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Lipica Lipizzaner Stud Farm – Oldest in the world

In 1580, this became the stud farm to the royal court, which makes it one of the oldest – if not THE oldest – stud farms in the world. If you’ve been following my visits to Vienna and the stud farm in Austria, you will have seen more photos, information etc on the Lipizzaner – but this place is the ‘source’.

During the reign of Maria Theresa of Austria the Slovenian classic horse breed, the Lipizzaner was developed.

No further photos as it is requested not to take photos other than in the open fields.


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