The National Gallop, historic-style horse race based on Hungarian traditions that is both traditional and tradition, national cultural event.
A live competition and show nowhere else in the whole wide world to be seen just in Hungary!
VENUE: HERO SQUARE – BUDAPEST
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER, 19. – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER, 21.
Roll down to have a look at the forthcoming week-ends daily schedules.
To-day the press announcement and the draws took place at the magically beautiful Bábolna National Stud Farm since 1789, whereas the National Gallop organizers and the International Previte 2014 Race competitors were present. Upon the welcoming words by the members of the organizers, the drawn took place. At first the competitors number of their riding tracks, thereafter which will be their horses to shoot off and win the competition. Before heading to the drawing just wish to mention a word or two about the Bábolna National Stud Farm…as already mention it was founded in 1789 and the place became a major horse breeding in Hungary.Ever sinbce its existence the mission was to preserve, promote and develop the values created by the efforts of predecessors. The place is as a huge jewellery box and well said this place bears centuries old heritage in a traditional environment. This place is well-known throughout the world where horse breeding is the major hometown to the pure-bred Arabian stock namely known around Europe as the Shagya Arabian bred recognized as an independent bred in 1978.
Rolling back to 2014, after 6 years of having the National Gallop race in Budapest, last year, the organizers wished to wider the attention to the horse riding lovers in having International Competitors at the National Gallop Race. The attention and the success was so high that the number of foreigner country’s horse riders this year increased from 8 to 12. Many may remember the winner of the international gallop race of last year was the horse rider from Qatar. This year Qatar joins again to take part at the race. Also joining the event by the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Bulgaria and the United States of America, Uzbekistan and China.
During the magnificent three days show there will be food and drinks of plenty at the Country’s Kitchen opening already on Friday and just as in the previous years including: celebrity charity race, cavalry gallop, race car as well as a variety of programs for children, young adult, family i.e. for all age the venue is open.
Friday, September, 19.
The Country Kitchen opens up, visitors may roll over to the venue and see the awesome racetrack already awaiting for the gallop race.
Saturday, September, 20.
8 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. – Riders experiencing the racetrack
11.45 p.m. – 12 Noon – Wreath-laying ceremony at the Hungarian Heroes Memorial Stone.
12 Noon – 1 p.m. – International Gallop opening ceremony and the vows
1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. – Hungarian Post (Magyar Posta) Little Knights Seabiscuit – Heat- 1 – 2 – 3
2 p.m.- 6p.m. – Heat 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6
3.50 p.m.- 4 p.m. I. pre race Carriage
4.15 p.m.- 4.45 p.m. Heat 7 – 8
4.55 p.m.- 5 p.m. Equestrian Theater show on tour
5 p.m. – 5.15 p.m. OTP Bank – Celebrity Charity Race
5.15 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. Heat 9 – 10 – 11 – 12
6.45 p.m. – 6.50 p.m. Wagon-wheel race
6.50 p.m. – 7 p.m. Carriage Seabiscuit
7.10 p-m. – 7.20 p.m. Dog Parade
7.20 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free to visit the field!
Sunday, September, 21.
9.45 a.m. – 9.55 a.m. Para Equestrian Sports Show and competitive games Foal Champion
10.05 a.m. 10.45 a.m. National Gallop – semi-finals
11 a.m. – 12.45 p.m. First, Middle second race, 3, 4 medium term,5th medium-term
12.45 p.m. – 1 p.m. International Race – I semi-final, Race
1 p.m. – 1.15 p.m. International Race – – II. semi-final
1.30 p.m. – 2.15 p.m. Equestrian Jumping competition, free dressage
2.30 p.m. – 2.45 p.m. Akhal-Teke, the wonder horse show
3.15 p.m. – 4 p.m. Lajos Kassai – Horseback Archery show
4.20 p.m. – 6.22 p.m. Equestrian stunt show, free dressage
Wranglers and bare-fives Tutorial, 48-Traditional knights battle scene Tutorial
Small Knights Seabiscuit – Final, awards
Carriage Seabiscuit – Final, awards, National Gallop final race of opening
International Race – Final, awards, National Gallop Awards Ceremony
6.22 p.m. Stud drive
Last but not least … “Rural Saddle, Saddle Hungary!”… goes out to the countrywide locals, tourist, foreigners staying, living in Budapest and foreigners from abroad who will choose in the coming week-end to be a part at an unforgetable superb event spiced up with an awesome show which is only once a year held in Budapest ! So the RACE IS ON!!! …But you don’t have to race, the International Gallop Race is free of charge! Only need to purchase tickets to sit at the grandstand
Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter