We all know there can be a very special bound between man and horse, sometimes even a deeper one than between people.
For animal-loving people we recommand to discover Covasna County on horseback. At the Count Kálnoky’s Guesthouses and at The Prince of Wales’s private retreat you can choose from various riding tracks that lead through hidden villages, valleys and hills, forest and last between 3-5 days.
If you have only a few hours at your disposal, try one of the riding centers in Arcuș, Bodoc, Benedekmező, Zăbala or Chichiș.
Covasna County also has a few equestrian events:
Szekler Galopp – a qualifier for the Hungarian National Galopp that is organized every year in Budapest, Hungary. At the Szekler Galopp, that takes place in the Memorial Park of Hungarians next to Moacșa village, is decided which horse-horseman is representing Szeklerland at the Hungarian National Galopp. Beside the races, you are awaited with horse related activities: paint and sculpture exhibition, horseback riding for children, horse show, baranta show, open air horse theatre in the evening.
Hussar-Recruitment of Covasna County – Today we would say it is a ”promotion of military life”, because the aim of recruiting was to persuade young men to enter the army’s light cavalry. This was usually done by hussars meeting youngsters in pubs or other public places. This event brings back the mood of those times, with many hussars on their horseback, singing hussar songs and marches. Every year the recruitment has a different track.
International Carriage-Driving/Coach-Driving Race at Olteni – In 2018 there were 18 carriages/coaches racing. Come and support your favourite!
(From the special edition of TB 86 – „ENJOY TRANSYLVANIA!” – May/June 2019)