History of horse riding in Hungary
Hungary has a long and deeply entrenched history of horse riding. The Hungarian people are believed to have originated from Asia and it is through their great skill at horse riding that they were able to migrate to Hungary during the 10th century. Ever since there has been an appreciation for horse riding skills and archery among Hungarian people because this is such an important part of their heritage.
Horse riding schools in Hungary
Today, there are literally dozens of horse riding schools situated all over Hungary. These schools have some of the best developed horse riding programs in Europe and many people come to Hungary specifically to learn how to ride a horse. Depending on how much time you have and how proficient you want to become at horse riding, there will be a variety of horse riding courses on offer for you.
Horse riding stables in Hungary
In addition to horse riding schools, there is also a multitude of stables that keep horses. These are ideal if you already know how to ride a horse and just want to do some riding. You’ll be able to rent a horse for the day and the stables will point you in the right direction as to the best horse riding routes in the area.
Horse riding on the Great Plain in Hungary
The Great Plain is probably the area that is most closely associated with horse riding and it is here that many of the best horse riding schools are located in Hungary; some of the best horse-riding schools on the Great Plain in Hungary are found in the areas of Bugacpustza, Lajosmizsc & Hortogaby.
Hungary is also known as a breeding ground for certain types of horses. The most prestigious and highly prized among these are Lipizzaner horses which can be best viewed at the stud farm in Szilvasvarad in the Northern Uplands.
Horse riding tours in Hungary
If you are a serious horse rider and want to base your entire holiday around horse riding then there are several tour operators that can organise tours that last about one week and involve riding a variety of different horses in different places in Hungary.