eleven things to keep in mind when Visiting  spanish riding school

Duration required

The performance typically lasts about two hours, including a 15-minute intermission. And a guided tour takes around 45 minutes to an hour. Exploring the school and its history takes about 2-3 hours.

Dress Code

There is no official dress code, but visitors tend to dress up a little formally due to the expensive crowd near the royal boxes. Dresses for women and suits for men are standard at the Riding School.

Age requirement

Kids three years and younger aren’t allowed to enter. If you are traveling with kids aged 4-6 years, you don’t need to buy tickets for them if they can sit on the parent’s lap.

Arrive early

Arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance to allow enough time to find your seat and get settled.


Photography and filming are strictly prohibited during the performances, but you can take pictures in the foyer before or after the performance.

Morning Training

With this ticket, get up close with Europe's oldest breed of horses, the Lippizan, during their morning workout at the Spanish Riding School.

Guided tour

An equestrian expert guide walks you through the Winter Riding School, the Summer Riding School, and the stables. You don’t get to see the horses perform.

Riding School performances

With this ticket, you get to watch horses in all stages of training, from young, boisterous colts to majestic stallions, perform at the Baroque Winter Riding School.

Architectural tour

The architectural tour is a guided tour around the stables and buildings of the Vienna attraction. The minimum age for this guided tour is 12 years.