Welcome to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna!

The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world which has practiced for nearly 450 years and continues to cultivate classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the haute école.

The objective of classical equitation is to study the way the horse naturally moves and to cultivate the highest levels of haute école elegance the horse is capable of through systematic training. The result creates an unparalleled harmony between rider and horse, as only Vienna's Spanish Riding School achieves.

450 years Spanish Riding School – a glamorous anniversary

In 2015, the Spanish Riding School is going to celebrate its 450th anniversary with a number of festivities. Glittering highlights will be two gala performances (and one general rehearsal) at Heldenplatz in front of the Austrian Presidency end of June. In honour of this special occasion, the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art (Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre) of Jerez will come to Vienna and join the riders and horses of the Spanish Riding School presenting "airs above the ground" and "work in hand". The Friday performance on June 26th, 2015 will be followed by the glamorous 6th Fête Impériale.

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Come and see an especially magnificent performance of the world-famous ballet of the white stallions! As part of a special gala performance, the riders and their Lipizzaners will show all the highlights of the High School of classical horsemanship.

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A TRIBUTE TO VIENNA - The Spanish Riding School and the Vienna Boys' Choir ...

... two world-famous cultural institutions

A TRIBUTE TO VIENNA presents the highlights of the ballet of the White Stallions alternating with musical performances by the Vienna Boys' Choir.

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Webshop of the Spanish Riding School

Select a gift for your family and friends or treat yourself to a charming keepsake from the world of the Lipizzaners via https://shop.srs.at/! Discover trendy jewellery and fashion, interesting books, DVDs and CDs. We look forward to your virtual visit!

The „White Ballet“ of the Spanish Riding School dances into the new autumn season

2014/08/05 — The „White Ballet“ of the Spanish Riding School dances into the new autumn season

After its traditional summer break the Spanish Riding School Vienna will open the new season on August 16th: As from this day the Lipizzaner stallions and their riders will again present the High School of Classical Horsemanship during regular performances. In order to be well prepared and show their best side the stallions and their riders will already start their training sessions today, August 5th.

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The "Young Lads" Mountain Tour in Piber

2014/06/04 — The "Young Lads" Mountain Tour in Piber

Experience the young Lipizzaner colts enjoying their summer sojourn in the mountains at a sea height of 1,500 meters from Monday, June 2nd until Thursday, September 11th. At 5:00 pm every day one of our caretakers of the mountain will give you all the information about the rearing fo our young colts.

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Architectural Tours

2013/07/05 — Architectural Tours

Our new architectural tour takes visitors all the way up into the attics of the baroque Winter Riding School including the previously inaccessible baroque roof structure. These tours regularly take place twice a week and can also be booked individually.

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