Equestrian sports


After World War II famous Hungarian riding teachers who had emigrated to different parts of the world spread the methods, originated in Örkénytábor, how to train horses and riders. Bertalan Némethy, the most successful jump-trainer of the world up to now, led the American national show jumping team to their victory at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1988. In England Count Ágoston Endrody became an influential personality in three days’ event.

Among the present-day Hungarian equestrian sports, carriage riding is the most successful branch. Its standard is hall-marked by world champions like Imre Abonyi, György Bárdos, Sándor Fülöp, József Bozsik, László Juhász, László Kecskeméti, Zoltán Lázár.

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k_23.jpg (25696 bytes) After our international successes show jumping is becoming a more and more popular and successful branch. The most important show jumping event in Hungary is the rounds of CSIO show jumping world championship held in Hortobágy and Budapest annually. In 1998 the Hungarian team won the Nations’ Cup in Budapest, and in the same year our team also became the champion at another world championship round. József Turi won one of the events and was placed at the sixth in the combined at the World Games in Rome.

In dressage we have been in the international front rank for many years due to Gyula Dallos, and the extending and ambitious new generation shows great promise too.

Three days’ event is one of the fastest growing branch among our equestrian sports. Hungarian horse breeds can expect great success in this branch.