|Welcome to the Brady Equestrian Center ~ Swedish Warmbloods|
"It's not a breed, it's a breeding system," Bo Crabo DVM, PhD, Swedish breeder, former President of SWANA, retired professor of Animal Science at University of Minnesota.|
A European breeding program selecting for quality in conformation, temperament and gaits. Known to excel in the sports of Dressage and Jumping, the Swedish Warmblood has also proven himself in driving and out on the trails due to his infallible and stable character.
Herd of Swedish Warmblood at Brady Equestrian Center
A Swedish Warmblood is a horse for life!
Read about the History of the Swedish Warmblood Horse here.
For a lecture presented on the breed and breeding selection in Sweden click here. You may also enjoy this article about the breed.
Here is a lecture by Dr. Jan Philipsson, President of the SWB Association in Sweden, presented at the Hilltop Farm USDF Breeding Seminar in 1999. This explains the history of the SWB breeding system and evaluation with photos and descriptions of some very influential stallions.
Here is an informative article, from 2000, by Karl-Henrik Heimdahl DVM, breeding director at Flyinge, regarding the definition of the "new" vs. "old" type of SWB. There are some nice photos and descriptions of important stallions.
Bo Crabo, DVM, PhD, explains the BLUP system in this article from 1998. Although an older document, the explanation is informative.
Truly a solid and versatile animal:
Margo Brady rides Bruno, age 22, through the trails of the Bighorn Montains in Wyoming. Vero, age 15, proceeds them carrying French trainer Dominique Quay.
Read more about Bruno
Dancing at the Parade: Roland Collignon, of France, rides Vero through flying changes before presenting him at the 2006 Potato Days Parade in Barnesville, MN.
Read more about Vero