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Colonel Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Ranch

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Address: 32755 Singletary Rd, Myakka City, FL 34251-9521
Phone Number: 941-322-1501

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You need to see these horses.

What a great experience. The horses are beautiful and so well trained. You can even go through the barn and pet the horses. Great for the kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Katherine H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great experience. The horses are beautiful and so well trained. You can even go through the barn and pet the horses. Great for the kids.

Thank Katherine H
Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The people here were most gracious and not at all impressed with themselves for their obvious equestrian skills. This is something you do not get to see as a member of the public. The show was also a regular training session for the riders and horses, which made for all the more interest in the art of dressage. A most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here multiple times since I actually live nearby, but you will never get tired of watching these performances. You will see how these horses metamorphose from babies to the finished product. These horses and the family that rides and cares for them are world famous. They do their training shows during the winter months because they are... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Barn staff were not friendly at all. Tried several times to engage them in conversation about the horses, and they seemed bothered (they were sitting around, not working, so we weren't interrupting). Having been raised around horses, I was disappointed in the condition of several horses. Hooves needed trimmed of most mares in the retired mares pen. The actual show... More 

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Oldsmar, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Went with our PHNC womens' group, though I understand you can stop in on any 'show date' , pay your $5 (?), and see he same show. The sound system was worst i've heard since returning to the U.S. 2 1/4 years ago and the 'adults' admitted they really didn't know how to refine / make it better. It would... More 

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Went to see the show on April 9, 2016 with a group from Clearwater. It was a fantastic show and very informative. We got to see the Lipizzan horses in their stables before the show and after the show saw other Lipizzan horses in a corral along with a new fold colt and mother! What a thrill to see them... More 

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Hamburg, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

I saw these beautiful horses with MY grandfather, when I was a child.....never forgot the experience. This one was different, & SO worthwhile. We took our 12 year old granddaughter, & her dad. This is their home & business! They put on a fantastic show! Donations only, and be generous! Plan on at least an hour, & hopefully you'll be... More 

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Seffner, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

These are beautiful horses. They are born brown then at age 7 they change color to white. Patton saved these horses from certain slaughter back in World War II and these horses today are their decedents. They are smart and trained to jump with all four feet off the ground. It was worth the drive down from Brandon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We drove up from Naples to watch the Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria training session in Myakka. It was definitely worth the drive. The training session lasted about two hours of continuous entertainment. A great admission price of a donation (recommend $5.00). Parking is free and in a field next to the open arena. We brought lawn chairs and was... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful visit to this famous Lipizzan training center on a gorgeous Thursday in March. The 3pm show was well attended. There is a large parking lot and a small attendance gate where donations are gladly accepted. Arrive a little early so you can visit the stable and maybe even pet one of the beautiful stallions. As an... More 

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