Horses, Greyhounds, Food Trucks & Armored Vehicles Meet This Weekend in Budapest

  • 30 Aug 2023 9:35 AM
  • Hungary Today
Horses, Greyhounds, Food Trucks & Armored Vehicles Meet This Weekend in Budapest
The most modern combat equipment of the Hungarian Defense Forces will be on display the first weekend of September at this year’s International Horse and Greyhound Competition and Food Truck Show, writes

During the three-day program, the only horse-racing track in Hungary will offer a varied and colorful program.

On Friday, the greyhound race will be the main event, followed by the equestrian events on Saturday and Sunday.

The program will also include the first-ever Great Equestrian Competition for young people, during which anyone can find out about the various equestrian sports and riding opportunities in the country.

On Saturday’s featured gallop day, the Kincsem, Imperial, and Overdose prizes will be up for grabs, with thoroughbreds from England also coming to compete in an unprecedented way, adding a special weight to the event.

In addition to the fantastic horses, we welcome a true world star in the saddle. Racing’s Messiah, Frankie Dettori, the world’s most famous jockey, will ride in six races on Saturday.

The event will also include a demonstration by the Count Ferenc Nádasdy Hussar Class of the Hungarian Defense Forces, a military band, and a rare helicopter ride.

The Hungarian Defense Forces will be represented at the event, where visitors will be able to see almost all of the latest combat vehicles recently acquired, such as the Leopard 2A4 medium tank, the Gidrans, the PZH2000 self-propelled gun, and the brand new LYNX KF41 infantry fighting vehicle.

The event venue is Kincsem Park, a major horse-racing venue in Budapest, Hungary.

The 84-hectare park, named after the racehorse Kincsem, can accommodate thoroughbred and harness racing, and can also be configured as a concert venue.

Although the track experienced a drop in attendance in recent years, it has enjoyed new popularity among racing fans due to the success of Hungarian racehorse Overdose. 

Photo: courtesy of Kincsem Park

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