Spanish Riding School
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Spanish Riding School for kids

The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the oldest riding school in the world. Only here has classical equestrianism been fostered unchanged in the tradition of the "noble art" for over 450 years. The famous stallions belong to the Lipizzaner breed and are raised on the Piber stud farm in Styria.

Amazing demonstrations

A varied program is organized at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna throughout the year. The performances in the Baroque Winter Riding School - perhaps the most beautiful riding school in the world - are accompanied by classical Viennese music. Children can attend from the age of three years and even sit for free on their parents' laps up to six years of age.

At the breathtaking gala performances of the "white ballet", the stallions give their best. The ardent, often still gray young stallions enchant the audience just as much as the school's fully trained stallions. The white stars perform in the school's quadrille, in the schools on and above the earth, in the pas de deux and on the long rein.

The Morning Exercise is the daily training session of the riders with their Lipizzaners. The famous school jumps are not trained every day in order to protect the animals and can only occasionally be seen during the Morning Exercise.

Behind the scenes

Guided tours teach horse fans from three years of age interesting facts about the history, riding tradition and above all about the stars – the Lipizzaners. The exciting tour leads visitors through the Baroque Winter Riding School, the Summer Riding Track with the world's biggest oval horse walker and, of course, the stables.

Piber meets Vienna

Where do the elegant horses come from? What are their lives like before their training and performances in Vienna? Questions such as these are answered in the program Piber meets Vienna, which takes place during the well-earned summer break of the school's stallions. That's when the Lipizzaner mares and their delightful foals come to Vienna for a visit.

Spanish Riding School (Spanische Hofreitschule)

Michaelerplatz 1 (Besucherzentrum/Visitor Center), 1010 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Opening times

    • daily, 09:00 - 16:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Double swinging doors   160  cm  wide )
      • Ramp 100  cm  long , 40  cm  high
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        in the Inner Courtyard
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair seats for the morning exercise and the tours by request.
      Program information, prices and availability on request.

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