Cleveland Bay Horse Breed

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Cleveland Bay Horses

Cleveland Bay Horse
A beautiful looking horse who has active paces, stamina, strength and a excellent temperament.

15 to 16 HH



These lovely horses were used originally as pack horses and to begin with were called Chapmans horses as the term Chapmen was the name given to people who transported goods. They come from Cleveland in the North East of England and became popular as driving horses. The addition of Thoroughbred transformed the breed into a more elegant faster horse which became very popular as a carriage horse and became known as the Yorkshire Coach Horse.


The Cleveland Bay Horse Society
The society works to help promote and preserve this wonderful breed and offers information on breeders, stallions and shows.

Famous Fact
H M the Queen breeds pure bred Cleveland Bays and the Duke of Edinburgh competed at International level with a team of four Cleveland Bays.