The home of the Lipizzan horses, Piber Federal Stud is located near Koeflach, Styria, Austria.
Since 1915, with interruption during the second World War II and in the postwar period, the Lipizzan horses are bred here for the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
In the world-famous Piber Federal Stud the horses spend their teenage years and come back to stay here when are already too old for the performances of the Riding School.
The knowledge around the breeding and the training of the exceptional animals goes back 400 years.
The first three years of life enjoy the horses their youth, then it starts the seriousness of life. At the age of four, the stallions come into the Court Riding School, the mares are covered the first time with five.
Originally, the baroque Piber Castle was built as estate of the St. Lamprecht Abbey. Today it is mainly used for cultural events.
If you watch them on the meadow, one can hardly imagine a nicer environment for the Lipizzaner.
For the centuries-old knowledge about the breed of the famous white Lipizzan, the Piber Federal Stud was added to the UNESCO list of national intangible cultural heritage in 2016.
The Piber Federal Stud is an ideal destination for the whole family. For opening hours, programs and prices, please check the visitor information
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