National Gallop Budapest
September 13 - September 15
Nemzeti Vágta/National Gallop-An Equestrian Contest & Festival
Venue: Andrassy Avenue and Heroes’ Square, Budapest
Admission free, grand stand tickets if you want to watch the race: 3.000 – 4.000 HUF
The National Gallop is a celebration of Hungarian traditions and the countryside including traditional Hungarian horseback riding and hussar traditions.
The main attraction of the event is the horse riding race to which any Hungarian citizen aged 18 and older can enter, male or female without weight limitations.
Each year around 100 settlements nominate for the Vágta out of which riders are chosen through regional contests.
The spectacular event takes place on the vast historic plaza, Hősök tere (Heroes’ Square), close to City park.
Apart from the horse riding race, the National Gallop is a large-scale cultural festival that enriches the colourful event palette of Budapest.
The “Kitchen of Hungary” (Magyarország Konyhája), and the “Wine Garden (Borkert)” offer a taste of local gastronomy and drinks.
Folk Dance House on Heroes’ Square
Date & Time: 16. September, Saturday, 19.15
Come and celebrate the 10th birthday of the National Gallop. Join the dancers on Heroes’ Square and whirl away to the local tunes.