Spanish Riding School Vienna

The Lipizzaners are Europe’s oldest horse breed. These intelligent and lively horses bred from Spanish, Italian and Arab bloodlines, with their classic physique and grace, are ideally suited for the representative style of the High School of Classical Horsemanship.

Witness the result of years of training of horse and rider in more than 70 classical performances a year in the dignified setting of the baroque Winter Riding School – from the young, boisterous stallion to the fully trained School Stallion, who enchants the audience with his performance in the School Quadrille, in the Schools on and above the Ground and on the Long Rein.

Performances only take place on the specific days every month! So don’t miss this opportunity!

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2018 Performance Schedule

April 2019

Date Category Time
6/4/2019 Category I 11:00 Make Enquiry
7/4/2019 Category I 11:00 Make Enquiry
13/4/2019 Category II 19:00 Make Enquiry
14/4/2019 Category II 19:00 Make Enquiry
19/4/2019 Category I 19:00 Make Enquiry
20/4/2019 Category II 19:00 Make Enquiry
21/4/2019 Category II 19:00 Make Enquiry
26/4/2019 A Tribute to Vienna 11:00 Make Enquiry
27/4/2019 Category II 19:00 Make Enquiry
28/4/2019 Category II 19:00 Make Enquiry

May 2019

Date Category Time
3/5/2019 A Tribute to Vienna 19:00 Make Enquiry
4/5/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
5/5/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
11/5/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
12/5/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
18/5/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
19/5/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
25/5/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
26/5/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
31/5/2019 A Tribute to Vienna 19:00 Make Enquiry

June 2019

Date Category Time
1/6/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
2/6/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
8/6/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
9/6/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
15/6/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
16/6/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
21/6/2019 A Tribute to Vienna 19:00 Make Enquiry
22/6/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
23/6/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
28/6/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry

August 2019

Date Category Time
17/8/2019 Category I 11:00 Make Enquiry
18/8/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
24/8/2019 Category I 11:00 Make Enquiry
25/8/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
31/8/2019 Category I 11:00 Make Enquiry

September 2019

Date Category Time
1/9/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
6/9/2019 A Tribute to Vienna 19:00 Make Enquiry
7/9/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
8/9/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
14/9/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
15/9/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
20/9/2019 A Tribute to Vienna 19:00 Make Enquiry
21/9/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
22/9/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
28/9/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
29/9/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry

October 2019

Date Category Time
04/10/2019 A Tribute to Vienna 19:00 Make Enquiry
05/10/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
06/10/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
12/10/2019 Category I 11:00 Make Enquiry
13/10/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
19/10/2019 Category I 11:00 Make Enquiry
20/10/2019 Category I 11:00 Make Enquiry
26/10/2019 Category I 11:00 Make Enquiry
27/10/2019 Category I 11:00 Make Enquiry

November 2019

Date Category Time
1/11/2019 Category I 11:00 Make Enquiry
2/11/2019 Category I 11:00 Make Enquiry
3/11/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
9/11/2019 A Tribute to Vienna 11:00 Make Enquiry
10/11/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
16/11/2019 Category I 11:00 Make Enquiry
17/11/2019 Category I 11:00 Make Enquiry
23/11/2019 Category I 11:00 Make Enquiry
24/11/2019 Category I 11:00 Make Enquiry
29/11/2019 A Tribute to Vienna 11:00 Make Enquiry
30/11/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry

December 2019

Date Category Time
1/12/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
6/12/2019 A Tribute to Vienna 19:00 Make Enquiry
7/12/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
8/12/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
13/12/2019 A Tribute to Vienna 11:00 Make Enquiry
14/12/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
15/12/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
21/12/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
22/12/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
28/12/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry
30/12/2019 Category II 19:00 Make Enquiry
31/12/2019 Category II 11:00 Make Enquiry

A Tribute to Vienna

The Spanish Riding School provides a special opportunity to experience the Spanish Riding School and the Vienna Boys’ Choir together in the baroque ambience of the Winter Riding School.

These two world-famous traditional institutions share centuries of history at the court, as well as an interest and responsibility in maintaining, preserving and keeping Austrian heritage alive inter nationally.

A TRIBUTE TO VIENNA shows the highlights of the Ballet of the White Stallions alternating with musical performances by undoubtedly the most renowned boys’ choir in the world, the Vienna Boys’ Choir.

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The Guided Tour

The daily guided afternoon tour offers you an insight into the most important areas of the Spanish Riding School. Points on the classic tour include the Winter Riding School, a jewel of baroque architecture, the world’s largest oval horse walker, the tack room and a visit to the Lipizzaner stables in the heart of the Stallburg, the only Renaissance palace in Vienna still perfectly preserved to this day.

Pricing: AUD $80.00 per person

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The Architectural Tours

The new architectural tour takes visitors all the way up into the attics of the baroque Winter Riding School including the previously inaccessible baroque roof structure. These tours regularly take place twice a week and can also be booked individually

Pricing: AUD $80.00 per person

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Morning Exercise

The Morning Exercise offers an insight into the training of the riders and their Lipizzans. You can watch the training of both the often grey young stallions and the fully-trained School stallions – our “white stars” – in the beautiful setting of the Winter Riding School, accompanied by classical Viennese music. The morning exercise includes relaxation exercises, the refining and perfecting of lessons and the targeted strengthening of muscles.

Pricing: AUD $80.00 per ticket

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The Fête Impériale

Empress Maria Theresa used to invite her imperial friends to her famous carousels in the Winter Riding School, which was designed and completed in 1735 by Josef Emanuel Fischer von Erlach. Since 2010, this ball tradition has been celebrated annually with the Fête Impériale. Every year, up to 2500 guests come and dance at the Fête Impériale for this special purpose.

Tradition meets modernism, Austria meets Spain, classical meets pop and international guests encounter Austrian society – the Fête Impériale is a ball of harmonic contrasts. It will take place in the ballrooms of the Winter Riding School and the Stallburg, as well as in the open air of the Summer Riding Arena. The premises will be decorated in red and white, the colours of the Austrian flag.

On Friday, June 29th 2018, the 9th Fête Impériale will start at 8:15 pm in Austria’s oldest and most beautiful summer ball location.

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2018 Performance Pricing

Cat 1
AUD$470.00 each

Cat 2
AUD$440.00 each

Cat 3
AUD$390.00 each

Cat 4
AUD$370.00 each

Cat 5
AUD$290.00 each

Cat 6
AUD$260.00 each

Cat 7
AUD$198.00 each

Cat 8
AUD$160.00 each

Cat 9
AUD$130.00 each

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Worldwide Ticketing is promoting Spanish Riding School tickets. Some additional terms and regulations apply:

  • Children under the age of 3 are not allowed to attend performances
  • Children aged 3 to 6 are free (sitting on parent’s lap)
  • Children aged 6 to 12 are entitled to a discount
  • Taking photographs and filming during performances is not permitted
  • Subject to change without notice

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