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Most Expensive Horses in the World

Have you ever wondered which are the most expensive horses in the world? Racing, riding, show jumping, rodeo, dressage, breeding…despite the special skill or role of a horse, they all, well most, tend to be extremely valuable creatures. But naturally, because of their pedigree, breed, trainer, sire, and more, some horses are more expensive than others.

Actually most horses aren’t very valuable at all. One of my teachers told me that rare things aren’t always valuable; for example blind horses are quite rare but they aren’t very valuable. He is right, most horses that are bred in the world today are bred for their meat. There are several countries where horse meat is part of the daily diet.

If you enjoy reading on the equestrian world, you’ll definitely like our list of 6 countries that consume the most horse meatHowever, in this article we will go through horses that are rare and have exceptional skills.

Let’s take a look at the countdown and find out which are the most expensive horses in the world.


Most Expensive Horses in the World

10. Plavius

In 2006, Godolphin bought Plavius for a staggering $9.2 million. Godolphin is a  racing stable founded by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and owned by the Maktoum family. The saddest thing about this expensive horse is that it never lived up to its price.