Chief Executive Officer Dkfm. Elisabeth Gürtler

Elisabeth Gürtler is not only the director of the renowned Hotel Sacher in Vienna and the Sacher in Salzburg, she also holds the reins of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. The entrepreneur and mother of two grown children is also a horse expert and used to be an enthusiastic rider herself until 1990. Miss Gürtler was Austrian vice-champion in dressage and part of the Austrian dressage team at the CHIO (Concours Hippique International Officiel) in Aachen in 1979. As Chief Executive Officer she is responsible for the strategic development of the company and the representation of its traditions.

Chief Operating Manager Mag. Erwin Klissenbauer

In December 2007, Erwin Klissenbauer left the office of the board of management of the Austrian Federal Forests to join the management of the Spanish Riding School. Born in Lower Austria, the 43-year-old jurist is responsible for the finances, controlling, administration and staff of the Spanish Riding School. Among his responsibilities lies also the location development in Vienna, the Federal Stud Piber in Western Styria and the Lipizzaners’ Training Centre at the Heldenberg (Lower Austria).


Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dipl. Ing. Johann Marihart

Dr. Ulrich Herzog

Dr. Martin Bartenstein

Mag. Ilse Hohenegger

Dienstnehmervertreter Andreas Haipl

Dienstnehmervertreter Herbert Friessnegg