A breed of horse that represents more than 400 years of select breeding, dating to 1580 when Archduke Charles II established the stud farm in Lipizza (Lipica). The breed is rare, with fewer than 3,000 purebred Lipizzans in the world today. The breed is used in dressage and driving, as well as continuing to be the ultimate mount for classical horsemanship. The first privately owned Lipizzans in the United States were imported in 1937. Today there are an estimated 600 in the United States. Disneyland owns a number of Lipizzan mares and the Marine Corps uses them in their Color Guard.

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  • Lipizzan — Lipizzan …   Wikipédia en Français

  • lipizzan — ● lipizzan nom masculin Race autrichienne de chevaux, d origine andalouse, dont les caractéristiques sont adaptées à la réalisation des figures de dressage de l École espagnole de Vienne. lipizzan [lipidzɑ̃] adj. et n. m. ÉTYM. XXe; mot all., de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lipizzan — 1911, from Lipizza, home of the former Austrian Imperial Stud; term used to designate horses originally bred there. The city is modern day Lipica near Trieste in Slovenia (Lipizza is the Italian form of the name) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lipizzan — Infobox Horse name= Lipizzan status = DOM image caption= A modern Lipizzan altname= Lipizzaner country= Developed in Central Europe from Spanish and local stock. Today associated with nations of Austria and Slovenia group1= Lipizzaner Society of… …   Wikipedia

  • Lipizzan — or Lipizzaner; also Lippizan or Lippizaner noun Etymology: German Lipizzaner, Lippizaner, from Lipizza, Lippiza, former site of the Austrian Imperial Stud near Trieste, Italy Date: 1928 any of a breed of spirited horses developed from Spanish,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Lipizzan — Lip·iz·zan also Lip·pi·zan (lĭpʹĭt sän , ə zən) or Lip·iz·zan·er or Lip·pi·zan·er (lĭp ĭt säʹnər, ə zäʹnər) n. Any of a breed of sturdy, compact horses developed from Spanish, Italian, Danish and Arab stock that are born black or dark brown and… …   Universalium

  • lipizzan, e —  n.m. et adj. Cheval apte au dressage …   Le dictionnaire des mots absents des autres dictionnaires

  • Lipizzan — noun a compact and sturdy saddle horse that is bred and trained in Vienna; smart and docile and excellent for dressage a Lippizan is black or brown when born but turns white by the time it is five years old • Syn: ↑Lippizan, ↑Lippizaner •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lippizan — Lipizzan Lipizzan …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alois Podhajsky — Colonel Alois Podhajsky (February 24, 1898 May 23, 1973) was the director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria as well as an Olympic medal winner in dressage, riding instructor, and writer.cite book |author=Podhajsky, Alois |title=The… …   Wikipedia