National Gallop Budapest 2022

october, 2022

01oct08:0002(oct 2)22:00National Gallop Budapest 2022

Time

1 (Saturday) 08:00 - 2 (Sunday) 22:00

Location

Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

Health Guidelines for this Event

Outdoor Event

Excerpt

An equestrian festival showcasing horsemanship traditions in Hungary! The series of exciting horse racing events will take place at the city’s famous landmark, Heroes’s Square. Food, drinks concerts, other cultural programs round out the programs on teh first weekend of October 2022.

Nemzeti Vágta/National Gallop-An Equestrian Contest & Festival

a sand covered course with horse racers racing on it at Heroes' Sqr's monuments
Heroes’ Square Turns Into A Gallop Course For The Weekend

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.

TIP: Accompanying programs – gastronomy and craft fair – will take place on Andrássy Avenue – the hip Parisian-style thoroughfare starting at Heroes’ Sqr.

If you had enough of the horses and the crowd you can also head for the Zoo or enjoy the hot pools of the Széchenyi Bath .

Remember to also explore the renewed City Park with its numerous new attractions.

2 horse racers competing, part of the Museum Of Fine Arts in the background
Equestrian Racers

Venue:

  • Heroes’ Square/Hősök tere, Budapest

Admission:

  • Free,
  • Grand stand tickets if you want to watch the race: 3.000 – 4.000 HU

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.

Program Schedule (Will Be Announced Later)

Folk Dance House on Heroes’ Square

Entry: free

Date & Time: has not been announced yet.

Come and celebrate the 13th birthday of the National Gallop!

Join the dancers on Heroes’ Square and whirl away to the local tunes, taste our food, wines and bee. It’s a great program to get a genuine feel of Hungarian culture.

More Information: Event website.

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