Daily schedule
Opening of the Stud Farm
Closing the stud farm
Daily schedule

Lipica professions

About the People

We live and work in the environment that shaped the character of our most precious breed of horses throughout the centuries. The employees of Lipica draw inspiration from their stubborn resilience in the face of sometimes extremely harsh weather conditions, as well as from the natural beauty put on display by the Karst landscape.


Working here is a special honour that goes beyond the daily tasks. We like to think of ourselves as knights in the service of preserving this valuable part of the world’s cultural and natural heritage. Our dedication to fulfilling this mission, and attention to detail and perfection, make us masters of creating and preserving all that is beautiful in Lipica. And to all those who are irresistibly attracted to beautiful things, whether they are our guests or future colleagues, we are always prepared to selflessly tell them about our many stories passed down from generation to generation.

Professions in Lipica

Farriery is as old as the harmony between man and horse. The first riders used coverings made from leather and plants to protect their horses’ hooves. In the first century AD, the Romans used “hipposandals” made from metal and leather. By the sixth and seventh centuries, the people in Europe began nailing metal horseshoes onto their horses’ hooves. The practice of shoeing became widespread during the 13th and 14th centuries. The hot-shoeing method (the horseshoe is heated before fitting it onto the hoof) that is still used today only became popular centuries later.

Professions in Lipica
Trainer and rider

Horses are creatures of routine and need daily training. The attachment and mutual trust between the horse and the rider are important factors for successful dressage. The Lipica Stud Farm employs trainers, riders, and horse-riding instructors, who are in charge of starting, dressage, and testing the horses and also teach visitors how to ride.

Professions in Lipica

Grooms feed, groom, and walk the horses. They make sure the horses’ stalls and stables are clean, and help the vets. They are in charge of the general well-being of the horses, which means that the profession of groom is very important in Lipica.

Professions in Lipica

Vets are responsible for the basic treatment of the horses. With the Lipica Stud Farm having a special status, i.e. that of the Slovenian umbrella Lipizzan horse breeding organisation, vets there have a number of additional tasks. They participate in the preparation of the breeding plan, manage natural service, insemination, and selection, and are responsible for keeping the studbook and other breeding documentation.


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