The world famous white stallions of The Spanish Riding School of Vienna, are set to return to Britain later this year for a two-centre tour sponsored by Horse & Hound.

There will be give two performances – at the Birmingham NEC Arena on22 to 25 November and London’s Wembley Arena 29 November to 2 December 2001.

The great tradition of classical riding and the extravagant “airs above the ground” which date back to 1572 will once again be demonstrated by the Lipizzaner stallions and their trainer-riders in quadrilles, pas seul, pas de deux and work on long reins.

Tickets for perfomances cost £15 – £55 (subject to booking fee) from venue box offices or the ticket hotline (0870 077 2001) on sale from 15 February.

To win a pair of top-priced tickets for each of the eight performances, see special competition in this week’s Horse & Hound (15 February)

For more information visit www.spanishridingschool.com