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#1 Naming rules

Stallions need to have the name of the foundation stallion as the first part of their name and the dam must be the second part of their name. Mares are traditionally given names ending with an “A”.

Because of this duplicate names are common and the horses are distinguished with Roman numerals after their names.

Part bred Lipizzaners are not allowed to carry on with the naming traditions as the purebred horses.

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