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Vienna: Spanish Riding School Training

Activity provider: Spanische Hofreitschule

Vienna: Spanish Riding School Training

Activity provider: Spanische Hofreitschule

From US$ 17.40 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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  • 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
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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.

  • Ticket for the training at the Spanish Riding School
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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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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Not allowed

  • Video recording
  • Photography inside

Know before you go

  • Free admission for children aged 3 to 5 (must sit on an adult’s lap). Children aged 6 to 18 receive discounted admission. Unfortunately, admission is not permitted for children under the age of 3
  • The program is subject to change
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based on 3216 reviews

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This activity is only to view the horses while they are being walked or warmed up. You will not see any type of performance. If this is the only activity that suits your schedule, then it’s better to see them than not at all. However your money will be better spent to see a performance. I left this activity early.

December 10, 2022

Opinion of a rider: disappointed by the attraction which did not live up to her expectations. The advertising is a bit misleading. This one shows you impressive figures but, we are witnessing 2 times 30 minutes of relaxation. However, the place remains magnificent. There is also a problem with access to the riding school. Indeed the next day we saw that there was another entrance much further giving access probably to the school.

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November 4, 2022

Absolutely mesmerizing. We watched two set of horses go through their training paces with music. Over the loudspeaker, we heard that the riders were also being trained and an explanation about the horses. We got there early and were able to see the stables from the street and watch as the horses were led from their stables to the training arena. We originally wanted to go on the "behind the scenes" tour but only had time to do one. I'm glad we selected this one.

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October 5, 2022

Product ID: 42136