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also Lip·pi·zan  (lĭp′ĭt-sän′, -ə-zən) or Lip·iz·zan·er or Lip·pi·zan·er (lĭp′ĭt-sä′nər, -ə-zä′nər)
Any of a breed of sturdy, compact horses developed from Spanish, Italian, Danish, and Arab stock that are born black or dark brown and gradually turn white by the time they are five to ten years old.

[German Lippizaner, after Lippiza, town near Trieste where the breed was developed.]
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(Breeds) a breed of riding and carriage horse used by the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and nearly always grey in colour
[German, after Lipizza, near Trieste, where these horses were bred]
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or Lip•pi•za•ner

(ˌlɪp ɪtˈsɑ nər, -əˈzɑ-)

also Lip′iz•zan`,

one of an Austrian breed of compact, usu. gray or white horses trained esp. at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and used in dressage exhibitions.
[1925–30; < German, =Lipizz(a) former site of the Austrian Imperial Stud, near Trieste]
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Home of the Lipizzaner stallions, a unique European breed, the much-admired traditional riding institution will showcase the interplay between their white baroque stallions and their trainers, performing to classical Austrian music.
In Vienna, we also had an after-hours tour of Europe's oldest zoo and a behind-the-scenes look at the Lipizzaner stallion stables at the Spanish Riding School.
She remembers fondly playing horses, pretending that she was a Lipizzaner 'crashing over jumps erected from garden furniture' and that her sister was her trainer.
Admire the elegance and grace of the Lipizzaner horses from the world famous Spanish Riding School.
In fact, while walking around the palace I looked into a courtyard to find half a dozen white Lipizzaner horses staring back at me from their stables.
As we all know, Maximilian II is the man behind the introduction of the Lipizzaner during the year 1562 in Austria.
Explore the magnificent Hofburg and Schonbrunn Habsburg palaces or admire the astounding skills of the Lipizzaner horses at the renowned Spanish Riding School.
On top of that there's beautiful architecture, and where else could you be walking along the street and see the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions?
Through cultural attractions--the Vienna Opera, Vienna Boys Choir, Lipizzaner horses--Austria was largely successful in changing that overall impression.