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A modern Lipizzan
Conservation statusDOM
Other namesLipizzaner, Karster
Country of originDeveloped by the House of Habsburg from Arab, Barb, Spanish and Neapolitan stock.[1] Today associated with nations of Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia.
Distinguishing featuresCompact, muscular, generally associated with the Spanish Riding School
Breed standards

The Lipizzan or Lipizzaner[2] (Hungarian: Lipicai, Slovene: Lipicanec, Croatian: Lipicanac, Czech: Lipicán), is a grey horse breed that is known for its Dressage acts.[3]

History[change | change source]

The Lipizzaner was born in Carthage almost 2,000 years ago. The people who lived in Carthage mated their horses to the Vilano. There is also a mix of Arabian and Barbary blood.[3]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Das K.K. Hofgestüt zu Lippiza 1580-1880, Wien 1880
  2. Pronounced "Lip-ah-Zahn" (from French) or "Lip-ah-Zah-ner" (from German).
  3. 3.0 3.1 "History of the Lipizzaner". White Stallion Productions. Retrieved 2009-09-02.

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