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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.]


(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]


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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19) In Spain, the famous white stallions, Lipizzaners, are not actually (or should I say naturally) white at all.
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Being the Austrian emperor's private breed, famous for performing at Vienna's Spanish Riding School, the Lipizzaners lost their protector during World War I and have, ever since, served as (war) bounty for Mussolini, Hitler, Tito, and Ceausescu, in succession.
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.
We were not the only ones to think mid-summer a good time to travel - the Philharmonic and Symphony orchestras, the Vienna choirboys, and even the Lipizzaners, had all fled the city for their summer hols.
Over the years, the Lipizzaners have performed for more than 23 million people throughout the U.
What made this really special was that most of the horses were Lipizzaners - or "emperor's white horses", the ones that are famously trained to leap in the air.