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Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity?
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Cool Lipizzaner Facts
#1 Naming rules: Stallions need to have the name of the foundation stallion as the first part of their name and the dam must be the second part of their name. Mares are traditionally given names ending with an “A”. Because of this duplicate names are common and the horses are distinguished with Roman numerals after their names. Part bred Lipizzaners are not allowed to carry on with the naming traditions as the purebred horses.

#2 Lipizzaner horses have been endangered numerous times: With various wars being fought in Europe over the past 500 years, there have been numerous instances when the Lipizzaner breed was almost completely wiped out. Their continued existence is because of rescue efforts taken by US troops during World War II, Walt Disney documented these efforts in the movie “Miracle of the White Stallions”

#3 Today, eight foundation lines for Lipizzaners are recognized by various registries, which refer to them as “dynasties”. They are divided into two groups. Six trace to classical foundation stallions used in the 18th and 19th centuries by the Lipizza stud, and two additional lines were not used at Lipizza, but were used by other studs within the historic boundaries of the Habsburg Empire.

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Once upon a time, there were real-life unicorns with hidden horns who moved down to the Cape. Their pearly-white coats, glossy manes, and enchanting personalities made them simply magical! A special group of people made it possible for girls and boys from far and wide to join the Lipizzaners in their magical land.
The South African Lipizzaners continuously strive to give back to its local community through generous donors like these we are able to continue to do so year after year. The most famous of these being our Mistico Spring Spectacular, this fairy tale narrative made for the young and young at heart strives to bring a little bit of magic into the hearts of all who visit.
This year we felt it especially necessary to spread joy after the last few years of sorrow and hardship from the COVID-19 Pandemic, with the help of this group of incredible people 450 children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Cape Wine lands Area ranging from all ages were able to join us for a magical day. The children received goodies bags with treats and delights including pancakes and hot dogs to truly make it a festive day.
The South African Lipizzaners give Thanks to the following people who helped us spread some fairy-tale magic
Louis Slabbert
Ubridge Finance
Mark Tame
Protea Toyota
South African Association for Professional Farriers (Alan Theron, Kevin Dodd, John Gatt, Glenn Zimmerman and Craig Wallace)
Annoesjka Swart
Choice Carriers
Tack Shack
Gordon Hindmarch of EQS Feeds
Cornel Kannemeyer of SA Feeds

EQUISPES Clinical Services is a mobile equine practice, bringing specialist veterinary care to your doorstep.
Dr Arnold Mahne has a special interest in dentistry and routinely performs extractions and fillings. We also perform lameness workups and surgical procedures, including colic surgery, arthroscopy and Tie Backs.
Please contact us on 0837813914 or to arrange your appointment.
BioPro has an entire probiotic range dedicated to animal health. We pride ourselves in the fact that we contribute to their quality of life.


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