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2017/02/12
A child and her family and some of the CSI kids enjoying the  Valentine's Sunday performance. View Photos


2017/02/12
A very big congratulations to our newly joined Trainee Rider Petta-Sue Jansen for her debut into Quadrille this morning on her noble steed Siglavy Erem.


2017/02/02
Meet the Students for 2017. Read More


2016/11/12
An evening to remember celebrating the Wonder of the Lipizzaners in Africa with PJ Powers 'Thandeka'. Great food cooked in the revolutionary Wonderbag', great Friends and fabulous entertainment by PJ Powers.

  • "Everyone raved about the event and absolutely loved it, PJ was brilliant." C Teare

  • "Thank you, we had a fantastic evening." A van der Schyff

  • "I had a spectacular evening, and I truly enjoyed the event" JP Pringle

  • "Saturday night saw yet another wonderful annual Lippizaner Dance. Good food, entertainment and company  added to a wonderful night of song and dance - great evening all around." V Taylor

  • "One of the best ever" M Schuster


2016/08/10
A very Happy Birthday to Favory Modena who turns 23 today. Modena was spoilt by his Sponsors Noo & Rob Sowry. The Stallion who is by Favory Elc out of Modena is now retired but in his day he formed part of the Quadrille and All Steps. Not to mention the he performed the Courbette and was the perfect gentleman to be a Solo Schoolmaster. Happy Birthday Favory Modena.


2016/06/11
Tonight we say a very sad goodbye to Neapolitano Nanczi.
This horse, was not just any horse, he was a Lipizzaner. A Lipizzaner true to his breed. He had accomplished so much in his short life with us. He was skilled in Pas De Deux,  Quadrille, Side Saddle and had shown a great interest in training for the Levade. He had helped many of our younger riders become successful to ride in the Quadrille. He would gently guide them through the routine and when they would forget or simply ask for a specific movement wrong, he would help them no matter what it was. He was simply amazing. His quiet temperament and soft nature always stood out. He lives on through his children and hopefully one day, they will be able to fill the very big hoof prints he left behind.
Run softly over endless green grass.
Continue your dance, just forever amongst the stars.
And let your soft nicker carry on the gentle breeze.
You are forever eternity.
"Where are you going?"  We asked.
"To dance amongst the stars."  He replied.


2016/06/13
A very big congratulations to Trainee Rider Karen Böhme! She has been promoted to Junior Rider, receiving her 'reds'. This fantastic lady also schooled Neapolitano Undine to Quadrille and rode him in his debut performance. Congratulations Karen!


2016/06/01
South African rider in world Lipizzaner first
Meet the world’s first black member of a Lipizzaner performing team: Joburg’s own Shepherd Zira. The 22-year-old rider, who will give his first performance with the team this Sunday in Kyalami, said this was the realisation of a dream come true.

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2016/04/10
A very big congratulations to two of our Trainee Riders that rode their first Quadrille today! Congratulations!

Left: Trainee Rider Alexis Mowatt on Siglavy Erem
Right: Trainee Rider Jenni McLean on Neapolitano


2016/03/02
The Middelburg Riding Club hosted a spellbinding performance by the Sputh African Lipizzaners. Click here for some photos


2016/02/28
On the 28th of February Trainee Rider Uvonique Symons rode her first Quadrille on Conversano Oda.


2016/01/13
If you’re a horse lover, this is one for you! From the SA Lippizaners, Ainsley Hay is joined by Judy Vertue, Bronwyn Taylor and Marina Snyman, to talk about what these amazing horses are all about.Click here to listen to the podcast.


2016/01/07
Judy Vertue will be moving on from the SA Lipizzaners at the end of January 2016. The Directors and staff of the SA Lipizzaners would like to express their very grateful thanks to Judy for her immense contribution to the Lipizzaners since 2008 and wish her well for the future. Judy has issued the following statement: Read More


2015/11/14
New foal born early this morning!  Conversano Nima.  Mother Nima.  Father is Conversano Allegra.


2015/11/07
Viva Las Vegas - The annual Lipizzaner Ball
The hundreds of guests who enjoyed the grand charity occasion will attest to
the fact that no images could do this spectacular evening justice. The evening’s M.C, Paul Buckby was his usual radiant self as the perfect host and entertainer, upstaged only by the beautiful Lipizzaners themselves dancing around the guests entering hearts to raise funding for another year’s keep. Dancing went on into the early hours with no one wanting to leave the enchanting evening. As always Judy and her team put on an efficiently run and memorable event. Click here to view Photos


2015/11/02
New foal born early this morning!  Conversano Odaliska I.  Mother Odaliska.  Father is Conversano Allegra.



2015/10/09
The Lipizzaner team travelled to Natal for a full performance at the Durban Shongweni Club under floodlights to an audience of over 1,500 people  (photographer Neville Bailey).


2015/10/04
Performing at a special ‘Pink Polo Event ‘ for Cancer Survivors held in Johannesburg at the Inanda Club.


2015/09/12
It is 10 years since the Lipizzaners were in the Free State. They performed to a packed audience at the magnificent Afridome in Parys on 12 September, together with the Welsh Male Voice Choir of South Africa (photographer Kate Shirran).


2015/09/06
The Lipizzaners were part of the opening ceremony on 6 September of the new Steyn City Equestrian Centre just north of Fourways.


2015/04/16
The little horse with the huge heart, coming up for his 20 th birthday this year, passed away on 16 April 2015.  Read "A tribute to Favory Arva"


2015/03/22

The Lipizzaner riders proudly wearing their new stocks, kindly donated by Liz Brain of Pegasus, on the occasion of the special performance to mark the retirement of Favory Modena on 22 March 2015.


2015/02/14
Actor, Izak Davel attended the Lipizzaner Valentines Day Show.


2015/02/03
Meet the Students for 2015.


2015/02/01

Jesse McFarlane -  First Quadrille on Favory Erdem.


2015/02/01

Dr. Karen Bohme  -  First Quadrille on Conversano Oda.


 
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