Djakovo State Stud Farm, Croatia, 22. 12. 2014
Selected stallions and riders from Lipica were the special guests of the Djakovo winter ball
stallions and riders of the Lipica Classical Riding School were the special
guests of this year’s winter ball of the Djakovo State Stud Farm on December
original stud farm of the Lipizzaner horse breed and a member of the Lipizzan International
Federation, Lipica supports the cooperation between European state stud farms.
The Croatian state stud farm Djakovo has got an important role among them, with
a horse breeding tradition dating back to the year 1506 and with a 200-year long
tradition of breeding Lipizzaner horses.
At the "A Winter Night's Dream" show Lipica Stud Farm
riders and stallions presented themselves in two numbers: the school above the
ground and the solo presentation of a highly trained Lipizzaner stallion.
Lead by the
trainers Dušan Mezgec and Marjan Turk the riders Marko Blokar, Miro Dragič,
Iztok Jelušič, Gregor Lisjak, Miran Mavec in Boris Placer presented themselves
with the Lipizzaner stallions 344 Siglavy Batosta XXII, 119 Favory Graciosa II,
282 Siglavy Capriola XXV, 287 Maestoso Graciosa II, 426 Maestoso Graciosa II
and 204 Maestoso Canissa XXII.
This is why
the Djakovo winter ball represented also an opportunity to further improve and
deepen the cooperation between both state stud farms.