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The Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria, is home of the Lipizzaner stallions, a unique European breed.
The Spanish Riding School is the oldest classical horse riding school in the world and was first mentioned in writing in 1565, during the reign of Archduke Maximilian II.

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  • lynn carter
    lynn carter11 months ago

    very ornate surroundings xx

  • lynn
    it is so dramatic , looks/feels like an opera house!

    – phil decocco

  • ctheworld
    ctheworld11 months ago

  • CTW
    Many thanks for this feature!

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Stratton11 months ago

    Such elegance! Wow! :-)

  • Pete
    seems out of sync with reality…all that elegance, opulence, for horses……

    – phil decocco

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryan11 months ago

    Sure is a beautiful arena to show off those magnificent horses – well done!

  • monnie
    it was like being in an opera house……some horsey aromas the differnece

    – phil decocco

  • Russell Fry
    Russell Fry11 months ago

    amazing! Wonderful photo!

  • russell
    an amazing arena with loads of historical value…still at it!

    – phil decocco

  • lezvee
    lezvee11 months ago

    Thanks for such a good description. I have heard of the Lipizzaner stallions but I never imagined they would be trained in such an amazingly ornate place. Thank you for bringing this to us.

  • lezvee
    it’s a beautiful arena, elegant, ornate, with galleries up and down both side.

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie111 months ago

    Beautiful image, Phil

  • shulie
    quite the place! Imagine all for horses!

    – phil decocco

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB11 months ago

    February 5, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • teresa
    this was a gorgeous place! All for horses!

    – phil decocco

  • vaggypar
    vaggypar10 months ago

    Congratulations on your feature on 02/18/2014

    Keep the great work coming.

  • Vaggypar
    Thanks for this feature

    – phil decocco

  • Elena Skvortsova
    Elena Skvortsova10 months ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Elena
    Thanks for your comment and support

    – phil decocco

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