The Spanish Riding School of Vienna is on its way to the UK and to celebrate we have a FREE 45-minute documentary you can download and keep.
It shows how the horses are transported for rare arena shows abroad and there’s some amazing highlights from the show to get you in the mood.
There will be three shows at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, from October 31 to November 2, with the only other dates at Wembley Arena, November 14 to 16.
For Sheffield tickets, priced £22 to £66, including booking fee, call 0114 256 5656 or visit www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk.
Get our FREE 45-minutes Spanish Riding School of Vienna download feature, including highlights from the show - RIGHT CLICK HERE and SAVE LINK AS to your desktop computer. It’s then yours to keep and play, on your device.
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It’s full of intersting facts and figures.
Ever wondered why it’s called the Spanish Riding School of Vienna?
Elisabeth Gürtler, the CEO, has the answer.
The breeding of Spanish horses was introduced to Austria around 1562 by Archduke Maximilian, son of Ferdinand I.
She explained: “Ferdinand, a member of the Habsburg family, was brought up in Spain where they already had very elegant horses - a breed between Andalusian, Arabian horses and the Berbers.
“When he came to take power here in Austria we still had the very heavy carriage and war horses.
“So he introduced the Spanish horses. He also brought in grooms and riders. And the Spanish Riding School was built here.”