The Gidran Lineage of Warmbloods

Gidran VII born 1942
Sire Gidran IV, dam 470 Przedswit
17 hands and 1,336 pounds

Oriental halfblood stallion 24 Gidran XXXIV
born 1924

Gidran Brand


            An Arabian stallion named Siglavi Gidran born in Arabia in 1810 by the tribe "Nejd" and imported in the year 1816 to a Hungarian stud farm Bábolna, founded this line of oriental halfbloods. According to well-preserved records, he was very elegant and graceful in appearance, of lively temperament, lest distinct withers and lighter back. He stood 15'1 hands tall. In Bábolna he was bred to various mares of domestic breeds, producing much offspring. The most prosperous of his sons were Gidran I and Gidran II who was out of a bay Lipizzaner mare Fortuna. On account that the progeny of Gidrans was somewhat too heavy, when bred to mares from a military stud farms, the entire herd of Gidrans was moved from Bábolna at first to Mezöhegyesh to be cross bred with English fullbloods (thoroughbreds). From here, part of the herd was moved to the Austrian stud farm in Radovec. Here they were crossbred further with halfblooded and oriental mares. It was common those days, to exchange larger counts of horses, since both of these stud farms worked closely together. First one to excel from the first stallions in Mezöhegyesh was Gidran XIV, sired by Gidran VII out of Arabian mare 375 Koheil I, born in Bábolna.

In Mezöhegyesh the Gidran line was bred to English fullbloods (thoroughbreds) every 2nd or 3rd generation. Henceforth, in appearance they resembled the English type of horses, which was detectable in the straight head, long and low set neck, longer and mildly sloped hind quarters, strong back and build.

In the first half of the 20th century the line of Gidran was bred in Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. The most common color of the Gidran line is chestnut.

brand placed under saddle

brand placed under saddle

brand placed under saddle

Translated by Ludvik K Stanek a.k.a. Lee Stanek from the 1953 Special Zoo-Technique - Breeding of Horses
Published in 1953 by the Czechoslovakian Academy of Agricultural Science and certified by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Written by: MVDr Ludvik Ambroz, Frabtisek Bilek, MVDr Karel Blazek, Ing. Jaromir Dusek, Ing. Karel Hartman, Hanus Keil, pro. MVDr Emanuel Kral, Karel Kloubek, Ing. Dr. Frantisek Lerche, Ing. Dr Vaclav Michal, Ing. Dr Zdenek Munki, Ing. Vladimir Mueller, MVDr Julius Penicka, pro. MVDr Emil Pribyl, MVDr Lev Richter, prof. Ing. Dr Josef Rechta, MVDr Karel Sejkora and Ing. Dr Jindrich Steinitz.