The Cleveland Bay is the oldest breed of English horse and is a popular driving horse and crossed with a Thoroughbred produces excellent competition horses.

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History Of The Cleveland Bay Horse

The Cleveland Bay is the oldest breed of English horse and was developed in the North of England. It was used for agriculture and also as a coach horse. In 1883 the formation of the Cleveland Bay Society began with the first Stud Book being published in 1884. During the period covering the two World Wars Cleveland Bay numbers declined until in 1962 only 4 stallions remained in England. Much work was done to save the breed and it is now a popular horse used for producing show jumpers and hunters.

Height Of The Cleveland Bay Horse

The Cleveland Bay horse stands 15.2 to 16 hh.

Colour Of The Cleveland Bay Horse

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Cleveland Bay horses are, as the name suggests, bay. Some have a white star on the forehead.

Breed Characteristics Of The Cleveland Bay Horse

The Cleveland Bay has a large head with convex face, long strong neck, sloping shoulders, long deep body with powerful hindquarters. Plenty of stamina and good jumper.

Temperament Of The Cleveland Bay Horse

The Cleveland Bay is intelligent, calm and sensible.

Uses Of The Cleveland Bay Horse

The Cleveland Bay is a popular driving horse. Cleveland Bay-Thoroughbred crosses make excellent competition horses.