The Lipizzaner Association of Australasia is a membership organisation that represents the Lipizzaner horse breed in Australasia and it is the only member in Australasia of The Lipizzan International Federation (LIF).
Established in 1995, the organisation was originally called the Australian Lipizzaner Registry (A.L.R.) Inc, however in 2007 it changed its name to the Lipizzaner Association of Australasia to more accurately represent the breed and the organisation's objectives.
The Lipizzaner Association of Australasia Stud Book is managed in accordance with the guidelines set down by the Austrian Federal Stud at Piber and the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. Standards that the LAA have set for the breed are high and include accreditation for all purebreds for adult registration before they are entered into the international stud book.
The core objectives of the Lipizzaner Association of Australasia include :
Accreditors utilised for assessment of our breeding stock are of the highest international standing, with our very first Accreditation of Lipizzaners occurring in Australia in 1999 by Dr. Oulehla, former director of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. Dr. Oulehla described our horses as "of a wonderful Baroque type".
Our most recent Accreditation was undertaken In 2012 by Dr Yvonne Peeters setting a very high standard for the Lipizzaner stock to meet accepted European standards.