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Xenophon Press

450 Years of the Spanish Riding School Collector's Edition hardcover in slipcase

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450 Years of the Spanish Riding School is the only authorised anniversary volume on 450 years of the Spanish Riding School in ViennaThis book shows in fascinating images the excellence and unique character of this institutionA must-have for equestrian enthusiasts.

A top-class team has formed to honor the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and the Piber Federal Stud with a sumptuous volume on the occasion of their anniversary: Elisabeth Gürtler, Director of the Spanish Riding School, presents the excellence and the unique character of this institution and its rich tradition.

The internationally renowned photographer René van Bakel has captured the Lipizzaners through the years from birth to their demanding training and the glamorous performances. Sports journalist and horse enthusiast Arnim Basche interweaves expert knowledge and emotion in his texts.

And multi-award-winning publisher Edition Lammerhuber - elected Photography Book Publisher of the Year 2014 - provides the elegant design for the book to match both the theme and the occasion.

Text in English and German.

The Spanish Riding School in Vienna celebrates its 450th anniversary in the year 2015, heralding a rich and celebrated past devoted to the cultivation of classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the Haute Ecole (“High School”) on its beautiful Lipizzaner stallions. Here is a book that honors both the Riding School and its marvelous horses—a retrospective that delights in the whole story, from foals cavorting with their mothers in the fields of Piber to the cadets in training and the teaching of the famous figures and jumps. Filled cover to cover with fabulous, emotionally charged color photographs, and including both English and German translations, this is a book for anyone who has ever delighted in the mystique of the White Stallions of Vienna—who wanted to know more, see more, and revel fully in their magic. Beautiful, collector's edition hardcover in protective slipcase.

  • PAGES: 208
  • Item #: 727
  • ISBN: 9783901753909

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