Why are no Lipizzaner mares used for performances?

Welcome to the Piber Lipizzaner Stud

NEW: Tickets can be booked in the ONLINE SHOP

Opening times for stud visits:

May 21st - June 30th: daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July 1st - September 12th: daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

An independent inspection of the stables is possible at any time (except when the stables are closed from 12:00 to 13:00)

with or without AUDIO-GUIDE (reservation compulsory!) possible.


guides can be booked without exception with a reservation in the WEBSHOP, at [email protected] or by telephone for the following times:

Friday - Sunday and public holidays at 10:00, 11:00, 13:00 and 14:00



For a visit to the stud, proof of "Tested-Genesen-Vaccinated" must be presented at the entrance:


1. Officially approved access test:

- PCR test max. 72 hours old, antigen test max. 48 hours old or

- Self-test with digital control max. 24 hours old,

- Children from the age of 10 need a test - school tests are recognized.


2. Recovery:

Confirmation of a COVID-19 illness within the last 6 months


3. Vaccinated:

Confirmation of a COVID-19 vaccination, whereby the first vaccination must be at least 22 days ago.


4. Distance rule:

2 meters away from people who do not belong to the household


5. FFP2 mask requirement:

Applies to the entire stud area, INDOOR and OUTDOOR.



Piber Lipizzaner Stud

The Lipizzaner Stud Piber has the task of breeding the oldest cultural horse breed in Europe - the Lipizzaner - whose origins go back to the imperial era, to the year 1580. The heart of the Lipizzaner breed in Piber are the mother mares: They ensure the offspring and special attention is paid to them here. Every year around 40 foals are born in western Styria - and not with their famous white coat, but black, gray or brown. Only in the next four to ten years will they get the typical white for which the Lipizzaners are known, loved and famous.

The Piber Lipizzaner Stud has four hundred years of knowledge about rearing, breeding horses for the special achievements that have made them world famous, especially through the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. As early as the middle of the 18th century, the imperial court stud produced outstanding offspring, as the original stud books show, which to this day are still kept manually (and for several decades also electronically).

The cooperation between the Lipizzaner Stud Piber and the Spanish Riding School in Vienna is based on a unique cycle: only the best stallions from Piber present the lessons of the high school in the Spanish Riding School - and these in turn return to Piber for a breeding season. After finishing their career in the riding school, some stallions also enjoy their well-deserved retirement in Piber.

Information about your visit