We have been asked by UK Government department Defra to inform you that the referendum vote which resulted in Brexit does not affect the regulations concerning obtaining/ updating a passport
. This includes change of ownership. There will be no change in the procedures regarding equine passports and the offences pertaining to non compliance remain the same.
May we remind owners that it is illegal to own a horse and not have the passport updated into your ownership within 30 days of purchase. Just having a passport for your horse is not enough, as by law, it must be signed and officially stamped into your ownership. Writing your name into the passport and it not being officially stamped is illegal. It is also illegal to sell a horse if it has not been officially updated into your ownership. All the above offences carry a £5,000 fine/penalty.
Imported horses with foreign passports are included in the above. They too must be updated. There is no need to send them out of the UK, we can update them for you.
We are running an AMNESTY from tomorrow's date 27th July 2016 for 10 days. This means you can get your horse's passport updated by the Lipizzaner National Studbook Association of Great Britain without incurring a late registration penalty. This is a chance for you to get yourself into a legal position.
We strongly advise you to take up this offer as your passport could be checked at any time by Government appointed officials/ Trading Standards and if it is lacking in the necessary information you are likely to be reported and fined. DON'T TAKE THE RISK. IT IS JUST NOT WORTH IT
telephone 01570 480090
The review below is extracted from the Telegraph on-line.
Our Chairman John Goddard-Fenwick also knows of the gruelling conditions and the mass grave containing these beautiful animals.
He was there with Lipizzan International Secretary Hildegarde Gekiere and was present when the horses were exhumed. The conditions were every bit as harrowing as detailed in the book. He and Hildegard helped to raise thousands of pounds which the LIF Rescue Fund used to help the survivors of this terrible ordeal. The UK society office was kept busy for weeks and John gave countless interviews both on radio and TV to help raise public awareness.
By Jane Shilling
7:00AM BST 07 Aug 2012
For a breed of smallish, rather stocky grey horses, with only about 3,000 individuals registered worldwide, the Lipizzaner horse has a
remarkably lustrous reputation.
This comes mainly from its association with the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, where Lipizzaner stallions are used in performances of classical
dressage and the spectacular haute école “airs above the ground” – a choreographed series of leaps, capers and controlled rearing supposed
(erroneously) to be based on battlefield manoeuvres.
The journalist Frank Westerman met his first Lipizzaner in a distinctly less glamorous setting. Growing up in the suburbs of Assen, in the
Netherlands, he discovered a riding school where the owner, Piet Bakker, kept a Lipizzaner stallion, Conversano Primula.
“When you touch a Lipizzaner,” said Bakker, “You're touching history.” Primula's offspring took starring roles in Peter Greenaway's film of
The Tempest . Watching the film, Westerman “asked myself what it was that people tried to express through the animals with which they
surround themselves”. To answer this question, he turned to the history of the Lipizzaner, the oldest “cultivated” horse breed, dating back to the
when Moorish Barb horses were crossed with native Spanish stock.
In 1582, the Habsburg Archduke Charles II established a stud at Lipica, in modern Slovenia, from which the breed took its name, establishing six of the
eight foundation lines, or “dynasties”, from which all modern Lipizzaners are descended.
Westerman's research into Lipizzaner history takes him little further back than the 20th century, but that is enough. In the course of the past 100-odd
years, Lipizzaner herds have been dispersed, brutalised, shot for food by looting troops, subjected to deranged breeding experiments by Nazi and
communist biologists and, most recently, starved, massacred and buried in a mass grave during the Bosnian conflict.
Westerman was a reporter in Srebrenica during that conflict. “This was not the first report I had read about a mass grave in former Yugoslavia,”
he remarks, on reading the report of the autopsy on a dozen Lipizzaner carcasses performed by the International League for the Protection of Horses.
“But it was the only one dealing with horses. Yet I had the uneasy feeling that the death of these horses affected me more deeply.”
Equally shocking is his account of the Nazi stud farm established at Auschwitz, supervised by Hitler's chief equerry, Oberlandstallmeister Gustav Rau,
who initiated a programme of experimental breeding at remote stud farms in what is now the Czech Republic.
As the Allies advanced, the evacuation of the Lipizzaner stud at Hostau, where Rau had insisted on intensive inbreeding to create a “pure” line,
was assisted by General George Patton and his forces in a daring mission known as “Operation Cowboy”. (The incident was later made into a
Hollywood movie, Miracle of the White Stallions .)
Patton was characteristically underwhelmed by the exquisite performance of the Lipizzaners, writing in his diary that, “It struck me as rather strange that,
in the midst of a world at war, some 20 young men in great physical condition… had spent their entire time teaching a group of horses to
wiggle their butts…”
And still the Lipizzaners' sufferings at the hands of humans were not over. In peacetime, breeding programmes resumed. But in 2007 a YouTube video,
posted by the Belgrade action group Freedom for Animals, showed harrowing footage of emaciated Lipizzaners which had been taken to
Serbia in circumstances of doubtful legality. After protracted negotiation, the survivors were returned, to much rejoicing.
Westerman's account of the Lipizzaners' remarkable survival makes stirring reading. His tales of research in secret archives and encounters with
wartime veterans who helped with Operation Cowboy have the subterfuge and tension of a thriller.
His chronology is sometimes confusing, and his determination to link the Lipizzaners' history with the genetic theories of Mendel and Lamarck,
ideologues like the Soviet biologist Lysenko and Nazi programmes of eugenics is sometimes strained and can lead to lengthy and somewhat indigestible digressions.
But Westerman never loses sight of the emotional connection that inspired his story: the deep attachment between humans and horses which is, it
sometimes seems, more than we deserve.
Harvill Secker, £14.99, 310pp
SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL TO OFFER LESSONS TO THE EQUESTRIAN PUBLIC
For the first time in its 440 year history, the Spanish Riding School of Vienna is opening its doors to the equestrian public, offering lessons, theory and seminars .
The sessions, due to start in the Spring of 2013, will take place at the Lipizzaner Training Centre in Heldenberg . This is where the Lipizzaners spend their breaks and it is where the young horses are trained.
Chief rider Andreas Hausberger who is also director of the training centre said, “We want to maintain the tradition of the Spanish Riding School and share our centuries-old knowledge. The capacity is there and we have enough riders to do the training.” There are currently 16 riders at the School.
But only advanced riders with their own horses need apply.
“They need to be riding at a high standard,” said Mr Hausberger. “But it is not important that they be competition riders.
“Anyone can apply, but they must submit a video clip of them training and we will decide who to take on.”
Individual lessons cost €250 (£202) and group sessions — for a maximum of three people — are €450 (£363). There is plenty of space, with 40 boxes free for the 10 months of the year that the stallions are based in Vienna.
But demand is expected to be huge.
“It will be really, really big,” said Mr Hausberger. “We already have bookings and I am receiving calls from all over the world.”
British Olympian Richard Davison , one of the few foreign riders to have trained with the Spanish Riding School, said: “It's a great idea for as many people as possible to benefit from their teaching.
In 2007, the SRS was reported to be running an annual loss of £2.31million.
Businesswoman Elizabeth Gurtler, who took over in 2007, has attempted to redress the deficit by cutting wages and doubling the number of performances given.
So there you have it. Who will be the first to be accepted for lessons with their own Lipizzaner?
A horse in Cornwall has been confirmed to have Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA also known as Swamp Fever)
Defra confirmed the case today (Wednesday 3 October) and the horse will be put down .
Around 20 other horses on the yard have been placed under quarantine and are being tested.
EIA is a highly contagious condition that attacks a horse's immune system. It is passed by biting insects such as flies and midges and can cause death, as well as mares to abort.
There is no cure, so horses confirmed with EIA are put down to prevent spread of disease.
It is the second time this week EIA has beenconfirmed— on Monday (1 October) racehorse Danedream was pulled from this weekend's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe after a case was confirmed at Cologne Racecourse in Germany.
EIA is often fatal to horses but does not affect humans. Symptoms include a reoccurring fever and anaemia. However, horses can also carry the virus without displaying any clinical signs and once they have become carriers, they remain infectious for life. For this reason all infected animals must be humanely destroyed to control the spread of disease.
Blood-sucking insects, such as horse flies, are the most common transmitters of the virus. It can also be transmitted through the use of contaminated blood or blood products, instruments or needles. Pregnant mares may pass the disease to their foals in the womb.
EIA was first identified in France in 1843, and the last outbreak in England was in 1976. The virus is found worldwide and there was a serious outbreak in Ireland in 2006. It is a notifiable disease in the UK. If you suspect that your horse may be suffering from the disease you must immediately notify the duty vet in your local Animal Health Office (check on the Defra website or in the Yellow Pages for contact details).
EIA is confirmed through a blood test called the Coggins test. If EIA is confirmed then Defra can order the destruction of the horse, regardless of the owner's wishes. If the power to slaughter is invoked, the Animal Health Office will organise for the horse to be put down and for the carcass to be safely removed.
Horses that have been in contact with a horse that has tested positive for the infection will be kept under restrictions and tested until they are confirmed to not be carriers. Horses will not be culled just because they have been in contact with an infected horse.
For more information visit the Defra website
Spanish Riding School returned to the UK November, 2012
The Spanish Riding School of Vienna returned to the UK Novembe 2012 following its success in London in 2011
They appeaedr at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on 16,17 and 18 November.
“Traditionally the Spanish Riding School has always played London and Birmingham together, however last year we were sadly only able to do London,” said a spokesperson.
“But due to public demand from Birmingham and the Midlands we will be back this year for three shows.”
Horses and riders from the 430-year-old school will be demonstrating classical equitation including their famous above the ground movements such as the capriole, levade and courbette.
Olympian Carl Hester also gave a demonstration.
IMPORTANT NEWS FROM DEFRA ON CEM OUTBREAK 30/03/2012
· Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) , a disease of horses notifiable in the UK, has been identified in a mare stabled in Gloucestershire. A second mare at the stables is currently under investigation.
· CEM is a venereal infection that causes a discharge from the vulva, resulting from inflammation of the uterus. Infected horses can be treated with antibiotics and recover.
· CEM cannot be transmitted to humans.
· The infection is easily controlled and movement restrictions on the horse and in-contacts have been put in place.
· It is a sexually transmitted equine disease. However, indirect transmission can also occur for example through contaminated breeding equipment.
· The spread of infection is controlled by preventing the mating of infected horses, treating the infection, re-testing several times to check the infection has cleared up before resuming mating, and applying strict hygiene measures when handling the horses involved.
· International trade is normally carried out on the basis of testing animals first before they are exported. Therefore there will be limited trade implications.
· Further details about Contagious Equine Metritis can be found at http://archive.defra.gov.uk/foodfarm/farmanimal/diseases/atoz/cem/index.htm
· The Horse r acing Betting Levy Board has also produced a Codes of Practice for this disease http://codes.hblb.org.uk/
Exotic Disease Briefing Unit
30 th March 2012
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL VISIT TO WEMBLEY
WE WERE THERE
It was a real pleasure to meet so many of you at Wembley in November.We are glad to hear you enjoyed the performance. Magical was a
word often used to describe the performances.
The current Wembley performances were preceded by a choreographed routine performed by Olympic and Paralympic dressage riders
Carl Hester and Lee Pearson which went down well with both Lipizzaner owners and the public alike.
Thank you for all your kind comments about our stand. We were pleased with it too. We would like to thank everyone who gave their time so willingly
to help out. The Ash Family and the Hardy Family & the Hayes Family especially who both gave up so much time over the four days to help man the stand.
From the feedback we have received, the mood of the public was very encouraging. It made a pleasant and light hearted atmosphere.
We met so many new people and the interest shown in the breed was very encouraging.
Classical horsemanship came to wide audience and for the Lipizzaner, as you know, an endangered breed, it can only be a good thing.
We have Live Nation Ltd and Universal Music Arts & Entertainment Ltd
to thank for this as their advertising and promotion of the event certainly seemed to pay off. Three of the days were a complete
sell out with the recently added Thursday performance almost so. The more people who know about the breed and enjoy what they have seen, the better.
We have spoken to 100's of people both during and after the visit and they have been interested in learning more about the Lipizzaner, several
wanting to ‘touch a live one'. Thank you so much to those who have agreed to show people your beautiful horses.
SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL WEMBLEY VISIT NOVEMBER 2011
We are pleased to announce we will be at Wembley with our usual stand for the visit of the Spanish Riding School in November. All of you who have tickets please get in touch and we can arrange to meet after the performances.
State of alert as Dourine known as the 'covering sickness' found in Europe
25 June, 2011
A serious equine disease has returned to the Continent of Europe, causing horse welfare agencies & breeders to be on a heightened state of alert.
Dourine, a notifiable disease transmitted during covering that can be fatal in 50-75% of cases, was first discovered in two horses on the island of Sicily in May. Last week it spread to two horses in mainland Italy. One of the horses was put down, with the other remaining critically ill.
There have never been any cases of dourine in the UK, but World Horse Welfare is monitoring the situation as it is the first outbreak in Europe for many years. All horse exports from Sicily have been halted and officials are investigating the source of the outbreak.
The Spanish Riding School of Vienna announce their 60th international tour due to start November 2011 and with only four London dates – tickets for this exclusive event, to be held at Wembley Arena in November 2011 are going to be scarce.
Excitement builds for new Spanish Riding School tour
the Spanish Riding School, Wembley Arena, London:
Thursday 24th November- 8pm
The Lipizzaner National Studbook Association of Great Britain are pleased to offer discount tickets for the visit of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna to its Registered Owners, family and friends. The venue is the Wembley Arena just outside London and the dates are 25 th , 26 th & 27 th November 2011.
The following price tickets are available:
£71.50 , £62.15, £39.75, £28.25.
Top price tickets are in the blue and red blocks . Second Price are the front to mid rows in the yellow blocks, third price are the top of the yellow blocks and fourth price are the corners of the yellow blocks (block N15 & S15).
The discounted tickets are the two middle prices:
£71.50 discounted to £64.35 & £62.15 discounted to £55.94
If anyone would prefer the £39.75 tickets, please contact the office for availability.
We cannot guarantee availability for any tickets as there is always the possibility that they will be sold out at any time. If this should happen, we will of course refund your money.
You might like to consider agreeing to either accept the next price up or down depending on which you originally order. We also require you to give a 2nd choice of date.
Please remember that the Sunday performance commences at 3pm. Even though we will make every effort to accommodate your first request, we reserve the right to change it to your 2 nd choice.
Remember, it is only the red, or yellow ticket prices that are discounted. You may order as many tickets as you like so long as the person booking the tickets is an Association Registered Owner.
This offer will close on 2 nd July. We advise you not to wait until the last minute as people all over the UK will be booking too. The Spanish Riding School usually appear both at Wembley Arena and the NEC Arena in Birmingham.
This year Wembley Arena is the only venue.
It is a show very worthwhile seeing. Remember, the SRS only come to the UK about every five years so it is a great opportunity to see riding at its finest
DISCOUNT RE SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL VISIT
We have negotiated for discount tickets for the SRS tour this year for our members. Please contact the office for further details.
WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF ENQUIRIES REGARDING LIPIZZANER PASSPORTS. WE CAN ISSUE/UPDATE PASSPORTS FOR ALL LIPIZZANERS WHETHER IMPORTED OR BRED IN THE UK.
E-MAIL OR PHONE THE OFFICE AND WE WILL BE PLEASED TO GUIDE YOU.
The Royal Horse Gala
returns to London's 02 Arena September 11th & 12th
This unique display by five of the world's top riding schools, takes place this September in the O2 Arena, London.
The Royal Horse Gala, over the weekend of 11/12 September, will include performances from 36 Lipizzaner, Lusitano, Andalusian, Arab and Friesian stallions. Riding schools taking part are the Lipica Stud, Spanish Riding School of Samuel Lopez at Albecete, Cabalos Espanoles, the Royal Stud of the Netherlands, and the Stud Farm Ismer in Germany.
The show was last seen in the UK in 1996, at the Birmingham NEC and Wembley Arena. Promoter Sarah Galbraith said this year's Royal Horse Gala will be "even more spectacular, more exciting and more entertaining" than the sell-out 1996 show.
The show in 1996 was hailed as one of the best equine events seen at the NEC and Wembley. We were there and can most certainly vouch for that. We have negotiated a fantastic offer for our members. If you are a member and have not received a circular containing details of how to claim your discount, please contact us and we will send it out to you. Remember, it is only a couple of weeks away so be quick. Royal Horse Gala will take you on a journey of equestrianism; you will be enchanted by the elegance and powerful movements of some of Europe's most beautiful stallions. Royal Horse Gala tickets present a true firework of art with horses. Get your Royal Horse Gala tickets, take your seat at The O2 and let yourself be mesmerised by the majestic King's horses.
The discount offer is only available to members and their families.
LNSA OF GB RULES CONCERNING SWAMP FEVER
Please be aware that all Lipizzaners recently imported from affected areas who require to be registered with the Association must have undergone the tests required to be fully registered in the studbooks of the Association. This DOES NOT affect passport registration which we will process as normal. Passport registration and studbook registration are two separate things. If we are asked to register Lipizzaners recently imported from the affected areas and their surrounds we will, as a matter of course, inform DEFRA of that horse's existence in the UK. It is up to all of us to be vigilant and to protect our breed and the geneal equine population.
SWAMP FEVER - LATEST
An investigation by DEFRA has traced just one horse that it says is at risk of developing swamp fever in Britain following the cases discovered in a yard in Wiltshire last month.
One animal from the shipment of Romanian horses that came to the UK via Belgium was moved from the Wiltshire yard which is speculated to be a dealer's yard.
A DEFRA spokesman confirmed: "One horse from the original consignment had been sold, so it was traced and tested and the test was negative."
The spokesman originally said that during 22nd December, when the horses arrived, and 11 January, when they were tested, no other equines were taken on or off the Wiltshire premises.
The owner of the yard has not yet been officially named, but widespread speculation suggests he is a large-scale dealer who may well have taken horses from his yard to sales around the UK before restrictions were placed upon the premises. A DEFRA spokesman said on Wednesday that two horses had been traced. He said they have tested negative, and that further tests are pending — but their whereabouts are not specified.
We understand that the yard in Wiltshire is currently the only one under surveillance. We will keep you updated but if you are concerned, visit the DEFRA website for further information.
STORY OF THE LIPIZZANER
by Lyn Moran
This is a comprehensive history of the Lipizzaner from it's beginnings right up to the present time. This is the only publication available in the UK that has been checked by an expert from the Lipizzan International Federation for it's historical accuracy. It has been given their blessing as a correct and factual account of this most noble of breeds. Lyn Moran, the Author, is considered to be one of the UK's experts on the Lipizzaner and she is available on 01570 480090 for help and advice or for a general chat about the breed.
Why not order your copy of this great guide now. It is only £5.00 including PP and all proceeds go to help the Association in it's important work
STALLIONS AT STUD IN THE 2010 SEASON
If you have a purebred Main Register 1 mare and wish to put her in foal, please contact the Association office and we will guide you as to which of the available stallions would suit your mare's lineage. The Lipizzaner is a rare breed, whose bloodlines are guarded to ensure the continuation of the best classical lines. We do not enter offspring of unlicenced stallions in the main studbook. All mares whose offspring are intended for the main studbook must be authenticated (must trace back to the originators of the breed). There is no upgrading in the Lipizzaner breed.
If you have a mare of another breed, we will give you the details of your nearest stallion and/or any other that may interest you. To be eligible for the Half Bred register, your horse must contain 50% pure bred Lipizzaner blood. The offspring of Main Register 1 Lipizzaner mares who have been covered by a stallion of another breed are barred from entry into the Half Bred Register.The offspring of mares in Register 2 will be enteed in the part bred register.
To avoid disappointment, please contact the Office before having your pure bred mare covered by a Lipizzaner stallion who has been advertised elsewhere. If it is unlicenced, the offspring cannot be entered in the studbook or registers. If an unlicenced stallion covers a mare of another breed, the offspring cannot be entered in the registers. Stallions recommended by LNSA of GB have been proven and are approved for pure breeding.
Date: 19 January 2010 DEFRA
Equine infectious anaemia (EIA) has been detected in two horses in Wiltshire following importation from Romania via Belgium, Defra confirmed today.
The premises is currently under restriction and the two infected horses will be humanely destroyed in line with existing regulations. The other horses on the premises will be subject to epidemiological investigation in the coming weeks. A further two horses have also been under investigation and test results have proved negative.
The animals arrived in a group of 10 horses, nine of which originated from Romania and one from Belgium. The nine Romanian horses were tested for EIA as part of routine post-import testing. Seven horses all tested negative. The horse that originated in Belgium is due to be tested shortly.
Chief Veterinary Officer, Nigel Gibbens said:
“This is the first case of equine infectious anaemia infected animals being imported into Great Britain since 1976 and shows the success of our post import testing regime. These were apparently healthy horses carrying a notifiable disease that we are keen to keep out of Great Britain. After considering the risk I have decided to take appropriate action and humanely destroy these two horses that tested positive.”
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18th JANUARY 2010
Two horses imported into Britain from Romania have tested positive for swamp fever, in the first case of the virus entering the UK for more than 30 years.
The horses, in Wiltshire, are to be put down, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced.
Seven other horses from Romania tested negative for the disease. The British Horseracing Authority urged vigilance for signs of the disease.
Equine infectious anaemia - EIA or swamp fever - is a virus affecting horses, mules and donkeys that can cause fever, anaemia, emaciation and death. It has no human health implications.
It is transmitted by exchange of blood by biting insects, and infected horses pose a permanent risk to other animals.
Defra chief veterinary officer Nigel Gibbens said: "This is the first case of equine infectious anaemia-infected animals being imported into Great Britain since 1976 and shows the success of our post-import testing regime.
"These were apparently healthy horses carrying a notifiable disease that we are keen to keep out of Great Britain.
"After considering the risk I have decided to take appropriate action and humanely destroy these two horses that tested positive."
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) said the infected horses were not racehorses or animals used for breeding.
Defra advice was that horse racing was unlikely to be affected, and that the risk of the virus spreading was not high because "it is spread by biting flies and such spread is unlikely at this time of year and with the current weather", a BHA statement said.
"Nevertheless, racing should not be complacent," it added.
The authority said it had "advised all its veterinary officers and relevant racing stakeholders to be aware of the signs of this disease".
"This emphasises the need for continued vigilance for all horse diseases in the UK.
WE ARE ASKING FOR ALL OWNERS TO BE VIGILANT AND IF ANY SYMPTOMS ARE SUSPECTED, DON'T IGNORE THEM, BE SAFE AND REPORT YOUR CONCERNS.
We are pleased to be able to offer our Lipizzaner owners the opportunity to attend Olympia, The London International Horse Show .
On Monday 22nd December, our owners can take advantage of a huge 40% off normal ticket prices. This fantastic deal will also allow you access to the prelim judging at 10am. You can enjoy the Shetland Pony Grand National, The famous Musical Drive of the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery and thrill to the skills of Lorenzo, The Flying Frenchman. The finale for the show is a fabulous Highland Christmas, complete with bagpipes, swirling tartan and much more........ There are over 200 stalls to visit, bars, restaurants, cafe's. What more could the discerning Lipizzaner Owner want.
PLEASE CONTACT THE ASSOCIATION OFFICE IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND. THIS OFFER IS ONLY OPEN TO OUR REGISTERED LIPIZZANER OWNERS
Andreas Hausberger Promoted to Chief Rider of the SRS of Vienna
On October 25, 2007, Andreas Hausberger was promoted to Chief Rider during a gala performance to honor Georg Wahl. There were 400 invited guests at the gala performance, including the Austrian Minister of Agriculture, Josef Pröll.
THE SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL TOUR OF THE UK 2006
WE WERE THERE AND WHAT A GREAT SUCCESS
It was great to see so many of you, both old aquaintances and new ones.
Everyone agreed the performances were superb and worth the five year wait. The Wembley Performance was marred on the Friday by the horrendous traffic holdups which meant many of our members missed part of the specially arranged clinic but at least all of you were present for the main programme which was heralded by a stunning display by the Metropolitan Police Display Team. At both venues they received standing ovations and at the NEC on the Sunday matinee performance, surely no one was left seated. We were chatting to a couple of the riders afterwards and mentioned that it must be unusual to be so well received by every member of the public. 'Yes' said one of them. 'It makes a nice change to having a certain section of the public bolting away from us and a certain section of the rest wary of us!'. So well done to the Mets. It was a great display.
We have a selection of souvenirs available from the Tour, So if you missed it, or could not get near our stand, contact us for a list and availability. We have a couple of North Light Levading Lipizzaners left at £65 including postage and packing. We have a few stunning black mounted prints of a white Lipizzaner coming out of the dark at £35 including PP. There is also a beautiful mounted print straight from the original of a Lipizzaner in Capriole. It is breathtaking. Price is £20 inc PP.
OF THE SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL OF VIENNA
WE WILL BE THERE
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE WE HAVE A STAND AT BOTH VENUES WHERE WE WILL BE PROMOTING THE BREED AND OUR ORGANISATION.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING OUR MEMBERS AT WEMBLEY AND THE NEC. WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO ANY OF YOU AT LENGTH DURING OUR BUSY PERIODS BUT DO COME AND SEE US AFTER THE PERFORMANCE.
Many of you have taken advantage of our offer of tickets for the pre-performance clinic on the Thursday and Friday at both Wembley and the NEC. If you have not booked tickets and want to do so, scroll down the page where you will find booking details for both venues. If anyone has any questions, please do contact us on 0870 908 908 0
The Spanish Riding School of Vienna returns to the UK
Tickets are selling quickly so book now to avoid disappointment!
Secure your tickets now to see this true wonder of the equestrian world.
Tickets are also available for all performances from:
Wembley Box Office:
We are presently issuing passports for all Lipizzaner and part bred Lipizzaner horses. If your Lipizzaner is registered with us, it may be eligible for a free passport. Please contact the Office to see if you qualify.
FOR ALL LIPIZZANER HORSES