Hungary - El Bronco

  • Open All Year
  • Flexible arrivals
  • Variable length stays | 4 hours riding per day | Nearest airport:Budapest
  • Weight limit: 14st 13lbs (95 kg) (209 pounds)
  • Usual maximum: 6

El Bronco is a Western riding ranch renowned for its breeding stock of Quarter-horse, Appaloosa, and Paint.  The ranch has two outdoor arenas, an indoor arena, seven corrals and a round-pen.

In the arena you will be shown the basics of Western riding such as how to turn, stop and back-up.  After getting to know your horse in the arena you will spend time out on the trails through the adjacent Kiskunsagi National Park

The park consists mainly of saline plains and sandy lowlands which make it ideal riding country. A unusual feature of this area are the sand dunes which stretch for miles and offer views of the national park when you reach the top. The riding is varied and interesting; during a ride out you may start out along sandy tracks through the forest then wind your way past the lake and end up negotiating the sand dunes which is great fun!

If you are a non-rider or would like a break from riding there are a range of activities available at additional cost, subject to availability and need to be requested in advance. These include a local cheese factory tour, wine tasting sessions, carriage rides, jeep safaris and visits to the nearby town of Kecskemet can be requested.

The horses are Quarter-horses, Appaloosa, and Paint horses.

The riding and tack is Western style.

Your holiday starts with a brief riding assessment/lesson followed by trail rides or lessons throughout your stay depending on the wishes of the group.

The ranch offers four hours of riding for each day you are on holiday plus two hours riding either on your arrival or departure day if your flight times permit.

There are typically one or two lessons over the week.

The pace is mixed and there are some opportunities for jogging and loping, depending on your experience.

Riding groups are kept small and the first to book will determine the riding level for the week. Beginners are not taken at the same time as experienced riders unless it is a private group and then everyone will follow the programme of the beginner riders.

Children 8 years and above are welcome to join the rides and lessons. They need to be confident riding horses as there are no ponies available.

The ranch has a total of twelve en-suite rooms spread over the main buildings. Close to the main bar there are two guest chalets each with three or four rooms. Another five rooms are situated next to the Wellness Suite. Each guest room has an en-suite shower room or bathroom with television, air conditioning and central heating.

Building 1

This building has two double rooms on each floor.

Building 2

There are two double rooms on the first floor which can be used as a family suite.

Building 3

There is one bedroom on the ground floor with facilities for disabled people and four rooms on the first floor.  This includes two double rooms, one single room and one triple room.

The spa

The Wellness Suite is the perfect place to relax after a day in the saddle. Ease aching muscles with a soak in the jacuzzi have a massage in the treatment room or re-energise in one of the saunas.

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It's possible to arrive and depart any day, with a minimum stay of 3 nights.
Sample Itinerary for El Bronco

Select your preferred arrival date:


7 nights 4 nights 3 nights
2022 (26 hours riding) (14 hours riding) (10 hours riding)
1 January - 30 April $990.73 $566.13 $424.60
1 May - 30 Sept $1,181.25 $675.00 $506.25
1 October - 31 Dec $990.73 $566.13 $424.60


Return guests pay low season rates all year.

Children under 15 years old who are riding have a discount of 20% (must be sharing a room with their parent(s) or two children sharing together).

Non-riders discount is 25%. Non riding children from 4 - 11 years old have a discount of 40% (must be sharing a room with their parent(s) or two children sharing together). No charge for children under 3 years.

INCLUDES Riding; full board accommodation.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT No single supplement if willing to share otherwise €13 per night for a rider to guarantee a single room (payable locally).

PAYABLE LOCALLY Drinks; optional activities; airport transfers.


TRANSFERS from Budapest to El Bronco are €140 per person return (1-3 people) or €120 per person return (4 or more people).

Getting There

Your flights can arrive and depart at any time. Transfers are possible from Budapest airport or from airport or city hotels. It is a journey of approximately 2 hours from Budapest to El Bronco. Return transfers from Budapest cost €140 per person (with up to 3 passengers in the vehicle) or €120 per person (with 4 passengers or more in the vehicle). Your transfers are payable locally at El Bronco and will be added to your tab at the end of your stay.

El Bronco try to arrange group transfers as far as possible and so you may have to wait for others arriving on a slightly later flight or transfer a little earlier to the airport, but no longer than two hours.

The riding packages are four hours for each complete day you are on holiday plus two hours either on the arrival or departure day but not both. To ride in the afternoon of your arrival day, you need to arrive at the ranch before 13:00. To ride in the morning of your departure day your departure from the ranch needs to be after 13:00.

Reception staff are at the ranch between 08:30 and 19:30. If self-driving you need to arrive before 19:30. Guests arriving late from the airport will be shown to their room by the airport transfer driver and the room key will be left in the door. On departure day you may need to vacate your room after breakfast, so it can be made ready for arriving guests.

It is also possible to take the train from Budapest to Soltszentimre station, which is about 10 minutes' drive from the ranch. Return transfers from Soltszentimre station cost €40 per person (payable locally).

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Client Photos


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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Guest Review

The riding at El Bronco 100% met my standards, the horses are happy, incredibly physically fit, well behaved and sensitive. I was matched with a palomino quarter horse called Jackpot and as cheesy as it sounds I really felt like I had won the jackpot! When I had to describe the kind of horse I would like for this holiday, I had written that I know I am a competent rider but that I’m not always confident. By the time the week was over I felt so confident, content and joyful. Even though I ride regularly at home I felt like I was falling in love with riding all over again!

Sophie, Leicester

4.5 star rating Overall rating: 4/5

Ride Report

Claire Law
There are 50 horses with about 25 suitable for guests; mainly quarter horses, paint horses and appaloosas. The horses were very well behaved and well trained.

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