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In 1996 the Lipica Stud Farm was declared a cultural monument of outstanding importance for the Republic of Slovenia by adopting the Act on Stud Farm Lipica.

The protected territory of the Lipica Stud Farm, which is as a part of monumental whole under special protection, consists of a cultivated Karst landscape, a herd of horses of Lipizzan breed and the architectural and art heritage.

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 Lipizzaner,
  • 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 Lipizzaners,
  • 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 Lipizzaners,
  • It has an exceptional development potential in the sense of preserving top breeding of Lipizzaner 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 Lipizzaner.

 

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