakhener breeding barn in Nipomo CA. His name is Phargo. His sire was Fandango and his dam was Polarina. I’m always on the hunt to find siblings or anyone who knew that barn. – Carolin P.
My Trakehner mare, Sarena, could do anything from Dressage, Eventing, Hunter/ Jumper , trails, and Working Equitation 💜 – Cari S.
Union Jack, Trakehner stallion by Louidor out of a Bartholdy dam. Sadly he passed away at a young age. I will always remember him, he’s one of those horses that stay in your heart forever. – Steffi M.
Johanna out of Just Royal by Justiz Ps. Bred and raised her. Showing 3rd. – Carol M.
Wiedersehen by Impuls. My first dressage horse took me to NAYRC. Circa 1984…..ish – Sandra T. *USDF strongly recommends all riders wear protective headgear when mounted
My gelding, Sorrento, TK/TB. He is my heart horse! He retired from jumping this year. I owe this horse everything. I have him to thank for helping me be the rider I am today and helping me learn my love and passion for eventing. We have evented as a partnership for 8 years, truly breaks my heart having to retire him. His mind and heart are in eventing and he would go forever if he could, unfortunately his joints said, “no more”. He has truly made me fall in love with the Trakehner breed! – Rachel R.
Love Trakehners!! Inamorato *Pb* (EH Buddenbrock/Fontainbleau/Mahagoni) evented up to Intermediate, Dressage through Fouth Level, schoolmaster… owned by Northeast Trakehners LLC, trained, ridden and competed by Andrew Palmer. His offspring are impressive as well. #americantrakehnerassociation #trakehnersires #gomooseorgohome – Tina P.
Chloe Halimeda out of Catch the Bouquet by Halimey Go was our second Trakehner. My husband and I got into Trakehner’s about 10 years ago when we choose a Trakhener stallion to breed our TB mare to produce an event horse. We had no idea that it would completely change our lives and Trakehners would become such a huge part of who we are. Chloe was the second Trakehner we bred and the moment I sat on her I knew she was made for me and everything I wanted. We now own 8 Trakehners and breed them for dressage and eventing. We are so thankful to have them in our lives. – Ashley B.
For Keeps*Pb* (Inamorato*Pb*/ EH Hohenstein/Wettsport) bred by Northeast Trakehners LLC, owned and now competing with Susan Harding, trained and competed through Fourth Level with Andrew Palmer. – Tina P.
Kalaska, 6yo Trakehner mare by Ivanhoe. 2021 finals training level AA co-champion. She is my first Trakehner and I had owned her for only four months when we competed at finals! She truly is my horse of a lifetime and a stellar example of the breed. – Anna W.
I have 5! My American Trakehner Association mare Osita. She is incredibly ammy friendly and will do absolutely everything ❤️ AND she’s Pfreefall’s first cousin😁 – Laurie L.
I’ve been breeding Trakehners since 2000! Absolutely love the breed and what a rich history. Pictured is The ATA registered 2019 gelding Torun (Prelude by Mozart/Troubadour/Nenufar) – Michelle H.
Nitro is the only living ATA approved stallion son of the legendary Abdullah! He had a fantastic year in dressage in 2021, winning 4 year end high score awards. He has now started his career in the hunter ring with success- truly a once in a lifetime horse with a fabulous, amateur-friendly disposition! – Parvin Work
American Trakehner mare Paylieschim, AKA Schimi many years ago. Now enjoying life with her two friends as a retired almost 30 year old ☺️ – Bettina T.
I had the privilege of riding this big guy, Ozzy (registered name O’samson) for his sweet owners who got him from a rescue. I loved him very much, we had a wonderful connection and he healed my mental block with riding. – Kristian R.-M.
My beautiful Chez Versailles sporting his 4 USDF all breed awards From TANA ! – Emily M.
Golden Ticket out of Tatendrang Ps aka Tiki, 2014 only OSB approved buckskin performance mare in the ATA. Got her when she was 3 working her from the ground. We started our recognized show career in 11/2019, me an AA and Tiki only 5 and won Champion in training level at our first show together. Won ATA Horse of the Year in Training level in 2020 and DDC Reserve Champion in First level, then qualified for both Training and First Level Regional Championships in 2020 for our first year in showing. An amazing mare and my heart horse!😍😍 – Bonnie P.
Nachacha 2005 mare by Fandango, Michigan bred and Chasing Dreams history a mystery! – Sue B.
Mitras Pg*. Grand Prix gelding. Butow son, Martini grandson. Known as Dancing Grandpa to those who love him. – Ruth R.
My Trakener mare “Harmony GS” bred by Gerhard Schickedanz [Galten Farms]. She has earned 4 USDF DSHB Year-End Awards and 4 ATA Horse of the Year Awards. She is presently competing in performance Dressage. – Leslie A.
Irabella M, 16yo Trakehner mare by Halo Pg E. 2018 RMDS Championships. This mare is definitely my heart horse and she is truly an amazing horse! – Emma C.
I love my beautiful ChezVersailles. Bred by Jean Marie Larson! – Russell’s Landing Dressage
Willaker, by Donaufurst, bred by Don and Connie Redden. We competed at I-2 last year- first time for both of us. He is smart, energetic, and has a great sense of humor. His personality fills up the barn! – Heidi W.
WS Elodie, Shagya Arabian Trakehners cross, but she now is a Grand Prix jumper! – Kathy R.
This is “Ojos de Fuego” a 2018 Part Trakehner gelding. He’s out of Nachi (Donaufurst x Schampus) and by Fuego (Hailo). He’s just started under saddle and will hopefully debut in the show ring this year! – Sarah M.
C’est la Vie, bred in Texas by Wolftrak farm. I purchased her as a yearling and now she’s 8 working FEI, competed third level her first year at USDF recognized shows last year. – Ashley S.
My ❤ horse, Dominatrix H M – Amber C.
Wynstan GET, half Trakehner out of a Hadrian mare, bred by Danette Ball. Love his typy head. – Sabine W.
My homebred 17 year old ATA Trakehner, Aidan, by TF Peron’s Brillance out of Amelia Earheart Remembered. I am showing him at I1 this year! – Kathy F.
I love my Trakehner! Baltimore bred by Søren Nissen – Baltimore P.
Laius 2012 Trakehner gelding by Stiletto. One of the most amazing critters I have had the pleasure to sit on and own. – Ines R.
Hancock is a premium imported Trakehner stallion by Imperio x Munchhausen. He’s been my ❤️ horse since my first ride on him in Germany 8 years ago. He’s now schooling the Grand Prix. Recently his first American born son, American Dream “Rio” was approved a Premium stallion by the ATA. – Marilyn H.