VIII. Annual Jósvafő International Hucul Horse Races and V. Annual International Farrier Competition
Date and Time: August 6-7
Meeting Point: Race Track
More Information and Booking: Tourinform, Aggtelek
The small, picturesque mountain village of Jósvafő is playing host to the 8th Annual Hucul Horse Festival August 6-7, 2016. The festival takes place in the heart of the Aggtelek karst, and is under the patronage of Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas.
The annual races feature one of the largest gatherings of the local hucul breed of horse.
The event is unique in that the hucul horses take part not only in traditional show jumping and carriage driving competitions, but a farrier contest will also be held and scored by a renowned team of judges.
The farrier competitions will be held in parallel with the horse races, including both events for both amateurs and professionals. These events include horse shoeing, forging horseshoes and the “Eagle Eye” contest, creative forging, and the exciting Group Wine Uncorking Contest (Racing against the clock and each other, competitors must forge appropriate tools and open the bottle without breaking it).
Full programme to be announced.
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