SRS rider suspected of animal abuse

General News

An experienced equestrian of the world-famous Spanish Riding School (Spanische Hofreitschule, SRS) has been accused of cruelty to animals.Viennese newspaper Heute reports today (Tues) that Ernst Bachinger rode a Lipizzaner at a performance show in Piber, Styria, despite concerns that the horse was sick. The daily claims a journalist enforced the SRS to admit that […]

Spanish Riding School ‘gallops towards bankruptcy’


Vienna’s famous Spanish Riding School (SRS) has caused a media storm with reports today (Tues) claiming the institution suffered losses of 400,000 Euros last year.Two of the SRS’s four head riders suspended from work in 2009 after being at odds with SRS boss Elisabeth Gürtler were still on full wages report the dailies and says […]