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On this weekend: The National Gallop

On this weekend: The National Gallop

This is a race held once a year on a special course around Heroes’ Square, which gets all the nessesary gear for the event. It’s been going on since 2008, and this year’s course promises to be a very interesting one. Look out on 20-22 September.

The event takes place in Heroes’ Square, which is turned into a huge race course and covered with sand.
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Event Dates – Sep 20, 2013  –  Sep 22, 2013
Venue – Heroes’ Square

 

 

 

 

HEROES’ SQUARE PROGRAM

Saturday 17th September

12:00 National Gallop opening ceremony and ceremonial resolution of the competitors – Competitors and teams from 72 towns
12:30 – 12:45 Gates open, track cleaning
12:45 – 13:15 Little Hussar Gallop – qualifying rounds
13:15 – 13:30 Gates open, track cleaning
13:30 – 17:15 National Gallop – qualifying rounds
13:30 – 14:15 Pre-race 1., 2., 3.
14:15 -14:30 Gates open, track cleaning
14:30 – 15:15 Pre-race 4., 5., 6.
15:15 -15:30 Gates open, track cleaning
15:30 – 16:15 Pre-race 7., 8., 9.
16:15 – 16:30 Gates open, track cleaning
16:30 – 17:15 Pre-race 10., 11., 12.
17:15 – 17:30 Gates open, track cleaning
17:30 – 18:30 National coach driving pre-races and Equestrian Gala

Programs:

* Chief of National Gallop invaded
* National coach driving first semi final
* Equestrian Archery show of Lajos Kassai
* Hussar show and battle scenes
* Horse show of Ópusztaszer and The Mészáros brothers show
* Coach show
* A Székely Vágta (Transylvania) announcement of results
* Cossack horse show
* National coach driving second semi final

Sunday 18th September

11:00 – 13:00 National Gallop – medium term
11:00-11:45 1., 2., 3. medium term
11:45 – 12:00 Gates open, track cleaning
12:00 – 12:45 4., 5., 6. medium term
12:45 – 13:00 Gates open, track cleaning
13:00 – 13:15 Little Hussar Gallop – Final, Award ceremony
13:15 – 13:20 Gates open
13:20 – 13:35 Coach-driving Gallop-Celebrity race
13:35 – 13:45 Gates open, track cleaning
13:45 – 13:55 Stud show from Szilvásvárad
13:55 – 14:10 Gates open, track cleaning
14:10 – 15:10 Show jumping-High jumping
15:10 – 15:25 Gates open, track cleaning
15:25 – 15:40 Cossack horse show
15:40 – 15:50 Gates open
15:50 – 16:00 Stud show from Szilvásvárad – stud driving
15:15 – 15:20 National Equestrian Squadron Show
15:20 – 15:25 Gates open
15:25 – 15:30 Horse Archery Show
15:30 – 15:35 Settlement of Magyar in Hungary – living picture
15:35 – 15:40 Csikós (wranglers) – living picture
15:40 – 15:45 Hungarian Revolution of 1848- living picture
15:45 – 15:50 Gates open
15:50 – 16:00 National Coach driving final
16:00 – 16:20 Gates open, track cleaning
16:20 – 16:30 Cart pushing competition
16:30 – 16:35 Chief of National Gallop invaded
16:35 – 16:40 Commemoration for Bercsényis
16:40 – 16:45 Show of National Assembly Unit
16:45 – 16:50 Gates open
16:50 – 16:55 Horse Archery Show
16:55 – 17:00 Settlement of Magyar in Hungary
17:00 – 17:05 Battle scenes from 1848
17:05 – 17:10 Gates open
17:10 – 17:20 National Coach driving final
17:20 – 17:30 Gates open, track cleaning
17:30 – 17:45 Celebrity Charity Race
17:45 – 17:55 Gates open, track cleaning
17:55 – 18:00 Final, Award ceremony

Source: vagta.hu

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