Hungary - East Side Trail

Experience Level
  • Open May-Nov
  • Set arrivals
  • 6 nights / to days of riding | 4 to 7 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Budapest
  • Weight limit: 14st 12lbs (95 kg) (208 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 6

Explore the lesser known East side of the Kiskunsagi National Park in Hungary on Western trained horses; Quarter horses, Appaloosas and Paints.

The East Side Trail starts and ends at El Bronco, around 120 km from Budapest and you venture out across sandy tracks in the national park which are perfect for riding.

This holiday is for experienced riders who are open to learning Western riding or for those who are keen to progress their Western skills whilst riding out on the trail.

There are 50 horses with around 25 available for guests.  The horses are Quarter-horses, Appaloosa, and Paint horses.

You must be riding fit and confident and in control at a walk, trot and canter out in the open.

The minimum group size is 2 and maximum group size is 8.

The riding and tack is Western style.  You are expected to help with feeding, grooming and tacking up your horse, but the team will be on hand to assist you if needed.

Your holiday starts with a riding assessment/lesson and then you start the trail.

You ride for between 4 and 7 hours per day, covering a distance of 15 - 30 km per day.

The pace is mixed and there are plenty of opportunities for jogging and loping but generally you won't gallop.

There is a weight limit of 95 kg.

You spend the first and last night at El Bronco which has 12 en-suite rooms.

For the rest of the trail you stay in simple farmhouse and guest house accommodation.

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( GBP | EUR | USD )

Upcoming Dates

Holiday Experience LevelExp Lvl Arrive - DepartArr - Dep   Price Itinerary Availability
East Side Trail
12 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019 6 nights 6 ngts $1,382.64 View (.pdf) Book
East Side Trail
26 Oct 2019 - 1 Nov 2019 6 nights 6 ngts $1,382.64 View (.pdf) Book


INCLUDES Riding; full board accommodation.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT No single supplement if willing to share.  If you are in a single room then a single supplement of €11 per night is payable locally.  Single rooms are subject to availability and not guaranteed.

SMALL GROUP SUPPLEMENT: Applies if there are less than 5 guests.  The supplement is per person:

2 guests per group $345.66
3 guests per group $230.44
4 guests per group $115.22


PAYABLE LOCALLY Drinks; airport transfers; massages (€40).


TRANSFERS from Budapest to El Bronco are €110 per person return (1-3 people) or €90 per person return (4 or more people).

In The Saddle Gallery


El Bronco is situated about 120 km south of Budapest, close to the town of Izsak.

Weather & Climate

Warm to hot summers, lovely spring and autumn months, with colder winters. The sandy soil quickly absorbs any rainfall and so riding is possible all-year round.

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East Side Trail Riding Specialist

Claire says

This trail is great for experienced riders.  Learn or progress your skills in Western riding on responsive, well trained horses.

My Top Tip

Western riders tend to ride in jeans but do wear whatever you are most comfortable in. The ground is sandy so take a 'buff' to cover your nose and mouth or enter into the Western spirit and wear a brightly coloured bandana instead! Sunglasses are a good idea and will help to keep your vision clear on those fun canters out on the trail.


Claire Douglas
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