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Lipica

LIPIZZANER - OUR BEAUTY, PRIDE AND TRADITION


Get to know the cradle of the Lipizzaners - one of the oldest stud farms in the world with a tradition dating back to 1580! Visit the »on Borjača« stables where the white mares take care of their dark foals. Admire the historical centre of the stud farm and its oldest stable, Velbanca. Find out everything about Lipica and the Lipizzaner in the interactive Lipikum museum. A special experience is also the morning departure of the mares and foals to the pastures. Enjoy a relaxing walk in the grounds of the stud farm accompanied by a friendly guide or explore Lipica on your own, with The Lipica Guide mobile application.


Lipica is the oldest European stud farm continuously breeding one of the oldest cultural horse breeds. As such it has a remarkable significance as a cultural, historical and natural heritage for Slovenia and Europe. The history of Lipica is closely intertwined with the Habsburgs and the time when horse was considered an ideal and was at the time a crucial strategic advantage. The Lipica story begins in the 16th century when the abandoned summer residence became the court stud farm. The charms of the Lipica Stud Farm are hidden in the unseen, the stories written by the local history. Only when walking on the historical paths we can truly experience the greatness of the local equestrian tradition.


The Lipizzaner is one of the oldest cultural horse breeds in the world. The name of the breed is derived from Lipica, its point of origin in the Slovenian Karst. The cradle of the Lipizzaner is the Lipica Stud Farm, established by the Habsburg Archduke Charles II in 1580. The Lipizzaner is one of the foundations of Slovenian pride and a symbol of which we Slovenians boast. The Lipizzaner is a harmoniously built, elegant and noble horse of medium frame suitable for performing classic dressage elements, riding and coach-drawing. It has a benevolent nature and a vivacious temperament.

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TIMETABLE


In April and October every Sunday at 3.00 pm

From May to end of September every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 3.00 pm


PRICE


The price includes guided or independet tour to the stud farm – 50 min.

Adults: 25 eur per person

Students: 18 eur per person

Children from 6 to 18 years: 12 eur per person

Children under 5 years: 1 eur per person

Family ticket: (up to 3 children, up to 2 adults): 59 eur

Children under 15 years of age can only visit the stud farm if accompanied by an adult – a parent or caretaker.

Presentation of the Lipica Classical Riding School


Find out what brought international fame to the Lipizzaners! Let the white stallions charm you with their elegant movements, noble character and effortless ease as they present the most demanding figures of classical dressage.

The presentations of the Lipica Classical Riding School last for 45 minutes and the last number is the attractive “School above the ground”.

Lipica trains first-class horses for the Spanish Riding School, where they demonstrate the haute école or "high school" movements of classical dressage. This is the highest degree of training that a horse can achieve.

It is an extremely demanding equestrian art whose movements are based on those naturally performed by the horse when at liberty.

Lipizzaners are made to measure for this and are certainly the best at it of all breeds of horse.

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PRICE


76.50 Eur

The price includes the admission to the stud farm, which allows you full access to all the property of the stud farm during opening hours.


SUMMARY


  • Duration : 90 min
  • Horses: Lipizzaners
  • Riding ability: experienced riders
  • Age: the participants must be at least 15 years old
  • Weight limit: 105 kg (16st 7lbs) subject to availability of horses, occasionally heavier riders by arrangement
  • Saddles: English saddles
  • Special requirements: your own riding pants and shoes (helmet included)
  • Group size: 2 - 8 riders
  • Season: year round


Meeting point: Lipica Stud Farm.

Trail riding at Lipica Stud Farm


Experienced riders are kindly invited to discover Lipica and the Karst while riding on horse back.

Join us in a unique experience.

Availability (upon previous reservation):

- on Monday from 10 am to 1 pm,

- on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Confirmed booking is needed to attend the trail ride.

The participants should be in Lipica at least 30 minutes before the agreed beginning of the trail ride.

Before going out on the trail ride, participants will be tested in order to check their riding knowledge and ability.

The Lipica Stud Farm takes no responsibility for any injuries or accidents that might occur during the participation in the riding programme.