Russia has many wonderful native horse breeds. Below we have highlighted just a few that are also known to perform well in combined sports, share history with the Budenny horse, and/or may cause confusion when identifying an Eastern warmblood.
A Russian Warmblood is any half-breed horse of Russian breeding. It can be of mixed breeds, or even a horse of unknown origins. This term has caused a lot of confusion. Some show organizations in the USA have yet to add the Budenny to their breed list; as such, horses of pure Budenny breeding are often listed as Russian Warmblood. With greater exposure, we hope that this will soon change.