Hungarians are a nation born on horseback. More than 1,000 years ago, Magyar tribes made their way across the central Asian steppe to Hungary, conquering the Carpathian basin and establishing the Kingdom of Hungary. Those who settled the country’s Puszta — Hungary’s Great Plains — slowly developed an agricultural and equestrian culture unlike anywhere else in the world.
After the fall of communism, horse farms and clubs popped up across the country as Hungarians set about rediscovering their centuries-old
equestrian and agricultural roots. Today, Hungarian cowboys — csikós — train here, learning skills to conquer the plains like their ancestors and tend to the unique livestock of this area. Hungarian Grey Cattle, a species which until now one have only known from the menus of Budapest’s burger joints is also parts of this unique world of the puszta.

‘Pusztaprograms’ include welcome the guests with cheesecake and pálinka (traditional Hungarian brandy), horse-carridge ride in the ‘puszta’, traditional Hungarian lunch, as goulash served in a rustic restaurants, and horseshow. Tricks of csikós-  the Hungarian cowboys-  like riding with a cup in hand,  making their horse lying down, and more, pony-cart, coach-and-three, yoak of oxen, donkey-cart, coach- and-four are all parts of the shows. The most striking part of the program is the fascinating show of the ‘puszta 5-10’ (five-ten horses ridden by one horseman), which is unique in the world.

You can enjoy this unforgettable experience in our tour ‘The Hungarian Puszta – Trip to Kecskemet from Budapest’, just for one hour drive from the Hungarian capital.