Lippizzaner Stallion

No. 150405

by Safari Ltd
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From Austrian royalty to modern shows, the elegant Lipizzaner has a rich and amazing story. They are born darker, but gradually whiten, and the line has been bred so nearly all are white as adults now. They are strong but not overly large, graceful and gorgeous.

  • Scientific Name: Equus caballus
  • Characteristics: This detailed Lipizzaner Stallion captures the color, muscle tone, and bearing for which the royal breed is known.
  • Size and Color: Bright white, as most adult Lipizzaners are these days, this stallion is 5 inches long and 3 ¼ inches tall, like a soda can with legs.
  • The Lippizzaner Stallion is part of the Winner's Circle Horses collection. All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • ,p>History

    The Hapsburg family ruled in Europe for centuries, their reign finally ending with the conclusion of World War I in 1918. In the 1500s, the monarchs controlled both Spain and Austria, which allowed them to move Spanish horses to the royal court in Austria and to the village of Lipizza, also in Austria at the time. The treaties that ended the Great War divided Lipizzaners between Italy, Czechoslovakia, and Austria. When war engulfed Europe again in the 1940s, Lipizzaners were threatened, as the German high command wished to collect all the mares and foals. General George Patton and the United States Army saved the breed by relocating the horses to Austria as the war ground to a close.

    • Recommended Age: 3
    • Size in cm: 14 L x 4.5 W x 8 H
    • Size in inches: 5.51 L x 1.77 W x 3.15 H
    • UPC: 609366150406
    Their roots date back over 400 years to the Lipizzan Stud Farm built in 1580 in what is today Slovenia. These highly capable, intelligent and beautiful white stallions are famous for their dressage performances at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria.