The Noriker is a moderately heavy, powerful, persevering in addition, quite sporty mountain-cold-blood-horse. The breeding area is primarily in Austria. The South German cold-blood is a cold-blood-race, that came out from the Noriker, that is represented rather in the Bavarian area.
The name Noriker goes back to the Roman province “Noricum”, which explains the long history of this horse breed up to the times of the Romans in the alpine Country.
Noriker are incredibly versatile and strong horses, which are ideal for recreation but also for ambitious riders. The aim of breeding today is a correct and strong building and a balanced character. Particularly interesting is the variety of colours of the Noriker, which are available as pintoes, blue roan, tiger pintoes, but also chestnuts, black centime, brown etc..
An overview of the Noriker stallions can be found on the page of the Zentrale Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Pferdezüchter.
The Diamant Line was the second strongest line until the fifties of the last century, but it was subsequently pushed back by the Nero Line. Today there are only a few Noriker of this line left. However, the name of the line comes from his great-grandson 216 Diamant 496, born in 1903.
These horses are all very typey cold-blooded horses with temperament, nobility and a lot of gait. Rather lighter, very typified stroke, dry and wiry, with strict head lines and good proportions.