Audi, Camaro, Ferrari, Porsche; lipizzans are as luxurious as the products of these brands!
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
(Known for elegance)
BARST HORSE (IN LIPIZZA)
- 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.
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
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.
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
Because of the status of Lipizzans as the only breed of horse
developed in Slovenia, Lipizzans are recognized in Slovenia as a
Compiled by: Javeriya sayeed siddiqui