The Spanish Riding School (de: Spanische Hofreitschule, the "Spanish Court Riding-School") of Vienna, Austria, is a traditional riding school for Lipizzan horses, which perform in the Winter Riding School in the Hofburg. Not only is it a center for classical dressage, the headquarters is a tourist attraction in Vienna that offers public performances as well as permitting public viewing of some training sessions. The presentation builds on four centuries of experience and tradition in classical dressage. The leading horses and riders of the school also periodically tour and perform worldwide.
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... in Kosel, Upper Silesia) was Chief Rider at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and is a dressage instructor, rider and trainer ... this competition, and in 1940, Podhajsky recruited Wahl to the Spanish Riding School ... extraordinary talent and feeling for horses, advanced quickly at the school and within a very short time, participated in the School's public performances ...
... The Spanish Riding School was shown in a recent Austrian euro collectors' coins the 5 euro Austrian 2006 EU Presidency commemorative coin, minted on January 18, 2006 ... of the Hofburg can be seen to the right, which contains the Spanish Riding School and the Redoutensäle ...
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