Spanish Riding School in Vienna
The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world which has practiced for over 430 years and continues to cultivate classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the haute école. The audience is treated to an unforgettable experience by the precision of movement of the Lipizzan horses in perfect harmony with the music. Admire riding skills of the highest order – from pirouettes to caprioles.
In the course of gala performances, visitors experience unique presentations of the Lipizzans in the most beautiful riding hall in the world, which was impressively outfitted by baroque architect Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach between 1729 and 1735. It was originally built to provide aristocratic youths with the opportunity to take riding instruction.