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Spanish Riding School

Austria's most famous riding school

Spanish Riding School | Attractions in Vienna

The Hofburg is the site of the Spanish Riding School, which has existed here since the 16th century. In probably the world's most beautiful Baroque riding arena, the art of riding is presented to visitors at its utmost perfection. Inextricably linked to the school are the famous Lipizzaner horses, which have proved to be especially talented with their perfect performance of piaffes, pirouettes, and capers.

With breathtaking gala performances, the Spanish Riding School presents excerpts of horsemanship from the Renaissance to today.

The precisely coordinated harmony of music, horse, and rider impresses far more than just horse lovers.

The Spanish Riding School is a mecca of equestrian sport. Here, you can not only see performances but also experience the daily work involving horses and riders. The Lipizzaner Museum presents the history of these famous stallions, which have been trained at the Spanish Riding School - along with their riders - for centuries. After the first successfully completed quadrille test, the candidate can now proudly claim the title of "Bereiter".

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