Single Lipizzan Driving

Lipizzan Association of North America

Rules and Regulations for
Lipizzan Horse Registration with LANA

PUREBRED RULES AND REGULATIONS

The Lipizzan Association of North America (“LANA”) is committed to perpetuating and preserving the Lipizzan breed in the United States. As the American representative to the Lipizzan International Federation (“LIF”), LANA follows the LIF criteria defining a purebred Lipizzan. Thus, Lipizzans eligible for registration must trace, without interruption, to the recognized male lines and female families of official European studfarms and their approved breeding stock. For each Lipizzan registered, LANA produces for its owner/members a five-generation pedigree that has the known dates and places of birth for each ancestor shown. By implementing strict standards, LANA encourages the development of a riding horse of beauty and harmony, possessing intelligence and a docile temperament.

TYPE AND CONFORMATION. The Lipizzan traces back to Iberian and Berber horses imported by Archduke Charles who founded a stud at Lipizza in 1580. As a ceremonial horse, the breed has nobility, brilliance, and style. Its balanced agility, temperament, and good character distinguish it. A Lipizzan is distinctive for its docility and intelligence and has become world famous because of its connection with the Spanish Riding School of Vienna.

The Lipizzan is noted for its sturdy body, brilliant action, and proud carriage. The rectangular compact body, set off by a powerful, crested neck, presents a picture of strength with broad back and loins, well-rounded quarters, muscular shoulders and short, strong legs with well-defined tendons and joints. The head is usually straight or slightly convex; big prominent eyes are set wide apart; small ears are set rather wide apart and carried alertly; a small muzzle balances a prominent jaw. The average height of a Lipizzan is 14.2 to 15.2 hands.

Grey is the dominant color of the Lipizzan today. Born dark, black-brown, brown, or mouse-grey, Lipizzans usually turn white somewhere between the ages of 6 and 10. Today non-white Lipizzans are a rarity and only now and then is a black or bay found.

LINEAGE REQUIREMENTS

Stallion Lines: LANA recognizes as eligible for registration, Lipizzans descended without interruption in every stage of their origin from the six stallion lines: CONVERSANO, FAVORY, MAESTOSO, NEAPOLITANO, PLUTO, and SIGLAVY. The INCITATO and TULIPAN lines are also recognized as eligible for registration provided the pedigrees follow the LIF standards: the sire’s and dam’s lineage must, without interruption, trace to approved breeding stock.

Mare Lines: LANA recognizes as eligible for registration, those Lipizzans descended, without interruption, from the classic mare lines as well as those mare families approved by the LIF which have been introduced through traditional breeding procedures according to a plan of the individual studs.

Recognized European Breeding Experiments: The horses of Arab, Andalusian, and Kladrubi breeding are occasionally accepted in the pedigree of Lipizzans, by the LIF and therefore LANA, provided these horses were incorporated in a historically traditionally recognized and approved breeding program. Horses are accepted as eligible on an individual basis.

GENERAL REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for registration, natural service or artificial insemination must beget a foal. LANA permits the use of transported semen and implanted embryo. It is recommended that there be no duplication of ancestors in a pedigree closer than 4 generations.

The Registration Application is completed by both the stallion and mare owner or respective lessees at the time of breeding. LANA is not responsible for conflicts arising between owner and lessee of foal. The present owner of the horse/foal is the recorded owner or lessee of the dam at the time of foaling.

Imported Lipizzan: Imported Lipizzans are eligible for registration provided the pedigree meets LIF criteria (see above). If the horse to be registered was imported after foaling, the original pedigree issued from an official studfarm must be sent with the appropriate fees by certified or registered mail.

Imported Lipizzan (in utero): If the horse to be registered was imported in utero, the dam must first be registered with LANA. Before the foal can be registered, the stallion to which the imported mare was bred must also have a pedigree that meets LIF/LANA criteria. After the mare has been registered and the pedigree of the sire examined, verified and approved, the foal’s application will be processed

North American Bred Lipizzan: This terminology refers to a Lipizzan bred and born within the North American continent.

North American Bred Adult Lipizzan Without Registered Sire and/or Dam: If the Lipizzan to be registered was bred within the North American continent and the sire and/or dam of the horse are not registered with LANA, in addition to the completed Registration Application, a legible (preferably typed) five generation pedigree of the unregistered sire and dam must be submitted. LANA will determine if the unregistered sire and/or dam are eligible for registration.

Foal Registration: The above criteria will be followed when registering any foal that is imported, imported in utero, or North American bred with or without the sire and dam being registered with LANA. Owners must register the dam of a foal prior to registering the foal.

Registration of Twins: The above criteria will be followed when registering twin foals that are imported, imported in utero, or North American bred with or without the sire and dam being registered with LANA. Owners must register the dam of twin foals prior to registering the foals. The owner of twin foals must register both foals simultaneously.

See How to Register Your Horse (pdf file)

BREEDING REQUIREMENTS

Pasture Breeding: Pasture breeding is permitted provided the mare or mares are exposed to only one stallion. Forty-five days must elapse, and a negative vet check must be performed by a licensed veterinarian before the mare or mares can be exposed to a different stallion.

Artificial Insemination, Transported Semen, Implanted Embryo Horses: LANA permits the use of transported semen and implanted embryo.

A. Artificial Insemination: Artificial Insemination applies to stallion collection and insemination of mares on the same property where collection is performed.

B. Transported Semen: Transported Semen is semen which, following collection, leaves the possession of the stallion owner and is shipped off of the breeding farm or collection center for insemination. A licensed veterinarian shall perform the insemination of a mare by transported semen and verify the recipient mare.

C. Implanted Embryo: Implanted embryo by fresh, frozen, or otherwise preserved means is permitted. Within thirty (30) days from birth of foal, an IE Permit must be filed with LANA. Foals must be registered prior to six (6) months of age. Foals born as a result of IE shall have this so stated on their LANA Pedigree. Implantation of the embryo shall be performed by a licensed veterinarian who shall certify the date and location of IE procedure and unequivocally identify the recipient mare and donor stallion.

IDENTIFICATION

DNA technology using microsatellites will be used to identify equine parentage and provide information for future genetic traits and disease diagnosis. All LANA registered breeding stock within the continental United States must be DNA typed by January 1, 1996. No horse will be registered unless the DNA results are filed with the LANA registration office. This includes all horses that have been imported as well as all foals and previously unregistered Lipizzans. Application must be made to the main office to receive kits and DNA forms.

NAMING OF THE HORSE

A Lipizzan will not be eligible for registration in the records of LANA by any name other than one derived at by the traditional procedure for naming Lipizzan horses. The registered name of the horse may not be changed. A Lipizzan imported from studfarms outside the North American continent shall keep their original registered name. Foals born on the North American continent shall be registered using LANA’s naming procedures.

Stallions: To standardize the procedure of naming a horse, every stallion has a double name, the first being the lineage name of sire and the second being that of the dam. (Example: PLUTO THEODOROSTA)

Mares: LANA will follow the Austrian studfarm, Piber, naming criteria and require that all mare names should be complementary to the traditional Lipizzan line name names and must also end in the vowel “a”.

AGE OF HORSE: The age of the horse shall be his true age as to the day, month, and year. For show purposes, all horses born during one calendar year, January 1 to December 31, will be considered the same age.

STALLION REPORTS: A Stallion Report must be submitted for all stallions over the age of 5, regardless of whether the horse was bred the previous calendar year. The Stallion Report is due by January 15 of each year.

TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP: No Lipizzan can be transferred until it is first registered. When a Lipizzan changes ownership, the seller must endorse and deliver to the buyer the original Pedigree. The buyer shall promptly forward the original Pedigree to LANA for recordation. If title to a LANA registered Lipizzan passes to another by reason of death or incapacity of the owner, LANA may transfer the registration of such horse to the new owner upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction or upon other satisfactory proof of transfer of ownership.

CHANGE OF STATUS REPORT: The Change of Status portion of a Pedigree must be completed to notify LANA of the castration of a stallion or death of a horse. When a previously registered stallion is castrated (gelded), the Change of Status section on the back of the pedigree must be completed by the owner and the original Pedigree forwarded to LANA. An endorsement that the horse has been gelded will be indicated on the Pedigree, and the original Pedigree returned to the owner of the Lipizzan.

BREEDING STOCK SELECTION: A separate division of LANA will be established for the purposes of aiding in the selection of outstanding stallions and mares which would, when judged on their conformation and performance ability, be felt to make a significant contribution to the Lipizzan breed because of their valuable attributes. The specific requirements necessary for recognition will be developed at a later date.

PARTBRED RULES & REGULATIONS

The Lipizzan Association of North America (“LANA”) formed a separate department for the sole purpose of registering Lipizzan Partbreds. The Lipizzan portion of the pedigree must trace, without interruption, to the recognized male lines and female families of official European studfarms and their approved breeding stock. For each Lipizzan Partbred registered, LANA produces for its owner/members a five-generation pedigree that has the known dates and places of birth for each ancestor shown. LANA requires that both purebred and partbred horses follow the same set of Rules & Regulations with the following exception for partbreds.

LINEAGE REQUIREMENTS: LANA will recognize as partbreds, horses with a minimum of half Lipizzan breeding. One parent must be purebred and eligible for inclusion as a PUREBRED in official LANA records. (See Purebred Lineage Requirements).

GENERAL REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible for registration, natural service or artificial insemination must beget a foal. One parent must verifiably be a PUREBRED Lipizzan eligible for registration. LANA permits the use of transported semen and implanted embryo. It is recommended that there be no duplication of ancestors in a pedigree closer than 4 generations.

The Registration Application is completed by both the stallion and mare owner or respective lessees at the time of breeding. LANA is not responsible for conflicts arising between owner and lessee of foal. The present owner of the horse/foal is the recorded owner or lessee of the dam at the time of foaling.

IDENTIFICATION: Partbred horses or foals do not have to be DNA’d. However, the purebred parent must have bloodtype or DNA on record in order for the foal to be registered.

NAMING OF THE HORSE: There are no naming restrictions except that no stallion line names or classic or traditionally introduced mare family names, or subsidiary names can be used.

 

LIPIZZAN EVALUATIONS

Lipizzan Evaluations (PDF format)

 

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