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Spanish Riding School

Local name: Spanische Hofreitschule

Located inside: Hofburg

The Spanish Court Riding School is a traditional riding school. Is the oldest center of this type in the world, which has been operating continuously since the second half of the 16th century. The school offers public performances and also allows public viewing of some training sessions. The presentation is based on four centuries of experience and tradition in classic dressage. The best horses and riders periodically go on tour around the world.

Performances take place at the Winter Driving School, built in 1729-1735. It is a sunny hall, measuring 55 by 18 meters. Opposite the entrance, there is a portrait of Emperor Charles VI, to which riders always salute.

The name of the center comes from Spanish horses, which are one of the foundations of the Lipizzanian breed, which is the only one used in school. Today, horses delivered to the Spanish Riding School are bred at a horse farm near the town of Piber in western Styria, Austria.


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    Spanish Riding School map
    Michaelerplatz 11010 Vienna , Austria