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Itinerary for Lipizzan Riding Center



Sample Itinerary 2020 - subject to changes

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival
After settling into your rooms, you will meet your instructor, who will present you Lipica, the cradle of Lipizzaner horses.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Maestoso


Day 2 (Sunday): Discover Lipica
In the morning, you will start with a trail ride on the estate, followed by a picnic on a meadow. After lunch, you will go for a trail ride on the living Karst museum path. With typical karst features such as karst dolines, uvalas, sinkholes, grikes, abysses, and of course, underground caves, the living museum of Karst area, which extends over 700 ha, is defined as ecologically important area and its larger part belongs among the Natura 2000 sites. Enjoy the easy yet pleasant ride in this natural museum.
Later in the afternoon, you will enjoy a show with Lipizzaner horses.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Maestoso


Day 3 (Monday): Ride to Briščiki & cave visit
Today, you will go on horseback to Briščiki and visit the Caves ‘’Grotta Gigante’’. Then you will have a lunch break before making your way back to the riding center.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Maestoso


Day 4 (Tuesday): Ride to Kokoška hill 
Our destination for the day is Kokoška hill, where you will enjoy lunch in a cottage. This hill is located on the karst edge, overlooking the gulf of Trieste, about 670m above sea level. If time allows, you will go for a short walk to get an aspiring view of Adriatic Sea. This area is rich with fauna and flora, making the path widely popular among locals.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Maestoso


Day 5 (Wednesday): Ride to Povir & visit of Renčelj lavender fields
This morning, you will ride to Povir and visit the Renčelj lavender fields. After lunch, ride back to the riding center.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Maestoso


Day 6 (Friday): Ride to Dutovlje
The last ride of the program includes a beautiful trail to Dutovlje, where you will be able to taste local products (Wine & Cheese). This area is known for charming vineyards and gorgeous stone built cellars. You will take a rest in one of the oldest wine producers of the region, owned by the Lisjak family. With rich history, dedicated family and high-level product this is the right place to taste the famous Teran wine!
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Maestoso


Day 7 (Saturday): Departure
End of program after breakfast.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Sample Itinerary 2021 - subject to changes

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival
After settling into your rooms, you will meet your instructor, who will present you Lipica, the cradle of Lipizzaner horses.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Maestoso


Day 2 (Sunday): Discover Lipica
In the morning, you will start with a trail ride on the estate, followed by a picnic on a meadow. After lunch, you will go for a trail ride on the living Karst museum path. With typical karst features such as karst dolines, uvalas, sinkholes, grikes, abysses, and of course, underground caves, the living museum of Karst area, which extends over 700 ha, is defined as ecologically important area and its larger part belongs among the Natura 2000 sites. Enjoy the easy yet pleasant ride in this natural museum.
Later in the afternoon, you will enjoy a show with Lipizzaner horses.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Maestoso


Day 3 (Monday): Ride to Škocjan & cave visit
Today, you will go on horseback to Škocjan and visit the Caves. Then you will have a lunch break before making your way back to the riding center.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Maestoso


Day 4 (Tuesday): Ride to Kokoška hill 
Our destination for the day is Kokoška hill, where you will enjoy lunch in a cottage. This hill is located on the karst edge, overlooking the gulf of Trieste, about 670m above sea level. If time allows, you will go for a short walk to get an aspiring view of Adriatic Sea. This area is rich with fauna and flora, making the path widely popular among locals.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Maestoso


Day 5 (Wednesday): Ride to Povir & visit of Renčelj lavender fields
This morning, you will ride to Povir and visit the Renčelj lavender fields. After lunch, ride back to the riding center.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Maestoso


Day 6 (Friday): Ride to Dutovlje
The last ride of the program includes a beautiful trail to Dutovlje, where you will be able to taste local products (Wine & Cheese). This area is known for charming vineyards and gorgeous stone built cellars. You will take a rest in one of the oldest wine producers of the region, owned by the Lisjak family. With rich history, dedicated family and high-level product this is the right place to taste the famous Teran wine!
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Maestoso


Day 7 (Saturday): Departure
End of program after breakfast.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Optional dressage lesson - extra fee applies
The Stud Farm teaches dressage, following the principles of classical dressage. Classical dressage was developed in the past centuries based on dressage of horses for battle purposes. For the rider in the battlefield, a horse with a good command of pirouettes, change of gallop, side passes and other elements is sometimes of vital importance. This skill has developed to the greatest extent in Spain. The basis of the classical dressage is natural capability of an animal. The basis and aim of classical dressage is the preparation of a horse and a rider in psychophysical and technical sense to perform harmonized moves performed in free movement without force and at the highest level of concentration.
Lessons are 45 minutes long (+15 minutes to prepare the horse) and need to be booked at least 3 days in advance.
The instructor chooses the exercises in line with rider's knowledge and ability.


Non-Riding Activities
There are many activities available for non-riders including cycling, hiking, Casino, mini golf, golf, visit of the stud farm & carriage ride.

Golf *
The international Golf Klub Lipica is located directly on the Stud farm. The 9-hole course was built in 1989 in accordance with the designs of Donald Harradin, a worldwide known designer of golf courses. It is the only golf course in Slovenia that remains open throughout the whole year. It boasts of picturesque fairways and practice range where the Academy of Golf without Borders is located.

Visit of Lipica Stud Farm
Get to know the history of the stud farm all the way from its foundation until today. Find out everything you wanted to know about Lipica and the Lipizzan horse. A visit of the Stud Farm includes the visit of the old stables, entrance to the Lipikum museum, visit of Avgust Černigoj Art Gallery, access to Karst House & visit of the Valley of Our Lady of Lourdes and the Chapel of St. Anthony of Padua.

A Tale of Lipica Show
Many centuries ago, a story of love, pride, and beauty began at the green Lipica estate. This new show of the Lipica Classical Riding School narrates the story of the exceptional stud farm heritage, the white Lipizzan horse, and its connection to the rider. We invite you to experience the elegance of these white horses and listen to the universal language of beauty. Let A Tale of Lipica impress you as it impressed many visitors.

Carriage Ride (one session of 30-minutes included)
Our coachman will take you for a romantic drive around the property of Lipica through the centennial tree alleys, which were also used by the Hapsburg royal family!

Cycling *
Those fond of active holidays can find many cycling trails in the Karst surroundings of the estate. This region will attract cyclist who desire a safe and diverse landscape, away from busy roads and enjoy dirty trails and tracks combined with asphalt roads. Cyclists can discover different parts of Karts including viewpoint peaks, remarkable blind valleys and steep cliffs on the edge of plateau. A network of cycle paths is well-marked, helping you to find your way.  And when you feel hungry, find a Karst inn and enjoy the typical air dried ham – ‘pršut’.
A cycling package can be arranged for you - please inquire.

Sightseeing
A walk through the mysterious underground world of many Karst caves is a unique experience in itself. You may also explore the cultural heritage of Karst villages where the interaction over thousands of years between natural phenomena and the influence of man, whose work helped shape the curiosities, is undoubtedly eye-catching.

Hiking trails
The area of the cultivated Karst landscape of the Stud Farm, which is under the special protection of monumental heritage, encompasses pastures and meadows with protective fences, oak groves and avenues of trees. The man-made landscape is an integral and redesigned natural environment whose development is based on many centuries’ tradition of horse breeding. 
In view of the immense importance of this area, we would like to familiarize visitors with this location. For this purpose a network of nature trails and promenades of various lengths have been arranged within the protected area. The planning of trails was underpinned by the basic principles of monument management which added another dimension to the core activity of horse breeding. Our nature trails will lead you through the remarkable man-made landscape of the Stud Farm. The legacy of our ancestors includes not only typical Karst pastures with isolated oaks but also many other elements of the man-made landscape such as Karst ponds, wells, ice-pits, mines, limekilns, carved boundary markers and much more.

*: extra fee applies (inquire for rates)
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Lipizzan Riding Center
Tour Code: PR-LIRAVP
7 days / 6 nights ~$1,150.00
Dates : Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
C 2020 05/16 - 05/22 7d / 6n 7 day trip, MAP (Mid-High) 1 /6 Expired
C 2020 05/30 - 06/05 7d / 6n 7 day trip, MAP (Mid-High) 1 /6 Expired
C 2020 06/13 - 06/19 7d / 6n 7 day trip, MAP (Mid-High) 1 /6 Expired
D 2020 07/04 - 07/10 7d / 6n 7 day trip, MAP (High) 1 /6 Expired
D 2020 07/18 - 07/24 7d / 6n 7 day trip, MAP (High) 1 /6 Reserve
D 2020 08/01 - 08/07 7d / 6n 7 day trip, MAP (High) 1 /6 Reserve
E 2020 08/15 - 08/21 7d / 6n 7 day trip, MAP (Peak) 1 /6 Reserve
D 2020 08/29 - 09/04 7d / 6n 7 day trip, MAP (High) 1 /6 Reserve
B 2020 09/12 - 09/18 7d / 6n 7 day trip, MAP (Mid-Low) 1 /6 Reserve
B 2020 10/03 - 10/09 7d / 6n 7 day trip, MAP (Mid-Low) 1 /6 Reserve
B 2020 10/17 - 10/23 7d / 6n 7 day trip, MAP (Mid-Low) 1 /6 Reserve
A 2020 11/07 - 11/13 7d / 6n 7 day trip, MAP (Low) 1 /6 Reserve
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Tack: English
Horses: Lipizzan
Pace: 3+ hours per day (5 riding days)
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Trieste, Italy
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