Lipica Stud Farm

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Kobilarna Lipica
http://www.lipica.org
info@lipica.org
Lipica 5, SI-6210 Sežana
Phone386 (0) 5 739 1580
Fax386 (0) 5 739 1730
RegionSI-6
Managed byLipica Stud Farm Public Institute
Darko Ravnikar, Director
darko.ravnikar@lipica.org
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Classical Riding School 01 - Lipica Stud Farm - Photo Patrick Dome.jpg

Lipica Stud Farm is home to one of the world's most famous breed of horses, the Lippizaner. Founded by Archduke Charles of Austria in 1580, the farm has continuously bred the sturdy white horses for over four centuries and some of the best of these perform at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.

The farm, extending over 311 hectares in the Karst countryside, was proclaimed a place of special cultural heritage in 1996, and has since that time been state-owned and managed by the Republic of Slovenia. At present the farm is home to around 350 white horses. The traditional Lipica Days are organised at the end of September. Museum Lipikum, the Lipizzaner Museum opened in Lipica in May 2011.

Attractions

Lipica, marketed as a jewel of the Kras region, is a major tourist attraction. The various activities at the stud farm attract over 110,000 visitors every year, most of them foreign. As well as watching the horses perform at the Classical Riding School at Lipica, visitors can also take the reins of a thoroughbred Lippizaner themselves. There are also pony rides for children. Other activities on offer here include horse-drawn carriage rides, tennis, cycling and walking among the lime groves and oak forests. It is also possible to spend an entire holiday on and around the stud farm; the two on-site hotels provide swimming pools, a fitness centre and sauna, as well as a casino and nightclub.

The stud farm hosts also the Avgust Černigoj Gallery, dedicated to the avant-garde artist who spent his last five years of his life in Lipica.

Avgust Cernigoj Gallery 02 - Lipica Stud Farm - Photo Lipica Stud Farm Archive.jpg

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