The Livestock Conservancy

Lipizzan Horse Chat with Esther Buonanno

July 5, 2022

Special Guest Esther Buonanno from the United States Lipizzan Federation ( joins Charlene Couch and Brittany Sweeney to chat about this threatened breed.


Esther Buonanno is the Program Director of the Tempel Lipizzans ( as well as granddaughter of Founders Esther and Tempel Smith. Tempel Lipizzans is located in northern Illinois and is home to 70 Lipizzan horses. The mission is to promote and preserve Lipizzan horses and classical riding in the United States through a careful breeding program and public performances and tours.

Esther is on the Board of Directors of the United States Lipizzan Federation and on the Honorary Committee of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.

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