International Hucul Horse Races In Hungary, 22 - 24 August

  • 21 Aug 2014 10:45 AM
International Hucul Horse Races In Hungary, 22 - 24 August
The 6th Annual Jósvafő International Hucul Horse Races and 3rd Annual International Farrier Competition at Aggtelek National Park, Hungary between 22-24 August. The small, picturesque mountain village of Jósvafő is playing host to the 6th Annual Hucul Horse Festival August 22-24, 2014. The festival takes place in the heart of the Aggtelek karst, and in 2014, is under the patronage of Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas.

The annual races feature one of the largest gatherings of the local hucul breed of horse.*

The event is unique in that the hucul horses take part not only in traditional show jumping and carriage driving competitions, but a farrier contest will also be held and scored by a renowned team of judges.

The event will be officially opened on Friday, August 22 in the courtyard of the former rectory in Jósvafő, followed by concerts by Vaga Banda and the Miskolc Dixieland Band.

Hucul Path Races for Open, Senior, and Child Categories will take place on Saturday, August 23rd. The Combined Obstacle Course and Marathon Carriage Races, as well as the Hucul Path Sport Category Competition will be held on Sunday, August 24th.

The farrier competitions will be held in parallel with the horse races, including both events for both amateurs and professionals. These events include horse shoeing, forging horseshoes and the “Eagle Eye” contest, creative forging, and the exciting Group Wine Uncorking Contest (competitors must forge appropriate tools and open the bottle without breaking it).

Evening entertainment on Saturday night will be provided by the Mangalica Band and Ferenci Gyuri and the Rackajam.

Everyone is welcome! Free entry!

Date: August 22-24, 2014
Time: 08:30-17:00
Place: Jósvafő, Hungary

More information:
Tel: (36) 48-506-000

Full draft programme here

* “The Hucul or Carpathian is a pony or small horse breed originally from the Carpathian Mountains. It has a heavy build and possesses great endurance and hardiness. The breed is also referred to as the Carpathian pony. The breed gets its name from the Hutsul people, who live mostly in the Carpathian's in Ukraine and in Romania, but also in an area in the East Carpathian Mountains north of the river Bistritz, officially named "Huzelei".” (Wikipedia)

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