Silvena Sport is the name of a sport riding club in Rousse, Bulgaria. It was founded in August 2002 by Krassimir and Ilian Iskarov. Silvena Sport has two principal objectives: to make horse riding a popular sport in Bulgaria, and to foster the growth of the East Bulgarian breed of horse.
The careful selection of stud horses exercises influence on the exterior, muscularity and character of East Bulgarian horses. The stud-horses are several fundamental breeds which have proven themselves – Holsteiner, Hanover, Oldenburg, etc. The club is in possession of some gorgeous mares. During the last decade in the past century this breed proved itself in national and international tournaments. Because of its fine qualities, the breed is sought out and sold beyond the borders of its native country.
... The Oldenburg's ancestry is mixed, with Spanish, Neapolitan and cross-bred English stock ... During the 19th century Thoroughbreds such as Cleveland Bay, Hanover and Franco-Norman were selected to contribute to the bloodline of the Oldenburg ...
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