Trail riding across the Lipica estate and the nearby Karst is a nice way to relax, and an unforgettable experience.
Our guides take experienced riders on Karst horses (Lipizzan horses) at a leisurely pace across parts of the Lipica estate and the Karst which visitors to Lipica don’t usually get to see.
Riders go along Lipica’s most beautiful avenues and past pastures where only Lipizzan horses have been grazing for centuries, as well as through hidden forested areas of the Karst Living Museum, a colourful karst landscape that reveals various karst features and phenomena every step of the way.
Minimum age: Participants must be at least 15 years old.*
Mandatory equipment - Helmet is compulsory equipment regardless of age.
By the age of 18 is mandatory also, a spine shield. Mandatory riding equipment are riding pants, riding boots and helmet.
- Riders prior knowledge: the rider has mastered riding at a walk, trot, and canter; a solid riding balance and mastery of riding aids are required;
- riders must have a membership certificate from a national equestrian organisation or an equestrian club (e.g. the Jaha? 2 (Rider 2) exam of the KZS).
Please report to the entrance of the Lipica Stud Farm at least 15 minutes before the start of your ride.
Participants may weigh a maximum of 90 kilograms and be no more than 180 centimetres tall.
The minimum age of participants of the riding programme is 15 years.
The riding and the preparation of the horse before, during, and after riding are at your own risk. Persons under the age of 18 are the responsibility of their parent or guardian.
The trail riding programme is suitable and attractive especially for riders who have already mastered the basics of riding and know how to lead a horse independently.
Before the trail ride, the guide will examine each rider’s knowledge in the riding arena. This is to ensure the safety and well-being of the whole group.
Most horse lovers know about the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and most know that the horses ridden in the famous shows are Lipizzaners, not Spanish Andalusians. But did you know that the Lipizzan breed was created in Lipica (pronounced “Lipizza”) in what is nowadays Slovenia? If you go to Lipica, you will learn about the eventful history of a beautiful and talented breed that survived the maelstroms of wars and invasions over many centuries.Go to facility