The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep. 27, 2000
    Location
    Southern California - on a freeway someplace
    Posts
    9,654

    Default South African Lipizzaners

    In today's L.A. Times. Front page, below the fold. I didn't even know they had Lipizzaners there. Interestingly, they are all ridden by women.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,1166001.story
    The Evil Chem Prof



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun. 14, 2010
    Posts
    168

    Default

    They're truly wonderful. Here's their website: http://www.lipizzaners.co.za
    I think (though I may be incorrect) that they're the only recognized performing lipizzaners other than the Vienna school. It's magical to watch them.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep. 27, 2000
    Location
    Southern California - on a freeway someplace
    Posts
    9,654

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Selene View Post
    They're truly wonderful. Here's their website: http://www.lipizzaners.co.za
    I think (though I may be incorrect) that they're the only recognized performing lipizzaners other than the Vienna school. It's magical to watch them.
    Yes. The article mentioned that.
    The Evil Chem Prof



  4. #4
    Join Date
    May. 4, 2006
    Location
    Seabeck - the soggy peninsula
    Posts
    3,283

    Default Amazing

    Thank you to the OP for this, I had no idea. I wonder how this has been kept buried for 4 decades. Incredible story. Also thank you Selene for the link to the webpage. I want to become a Friend of this grouping! Unbelieveable that there has been a school of women who have been riding these horses for at least 35 years and not a peep in the press here in the US, and as far as I know, the US Dressage community seems not to give them acknowledgement. At least I never heard of this at all!
    "I have brought on the hatred of Wall Street and I relish it".
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep. 5, 2005
    Location
    Mass.
    Posts
    6,608

    Default

    What a shame that they have no money!
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan. 1, 2011
    Posts
    79

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Calamber View Post
    Thank you to the OP for this, I had no idea. I wonder how this has been kept buried for 4 decades. Incredible story. Also thank you Selene for the link to the webpage. I want to become a Friend of this grouping! Unbelieveable that there has been a school of women who have been riding these horses for at least 35 years and not a peep in the press here in the US, and as far as I know, the US Dressage community seems not to give them acknowledgement. At least I never heard of this at all!
    I would bet the silent from the USA Dressage community and the rest of the world plus the lack of knowegle about them, has allot to do with the South African apartheid and the embargo that went with it. But I am not an expert about dressage or international poltics.



Similar Threads

  1. South African Life...3 months in!
    By Event4Life in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: Aug. 28, 2011, 07:29 AM
  2. A Day with the Royal Lipizzaners in Lipica, Slovenia
    By Mike Matson in forum Off Course
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Jan. 12, 2011, 03:13 AM
  3. TB Lovers--Interesting South African article
    By vineyridge in forum Sport Horse Breeding
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Jan. 7, 2011, 12:23 PM
  4. Congratulations to the South African eventers
    By poltroon in forum Eventing
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Oct. 6, 2010, 07:09 AM
  5. Spin Off: Percherons vs Lipizzaners
    By Roan in forum Dressage
    Replies: 226
    Last Post: Sep. 15, 2009, 06:43 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness