Submitted by Esther Buonanno - Eliza Ardizzone and Pluto Ambrosia
The stunning Lipizzan! We are celebrating them as our September Breed of the Month on
Dressage riders who choose Lipizzans as their mounts are eligible for special awards through the Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards program, as the
United States Lipizzan Federation is a participating organization.
We recently asked our social media followers to share their favorite Lipizzans with us, and we’ve compiled some of the photos here! Check us out weekly through September for more galleries of this gorgeous breed!
Neapolitano Gloria ll-l Mississippi View Farm Photo by John Borys – Kate P.
Favory Canada Lipizzan Stallion owned by Kate Phillips of Mississippi View Farm Lipizzans Taken during his fifth year competing at US Dressage Finals – Sam M.
Neopolitano Rumba “Adagio” is looking forward to dominating the dressage arena when he grows up 😊 – Tasida K.
Conversano Mima Anita of Tempel Lipizzans! He was the first Lipizzaner I met “in person” after years of admiring them. (I’m not a Lipizzaner owner/rider; I’m just an enthusiastic fan of the breed! 🙂) – Chloe L.
PLUTO FANTASIA from Elfin Forest California – Susanne D.
818 Belladiva, purebred lipizzan mare bred by The Tempel Lipizzans now retired she helped me obtain all 6 USDF medals and compete in NAJYRC 3x and Festival of Champions twice – Kristina B. USDF strongly recommends all riders wear protective headgear when mounted
4 month old Cecelia! – Marnie G.
This is Arriva. As soon as I sat in the saddle it was like coming home. We had a lovely time together. A year ago I just happened to see Arriva advertised for sale. A 30 minute ride and I happily handed over the cash! She quickly earned the name Bunny. I know the sky is the limit for me and Bunny. She is my old lady horse and has the four S’s. She Is short, sane, smooth and stout. It’s everything a 64 year old dressage rider can dream of. – Monica W.
Emily Robbins and Conversano Barbara of Tempel Lipizzans – Esther B.
Nicotianna (Neapolitano XXIX-5 x Lady). 1/2 Lipizzan mare competing in driven dressage. – Rennie S.
Favory Serena 19 at Dressage at Lexington 2021. Lipizzaner Stallion; Piber Bred Owned by Kelli Wilkinson of Woodwynd Equestrian Winning Reserve Champion Stallions age 27. – Kelli W.
Pluto Anatinza chillin’ in the pasture. – Annissa S.
Siglavy Presciana II (offspring of Siglavy Aga, cover horse) during a recent photo shoot! Photo creds to April Elizabeth Grantham. – Katie L. USDF strongly recommends all riders wear protective headgear when mounted
Pluto Lanca and Favory Marinna II – Karen B.
Maestoso Marina, 19 year old stallion competing at Intermediare 1, Dressage at Stockade in 2022. – Sarah C.
Favory VI Ivana, bred and owned by The Tempel Lipizzans. I am so blessed to be a small part of this horse’s life! – Suzanne G.
Siglavy Aga (Siglavy Dagmar x Aga) bred by Piber Federal Stud, Austria Heart-horse owned, loved, cherished by Steph Mussmann Photo by Megan Smits – Dark Horse Image – Megan Smits Photo – Steph M.
Favory Faith bred by Tempel Lipizzans Shown through 4th level (in the 90’s) Also drove & was a search and rescue horse, H.A.R.M.S. Certified. – Elaine S. USDF strongly recommends all riders wear protective headgear when mounted
Neapolitano Kirilia (Neapolitano Wandosa II x Kirilia x Favory II Candita) bred by Kate Phillips MVF Lipizzans Photo by Jenny Barthen at National Dressage Pony Cup and Small Horse Championships. – Julie P.
Dream horse Ginestra (Favory VII Andorella x Garcia) Bred by The Tempel Lipizzans Photo by Mary Cornelius Photography – Stephenie F.
Maestoso II Imperea II lipizzan gelding, owner Kristen Guest – Kristen G.
Pluto Presciana II in his first horse show ever- at Devon with me in 2018! Photo creds to Conklin Photography. – Katie L.
Neapolitano Pepita, bay Lipizzan stallion with amateur owner, Lindsay Scott of Melody Hill Lipizzans BC, Canada. – Lindsay S.
Linda Leffingwell and Conversano Bellanna of the Tempel Lipizzans – Esther B. USDF strongly recommends all riders wear protective headgear when mounted
Conversano Basila 26 during a breed demo in 2017(ish.) Photo creds Many Things Photography. – Katie L. USDF strongly recommends all riders wear protective headgear when mounted
My little home bred Siglavy Betalka V being perfect at his first USDF show in August – Crystal Y.
Favory Britta (aka Erebus) 4 month old lippy colt with a bright future ahead ☺️🖤
– Karla P.
Conversano Ulyss, blue roan purebred Lipizzan stallion owned by Lindsay Scott of Melody Hill Lipizzans in BC, Canada. – Lindsay S.
My wonderful Lip, Conversano Hara. 💕 – Emily S.
Favory VII Anita of Temple Lipizzans – Robin L.
Deia, owned by Sandi Ravine, bred by Lindsay Scott, Rennie Squier – Sandi R.
Favory Bellanna of the Tempel Lipizzans – Esther B.
Conversano Toscana II Owned and trained by Anne Titus Knoxville, TN photo credit: Elizabeth Priddy – Anne T.
Siglavy Presciana II-II (Siglavy Aga x Presciana II) 2008 bay Lipizzan working towards I1 in 2023! Photo credit: Kristen Scott-Crocker of Sunsoar Photography. We started at Training Level and moved up together over the last 7 years (with two seasons lost from injury)! Lipizzans rock! – Janet B.
261 Maestoso Samira XXI by L 103 Maestoso Bonadea XIV, out of L056 Samira XXI, bred by The Marc Lipizzaner Center, Slovenia; Stark Photography – Kathleen D.
Nadia (Favory II Bonasera III x Nautika) competing in driven dressage. – Rennie S.
Genola and I at USDF Finals last year from Mississippi View Farm. Neapolitano XXIX-18 and Gina Photo Credit Susan Stickle – Valeria G.