November 1, 2023

Witness the Majestic Lipizzaner Performances in November and December

The South African Lipizzaner Centre is a Non-Profit Organisation located at the Mistico Equestrian Centre, outside Paarl in the Western Cape. Their work is dedicated to the preservation of the magnificent Lipizzaner horse in South Africa and the continuation of classical dressage.

The Lipizzaner horses and their riders publicly perform carefully choreographed routines set to music, as well as showcasing airs above the ground movements. Watching them perform these movements is to experience history in motion. The Lipizzaner is one of the oldest domesticated breeds of horse still existing in the world today.

They were purpose-bred for battle, making them the iconic war-horse of the Middle Ages. Lipizzaners are almost always exclusively white as adults, despite being born black or dark brown. On the stud farm, the dark foals stand in stark contrast to the silvery-white sheen of their mothers.

The Lipizzaner horse in South Africa also plays an important part in the education of young South Africans. “Through our FirstRand Youth Development Program, we ensure not only the future of the Lipizzaner, but also young South Africans.”

Bring everyone along to experience the ballet of the Dancing White Stallions, one of three places in the world you can still see these horses perform. Watch them perform jaw-dropping movements used in ancient battles and dance to tunes you can’t help but sing along to. An interactive, educational and musical experience for the young and young at heart! The perfect outing for the whole family!

Here are the upcoming event dates for November and December 2023: 5 November, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd December 2023.

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