Horse Breed Abbreviations: Official Reference Guide

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Horse Breed Abbreviations Guide

If you’re new to the horse world, something that might catch you by surprise is the number of horse abbreviations there are. With so many horse breeds, it can be easy to get them confused with one another, so we put together this official horse breed abbreviations reference guide to help.

Here are all of the horse breed abbreviations you should be aware of: 

Abbreviations Horse Breeds
AA Anglo Arabian
ACD American Cream Draft
AES Anglo European Studbook
AHR Arabian Horse Registry
AMHA American Miniature Horse Registry
AMHR American Morgan Horse Registry
APHA American Paint Horse Association
APHC Appaloosa Horse Club
Appy Appaloosa
AQHA American Quarter Horse Association
Arab Arabian
ASB American Saddlebred
ATA American Trakehner Association
AWB American Warmblood
BWB Belgian Warmblood
CB Cleveland Bay
CSHA Canadian Sport Horse Association
CTHS Canadian Trakehner Horse Society
CWB Canadian Warmblood
CWHBA Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association
DSP Deutsches Sportpferd (German Sport Horse)
GerWb German Warmblood
Han Hanoverian
Holst Holsteiner
ISH Irish Sport Horse
JC Jockey Club
KMH Kentucky Mountain Horse
Kwpn (Wpn) Dutch Warmblood
MFT Missouri Fox Trotter
Nfwp Belgian Warmblood
Old Oldenburg
OTTB Off The Track Thoroughbred
RID Registered Irish Draught
QH Quarter Horse
Rhein Rheinlander
RMH Rocky Mountain Horse
SB Standardbred
Sf Selle Francais
SHB (GB) Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain/British Sport Horse
Sv Swedish Warmblood
TB Thoroughbred
Trak Trakehner
TWH Tennessee Walking Horse
WB Warmblood
Westf Westphalian
WR Warlander
Zang Zangersheide


Additional Horse Breed Information

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