Spanish Riding School tour features first female rider

By: Horse Deals

Spanish Riding School tour features first female rider

Following the success of last year’s four sell-out shows at London’s Wembley Arena, The Spanish Riding School of Vienna is returning to the UK again in November, and this time the show will include its first ever female rider, Hannah Zeitlhofer.

Twenty-five-year-old Hannah is the first woman in history to become an Assistant Rider.

She joined the Spanish Riding School as an Eleve in September 2008 and gained her promotion earlier this year.

Having ridden since the age of seven, Hannah previously competed in dressage competitions up to medium level.

"It’s really exciting to be part of the show," says Hannah, who applied for a place at the School after completing her studies in equine science. "Being the first female to take part, I know that people are particularly interested in watching me, so I have to be absolutely sure I perfect my performance."

This year’s show will take place in Birmingham at the NIA on 16, 17 and 18 November

The show will be hosted by TV presenter Nicky Chapman, and Olympic and Paralympic dressage riders Carl Hester and Lee Pearson will open the performance with a freestyle demonstration.

The Spanish Riding School performances at the NIA, Birmingham take place on:
Friday 16 Nov– 8pm
Saturday 17 Nov– 8pm
Sunday 18 Nov– 3pm.

Tickets are now on sale, priced at £25, £35, £55 and £65.