The German Riding Pony is a rather young breed that is quite popular with young riders as an “allrounder” horse. It is bigger and more elegant than a Shetland, Dartmoor or Welsh Pony. Its physique is slimmer and lighter, its gait very lively, space-consuming and elastic. A golden coat, possibly in combination with a white mane, is specifically popular. The German Riding Pony has been bred as a show horse for children and young people.