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The Lipizzaner, a horse from the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Austria), is a compact, powerful horse of up to around 16 hands, mares somewhat smaller, which is particularly bred for dressage and harness, but which are also excellent allrounders, being competent jumpers and having great stamina. Stallions and mares were imported from many parts of Europe and the resulting cross is similar to the Lipizzaner horse of today, although further out cross to the Arab in the last 200 years has given the breed more lightness and refinement.