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THE SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL EUROPEAN TOUR

November 2022 to January 2023


The white stars of the Spanish Riding School Vienna are embarking on a stunning international tour that takes them through three European countries starting November 2022 in Germany.  The Lipizzaner stallions and their Riders will then visit France and Switzerland in January 2023.

The first appearance of the Lipizzaners in Germany takes them to Neumünster as part of the Trakehner Stallion Market in the Hollsten-Halle on Wed., Nov.30th, Thu., Dec.1st and Sun., Dec.4th.

Then the next public performances of the “Ballet of the White Stallions” will be after New Year in Paris on Sat., Jan. 7th   and Sun., Jan. 8th 23 at the La Defense Arena followed by performances from Jan. 12th to Jan. 15th in Basel in the St. Jakobshalle as part of the "CHI Classics Basel".

Ongoing preparations in Vienna in close coordination with the site organizers at each location guarantee the best conditions for the horses and the riding team while they are on tour. 

On the journey the stallions will be accompanied by stable master Andreas Haipl and their trusted grooms. On arrival well-equipped stables and special feed will ensure perfect conditions.  36 transport crates containing around four tons of equipment, including white deerskin saddles, gold bridles, velvet scallops together with the Riders uniforms and their bicorn hats form part of the precious cargo.

Eight Riders, including two Chief Riders, as well as up to 26 horses will perform seven individual elements as part of the overall programme throughout the big European tour. In addition to the programme items which include "All the Steps and Movements of the Classical School", the performance "Long Rein" and the famous school jumps Levade, Courbette and Capriole the Riders will also present the "School Quadrille" with eight stallions, demonstrating the art of high dressage in a finely tuned choreography.

The three stop six week tour throughout Europe is also something very special for the experienced team of the Spanish Riding School and sfter many years the Viennese equestrian institution and it’s world-famous white stallions and riders will conquer the hearts of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

They will offer a new enthusiastic audience an unforgettable experience of t skill and beauty combining a century-long equestrian tradition with outstanding performances of the Haute-Ecole.

Neumünster - Holsten Hallen

Neumünster - Holsten Hallen

Wed, Nov 30th/Thu, Dec 1/Sun, Dec 4th 2022

Paris - La Defense Arena

Paris - La Defense Arena

Sat, Jan 7th/ Sun, Jan 8th 2023

Basel - St. Jakobshallen

Basel - St. Jakobshallen

Thu, Jan 12th/Fri, Jan 13th/ Sat, Jan 14th 2023 - tickets are not available yet