Legendary White Stallions

Airs Above the Ground: Classical Dressage Movements of the Lipizzaner Stallions

The maneuvers and jumps associated with high classical dressage were originally designed as equine military training to develop strength, agility, balance, concentration and focus on the rider’s demands. Over time, they have been transformed into a living art form of balletic grace and precision, celebrating the accomplishments of some of the most remarkable horses on the planet. High-level classical dressage maneuvers during which the horse leaves the ground, know as airs above the ground, can appear deceptively easy, but they are incredibly demanding of the horse and take years of training to perfect. The best of the best perform one of only three maneuvers at the Spanish Riding School.

Lipizzaner Stallions, PBS Nature's Legendary White Stallions