The High School of equestrian art!
The Lipizzans are the oldest horses bred for representative purposes in Europe. The physique and forceful grace of these intelligent and lively horses bred from Spanish, Italian and Arab blood is particularly suited for the representative equestrian art of the “High School”.
During the gala performances you can experience the spectacular perfection of the various “High School” lessons including the pas de deux, the work in hand and on the long reigns, the schools above ground and the “great school quadrille” which requires 8 stallions.
The airs above ground are performed in the classical style of the levade, the courbette and the capriole, and are one of the highlights of the shows.
Spanish Riding School (Spanische Hofreitschule)
Michaelerplatz 1 (Besucherzentrum)