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Britain’s dressage super-stars will open Spanish Riding School of Vienna tour at Wembley Arena this autumn.


Gold Medal Winning Olympic and Paralympic Dressage Superstars; Carl Hester OBE, Lee Pearson CBE and Natasha Baker MBE to open world-famous Spanish Riding School of Vienna in UK

Great Britain’s biggest dressage super-stars Carl Hester OBE and Natasha Baker MBE will open the world-renowned Spanish Riding School of Vienna at Wembley Arena this coming autumn as part of their UK tour.

As previously announced Lee Pearson CBE will join Carl for the performances at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena. TV presenter and British Dressage Ambassador, Nicki Chapman will host the events in both cities.

While Carl and Lee have both entertained the crowds at previous Spanish Riding School UK tours, this will be the first time that Paralympic double Gold medal winner Natasha Baker joins the show.


Great Britain’s emotional and history-making performance in dressage in the 2012 Olympics sparked phenomenal interest in the sport amongst the general public. This tour will provide a unique and exclusive opportunity to witness a dressage performance by three of the sport’s greatest riders.

Carl Hester OBE, kingpin of the British dressage team, is one of the UK’s all time equestrian greats. He’s won more than 50 national dressage titles and competed in four Olympics, two World Equestrian Games and five European Championships. At London 2012, he achieved his life ambition of winning an Olympic gold medal.

Lee Pearson CBE is Britain’s most successful Paralympian. Pearson won his 10th gold medal during the 2012 London Paralympics. He also has six world-championship and three European titles.

Natasha Baker MBE finished an astonishing Paralympic debut with two gold medals at London 2012.

All three riders will give an insight as to what makes their sport so captivating with some stunning dressage performances.

Talking about her performance on the Spanish Riding School tour, Natasha commented; “I’m really excited to be joining the Spanish Riding School of Vienna on their 2014 UK tour. To be a part of the show is an honour and it will be fantastic to perform in front of a crowd at Wembley. The audience will not be left disappointed!”

Lee Pearson added; “To open for the Spanish Riding School is a real honour and it’s fabulous that the tour will be showcasing Britain’s top dressage riders including my awesome team mate Natasha Baker. London 2012 created a huge buzz around dressage and the opportunity to perform in front of 10,000 horse fans every night is completely thrilling!”

The mesmerising story behind the centuries old Spanish Riding School of Vienna will be narrated by Nicki Chapman and the beautiful White Lipizzaner stallions will display the classical moves such as Capriole, Levade and Courbette.

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This is a wonderful family show that enables the public to see how today’s modern Olympic and Paralympic sport of dressage has evolved from the art of classical equitation.


Dates are:

The Spanish Riding School of Vienna at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena featuring Carl Hester and Lee Pearson

  • Friday 31st October 2014
  • Saturday 1st November 2014
  • Sunday 2nd November 2014

The Spanish Riding School of Vienna at London’s Wembley Arena featuring Carl Hester and Natasha Baker

  • Friday 14th November 2014
  • Saturday 15th November 2014
  • Sunday 16th November 2014


For ticket booking visit: www.livenation.co.uk

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