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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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The last on that list turns out to be the case with author Mark Felton's Ghost Riders, about the preservation of some of the most famous horseflesh on the planet, the Lipizzaners, known for their elegant appearance and precise execution of classic dressage.
(19) In Spain, the famous white stallions, Lipizzaners, are not actually (or should I say naturally) white at all.
The most talented are sent to the Spanish Riding School when they are four years old (Lipizzaners are late developers).
The Spanish Riding School's Lipizzaners had received too many winter snacks from stable attendants, school head Elisabeth Guertler said.
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FW: I've been riding and training horses, including Lipizzaners, since I was a boy.
The world famous Lipizzaners, which are also known as 'The Dancing White Stallions', also displayed their nimble techniques to classical music during their first-ever performance in the Middle East.
Lipizzaners may be the royalty of the horse world but for a chance to get up close to the trappings of the Austrian royal families we took a trip to the Imperial Treasury packed with treasures, from the world's largest emerald to the Habsburgs' coronation robes, crowns, religious artifacts and a golden crib.
They are the Lipizzaners, descendants of horses bred in the 16th century for the royal Hapsburg family of Austria.
Affected horses ranged from 4 months to 19 years and were thoroughbreds, Arabians, Lipizzaners, Welsh ponies, warmbloods, and mixed breeds.
Unknown to the advancing Allies, at the geographic center of the upcoming battlefield was Europe's finest collection of horses, the Lipizzaners, a majority of which belonged to the Spanish Riding Schools in Austria, Slovenia, and Italy, but were then under the control of the German Army.