Another stop on my way to the Lipizzaners in 2017 was the stud farm Sâmbăta de Jos in Romania.

Romanias´s Sâmbăta de Jos Stud Farm, not far from the Fagaras Mountains, is the next step on our journey into the Lipizzaner world. Its beginnings go back as far as 1874 and they are associated with the estate of Count Johannes von Brukenthal who leased the land from Empress Maria Theresa for 99 years. The stud farm began its breeding activities with 5 stallions, 76 brood mares, and 59 foals, all of which were brought from Hungary´s Mezőhegyes Stud Farm. (Excerpt from my book „Lipicáni – Lipizzaners“)