Social activities and events

All participants are cordially invited to all social activities and other special events.

  • Welcome reception

  • Conference lunches

  • Conference trip

  • Conference dinner

Conference trip: A visit to the Lipica Stud Farm

  • a guided tour (in English) and
  • the program “Whisperer” – contact with the horses
The charms of the Lipica Stud Farm are hidden in the unseen, the stories written by the local history. Only when walking on the historical paths we can truly experience the greatness of the local equestrian tradition.
History The history of Lipica is closely intertwined with the Habsburgs and the time when horse was considered an ideal and was at the time a crucial strategic advantage. The Lipica story begins in the 16th century when the abandoned summer residence became the court stud farm. Heritage Lipica is the oldest European stud farm continuously breeding one of the oldest cultural horse breeds. As such it has a remarkable significance as a cultural, historical and natural heritage for Slovenia and Europe.

The outstandingness of the Lipica Stud Farm in the field of cultural and natural heritage is based on the following facts:

  • It is the original stud farm of one of the oldest cultural horse breeds – the Lipizzan horse breed,
  • It is the oldest European stud farm breeding a single breed of horse,
  • Its area is the only micro location ensuring optimum conditions for top breeding of Lipizzan horses,
  • It presents a unique atmosphere with individual elements – spatial arrangement, architectural core and cultural landscape which were formed exclusively for the purpose of the basic, original activity – breeding of Lipizzan horses,
  • It has an exceptional development potential in the sense of preserving top breeding of Lipizzan horses worldwide,
  • Its development has an outstanding importance for the international reputation of Slovenia,
  • Protected values of cultural landscape and architectural heritage of the Lipica Stud Farm have a permanent and exclusive function of the original activity of the stud farm – horse breeding and riding.

The Republic of Slovenia is committed to acknowledging the international status of the stud farm as a horse breeding organisation holding the original studbook for the Lipizzan horse.

Price for the accompanying person is 30 €.

Further information about other social activities will be published in due course.