Did you know that the noble white Lipizzaner horses are from Slovenia? Their original stud farm has been in Lipica in the Karst since 1580. You can marvel at their elegance while watching shows and classical riding training. You can experience the Karst Region in a carriage, or you can go riding.
Slovenians are proud of Lipica and its stud farm that has been in operation for over 400 years. The oldest European stud farm that has been breeding the same horses without interruption is a cultural and historical monument, which impresses visitors with its horses and its surprising landscape. After entering the estate, tour the oldest barn with representatives of all the classic Lipizzaner lines, visit the Lipizzaner and horse carriage museum, walk on pastures, through avenues of trees and parks, and learn about the special features of Lipica and the Karst Region. There is a playground in the park as well.
When you visit Lipica, you can watch the training of horses in a covered riding ground accompanied by music and a commentary for visitors. At the Lipica Classical Riding School, you will be able to see how difficult the figures are that the Lipizzaner horses have to learn during their training: The 45-minute show is truly worth a visit! Check the training and performance schedule prior to your visit.
photo: Boris Pretnar, Lipica Studfarm archive
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