Spanish Riding School honoured by UNESCO

Vienna’s Spanish Riding School has been put on the list of Austrian immaterial cultural objects by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).Maria Walcher from the Austrian UNESCO committee for immaterial cultural values said today (Fri): “It is a matter of a ritual, traditional craft, oral tradition and timeless knowledge in relation to protection of nature,” in explaining the reason for UNESCO’s decision.Eva Nowotny, the president of the Austrian UNESCO committee, said: “Let 1,000 flowers bloom. Other traditions are welcome.”Elisabeth Gürtler, the general director of the school, said: “Employees like our Andreas Hausberger have orally communicated their priceless experience to our students and candidates.”