- 23 Sep 2013 9:04 AM
I went along to “Heroes’ Square” which this time was turned into a giant sand-covered racecourse. I saw some modern day heroes try their luck at the 5th “National Gallop”. This annual cultural event celebrates Hungarian equestrian traditions. It is a horse event reviving Hungarian military history and the famous “hussar” culture.
At the center of this spectacular event is a national horse race, a show where several of Hungary's towns and villages get to show off their horse riding skills.
The program included qualifying rounds, a Little Hussar gallop, a Chariot Gallop Celebrity Race, a Cart Pushing Competition and a Celebrity Charity Race, as well as, Hungarian dishes and drinks for everyone.
I wonder now what is popping up next weekend in beautiful downtown Budapest…tally ho!
Words and photos by Russell Skidmore for XpatLoop.com
After an extensive career in advertising - as an Art Director & Creative Director in London, Paris and Budapest for leading agencies - Russel transferred the skills and knowledge gained to the development of his own successful company covering wedding, event, PR and portrait photography: www.russell-skidmore-photography.co.uk