Slovenia is situated at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Mediterranean and the Balkans, and is home to one of the world’s great Lipizzaner horse studs. These elegant animals have long been revered for their classical dressage abilities, and today Lipizzaners tour the world, enrapturing audiences wherever they go. Hidden Trails gives you the unprecedented opportunity to experience the beauty of the Lipizzaner on a classical dressage clinic – a once in a lifetime horseback vacation opportunity for lovers of this breed and the sport of dressage!
Horse Riding in Slovenia
Hidden Trails focuses its attention on the Lipizzaner breeding stud in Slovenia. This stud farm lies in the picturesque Karst region of Slovenia, in the heart of a green oasis under the azure Mediterranean sky, in the shade of century-old lime trees and oaks, and just a stone’s throw from the Slovenian–Italian border. The Lipizzan stud farm was founded in 1580 by an Austrian archduke, and today it is a jewel among the cultural and historical monuments of the Republic of Slovenia. For over four centuries, the Stud Farm has nurtured the tradition of breeding and selecting its horses. In the period after World War II it established its own classical riding school and has successfully performed with its horses at various equestrian events all over the world. Hidden Trails gives you the unique chance to be emerged in the Lipizzan and dressage lifestyle on a very special horse riding holiday at a world famous recreational centre offering its visitors unforgettable moments of relaxation and enjoyment. Enjoy the instruction and attention of experienced teachers while riding beautifully spirited Lipizzan horses. When class is over, explore the green oasis of Slovenia or even travel the two hours to Venice, Italy.
Slovenia is situated at the crossroads of central Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Balkans. Here, at the meeting point of the cultures of the east and the west, the old interlaces in harmony with the new. Slovenia surprises visitors at every step with its natural sites. In this tiny piece of Europe, the picturesque features of the Alpine, Mediterranean, Karst, and Pannonian worlds are combined. At the contact point of such naturally diverse regions, nature shows a hundred attractive faces. One of the smallest countries in Europe, Slovenia more than justifies the ‘Europe in Miniature’ hype. Tucked in an enviable geographical position between the Alps and the Mediterranean, it is blessed with spectacular mountains, thick forests and an Adriatic coastline.
Slovenia Weather and Climate
Slovenian weather is most reliable from May through September. The shoulder seasons mean less European tourists, and less intense heat than the height of summer (July and August).
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