The Spanish Riding School, situated in Austria was built for preservation of classical dressage, and training of Lipizzaner horses. At institution riders and horses put up performances at Hofburg which is a great tourist attraction. The best riders and horses from this school also perform worldwide. These performances are of great historical and cultural heritage. The performances come from the royal dynasty.
Facts About Spanish Riding School
The Spanish Riding School is also popular as one of the best schools of horse riding in the world. The institution is comparable with famous institutes like Cadre Noir, Royal Andalusian School, etc. The horses used in the institutions are popular as Lipizzaners. They are specially bred for the institution. Lipizzaner is also popular as Lipica and bred in the Western region of Austria. People also say that the Spanish Riding had an association with the royal dynasty.
It is famous that only men performed and learned at this school. Though the institution stated that they never prohibited women from the institution In the year 2008, two women from Austria and the UK respectively achieved success as the institute accepted them as the student of the institution. The school was named after Spanish Horses. There are a few interesting facts to know about Lipizzaners. In this article, we’re going to discuss such facts.
Color- Lipizzaner Of Spanish Riding School
Lipizzaner color is unique and different and that makes it easily distinguishable among all the horses. As Friesians are popular as black beauty, Lipizzaner is popular as Pale Beauty. Because the Pale Grey yet glowing coat makes it graceful.
Royalty- Lipizzaner Of Spanish Riding School
As discussed earlier Lipizzaner has a connection with the royal dynasty. People found the breed in the early 6th century. Lipizzaner then had an association with the Holy Roman Dynasty.
It is popular that the breed was located in Vienna Austria. But it was actually from the village of Lipizza (Lipica). The breed got its name from the name of the village of its origination.
The color of a Lipizzaner is a pale glorious grey. This color is not their inborn color. Lipizzaner are born darker but as they grow, with the growing age their color lightens.
It is not so popular that apart from pale grey Lipizzaner, there are also dark brown ones (very less). But according to sources a few hundred years ago Lipizzaners were available in many other colors.
Lipizzaner are on the verge of extinct. According to the Lipizzan International Federation, only 10000-12000 Lipizzaners are remaining.
Thus the constant breed and training of the Lipizzaners are important to uphold and continue with the cultural performance. So this school is very honorable among other riding institutes and getting an opportunity to be its part should be cherished.