For the first time in more than 15 years, the amazing dancing white stallions of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna are visiting America in celebration of the 60th anniversary of U.S. General George Patton’s rescue of Europe’s beloved Lipizzaner stallions during WWII.
Spanish Riding School Director Dr. Werner Pohl said, “This is an appropriate time for the Spanish Riding School to say ‘thank you’ to America.”
This amazing tour of dancing horses will perform in six cities, and United States Equestrian Federation members will have an unparalleled opportunity for discounted tickets and access to a special pre-show clinic. A limited number of specially grouped seats will be reserved in each market for USEF members, and will be available for $65, a $10 discount from the normal ticket price. Other seating will also be made available at discounted rates of $45 and $25. Order deadlines are approximately one month before the date of each performance, and USEF members will be asked for their member numbers to receive the advertised discounts.
In addition, approximately two hours prior to each scheduled performance, the Master of Ceremonies will offer a clinic with two riders and two stallions, covering a variety of subjects from the history of the Spanish Riding School and the Lipizzaner, to classical dressage demonstrations that will capture the attention of even the most astute equestrian enthusiasts.
To take advantage of USEF group seating, and for additional instructions on the pre-performance clinic, contact the individuals listed below.
The schedule for the Spanish Riding School of Vienna’s 2005 United States Tour will be as follows:
The Nationwide Arena
Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 6 at 2:30 p.m.
Clint Fetty: (614) 246-3396, or cfetty@BlueJackets.com
St. Louis, MO
The Savvis Center
Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 13 at 2:30 p.m.
Contact: (314) 622-5454, or email@example.com
The MCI Center
Saturday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Jill Buxbaum: (202) 628-3200, ext. 6980
Gene Kearney: (202) 628-3200, ext. 6984
The Wachovia Spectrum
Friday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 26 at 2:30 p.m.
Brad Sims: (215) 952-4129, or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Carla White (770) 813-7551, or email@example.com
Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 11 at 2:30 p.m.
Tiffany Hill: (713) 758-7577, or TiffanyH@Rocketball.com
Ticket sales began May 1, 2005. For more information, visit www.spanishridingschool.com, or call (877) 547-4926.