1.Lipizzaner horses can be registered as purebred in a studbook, only if they originate in direct line from: -
-the eight nowadays used stallion lines (CONVERSANO, FAVORY, INCITATO, MAESTOSO, NEAPOLITANO, PLUTO, SIGLAVY, TULIPAN),and
-the breeding stallions as used in the former court stud farm of Lippiza (1580 - 1915), and
- the mare families, arisen from traditional Lipizzaner breeding and nowadays recognized.
2. Occasionally horses of Arabian, Andalusian, Lusitanian of Kladrubian origin can be recognized in a pedigree of a Lipizzaner, provided that traditionally accepted studs have crossed in those horses.
In 1572 a "Spanish Riding Hall" made of wood is built; this is the first documented mention of the Riding School.
Archduke Karl II of Inner Austria establishes the Lipizza Imperial Stud.
Directives for the Judges of Lipizzan Horses at the Selections.
The most important first trait to be judged is the breed character, all the body parts of the horse can come thereafter.
Definition of the outward appearance:
Among the different breeds, the Lipizzan has an exclusive position.
This cultural breed is considered to be he most ancient in Europe.
As a parade horse, the Lipizzan shows nobleness, expression and talent for dressage and carriage.
He must have a moderate nature (well balanced) and a good character.
The body is rectangular and the ideal height is between 1.55 and 1.58 at withers.
The traditional grey colour is dominant.