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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$ 14.76 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 32 times yesterday

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

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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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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 3032 reviews

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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

Really enjoyed the training session as I am interested in horses and particularly dressage. The viewing area is busy and I had to stand for an hour which was ok for me but others were struggling to stand for a long period of time. It is important to note that this is a practice session and not a performance so the working in and winding down elements mean that the horses walk around on a long rein - this is necessary for their well being but I did hear a few comments about why this was happening. The commentary in german and English was enjoyable but it would have been really interesting to hear the names of the horses, riders and what stage of training each was at.

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September 23, 2022

Ottima esperienza se sei amante degli animali, in special modo dei cavalli. Ho assistito all'allenamento mattutino, e tutti i giorni cambiano gli esercizi e i cavalli che si allenano, quindi ci potrebbero essere giorni dove lo spettacolo potrebbe risultare un po' "noioso" in quanto non vengono provati esercizi, ma viene fatto solo "fitness" per i cavalli. Comunque un'esperienza da provare!!

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August 27, 2022

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