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National Gallop Budapest

October 10 - October 11

Nemzeti Vágta/National Gallop-An Equestrian Contest & Festival

Venue: Heroes’ Square, Budapest

3 horse riders on Heroes squareAdmission 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.

grilled sausages on a large, round metal plateIf you had enough of the horses and the crowd you can head for the Zoo or the Széchenyi Bath.

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

Entry: free

Date & Time:

Come and celebrate the 10th birthday of the National Gallop. Join the dancers on Heroes’ Square and whirl away to the local tunes.



October 10
October 11