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Featuring opening performance from Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin & Lee Pearson.
Team GB dressage rider Carl Hester will be proudly showing off his team gold medal at his appearance on the UK tour of The Spanish Riding School of Vienna.
Great Britain's dressage riders won team gold and landed their first title in Olympic history.
Barely 24 hours after the British show jumping team clinched a first gold medal for 60 years, the dressage trio led by Carl Hester, also triumphed at Greenwich Park.
Britain had never previously won an Olympic dressage medal, which underlines the magnitude of their achievement.
This medal winning Olympic champion, who scored 80% in the team and on his black stallion Uthopia, will be opening the show at the NIA in Birmingham.
Carl is also hoping for a individual medal when he competes on Thursday. He commented:
“Today has been momentous, I am dying with pride. It is hard to put this experience into words. To win gold with such a phenomenal team is just amazing! And to do it in London is even better! For me life is about challenges and so the next focus for me is an individual medal. And then I’m opening for the phenomenal Spanish Riding School of Vienna in Birmingham. Life doesn’t get any better than this!”
Carl will perform his gold medal-winning performance to the music that he rode to in the Olympics, and also give a masterclass in some of the dressage moves that the modern day sport includes.
He will also be amusing everyone with his behind the scenes stories of the London 2012 Olympics, prompted by host for the show, TV presenter Nicki Chapman.
The Spanish Riding School of Vienna tour will take place in Birmingham at the NIA on 16, 17 and 18 November. Not only will visitors get to watch a medal-winning Olympian but will be treated to stunning displays from the white Lipizzaner stallions. Marvel at the trust and harmony between horse and rider during the in-hand work, sit back and enjoy the foot-perfect quadrille and look on in amazement as the stallions carry out their famous airs above the ground.
To ensure you don’t miss out on seeing Carl Hester and the world’s most famous school of equitation on home ground, book your tickets today. Sure to be a sell-out, book early to avoid disappointment.
After four sell-out shows at London's Wembley Arena in 2011, The Spanish Riding School of Vienna announce they will be bringing the famous Lipizzaner stallions back to the UK in November 2012. The venue will be in Birmingham at the NIA and dates are confirmed as 16 - 18 November 2012. Tickets for this opportunity to the majestic, highly trained horses and riders of the 430 year old "High School for Classical Horsemanship" go on sale on Friday 30 March 2012. As the London shows were such a success it was decided to bring the show back to the midlands.
Their show is an impressive display of classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the haute école. Visitors will be mesmerised by the absolute balance and harmony achieved by these beautiful White Lipizzaner stallions and their regal riders. All of their famous in-hand work and movements above the ground such as the Capriole, Levade and Courbette will be performed.
Nicki Chapman will be hosting the event and giving the audience a background to their wonderful story and she will be joined by Team GB Olympian Dressage rider Carl Hester and nine times Paralympic gold medallist Lee Pearson.
Carl and Lee will be demonstrating some of the dressage moves that the modern day sport practices - many of which are derived from the training and teachings of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. It is hopeful that both riders will be part of a medal winning teams at London 2012.
Incredibly moving, highly sophisticated and full of glamour it is due to public demand that the Spanish Riding School of Vienna are returning to the UK again only a year since their last tour.
Make sure your seats are booked well in advance as the last one was a sell out.