Welcome to the United States Lipizzan Federation!  This community of Lipizzan breeders, owners and enthusiasts provides a North American registry for this rare baroque breed and actively works to preserve, protect and promote the Lipizzaner breed.  Lipizzaner horses represent over 400 years of select breeding for beauty, nobility, and a rare combination of courage, strength, ability, temperament, and intelligence.  This rare breed has captured the hearts of those of us in North America who have been fortunate enough to spend time with Lipizzaners.

Many activities for Lipizzan enthusiasts are available in 2014.  See below for a variety of local, national and international events.

     USLF Board Elections 2014        

Elections for USLF Board of Director seats were also announced at the Symposium.  June Boardman was elected Vice President and Cheri Isgreen and Don Holthofer joined the Board for the first time, taking the seats of outgoing Directors Lyn Schaeffer and Linda Duggan.  Many thanks to Lyn and Linda for their dedication and hard work supporting this organization for many years!

The USLF Bylaws require the Board to select a Secretary and a Treasurer for the year at the first regular Board meeting after the annual meeting.  Kathy Kelly will take on Lyn Schaeffer’s Treasurer duties and Muffin Smith will continue to serve as Secretary.


   2014 European Events - LIF General Assembly and SRS Autumn Academy  were well attended by many North Americans. 



Was held October 3rd – 5th   at the Tempel Farms,

Old Mill Creek, Illinois

and enjoyed by over 60 attendees.

Hosted by Tempel Lipizzans and Temple Farms



In addition to the usual business reports and committee meetings, the USLF annual member meeting included presentations 

  • by Dr. Jeff Kelly on the St. Cloud database of Lipizzan pedigrees, 
  • by Lisa Kelly Simmons on the results of the North American Mare Line Study, 
  • by June Boardman on the Lipizzan International Federation Judges’ Training Clinic held in Lipica, Slovenia,
  •  and a special two-day presentation by Dr. Hilary Clayton on the Biomechanics of the Baroque Horse.  
  • The Awards committee announced an extensive awards program for 2015 for our Lipizzan competitors in many disciplines in addition to dressage. 
  •  And the Loving our Lipizzans committee awarded prizes earned during their 2014 Games and previewed their 2015 Games.  
  • The Tempel Lipizzans also provided a special performance, including Airs Above the Ground, and a Behind-the-Scenes stable tour.


One of the best ways for a breed to stay on track, is consistent evaluations of their breeding stock.  The evaluations are designed to improve the breed, and to provide breeders, owners and prospective buyers with feedback, information and guidance.

Our evaluator was Dr.Yvonne Peeters from the Netherlands.  In addition to evaluating horses, Dr. Peeters also presented a seminar at most locations on the classic Lipizzan breed standard that was also available to auditors.   Thirty-one horses were evaluated at three locations.  A number of horses were evaluated at Tempel Farms.   Future evaluations depend on people who are willing to arrange for a facility where members may participate with their horses.

Thank you to our hosts this year who most generously provided the opportunity for members to have their horses evaluated and to share in the seminar and practice judging opportunities.

Aug. 17 Connecticut, Evaluations, Susan Castle and Keith Duly

Aug 18-20 Illinois, Evaluations and Seminar, Temple Farm north of Chicago

Aug 24-26 Pacific Northwest Evaluations and Seminar, White Horse Vale, Goldendale, WA

Aug 29-30 Southern California Evaluations, Barbara Gjerset, Tujunga, CA



Fall USLF News -  available in Store

2014 USLF News Fall Cover




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Director's Meeting Notes

October 22, 2014




 Registration Page 

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DVDs sale


Pacific Northwest Lipizzan Club 

! Have fun with your Lipizzan !

Check out Website link:   Pacific Northwest Lipizzan Club 


DVD was released at the symposium! and is available in our Store


The Lipizzan - by Horse Flicks 

- a short preview Published by Horse Flicks on Oct 21, 2013 



The Horse Flicks video shoot Oct. 19 was hosted by White Horse Vale in Goldendale, WA.  We had beautiful fall weather and a gathering of horses and riders to show the variety of wonderful abilities of our favorite breed!  One of the highlights was an impromptu quadrille performed by riders and horses who met together for the first time the evening prior to the shoot.

June Boardman posted the following:   "Congratulations everyone! This is going to be fantastic!"     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37Rb9zLZ_5Y

Coming to HRTV, a new TV series on Endangered Breeds, horse breeds whose numbers are decreasing and could face extinction in the not too distant future. Learn about the history, heritage, versatility and heart of the Lipizzan, and why this is a breed worth saving.



Volunteer News 

The USLF has a number of committees making major accomplishments this year.  Here are just a few: 

  • Lovin' Our Lips program for non-showing members is announced with Summer News

  • Historical committee has several projects - a nice way to volunteer!

  • We can use special talents such as art or computer skills for special short term projects. 

  • Committees are teaming on the USLF NEWS, and Show awards and for this Website!

We will help you find your best fit  ----  Contact the USLFoffice@gmail.com 


Links to Items of Interest                        

              Lipizzan Mare Lines in North American  

The first batch representing 15 of 77 American Founding Mares was submitted for analysis. The Fall USLF NEWS had a short article.  We continue look for participants in our North American Mare Line Study which means both permission to analyse your horse's mitochondrial DNA and/or financial support to cover costs.    Click for more information
  •  2013 Stork Corner  - photos of the future - updated 12/17 send those photos!
  • Legacy - memories and photos of Lipizzans past 

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September 2012 News

Welcome to Andreas Hausberger!

SRS Photo Andreas Hausberger

to the USLF Board of Directors as International European Senior Advisor


Chief Rider at the Spanish Riding School of Austria 

Director of the new Training Center Heldenberg -Spanish Riding School


View Press Release and photos of the Training Center Heldenberg