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First foal of saeson 2013 born in Piber

2013/01/11 — First foal of saeson 2013 born in Piber

We are delighted to announce the birth of our first foal of the season 2013 in Piber.

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Let a summer night dream come true - Give gift vouchers for the Fête Impériale 2013

2013/01/03 — Let a summer night dream come true - Give gift vouchers for the Fête Impériale 2013

An imperial event - celebrating the white stallions and the tradtition of the Spanish Riding School - helps support the financial basis. The proceeds from the Fête Impériale will help to protect and preserve Europe's oldest cultural horse breed.

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Unvergessliche Festtage bei den Lipizzanern

2012/11/27 — Unvergessliche Festtage bei den Lipizzanern

Wer kennt das nicht an Heiligabend. Ausgerechnet an diesem Tag will die Zeit einfach nicht vergehen. Um das Warten auf das Christkind ein bisschen zu verkürzen, bietet das Lipizzanergestüt Piber auch heuer am 24. Dezember wieder einen Weihnachtsspaziergang mit einem abwechslungsreichen Rahmenprogramm ab 10:00 Uhr bei freiem Eintritt für Kinder und ermäßigten Tickets für Erwachsene an.

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Spanische Hofreitschule freut sich erneut über äußerst erfolgreiche Europa-Tournee

2012/11/22 — Spanische Hofreitschule freut sich erneut über äußerst erfolgreiche Europa-Tournee

Bereits zum nunmehr 69. Mal stellten die Bereiter und ihre berühmten Lipizzanerhengste ihr Können auf einer internationalen Tournee unter Beweis. Die diesjährige Auslandsreise führte sie quer durch Europa – nach Paris, Odense, Rotterdam und Birmingham. Vorgestern, Dienstag, kehrte die Mannschaft – sowohl Bereiter als auch Pferde – schließlich gesund und wohlbehalten nach Wien zurück. Insgesamt wurden 12 Vorführungen vor einem sichtlich begeisterten Publikum präsentiert.

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Lipizzanergestüt Piber startet in ereignisreiche Wintersaison

2012/10/18 — Lipizzanergestüt Piber startet in ereignisreiche Wintersaison

Am 1. November beginnt im Lipizzanergestüt Piber die Wintersaison. Die Gäste erwartet dabei ein Veranstaltungskalender ebenso bunt und vielfältig wie in den vergangen Monaten. Bis 22. März 2013 werden dann neben täglichen Gestütsführungen für Einzelbesucher um 11:00 Uhr und 14:00 Uhr (auch an den Feiertagen) Gruppenführungen ab 20 Personen angeboten. Während des einstündigen Rundgangs besichtigen die Besucher die Lipizzaner in den Stallungen, die Schmiede sowie den Gestütsinnenhof und die Wagenremise. Audioguides sind in den Sprachen Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch, Ungarisch, Slowenisch und Deutsch verfügbar.

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Fund Raising Gala 2012: Ein exklusiver Abend ganz im Zeichen der Glücksbringer der Spanischen Hofreitschule

2012/10/12 — Fund Raising Gala: Ein exklusiver Abend im Zeichen der Glücksbringer der Spanischen Hofreitschule

Edle Pferde, hochkarätige Gäste, kulinarische Genüsse und eine spannende Auktion: Die Spanische Hofreitschule, die einzige Institution der Welt, an der die klassische Reitkunst in der Renaissancetradition der "Hohen Schule" seit mehr als 440 Jahren lebt und unverändert weiter gepflegt wird, bat am Donnerstag, 11. Oktober 2012, zu ihrer vierten Fund Raising Gala in ihre einzigartigen Räumlichkeiten.

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Lipizzaner Training Centre Heldenberg

2012/10/09 — Lipizzaner Training Centre Heldenberg

Since their return from Upper Austria in 1955, the Lipizzaner stallions of the Spanish Riding School have regularly spent their well-earned summer break away from Vienna. Until 2004 they relaxed in stables close to the Hermes Villa in the Lainzer Tiergarten. In 2005 they moved to their new generous summer quarters in Heldenberg (district Hollabrunn) with spacious boxes, paddocks and surrounding woods where they are gently and carefully exercised. Two years ago, an outdoor riding arena measuring 20 x 60 metres and an indoor riding hall with the same dimensions and featuring a spectators’ platform were added, turning the summer quarters into a state-of-the-art training centre which can be used all year round.

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The Spanish Riding School on tour again

2012/09/25 — The Spanish Riding School on tour again

On October 1, 21 stallions and eight chief riders and riders will leave for Paris where they will - together with three other world famous Schools of Equestrian Art - demonstrate their excellence.

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Homecoming of the colts from their summer season

2012/08/27 — Federal Stud Piber: Homecoming of the colts from their summer season

From the beginning of June until the beginning of September the young Lipizzaner colts enjoy their summer sojourn in the mountains at a sea height of 1.500 metres. The day of coming home is celebrated by many visitors! The stallions will be wellcomed on September 8, at about 2 pm in the city of Köflach! For more information please contact us: +43 3144/3323, office@piber.com

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Highlights of the season: Autumn Parade and Lipizzaner Kulinarium in Piber

2012/08/21 — Highlights of the season: Autumn Parade and Lipizzaner Kulinarium in Piber

The Autumn Parade and the Lipizzaner Kulinarium are again the highlights of the season in Piber taking place on September 22. Enjoy the world of the Lipizzaner horses with performances of our riding and driving department. The autumn parade will be followed by this year’s Lipizzaner Kulinarium, the culinary event of Styrian chefs serving culinary delights of the region. Beginning of Autumn Parade: 1.30 pm, beginning of Lipizzaner Kulinarium: 5 pm. For more information please contact us: +43 3144/3323, office@piber.com

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Spanish Riding School starts into the autumn season

2012/08/03 — Spanish Riding School starts into the autumn season

After their well-earned summer break in Heldenberg, the famous stallions of the Spanish Riding School start into the autumn season: From August 7, the riders and their stallions will offer an insight into the years of training during the Morning Exercises. The classical Performances will start on August 18, during which the visitor witnesses the spectacular perfection of the “High School of Classical Horsemanship” with the Pas de Deux, Work in Hand and on the Long Rein and the School Quadrille which is shown with eight stallions. The Levade, Courbette and Capriole are the highlights of the “Schools above the Ground”.

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Saisonhighlights im Bundesgestüt Piber: Gespannfahrturniere, Herbstparade und Lipizzanerkulinarium

2012/07/31 — Saisonhighlights im Bundesgestüt Piber: Gespannfahrturniere, Herbstparade und Lipizzanerkulinarium

Wie bereits in den vergangenen Jahren wird sich auch heuer wieder die Gespannfahrer-Elite im Lipizzanergestüt Piber ein Stelldichein geben. Von 10. bis 12. August werden Bewerbe wie „Kegelfahren“ und „Dressurfahren“ die Besucher begeistern. Auch in diesem Jahr ist das Turnier international besetzt: Teilnehmer aus Italien, Ungarn, Slowenien, Frankreich, Schweiz, Deutschland sowie natürlich aus Österreich haben sich angemeldet.

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Trendy bathing trunks in line with the spirit of Fête Impériale

2012/07/04 — Trendy bathing trunks in line with the spirit of Fête Impériale

Now available in our shop at Michaelerplatz 1, 1010 Vienna!

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The popular programme with the up-and-coming stars from Piber in Vienna, July 3rd to 29th 2012

2012/07/03 — The popular programme with the up-and-coming stars from Piber in Vienna, July 3rd to 29th 2012

Whilst the famous white Lipizzaner stallions enjoy their summer break the brood mares and their young colts and little fillies will come to Vienna bringing with them their light-hearted high spirits. Today, Chief Executive Officer Elisabeth Gürtler and Stud Manager Max Dobretsberger presented the details of the summer programme “Piber meets Vienna”, which will take place from July 3 to 29, during a press conference.

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Mrs. Elisabeth Gürtler and Mr. Erwin Klissenbauer re-appointed as management team

2012/06/05 — Mrs. Elisabeth Gürtler and Mr. Erwin Klissenbauer re-appointed as management team

At today's supervisory board meeting, Mrs. Elisabeth Gürtler and Mr. Erwin Klissenbauer were re-appointed as management of the Spanish Riding School.

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Lipizzanergestüt Piber: Junghengste verbringen die Sommermonate in luftigen Höhen

2012/05/30 — New team of Riders on top of the Riding School

After almost 20 years as a Rider and another six years as Director of the Spanish Riding School, Ernst Bachinger will retire at the end of June. On the basis of the results of an assessment center run by an external personnel-consulting agency and one-to-one-interviews his fields of activity are undertaken by Chief Rider Wolfgang Eder, Chief Rider Andreas Hausberger and Rider Herwig Radnetter.

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New team of Riders on top of the Riding School

2012/05/30 — New team of Riders on top of the Riding School

After almost 20 years as a Rider and another six years as Director of the Spanish Riding School, Ernst Bachinger will retire at the end of June. On the basis of the results of an assessment center run by an external personnel-consulting agency and one-to-one-interviews his fields of activity are undertaken by Chief Rider Wolfgang Eder, Chief Rider Andreas Hausberger and Rider Herwig Radnetter.

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Fête Impériale 2012

2012/05/15 — Be sure to secure your ticket, box or table for the Fête Impériale 2012

Shall we dance? Take to the floor and dance the night away – the ball’s net proceeds go towards funding the scientific research and development necessary to protect and maintain Europe’s oldest cultural horse breed, the Lipizzaner.

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Hannah Zeitlhofer und Christopher Egger zu Bereiteranwärtern befördert

2012/05/08 — Hannah Zeitlhofer und Christopher Egger zu Bereiteranwärtern befördert

Am 1. Mai wurden Hannah Zeitlhofer und ihr Kollege Christopher Egger zu Bereiteranwärtern befördert. Damit hat erstmals in der 440-jährigen Geschichte der Spanischen Hofreitschule eine Frau den Sprung von der Elevin zur Bereiteranwärterin gemeistert.

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Bilanz und Ausblick – Die Spanische Hofreitschule auf Erfolgskurs

2012/04/16 — Bilanz und Ausblick – Die Spanische Hofreitschule auf Erfolgskurs

Im Rahmen der heutigen Jahrespressekonferenz zogen Bundesminister DI Niki Berlakovich, Generaldirektorin Dkfm. Elisabeth Gürtler und Geschäftsführer Mag. Erwin Klissenbauer gemeinsam Bilanz und präsentierten die vorläufigen Zahlen des vergangenen Geschäftsjahres. Das Resümee: Die Spanische Hofreitschule blickt mit einem Jahresüberschuss von 30.000,- Euro auf das erfolgreichste Jahr ihrer Geschichte zurück.

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Stud Piber presents programme novelties at meeting of the “Friends Association of the Stud Piber"

2012/04/16 — Stud Piber presents programme novelties at meeting of the “Friends Association of the Stud Piber"

Last Saturday, the members of the „Friends Association of the Federal Stud Piber”, the community which supports the maintaining of the extraordinarily high Lipizzaner breeding standards in Piber, came together for the third time already.

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European Concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Spanish Riding School

2012/04/07 — European Concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Spanish Riding School, May 1, 2012

This year, the European Concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker takes place at the Spanish Riding School on May 1, 2012. Ticket sale: Berliner Philharmoniker, phone: +49-30-254 88-999

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Yesterday, US-ambassador William C. Eacho III and his wife visited the Federal Stud in Piber

2012/04/06 — US-ambassador William C. Eacho III and his wife visited the Federal Stud in Piber

Yesterday, US-ambassador William C. Eacho III and his wife visited the Federal Stud in Piber.

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Are you looking for a very special Easter gift?

2012/04/06 — Are you looking for a very special Easter gift?

Why not give an unforgettable visit to the Spanish Riding School?

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Piber – Start of the season 2012

2012/03/31 — Piber – Start of the season 2012

With a big festival the Federal Stud Piber will start the new season on March 31st. From that day on the stables will be open again daily from 9:30 to 17:00 hrs. The start of the season 2012 will be celebrated with a great supporting programme: Guided tours at a discount for children, the children’s experience path, and free carriage rides for children from 14:00 to 16:00 hrs promise an exciting day for he whole family.

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Lipizzaner stallion from the Federal Stud in Piber winner of central Lipizzaner approval in France

2012/03/26 — Lipizzaner stallion from the Federal Stud in Piber winner of central Lipizzaner approval in France

At freezing temperatures at the end of February, 16 Lipizzaners were presented to the jury of the central Lipizzaner approval at the stud "Les Ecuries des Elfes Blancs" of Monsieur Jean-Claude Olivier in Réalville near Toulouse. Maestoso Beja II, born in the Federal Stud in Piber, and owned by Mr. and Mrs. Philip of the Lipizzaner stud „Haras des Launes“ near Aix-En-Provence in South-France was declared the winner. The Lipizzaner approval was hosted by the „Association Francaise du Lipizzan“, the official Lipizzaner breeding association in France.

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Gala performance of the Lipizzaner-horses at Heldenberg, Lower Austria

2012/03/21 — Gala performance of the Lipizzaner-horses at Heldenberg, Lower Austria

The former White Horses of the emperor of the Habsburg monarchy will present their famous “High School of Classical Horsemanship “ at their summer residence at Heldenberg on 30 June 2012.

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Precious hoofs and precious tires

2012/03/19 — Precious hoofs and precious tires

This year, the British 4x4-brand Land Rover is celebrating its 64th birthday and thus is almost 400 years younger than but as pedigreed as the Lipizzaner with its origin going back to the year 1580: Until today, Land Rover exclusively produces cross-country vehicles of highest quality. In 2012, Land Rover is still official fitter of the Federal Stud Piber which – due to long lasting excellent experience – garages a Land Rover Discovery 4 as company car once again.

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Grand Master of the Order of Malta visited Federal Stud Piber

2012/03/02 — Grand Master of the Order of Malta visited Federal Stud Piber

During his official stay in Austria, the Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Mr. Fra’ Matthew Festing, visited the Federal Stud Piber in the Weststyrian Köflach. After a breakfast with Bishop Egon Kapellari the delegation was taken by carriage from the visitor parking to the Castle and was welcomed by Managing Director Elisabeth Gürtler, Stud Manager Max Dobretsberger and Stud Master Harald Neukam.

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First Foal of the Season 2012 born in Piber

2012/01/24 — First Foal of the Season 2012 born in Piber

Last Sunday, at 5:05 a.m., our first filly came into the world. The little foal with the qualities typical to its breed is healthy and doing fine. „The expected date of birth had been Friday 13th, but obviously the dam had been a bit superstitious. Finally, the little filly was born lucky last Sunday “, states Harald Neukam, Studmaster in Piber. „It was an uncomplicated birth. The mare called Alda originates from the mare family Capriola, the sire is Pluto Briosa II.“

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The Lipizzaner stallions are back from their successful tour

2011/12/16 — The Lipizzaner stallions are back from their successful tour

After the 68th international tour of the Spanish Riding School the 28 Lipizzaner stallions and their eight riders have well arrived back in Vienna. The three-week journey from November 16 to December 4, has lead the White Ballet to Brussels, London and Basel. In total, 12 performances have been presented.

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Precious Christmas gifts from the Spanish Riding School

2011/12/06 — Precious Christmas gifts from the Spanish Riding School

This year’s choice: Christmas decoration, DVDs, gift vouchers for Performances, the Morning Exercise and the Fête Impériale … The annual hunt for the ultimate Christmas presents has started: And year after year there is one question that remains the same: Which presents should lie under the Christmas tree? The programme of the Spanish Riding School for 2012 is already fixed and can be checked and booked online at all times.

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Are you looking for a very special Christmas gift?

2011/11/23 — Are you looking for a very special Christmas gift?

Why not give an unforgettable visit to the Spanish Riding School?

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Autumn Parade and Culinary Delights

2011/09/13 — Autumn Parade and Culinary Delights

Highlight of the Season in Piber: Autumn Parade and Culinary Delights

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Fund Raising Gala on October 13th 2011

2011/10/06 — Fund Raising Gala of the Spanish Riding School on Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Guests of this year’s Fund Raising Gala, which has been set for Thursday, October 13th, 2011, 6.30pm, can expect an evening full of unique experiences.

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In our thoughts

2011/09/20 — In our thoughts

With deep sadness we announce that our colleague, friend and longtime companion Rider Harald Bauer has passed away.

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Autumn Parade and Culinary Delights

2011/09/13 — Autumn Parade and Culinary Delights

Highlight of the Season in Piber: Autumn Parade and Culinary Delights

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In our thoughts

2011/08/30 — In our thoughts

Das Steirische Kammermusik Festival spielt in der Spanischen Hofreitschule auf.

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Season Opening

2011/08/12 — Season Opening

Austria's most famous horses are back from vacation.

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Piber meets Vienna

2011/07/12 — Piber meets Vienna

Das spannende Gastspiel des Lipizzanergestüts zu Besuch in Wien bis 7. August 2011

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Fête Impériale 2011 - Karten

2011/07/07 — Fête Impériale 2011

Sichern Sie sich Ihre Karten für die Fête Impériale 2011.

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Fête Impériale 2011

2011/05/16 — Fete Imperiale 2011

Tanzen für die Lipizzaner: 80 Paare für die Eröffnung der Fete Imperiale

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Muttertagsgala 2011

2011/04/28 — Muttertagsgala 2011

Die jüngsten Fohlen und ihre Mütter sind am 7. Mai 2011 die große Attraktion.

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Are you looking for a very special Christmas gift?

2010/11/16 — Are you looking for a very special Christmas gift?

Why not give an unforgettable visit to the Spanish Riding School?

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Federal Minister Berlakovich presents richly decorated bridle from the Oman

2010/11/09 — Federal Minister Berlakovich presents richly decorated bridle from the Oman

On the occasion of the Fête Impériale on July 10th, 2010, His Excellency, Dr. Badr Mohamed Zaher AL HINAI presented Federal Minister Niki Berlakovich with an elaborate bridle from his native country.

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Olivia Newton-John visits the Spanish Riding School

2010/10/04 — Olivia Newton-John visits the Spanish Riding School

The world famous singer-actress Olivia Newton-John specifically wanted to visit the Spanish Riding School during her trip to Vienna on the occasion of the Pink Ribbon Gala at the end of September 2010.

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Green Energy Made in Piber

2010/09/30 — Green Energy Made in Piber

State of the art biogas plant facilitates renewable energy – a stimulus for a whole region

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16.08.2010 - ECOTRACK is the new surface in the baroque Winter Riding School

2010/08/16 — ECOTRACK is the new surface in the baroque Winter Riding School

For one week bucket excevators instead of horses could be seen in the world’s most famous riding hall. For the first time in the 275 year old history of the Winter Riding School the ridingground was completely removed and replaced. Until now the sawdust-sand-mixture was only refilled.

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13.07.2010 - Piber meets Vienna

2010/07/13 — Piber meets Vienna

Whilst the famous white Lipizzaner stallions enjoy their summer break (from end of June) six brood mares and their young offspring (3 little colts and 3 little fillies) have come to Vienna bringing with them their light-hearted high spirits.

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25.04.2010 - The foaling season 2010 at the Federal Stud Piber is over

2010/05/25 — The foaling season 2010 at the Federal Stud Piber is over

With the birth of Benvenuta’s filly on May 24th, this year’s foal season has successfully come to an end.

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21.05.2010 - Opening of the Indoor Riding School at Heldenberg

2010/04/21 — Festive opening of the new riding hall at the Training Centre Heldenberg – in the presence of Fede

In good spirits – despite changeable weather conditions – Federal Minister Niki Berlakovich and Lower Austria’ Governor, Erwin Pröll, opened the newly erected Riding Hall at Heldenberg together with the Directors of the Spanish Riding School and Heldenberg’s Mayor, Peter Steinbach. The new riding hall turns the Lipizzaners’ summer quarters into a state-of-the-art training centre.

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21.04.2010 - The Spanish Riding School is dancing - the first imperial feast is taking place on July 10th

2010/04/21 — The Spanish Riding School is dancing - the first imperial feast is taking place on July 10th

„Groß ist unser Erbe. Groß ist unsere Vision. Und groß ist unsere Verantwortung.“ Mit diesen Worten hat Dkfm. Elisabeth Gürtler die heutige Pressekonferenz zur Vorstellung der ersten Fête Impériale eröffnet. Jene Dame, die jahrelang mit viel Fingerspitzengefühl den Wiener Opernball geleitet hat, bittet am 10. Juli 2010 erstmals zu einem Ball für die Lipizzaner in die wohl schönste Ball-Location Wiens.

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09.04.2010 - Federal Stud Piber: The 3rd colt of this year has been born!

2010/04/09 — Federal Stud Piber: The 3rd colt of this year has been born!

„This year the girls are in the lead” says a surprised Stud Manager, Max Dobretsberger. A total of 36 foals are expected this year and up until yesterday 12 fillies and only 2 colts have been born.

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08.04.2010 - Book Presentation at the Spanish Riding School

2010/04/08 — Book Presentation at the Spanish Riding School

The new booklet about history and present of the Spanish Riding School was presented to a host of guests at the Representational Rooms of the Spanish Riding School.

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02.04.2010 - The greatest happiness on earth...

2010/04/02 — The greatest happiness on earth...

... the new TV-series, a cooperation between ORF and ARD.

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28.03.2010 - Piber - Start of the Season 2010!

2010/03/28 — Piber - Start of the Season 2010!

Visit our youngsters at our stud farm Piber. So far 14 foals have been born - 12 fillies and 2 colts.

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11.03.2010 - The Haute Ecole of Classical Dressage – the key cultural heritage of the Spanish Riding School

2010/03/11 — The Haute Ecole of Classical Dressage – the key cultural heritage of the Spanish Riding School

For more than 430 years the knowledge and expertise on classical horsemanship have been handed down verbally from one generation of riders to next. Since July 9th, 2009 Austria is a member state of the UNESCO with regard to the Intangible Cultural Heritage and therefore an application to be included in this list stood to reason.

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15.02.2010 - Summer residence and training facility in Heldenberg: an outlook on the future

2010/02/15 — Summer residence and training facility in Heldenberg

The expansion of the summer stable aims at providing new capacities for training more young Lipizzaner stallions in the Haute Ecole of Classical Dressage than has been possible so far.

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21 January 2010 - Today is the day: 8 colts from Piber arrive at their new stables in the Vienna Stallburg

2010/01/21 — Today is the day: 8 colts from Piber arrive at their new stables in the Vienna Stallburg

This year the arrival of the young lads from Piber was delayed by a couple of weeks as two youngsters suffered from a colic on the first attempt on January 5th and therefore the journey had to be postponed. But now they’re all fit as fiddles!

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18.01.2010 - New foals in piber

2010/01/18 — This year's first colt and filly born at the Lipizzaner stud!

Two lucky new year’s foals have been born yesterday evening in Piber.

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20.11.2009 - Pegus Horse Feed: Cooperation Partner of the Spanish Riding School

2009/11/20 — Pegus Horse Feed: Cooperation Partner of the Spanish Riding School

Happily neighing and whinnying Lipizzaners in Vienna and Piber: thanks to a cooperation agreement the supply of “Pegus Horse Feed” has been guaranteed for the long term.

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13.07.2009 - Lagerhaus Technik Center GmbH. - New partnership with the Spanish Riding School and the Federal Stud Piber

2009/07/13 — Lagerhaus Technik Center GmbH. - New partnership with the Spanish Riding School and the

The Lagerhaus Technik Center in Korneuburg has agreed to supply the Spanish Riding School and the Federal Stud Piber with a John Deere tractor until the year 2014.

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02.07.2009 - Christening of the first Lipizzaner Rose

2009/07/02 — Christening of the first Lipizzaner Rose

Feierlich wurde am 2. Juli 2009 im Rosentempel der Firma Micko, die erste Lipizzanerrose präsentiert. Taufpatin war niemand geringerer als Generaldirektorin der Spanischen Hofreitschule – Bundesgestüt Piber, Dipl.-Kfm. Elisabeth Gürtler.

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