The Gallop Sword
At the National Gallop, each rider represents a city or town. The winning city or town takes home the Gallop Sword, the emblematic weapon of Hungary’s 19th-century hussar heroes.
The world-famous Lázár brothers,
the technical designers of the National Gallop
Owing to the very successful debut of the International Race last year, we shall continue to organize this event as a part of our National Gallop programme.
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Visit the National Gallop of Hungary!
Once upon a time...
The National Gallop of 2014 features Sergeant László Skultéty, the oldest serving hussar, a legendary figure in the history of Hungarian light cavalry.
What’s the National Gallop?
This is huge. This is really something. It's the National Gallop, the grandest of festivals on the grandest of scales. It’s a rather new Hungarian invention - a monumental reinvention of history and tradition.
Seven tribal chieftains galloped gallantly into this neck of the European woods back in the 9th century and claimed it. So begins the history of Hungary, and the chieftains stand proudly on horse- back, larger than life at the center of Heroes' Square.
Every nation has an undeniable demand for culture and morality, which it strongly believes in – and so has the Hungarian.