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.
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
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The life of the Lipizzaner stallions of the Spanish Riding School can very well be compared to that of a top athlete. The riders work with the horses gently and individually to build up their muscles and to prepare them for their performances. Between the age of twelve and twenty-five the stallions show performances of the High School of classical horsemanship in Vienna as well as on worldwide tours. To ensure optimal health conditions for the horses during and after these years, a special “handbook on animal health” has been developed for each of the three locations (the Riding School in Vienna, the Training Centre in Heldenberg and the stud in Piber). With the mobile roofing of the Summer Riding Arena in Vienna another recommendation of these guidelines has been implemented: As of now, it is possible to train the horses in the fresh air as well as warming them up and cooling them down before and after a performance in all weathers.
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.
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.