450 YRS OF SPANISH RIDING

450 Years of The Spanish Riding School

In 2015, the Spanish Riding School celebrates its 450th anniversary, heralding a rich and celebrated past devoted to the cultivation of classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the Haute École. This sumptuous volume commemorates this special anniversary and honors 450 Years of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and its beautiful Lipizzaner horses bred at the Piber Federal Stud. Filled cover to cover with fascinating images that depict the excellence and unique character of this institution, and photographs of the Lipizzaners from birth to their demanding training and glamorous performances. Read more...

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The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world where classical horsemanship according to the Renaissance tradition of the Haute É (High School) has been practiced and cultivated for 450 years. In 2015, the Spanish Riding School celebrates its 450th anniversary, heralding a rich and celebrated past. Here is a book that honors both the Riding School and its Lipizzaner horses—a retrospective that delights in the whole story, from foals cavorting with their dams in the fields of Piber to the cadets in training and the teaching of famous figures and school jumps. Filled cover to cover with fabulous, emotionally-charged color photographs, and including both English and German translations, this is a book for anyone who has ever delighted in the mystique of the White Stallions of Vienna—who wanted to know more, see more, and fully revel in their magic.

A first-rate team was formed to honor the Spanish Riding School and the Piber Federal Stud with this sumptuous volume commemorating their anniversary: Elisabeth Gürtler, Director of the Spanish Riding School, presents the excellence and unique character of this institution and its rich tradition. The internationally renowned photographer René van Bakel has captured the Lipizzaners through the years from birth to their demanding training and glamorous performances. Sports journalist and horse enthusiast Arnim Basche interweaves expert knowledge and emotion in the text, and multi-award-winning publisher Edition Lammerhuber, elected Photography Book Publisher of the Year 2014, provides the elegant design for the book, matching both the theme and the occasion.

Hardcover. 208 pages. 112 color photos. ISBN: 9783901753909

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