The Horse Rider's Journal

Princess Benedikte and Princess Nathalie honoured at the Spanish Riding School


Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg received the prestigious Prix de l-Ecole d-Équitation Espagnole de Vienne at the Summer Ball of the Spanish Riding School Vienna, Austria, Friday night.

The inaugural Prix de l’École d’Èquitation Espagnole de Vienne was given by the honorary committee of the Spanish Riding School to Princess Benedikte and Princess Nathalie for their outstanding efforts in equestrian sports and horse breeding, as well as for promoting intergenerational understanding of the importance of horses in human history.

The award in the shape of “Maestoso Superba”, a stallion performing a Levade, is made of 12,527 crystals and only a very limited number of ten pieces have been produced by the Tyrolean company Swarovski.


The 451-year-old history of the Spanish Riding School is based on the long and committed tradition of the High School of Classical Horsemanship. More information here.