I’m sure you all know of the Lipizzaner breed of horse, famous in Europe, went through hell during the war, when dedicated trainers moved them around to make sure of their survival. Ours is closely associated with a horse training facility the Spanish Riding school in Vienna, Austria. Here the best of the breed receive training to show dressage at its best. They are masters of the aerial jumps known as “air above the ground”.
The horses in South Africa are descendants of the famous breed and are here locally trained by experts. The breed of horses dates back to the 16th century, and the horses are from the original blood line. The breed got its name from a village in the now Slovenia called Lipica. If you’re interested in horses, dressage, or watching poetry in motion, then I would recommend a trip to this location.
The horses perform every Sunday at 10.30 and the performance is an hour-long. There is a restaurant at the scene, but the best of it is, after the performance there’s a table of carrots and one can go and feed them to the horses. This allows the photographers among the visitors the opportunity to get up close for a snap or two.
This will be the first blog of many, I took nearly 900 photos on the day, with moving horses a lot were blurred and deleted, but many I have enjoyed.
These photographs are so beautiful and so exciting for me… You captured such a beautiful moments of them. How adorable horses they are… The black horse has a white and beautiful tail… as I see… Amazing. Thank you dear Rob, with my love, nia
Horse photos always brighten the day..Thanks for! I m glad you enjoyed that day so much & are interested in them 🙂
Such lovely animals. I’d love to see the show. My daughter and family in Jo’burg really enjoyed it.
Wonderful photos, Rob. I’m glad you and Linda had such a great time.
It was magnificent…
These are beautiful animals. Your pictures reminded me of this : http://www.realescuela.org/home.htm
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Really beautiful photos, the horses are gorgeous, and they do have a remarkable history, loved the post. 🙂
Amazing i love horse’s i always have done and your blog and pictures are really great
I had to check in – missing your photos, & saw horses – & just wonderful!!! Your photos are great. I love these horses & didn’t know there was a stable in South Africa. How lucky are yoU! They are so beautiful, & you captured them wonderfully 🙂 Thanks 🙂
Thanks for dropping in, hope the studying is going well, I want to be able to say I followed a PhD….
Wow!! I love the shots of the horses running. They are incredible!!
Not easy to capture in the light available…
Well, you did a fantastic job. I will have to show my sister-in-law because she works with horses and does the dressage competitions as well.