The Lipizzaner stud introduces itself

The Federal Stud Piber in Köflach, which is situated 45 km (28 miles) west of Graz, looks back at 400 years of tradition. It is the home of the world-famous white stallions which perform at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. The latter is the only institution in the world which has been preserving the High School of classical riding in its Renaissance tradition until today.

One of Piber’s major objectives is to uphold a substantial part of Austria’s cultural heritage and to preserve one of the best and most beautiful horse breeds in its original form.

Our guides will tell you in an entertaining way all about breeding, rearing and keeping of the Lipizzaners. The history and the ancestry of this oldest cultural breed in Europe is one of the main issues.

Enjoy the imperial baroque horses in all their facets regardless of whether you're enjoying a coach ride, watching a stud performance, one of our tournaments, a guided tour in the stud or visiting the summer pastures. Piber is always worth a visit, wheter families, scholars, kindergarten or travel groups. Not only horse lovers appreciate this special excursion destination. The Lipizzaner's are also an indispensible historical cultural heritage, at home in the gentle hilly landscape in western Styria and can be visited the whole year round.

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Bundesgestüt Piber

Piber 1, A-8580 Köflach
Tel: +43 3144 33 23

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