Vienna riding school set to make MidEast debut in Abu Dhabi

Vienna's renowned Spanish Riding School will perform shows at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on March 24-25
Vienna riding school set to make MidEast debut in Abu Dhabi
Home of the Lipizzaner stallions, a unique European breed, the Spanish Riding School is renowned globally for its performances.
By Sam Bridge
Thu 28 Feb 2019 02:01 PM

Vienna’s renowned Spanish Riding School is set to make its Middle East debut with shows at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on March 24-25.

The Spanish Riding School is the only remaining institution where haute ecole riding and training methods are exclusively practiced, much as they were in the 18th century.

Home of the Lipizzaner stallions, a unique European breed, the Spanish Riding School is renowned globally for its performances.

The dressage performance promises to transform the grounds of Kempinski’s lavish Emirates Palace into a ring in which the performance will take place. 

Performed to classical Austrian music, the White Ballet will feature four stallions showcasing movements from the Olympic Grand Prix Dressage, from flying changes, to pirouettes and piaffes.

This act will be followed by the infamous Pas De Deux where two horses perform the same movements in mirror image of one another. The performance will conclude with the School Quadrille, a very athletic dance with eight Lipizzaner horses precisely choreographed to historic dance music from the time of the Viennese Congress.

With limited seats, VIP tickets are available for AED650, and general admission for AED250.

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