Breeding of Lipizzan horses
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 accession to the EU, the Republic of Slovenia notified the Lipica Stud Farm 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 Lipizzan horses entered in the studbook of the Lipica Stud Farm, and for the Lipizzan horses 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 Lipizzan horses, 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 fulfilment 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 Lipizzan horses in the traditional breeding countries.
The Lipica Stud Farm also cooperates actively in the Lipizzan International Federation (LIF), joining breeding organisations from nearly all the countries where the Lipizzan horse is bred, and in the European State Studs Association (ESSA).