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National Gallop, 2011

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Heroes’ Square, Budapest, Hungary
September 14-18, 2011.

(the photos were taken by Zsolt in 2008)
The Gallop

In Hungary there are thousands of citizens, who keep the world-famous Hussar traditions alive, which is in fact part of the country’s history since the Hungarian Renaissance of the 16th century. Hussar tradition, thus, is a real “hungaricum”, that Hungary gave the world with great pride. National Gallop organizers believe, that this is a slice of Hungary well-worth to show the world, and it is time to re-think Hungarian traditions in a way that the rest of world would be keen to understand, get to know, and be part of this experience.

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About 100 towns and villages participated in the contest.

The Gallop

Attractions in traditional costumes:

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The first race commemorates King Matthias Corvinus in the spirit of the Renaissance Year.

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By selecting the right horse and rider every private person, municipality or organization had a chance of winning the grand prize of HUF 30 million

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The winner for 2008: Suták Vanda, Nyíregyháza



The official website of the event.

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