The United States Lipizzan Federation (USLF) researches and registers North American Lipizzan horses, and maintains a studbook of evaluated breeding horses. Our virtual office provides quick response to various inquiries. Our storefront has available Lipizzan-related materials. Our Facebook pages and this website provide timely information and resources. We are a non-profit organization governed and run by volunteer members.
Our broadly spread membership contains experienced and novice owners who are devoted to the welfare of the Lipizzan. The lively facebook page, a quarterly newsletter and annual symposium provide multple opportunties for communication and education. Members are encouraged to participate in this organization and there are annual elections. All levels of membership include a subscription to the quarterly USLF News.
The USLF maintains an internationally recognized registry of North American Lipizzans, and a studbook of evaluated breeding horses. Recreational and educational activities are supported and performance awards are presented.*
Memberships are available for enthusiasts as well as for owners. Help to preserve and support this rare horse breed. Become a member of the U.S. Lipizzan Federation (USLF). Membership year is April 1st through March 31st. Join early for an extended year.
Who belongs to the USLF?
Why is it important to support the USLF?
The Lipizzan is a very rare breed with a fascinating history. Only a few thousand exist in the world. More Lipizzans live in the U.S. than in any other country, so we Americans have a big responsibility. We’re concerned about making sure the breed itself is preserved, of course. But it’s also important to be sure the classical standard is preserved. Many horse people think the “old-style” Morgan horses’ and Quarter Horses’ qualities were bred out. Wouldn’t it be a shame to look back in 30-50 years and think, “Where are the classical Lipizzans?”.
What does the U.S. Lipizzan Federation do?
The U.S. Lipizzan Federation formed in 2011 with the merger of the American Lipizzan Breeders Association (ALBA) and the U.S. Lipizzan Registry (USLR). See Historical Press Release for information on the original organizations. Moving beyond being a mere registry, the United States Lipizzan Federation (USLF) has positioned itself to grow into the future to support both Lipizzan owners and riders with programs and resources that will preserve the Lipizzan’s classical heritage, highlight its historical importance and showcase its accomplishments as a multi-talented and versatile equine partner for the ages.
This comprehensive organization:
Various membership types are available for registered Lipizzan owners and Lipizzan enthusiasts are welcome to join as non-voting Associate Members. All members receive the USLF NEWS and are welcome to join in our activities. The membership year is from April 1 through March 31 and those who join after January enjoy an extended year.
The USLF is a democratic organization with 8 directors elected to 2-year terms. Our members staff a variety of committees including Finance, Registration, Breeding, Outreach -Quarterly Journal, Website, Facebook, Show, Promotion, Historic and Loving our Lipizzan.
A selection of activities supported by USLF (as ALBA and USLR) over the past few years include: