Spanish Riding School

Address

Spanish Riding School, Michaelerplatz 1, 1010 Wien

GPS

48.2073067, 16.3667068

Address

Spanish Riding School, Michaelerplatz 1, 1010 Wien

GPS

48.2073067, 16.3667068

Price

$18

Price per

person per event

Official Website

The Spanish Riding School is an Austrian institution that is dedicated to the preservation of classical dressage and the training of Lipizzaner horses, based in Vienna, Austria, and whose performances in the Hofburg Palace are also a tourist attraction.

Only at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria, are the ancient, classical equestrian skills (haute √©cole) still taught and practised today. Years of training make the bond between horse and rider unbreakable. The perfection of the Lipizzan horses’ movements in time with the music creates a breathtaking spectacle for the spectators.

Between 1729 and 1735, baroque architect Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach magnificently decorated the world’s most exquisite riding hall, where tourists watch one-of-a-kind performances of the Lipizzans. The initial purpose of the facility was to offer riding lessons to the children of wealthy families. Spanish Riding School horsemanship has been recognised as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage since December 2015.

Visits to the stables are included in the guided tours, and the morning training to music provide a glimpse inside the White Stallions’ training programme.

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