Hungary is an ideal destination for anyone hoping to get in the saddle: the country has long relied on its equestrian population and boasts a number of great stables and horse parks to visit. Whether you’re a total beginner or an experienced equestrian, the country has something for everyone – check out these five great places to go horse riding in Hungary.
Set among the rolling hills and green landscapes of the southern Hungarian region of County Zala, Rádiháza is the perfect place to enjoy cross country riding. Thanks to a range of accommodation options, the farm can be visited for an all immersive horse riding experience; alternatively, the riding school provides a number of options for a day out. Shorter cross country rides or longer excursions are both available and, for those who aren’t keen to get in the saddle yet still want to enjoy the experience, horse drawn carts can also be hired.
Maximum Equestrian Club
Approximately 28 miles (45km) from Budapest, this rural haven spread over a few hundred acres of land is a great option for an accessible horse riding experience near the Hungarian capital. The club is ideal for those who want to get out there and explore the Hungarian countryside: wilderness camps are a key feature of the stables’ repertoire, with English speaking guides leading the way. Those looking to take part in a riding tour will need to have the basic skills and fitness level needed to ride for a few hours at a time; for less confident riders, classes and training sessions are also available.
Maximum Equestrian Club, Öregmajor 1, Nagysáp, Hungary +36 70 272 0096
Hétkúti Riding Park
Opened in 2011, the Hétkúti riding park is part of the hotel of the same name and can be found close to the Vérte and Bakony hills. With an indoor and outdoor training arena, the park offers lessons to all levels from beginner through to advanced, as well as a horse club for anyone wanting to spend more time with the park’s ponies. Cross country riding, lunging and horse carriage rides can also be enjoyed.
Hétkúti Riding Park, Dózsa György u. 111, Mór, Hungary +36 22 562 297
El Bronco Ranch
This extensive ranch complete with accommodation and a spa provides all inclusive Western riding holidays in the stunning natural environment of the Kiskunság National Park. A number of options are on offer, from weekend to full week trips, during which riders can enjoy time in the ranch’s paddocks as well as trail rides in the surrounding countryside. Over 40 horses trained for western riding live at the ranch and riders are carefully matched up to ensure the perfect partnership.
El Bronco Ranch, Matyó dűlő 46, Izsák, Hungary +36 70 389 5715
This equestrian club near Budapest prides itself on catering to riders of all levels and offers a variety of activities in line with this philosophy. A riding school allows beginners and less experienced riders to hone their skills, while the riding club offers a chance to take part in every aspect of caring for a horse. Visitors can also head out on horse tours of the surrounding countryside for a breath of fresh air away from the city.