Another stop on my way to the Lipizzaners in 2017 was the stud farm LIPICA in Slovenia.
In the picturesque setting of the Slovenian Karst, the Lipica Stud Farm sits amid a green oasis shaded by centuries-old linden and oak trees. The Lipica Stud Farm has been a symbol of breeding and selecting thoroughbred horses for more than four centuries and is considered the cradle of the Lipizzaner. Established in 1580, the Lipica Stud Farm is one of the cultural and historical gems of the Republic of Slovenia. (Excerpt from my book „Lipicáni – Lipizzaners“)