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Vienna: Spanish Riding School Training

1. Vienna: Spanish Riding School Training

Visit the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and observe the horses during their training. In the magnificent setting of the baroque Winter Riding Academy, the training offers an insight into the years of training of the Lipizzaners and their riders. The morning exercise of the horses is accompanied by classical Viennese music. The Training includes relaxation exercises, refining and perfecting movement, and strengthening certain muscles. The famous school jumps levade, courbette, and capriole, which are shown as part of the performances by the Spanish Riding School, are not practiced on a daily basis and can only sometimes be seen during the morning exercise. The white Lipizzaner stallions are put through their paces by their riders almost every day. The primary objective of the morning exercise is to maintain the horses’ athleticism and health, as well as to build up various muscle groups that are necessary for performing the exercises of the haute école.

Performance Of The Lipizzans At Spanish Riding School

2. Performance Of The Lipizzans At Spanish Riding School

Enjoy the Ballet of the White Stallions at the unique, baroque Winter Riding School at Hofburg Palace, built under Charles VI. These performances are the result of years of training for the rider and their Lipizzans. The Spanish riding school is the only institution in the world which has practiced classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the Haute Ecole for more than 450 years. From the young, boisterous stallions to the fully trained School Stallions, they enchant the audience with their performance of breathtaking excercises such as caprioles, Levade and many more. The physique and grace of Lipizzans are ideally suited to the High School of Classical Horsemanship. They are Europe's oldest horse breed. The exercise and preservation of the High School of Classical Horsemanship are some of the core tasks carried out by the Spanish Riding School which is inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A particularly atmospheric lighting concept was developed by renowned multimedia artist André Heller for the performances in the most beautiful riding arena in the world. This atmosphere and the accompanying classical Viennese music make the wonderful presentation by the rider and their Lipizzans even more enjoyable. The 1.5-hour Gala Performance includes live moderation, the Standard Performance is 70 minutes long, and the Tribute to Vienna performance lasts for 2 hours.

Vienna: "A Tribute to Vienna" at the Spanish Riding School

3. Vienna: "A Tribute to Vienna" at the Spanish Riding School

Settle in for a performance with Prof. Günter Seifert, member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and his Philharmonic colleagues. Capriole, levade, and Johann Strauß: the performance of "A Tribute to Vienna" will showcase the highlights of the Viennese Ballet of the White Stallions with interspersed musical presentations of the imperial period. The Spanish Riding School presents its most important exercises of the range of the High School — as usual, in highest elegance and harmony — among others the "Pas de Deux" or the world-famous Schools Above the Ground, which could include a capriole or levade. Professor Günter Seifert presents a typical Viennese repertoire: from the Waltz Song of Johann Strauß II "Out there in Sieveringthe lilac is blooming already," the "Chineser Galop" by Johann Strauß I, the "Jubelwalzer" by Joseph Lanner, to the "Radetzky March," one of the most famous marches in the world, which traditionally concludes every New Year’s concert and has a highly symbolic meaning for the Austro-Hungarian monarchy.

Vienna: The Spanish Riding School and the Vienna Boys' Choir

4. Vienna: The Spanish Riding School and the Vienna Boys' Choir

Enjoy a must-see performance that provides a special opportunity to experience the Spanish Riding School and the Vienna Boys’ Choir together in the baroque ambience of the Winter Riding School. These two world-famous traditional institutions share centuries of history at the court, as well as an interest and responsibility in maintaining and preserving Austrian heritage. See an extraordinary performance that shows the highlights of the Ballet of the White Stallions alternating with musical performances by the undoubtedly most renowned choir in the world, the Vienna Boys’ Choir. The performance is live-commented both in German and English.

Spanish Riding School Ticket: Piber Meets Vienna

5. Spanish Riding School Ticket: Piber Meets Vienna

The Spanish Riding School of Vienna and its Lipizzan horses are famous and loved all over the world. During the summer months, the stallions leave the baroque Winter Riding Academy for their well-earned "summer break". During this time, you have the unique opportunity to become familiar with where these noble horses come from and what they do before their training and performances in Vienna. The summer programme “Piber meets Vienna” offers an insight into life at the stud. See Lipizzan mares with their adorable foals and discover interesting facts about the breeding and rearing of the "white stars" through live commentary. The programme is accompanied by classical Viennese music.

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What people are saying about Spanish Riding School

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Such a fabulous experience watching the beautiful horses training. They are elegant and so amazing to see their dance moves.

It was wonderful watching these beautiful Lipizzaners go through their training exercises. Highly recommend this session.

A well organised and extremely enjoyable activity. Would recommend. After all, it is the Spanish riding school in Vienna

Fabulous training session and very informative; pity we can’t photograph them. Well worth a visit!

A very nice way to spend the morning. A must for any horse lover.