Karabakh horses of Azerbaijan

Heydar Aliyev Center

Heydar Aliyev Center
Baku, Azerbaijan

Garabagh horses of Azerbaijan are regarded as the oldest horse breed in Asia and the Caucasus. Researchers believe that Garabagh horses hail from Manna, Media, Atropatena and Albanian horses. Garabagh horses are 148.5 cm in height and 165.8 cm in width, while the wrist is 18.3 cm in cicle. They are mainly golden-redheaded and bay horses. Since 1946, pedigree stock-breeding has been carried out at the Agdam horse-breeding farm. Although Garabagh horses have undergone some changes due to their interbreeding with Roman, Sassanid, Arab, Seljuk, Mongol, Iranian and other horses, they have maintained their real roots. The breed of Garabagh horses greatly improved in the 18th-19th centuries. Garabagh horses had a great impact on horse-breeding in Turkey, Iran, Georgia, the North Caucasus, Russia, Kazakhstan and Western Europe.
"The Book on Horses" says that modern Don horses are indebted to Garabagh horses for their golden colour. Garabagh horses have won prizes and awards at several international exhibitions and contests. Garabagh horses have participated in and repeatedly won contests under the names of Meymun, Tokhmakh, Agalar, Bayram, Zaman, Qaragozlu, Qavqaz Gozali, etc.


  • Title: Karabakh horses of Azerbaijan
  • Location: Azerbaijan

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