SITE OF TOMORROW’S NATIONAL GALOPP “NEMZETI VÁGTA” ARE AWAITING FOR YOU – Starts with the celebritiy race at 8.am.

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The Dog May Be Man’s Best Friend,
but was the Horse that built the civilization!

 

Hungary has a long and deeply entrenched history of horse riding. Briefly, it is through their great skill at horse riding that they were able to migrate to Hungary during the 10th century. Ever since then, there has been an appreciation for horse riding skills and archery among Hungarian people.

Horses  back in Hungary in an era  were considered as part of the  country’s national treasure. Also in the past as in the present is such an important part of our heritage.

In the year 896 AD the seven Hungarian nomadic tribes crossed the Carpathian mountain range from the east cca.890 AD. Theirs was the last move of the “great migration” which had begun in 400 AD. They arrived in the area, sitting on horseback by elected Arpad to be the leader of their tribal federation, and founded a dynasty, as well-considered as the founder of the Hungarian nation.

This short background is to understand the statues at the Heroes Square. The grand monument composition is a memorial to the warriors, princes. These statues show the heroes, warriors, princes, captains of the past history ages of Hungary. These heroes gave their lives for the freedom to our people and our national independence.

So can there a better venue to arrange this gigantic traditional parade with the Hungarians riding, wearing their uniforms to phrase their honour to the past horseback riders of our nation.

There are countries that whenever saying their names, certain things parallel goes with them, i.e. Italy – pizza, Swiss – ski, Holland – tulips and so forth. Now the time has come for the foreigners to think of Hungary (not just by placing an equal signal to Palinka, Gulyás soup) but as a nation with long-long history in breeding horses and horse-riders, horse world champions of the country.

Tomorrow will be 4th day of the National Galopp.  This final day will share all the beauty for the eyes watching the parades and fastening heartbeats as the horse racing will take place.

Truly hope that those foreigners who by work stay in Hungary and those that are spending their holidays here in Budapest will surely go and watch this show. Hold the memories of the day’s at the National Galopp and the venues. Also their eyes will catch the beauty of these horses.

Updates and snaps by: Aggie Reiter

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Chris on 21/09/2011 at 10:12

    As a lover of horses I would have been mesmerised to witness this wonderful occasion, the skills of the Hungarian’s with their horses are legendary throughout the world….what a fantastic way to bring this to the attention of all those not fortunate enough to be able to attend….Thank You.

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  2. Dear Chris from Downunder, I believe every word you say, cause who else would wittness the beauty and the race of horses if not you. The aussies have their great race, the Melbourne-Cup which is your National Race. Hope soon-or-later Budapest will also be known as the “Budapest’s National Galopp Race” in each corner of the world.
    Thank-you for your very kind comment on my updates. Best wishes from Budapest 🙂

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  3. Posted by Susy on 24/09/2011 at 16:08

    Wish Icould jave made it maybe NeXT year

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  4. HELLO … I WISH I COULD HEAR WHAT YA SAYING. NOT TOO MUCH SENCE AT THE A/M POST, CAN’T READ IT ! I BET IN A WAY, IT MUST HAVE HAD BEEN WORTHWHILE TO SEE YOUR OPPION TO MY UPDATE, BYE AGGIE

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  5. Nice to be visiting your blog once more, it’s been months for me. Well this text that ive been waited for therefore long. i want this article to finish my assignment in the college, and it has same topic together with your article. Thanks, great share.

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