Lipizzans-beauty personified!

Audi, Camaro, Ferrari, Porsche; lipizzans are as luxurious as the products of these brands!

The famous lipizzan

These fascinatingly beautiful creatures, as if they were from heaven have a rich

history indeed. Keeping in mind your boredom issues I shall give you a quick outline of the

lipizzansfamily tree.

BARB HORSES  X   SPANISH STOCKS

                           ANDALUSIAN HORSE

       (Known for elegance)

X

       BARST HORSE (IN LIPIZZA)

                                    

 

At the Spanish Riding School

The Ancestors

  • Pluto: a gray Spanish stallion from the Royal Danish Stud, foaled in 1765

  • Conversano: a black Neapolitan stallion, foaled in 1765

  • Maestoso: a gray Kladruber stallion, foaled in 1773

  • Favory: a dun stallion from the Kladrub stud, foaled in 1779

  • Neapolitano: a bay Neapolitan stallion from the Polesine,
  •  foaled in 1790

  • Siglavy: a gray Arabian stallion, originally from Syria, foaled in 1810.

Airs above the ground!

Treasured as they are Lipizzan have a special naming system too.

The stallions are named in such a way that the horse’s sire line

trace to the foundation sire. The horses are known for

their agility

and the “airs above the ground” or exercises above the ground

which are the difficult “high school” dressage movements. And this

is not it! The lipizzans stand out for their sturdy bodies, proud

carriage and appealing eyes and especially the white coat color

which they get between the ages 6 and 10.

The world-famous Spanish Riding School is where the horses are

trained based on the principles of classical dressage, which is in

turn based on the writings of Xenophon, a Greek commander

whose works were rediscovered in the 16th century. To this end,

the School has used the Lipizzan exclusively as a horse capable of

performing all the steps and movements of dressage

In the late 20th century, the Lipizzan has proven to be a successful

competitor at all levels of competition dressage and driving, as well

as continuing to be the ultimate mount for classical horsemanship.

The breed has also proven to be suitable for other equestrian

disciplines including pleasure riding. Owners and breeders are

dedicated to the Lipizzan breed because they appreciate its rarity,

cultural importance, romantic history, and its traits of intelligence,

classic beauty, and harmonious, athletic way of moving.

Another famous Lipizzan trick

FACTS:


Lipizza was actually a place near the Adriatic Sea and that’s where

the horses get their name

Lipizzan can be traced to approximately A.D. 800.

The breed is relatively rare, with only about 3,000 horses

registered worldwide.

Because of the status of Lipizzans as the only breed of horse

developed in Slovenia, Lipizzans are recognized in Slovenia as a

national animal.


Compiled by: Javeriya sayeed siddiqui



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