Augeron Horses were developed in Pays d’Auge ( an area in
Normandy France). They are also known Caen or Virois horses and they were
developed from the Percheron breed sometime around the 19th century.
In 1904, Augeron horses were sold in Argences and Bayeux of
Lower Normandy. People bought them for their homogeneity, beauty and high
The Société hippique du trait augeron, or Augeron Horse
Society, was formed in 1913 by breeders in Auge to record these horses in a
breed registry. The society wanted to preserve the breed and make it distinct
from its ancestors, the Percheron.
They are light gray; tall, strong, well-built; and
energetic. They are 158–170 cm (15.2–16.3 hands) tall.