The Selle Français (or “French saddle horse”) is a world-renowned equine athlete. They compete at the highest levels of international equestrian sport
France has a long history of producing excellent horses for riding and driving. Today, the Selle Français also contributes valuable genetic material to other warmblood breeds such as the Holsteiner and the Oldenburg.
The Selle Français breed is known for being energetic and bold, but also gentle and willing to please. They’re generally intelligent, trainable, and friendly.
These warmbloods are fairly healthy, especially with the proper care and attention. However, the rigorous schedule of an athletic competition horse can lead to leg and feet problems later in life.
The price of a high-level Selle Français with a proven show record is not cheap. A well-bred Selle Français that has been lightly started under saddle can cost upwards of $15,000 – $50,000.