János Németh, rider of Őcsény, lifts the Herend trophy

János Németh, rider of Őcsény, lifts the Herend trophy

2022. October 4.

Őcsény’s rider, who is now a three-time National Gallop champion, won the 2022 National Gallop in the saddle of his horse named Galaxy in a close race. At the large-scale event at Heroes’ Square in Budapest, in addition to the exciting races, the audience enjoyed unique and spectacular equestrian and traditional productions, several of which were dreamed up by the organizers on the occasion of the Gallop’s 15th birthday.

The winning rider of National Gallop finished first among extremely strong competitors such as Csaba Tamás representing Farkaslaka and Luca Földes from Temerin. However, in the end, János Németh and his horse, Galaxy, proved to be the fastest, so they could take home a Herend porcelain statuette “Hadik hussar” as well as the Challenge Trophy of National Gallop, a hussar sabre from 1848.

In the International Race, the representative of Serbia, the 2020 National Gallop winner Alen Ördög stood on the top step of the podium, followed by Matej Grebenjak from Slovenia and by Dorottya Farkas from Hungary. According to the traditions of the past years, the prizes of the International Race were supplied again this year by the Herend Porcelain Manufactory Ltd., thus the 2nd and 3rd placed riders won a porcelain vase each, while the winner could take home a Herend porcelain statuette “Hadik hussar”.

Central Europe’s largest equestrian competition series celebrated its 15th birthday this year, on the occasion of which the programs were organized around the number 15: one of the most spectacular parts of the event was the parade of 150 pony-riding children in Hungarian national colours on the day of the finals. In the sold-out auditorium, spectators saw programs such as the simultaneous show jumping or the carriage pushing competition, but the Győr Devil Riders and the Kassai Archers also performed a special show on the anniversary. The weekend ended with a beautiful stud drive program with the Szilvásvárad stud.

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