Breeding organisation Lipica Stud Farm

The Lipica Stud Farm, the original stud farm of the Lipizzaner breed and the acknowledged breeding organisation holds the studbook for the Lipizzaner and implements the prescribed breeding programme. Upon the accession to the EU the Republic of Slovenia notified the Stud Farm Lipica with the European Commission as a breeding organisation holding the original studbook.

The Lipica Stud Farm performs all professional tasks required for the implementation of the programme for Lipizzaners entered in the studbook of the Lipica Stud Farm and the Lipizzaners entered in the studbook of the Slovenian Lipizzaner Breeding Association. The Stud Farm as the second acknowledged organisation in the field of horse breeding also ensures the identification of Lipizzaners and entry of animals in the national register of ungulates.

In the implementation of the breeding programme other acknowledged organisations in the field of horse breeding – The Veterinary Faculty and the Department of Zootechnics of the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana also participate in the performance of tasks in the field of reproduction and development tasks.

The Lipica Stud Farm is committed to cooperating constructively with all other breeding organisations, particularly with the stud farms of Lipizzaners in traditional breeding countries.

The Stud Farm Lipica also cooperates actively in the Lipizzan International Federation (LIF) joining breeding organisations from nearly all countries where the Lipizzaner is bred and in the European State Studs Association (ESSA).