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Vienna: Spanish Riding School Training

Activity provider: Spanische Hofreitschule

Vienna: Spanish Riding School Training

Activity provider: Spanische Hofreitschule
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From US$ 15.03 per person

Visit the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and witness the training of the Lipizzaners and their riders. During the morning exercise you can observe the training of the gray colts and the fully-trained school stallions, the “white stars”.

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Duration 1 hour
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Spanish Riding School and its centuries-long tradition
  • Gain an insight into the years of training of the Lipizzaners and their riders
  • Experience the morning exercise accompanied by classical music
  • Observe the different types of exercises: simple and relaxing or those aimed at refining and perfecting movement
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Ticket for the training at the Spanish Riding School
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

Present your voucher at the Spanish Riding School entrance to exchange it for a ticket. Due to Covid-19 measures, there are waiting times at the entrance. Arriving 45 minutes before the program is recommended.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Video recording
  • Photography inside

Know before you go

  • As part of ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, seating units are between 1 to 4 guests
  • Free admission for children aged 3 to 6 (must sit on an adult’s lap). Children aged 6 to 12 receive discounted admission. Unfortunately, admission is not permitted for children under the age of 3
  • The program is subject to change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 2408 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3.6/5
  • Service
    3.9/5
  • Organization
    3.8/5

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This is exactly what is advertised, so do not expect to see a performance or jumps or the like. It is an hour of being a beautiful setting and yes the speaker system lacks quality and clarity but the arena was not built for acoustic purposes all those many years ago. Spring for the first floor seats as the balcony seats do not give you a full view, a lot of standing and leaning. Take time to stroll around the complex, you may see a stallion close up.

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May 25, 2022

This digital ticket has to be swapped for a paper ticket at the cash desk, which was fine as I made sure to get there early. There was already a queue by 9am! I can understand why some people have commented that it was boring, as the horses mainly just trot around the arena. But it was worth it to see some of the dressage moves, slow motion trot, walking backwards etc. I do think the price should be a little cheaper. Good experience overall enjoyable.

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May 6, 2022

Unfortunately, relatively little was shown, I would have shown the young stallions at the beginning and the professional riders at the end, so unfortunately after a while it became relatively boring, it would have been great if one or two more figures had been shown. But the ambience is very nice.

October 28, 2021

Product ID: 42136