The Spanish Riding School of Vienna will be bringing the famous Lipizzaner stallions back to the UK in 2014. And for the first time ever the UK tour will come to Yorkshire, kicking off with three performances at the Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on 31 October – 2 November. This is the first time the majestic, highly trained horses and riders of the 430 year old ‘High School for Classical Horsemanship’ will have performed in the North of England. The tour will then move south for three dates at London’s Wembley Arena on 14-16 November 2014.
The show is an impressive display of classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the haute école. All of their famous in-hand work and movements above the ground such as the Capriole, Levade and Courbette will be performed.
TV presenter and British Dressage Ambassador, Nicki Chapman will be hosting the event and will be joined by special guests. Chapman commented:
The Spanish Riding School of Vienna very rarely perform outside of Austria but when they do they thrill crowds with their astonishing combination of grace and athleticism. I’m lucky enough to have been involved in the last two UK tours and it’s an experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life! The Spanish Riding School of Vienna has performed all over the world, and given several private performances to the Queen and other members of the Royal family but UK tours are rare and exceptional. This is a extraordinary once in a lifetime opportunity to witness these most celebrated, world renowned horses performing in the UK.