You will find Lipica Stud Farm by the Italian border, in the picturesque Karst region. This ancient stud farm, named after the linden trees that we find all over the area (linden means « lipa » in Slovene language), was founded in 1580 when Archduke Charles of Habsburg decided to build a royal stud farm in the area. And ever since the pure bred Lipizzaners, known as noble and majestic horses, have been bred and selected at this farm.
In the 1960s the Farm established its own Classical Riding School whose performances are still today an attraction for the visitors and performances abroad.
Within the complex you find also the oldest stables (still used today), church of St. Anthony of Padua and Velbanca and the Lipikum Museum, an interpretative and experience museum that takes visitors through the centuries of Lipica and Lipizzaners.
During the visit you can visit also a Museum Collection of Carriages.
The Lipica Stud Farm is considered today a cultural monument of special importance for Slovenia. The guided tour of the farm will take a you around the property, through the museum, to the oldest stables, the church and to the Classical Riding School performance. Lipica vistors are horse lovers, people that enjoy natural and cultural heritage, and also people fond of golf, cycling and hiking. You can also try horse riding, learn more about the dressage programme or take a tailor made instruction course.