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Meet our wonderful committee, dedicated to the preservation and furthering of quality Lipizzaner horses within Australasia.

 


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President

Anna Melton, Perth, Western Australia

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Lipizzaner's Name: Stallion - 274 Favory Pallavicina II 'Timmy'
What is your Interested Discipline: Dressage
What would you like to aim for with your horses: Grand Prix
What do you love most about the lipizzaner horse: How mentally and physically trainable they are!!! I've needed to be careful not to over face my stallion as a young horse as he picked up on things so quickly.
Why would others like a lipizzaner: Their versatility!! They are a power house of a horse and would be good at dressage, jumping, eventing, working equitation, endurance, cattle work, the list goes on.
What is one piece of advice you could give Lipizzaner owners: Minimal circle work as a youngster. I learnt the hard way and it's slowed me down in the long run. He's nearly 7 years and we are ready to roll but it's been a slow start!

What saddle do you ride your lipizzaner in: Still hunting!!! Loving the support from my WA Lipi buddies who lend me saddles to see what fits best. He's still filling out so would love advice if you have some!
What do you like most about being a part of the LAA: How truly genuine and passionate they are about the breed! The members are awesome and I've had an abundance of support and knowledge thrown my way. 
What is your chosen Profession that funds your horses: Business Owner - 'Build One Team' - Business Coach & Workshop Facilitator
What do you enjoy doing when you are not with your horses: Love hanging out with my Husband 2 Be and my daughter Inez. They're awesome!!! And totally support my Lipizzaner addiction! Life is good!

 


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Vice President

Julie Brown, Hunter Valley, New South Wales

 

 


Lipizzaner's Name (In full & stable name): 209 Sydney 'Sophie', 234 Pomona 'Pomona' and 291 Montuzza 'Monty'
What is your Interested Discipline: Breeding Lipizzaners
What would you like to aim for with your horses: A quality riding horse, well conformed and with good temperament
What do you love most about the lipizzaner horse: Their intelligence and temperament, they are really responsive to people, they are a little eccentric, it is all about relationship.
Why would others like a lipizzaner: They are small to medium dressage horse or carriage horse with fabulous movement and intelligence and love people.
What is one piece of advice you could give Lipizzaner owners:
Learn to understand your Lipizzaner as a personality and use intelligent horsemanship skills

What saddle do you ride your lipizzaner in: Sadly due to back injury I don’t ride. 
What do you like most about being a part of the LAA:
The LAA does not compromise its standards, they are dedicated to ensuring the quality and sustainability of the breed, they are also eager to sponsor events for members and dedicated to celebrating Lipizzaners in every way.
What is your chosen Profession that funds your horses: In the past I was a company director, in retirement my funds are  more limited.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not with your horses: Reading books


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Secretary & Treasurer

Nikki Harding, Braidwood, New South Wales

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Lipizzaner's Name : 232 Favory Fecske II 'Illy' and 316 Favory Pomona II  'Jasper'
What is your Interested Discipline:
dressage
What would you like to aim for with your horses:
a happy working relationship
What do you love most about the lipizzaner horse:
their trainability and individual personalities
Why would others like a lipizzaner:
their movement and trainability
What is one piece of advice you could give Lipizzaner owners:
the horse is always right

What saddle do you ride your lipizzaner in: an Isabel
What do you like most about being a part of the LAA:
the caring, supportive community that genuinely cares about its members and the future of the breed in Australia
What is your chosen Profession that funds your horses:
moving into the translation/linguistics field
What do you enjoy doing when you are not with your horses:
reading

 


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Committee Member

 Lynne Curnow, Murrumbateman, New South Wales

 


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  Committee Member

Georgina Beard, Murwillumbah, New South Wales

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Lipizzaner’s Name :

227 Pluto XXIX-23 (Accred)
200 Marta (Accred)

171 Leipzig (Accred)
250 Palmyra (Accred) 
286 Paloma (to be accredited)
296 Piccola born in the 2011 season in January 2012. So, not qute yet 4. handled but not broken in. Will be put forward for ASSESSMENT
318 Letizia, born Nov 2013. Not being put up for accreditaton . 
70 Omaru Prima, part bred, not for Accreditation. 
Declared interest in 313 Favory Levita (to be accredited)
What is your Interested Discipline: Dressage, harness, pony club, general riding
What would you like to aim for with your horses: Breeding top quality stock
What do you love most about the lipizzaner horse: Their beauty and their trainability. 
Why would others like a lipizzaner: It is living the dream for most people. Very few fully understand the potential these horses offer.
What is one piece of advice you could give Lipizzaner owners: Take them slowly, listen to the horse. Do not impose your ideas on the horse. Start slowly from the beginning. Ride correctly.
What saddle do you ride your lipizzaner in: County Fusion, Isabel Werth Dressage, Thorogood extra wide, 
What do you like most about being a part of the LAA: We are a family with a deep interest in promoting the Breed in the long term. We have a high standard of honesty and openness which should be maintained. Members are keen.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not with your horses: Travel, meeting interesting people, looking at other people’s Lipizzaners and learning from everyone, everywhere. Gardening, Farming, communicating,  dancing. Music, concerts. xxx
 

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 Committee Member

 Andrea Beess, Royalla, New South Wales

 

 


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Committee Member

 Claire Readings, Silverdale, New South Wales

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 Lipizzaner's Name (In full & stable name): Maestoso Gratia 'Gratia'

What is your Interested Discipline: Dressage
What would you like to aim for with your horses: Grand Prix
What do you love most about the lipizzaner horse: Their trainability and personality. They are such quick learners and always want to give their all for you. 
What is one piece of advice you could give Lipizzaner owners: Lots of praise - they pick up on things and learn so quickly and love being praised for it. A happy horse is a healthy horse...
What saddle do you ride your lipizzaner in: Prestige Verona - although I've had to have it refitted three times in the last year because he's muscled up and changed so much!
What do you like most about being a part of the LAA: How supportive everyone is to a 'newbie' like me, and how much passion there is for this beautiful breed. 
What is your chosen Profession that funds your horses: Owner/manager at Coromandel Spelling and Agistment (horses are my life!)
What do you enjoy doing when you are not with your horses: Spending time with my husband, niece and nephew... A gorgeous lot they are! 
 

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Studbook Registrar

Alicia Waldersee, Central Coast, New South Wales

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Lipizzaner's Name: Stallion- 313 Favory Levita 'Fabian'
What is your Interested Discipline: Dressage, show, pleasure, trail.
What would you like to aim for with your horses: The aim is always to have fun, grow and learn- whatever we may be doing.
What do you love most about the lipizzaner horse: Their loyalty and willingness most of all, but their athleticism and natural ability comes in handy!
Why would others like a lipizzaner: Too many reasons to list, but in everything they do, there is a magic about it that takes you back in history.
What is one piece of advice you could give Lipizzaner owners: Don't rush! Take your time!

What saddle do you ride your lipizzaner in: County Dressage and Thorowgood 'cob' range- the only two brands I've had success with.
What do you like most about being a part of the LAA: The support, kindness and enthusiasm from every person- not to mention the extraordinary generosity of the association and its members. We are a truly passionate bunch, and it's an amazing thing to be a part of.
What is your chosen Profession that funds your horses:  Riding Instructor
What do you enjoy doing when you are not with your horses: If it's not horses, it's another kind of animal!