Breeding organisation Lipica Stud Farm
The Lipica Stud Farm, the original stud farm of the Lipizzan breed and the acknowledged breeding organisation holds the studbook for the Lipizzan horse breed 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 Lipizzans entered in the studbook of the Lipica Stud Farm and the Lipizzans entered in the studbook of the Slovenian Lipizzan Breeding Association. The Stud Farm as the second acknowledged organisation in the field of horse breeding also ensures the identification of Lipizzans 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 Lipizzans 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 Lipizzan is bred and in the European State Studs Association (ESSA).