Day of the Lipizzan Horse

Lipica, 20. 5. 2018
For families and childrenFor individuals

Let's go to Lipica on Sunday, May 20th

The story of the Lipizzan horse and the Lipica Stud Farm begun in 1580. On May 19th 1580, the Habsburg Archduke Charles II, son of the Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand I, purchased the Lipica estate from the Bishop Nicolo' de Coret.

This day counts as the date of establishment of the Lipica Stud Farm and as the date of the beginning of breeding the Lipizzan horse breed. We traditionally celebrate it together with the Slovenian Lipizzaner Breeding Association on the Day of the Lipizzan horse.

The equestrian show with special guests will be held on the hippodrome, for the first time Lipizzan foals will be presented. In the park you will enjoy live music and a great barbecue offer, while in the stud farm you will be able to explore the life of wonderful horses and become friends with 300 Lipizzans and their foals.

Tickets for the visit of the home of Lipizzan horses and show are available at a very special price. Get your ticket and celebrate with us on Sunday, May 20th!


Barbecue and sweet culinary offer: 10.00 - 18.00:

Creative workshops for children: 10.00 - 18.00:

Live music with Andrea Dilic in the Boutique of Karst delicacies - KARSolicious: 10.00 - 18.00

Live music below the oak tree with the Hornets: 10.00 - 18.00

Getting to know yoga: 10.00 - 15.00

Puppet show “The Bicycle”: 11.00

“Happy hands” dance presentation: 13.00

Workshops with ponies: 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00

Pony riding: 10.00 - 18.00 (extra charge) *

Carriage-rides: 10.00 - 18.00 (extra charge) *

An exhibition of the classic vehicles of the Club Balilla in the park: 10.00 - 18.00


Carriage driving competition for the Slovenia Cup: from 9.00

Guided tours of the Stud Farm: 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.15, 17.00

Guided tours of the Lipikum museum: 12.00, 14.00, 16.00

Presentation of saddling of Lipizzan horses (preparation for riding): 12.00

Demonstration of horseshoeing: 13.00

Creative workshops: 10.00 - 18.00

Small market of convenient delights: 10.00 - 18.00

Getting to know archery (by the hippodrome): 10.00 - 18.00

Live music in front of the culinary museum: 10.00 - 18.00

Equestrian show on the hippodrome: 15.00


Get your early-bird tickets at

Tickets on the day of the event:

  •   15 € adults
  •    5 € children 6 – 18 years
  •    1 € children up to 5 years
  •    36 € family ticket

For all those who will visit the protected park Lipica with a motor vehicle, there will be an entrance fee for the motor vehicle.




  • Length of the program: 15 min per child
  • Price: 10, 00 €

Pony riding is suitable for children between three and seven years of age, or max. up to 35 kg weight and 125 cm height. Children will ride a pony, accompanied by the instructor.


Small carriage (up to 4 persons) Large carriage (up to 7 persons)
15 min 20 eur 30 eur
30 min 30 eur 40 eur
60 min 50 eur 70 eur

* We do not accept reservations for pony riding and carriage rides. Purchase of tickets is possible on the day of the event from 10:00 to 18:00.

This offer is available until the free capacities are filled.


T: +386 (0)5 739 1708


Reservations for individual guests are not needed. 

Dogs are not allowed in the riding hall.

Photography / filming is not allowed in the riding hall. 


Foto: Sibil Slejko, Mitja Božič, Kobilarna Lipica / Mediaspeed