New Hungarian and transborder locations in the programme of National Gallop in 2019
This year riders and the lovers of the Hungarian equestrian tradition will enjoy again the National Gallop. The riders can qualify at 16 locations for the final event in Budapest. In 2019, the competition expanded to another transborder town, riders of Eszék could show their talent for the audience.
It was Csemő’s rider who won the jubilee National Gallop
The 10th National Gallop was held with full house at Heroes’ square both days. The horse racing which was based on the Hungarian traditions activated hundreds of settlements this year too. Based on the results of 16 Hungarian and 4 cross-border’s first qualifying competitions, it came up who could represent their settlements in the largest modern Carpathian Basin rider’s ceremony.
Have fun! – Verbunkos at the birthday of National Gallop
Celebrate this wonderful anniversary in the spirit of music, dance and fun! Excellent wines, delicious food and great company – Hungarians have fun this way!
Therefore, it was never in doubt that the National Gallop would commemorate and celebrate the Hussar’s, with a real birthday „verbunkos”. From the Műcsarnok to the 56s’ square, the country kitchen will attract guests with delicious smells, whilst music will await visitors for dancing all day long. On Saturday night everybody is welcome to the country’s largest open-air dancing house, for a hilarious party, regardless of their age or ability.
We can make a world record at the National Gallop
Standing on the back of forty horses, the best devil riders will gallop
Standing on the back of more than fourty dribbling horses, the best of the Győr Ördöglovas School will gallop at the same time at Heroes’ Square on the 16th September at the fiery show in the evening. For a world-famous experimental single production, Győr has been preparing for a dizzying performance for a year to present it on the tenth National Gallop. The youngests of the amateur team are only 9 years old.
Kitchen of Hungary
While our modern-day Hussars battle in the arena at the Heroes’ Square, you might want to indulge in all the goodies the Hungarian cuisine has to offer.
More fun stuff
Did we mention that the National Gallop isn't just about horse racing?
In the first half of the 18th century, a light cavalry appeared on the battlegrounds of Europe called the Hungarian hussars.
The Gallop Board
The Gallop Board displays the Coat of Arms of each of the cities and towns represented at the Gallop, in the order in which they will race, and the winners are moved up to the semifinals, and then to the finals.