The FCI European Coursing Championship will take place on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of May, 2020 in Hungary. The venue of the monumental event will be Kincsem Equestrian Park in Tápiószentmárton – a town which is about 60 kilometres east of the capital.
Tápiószentmárton is a small town with a population of 5 thousand on a vast region within Hungary, called the “Alföld”. In addition to its numerous natural treasures, like the Hársas-valley, the forests of Sőreg, the fishing lake or the ancient marshes, visitors will find a spa, pools and a wine cellar, offering excellent wines from the region. What the town is most famous for are the Kincsem Equestrian Park and Attila-hill, found in the park itself.
About Kincsem Equestrian Park
This is where the wonder-mare of which the park got its name, Kincsem (1874-1887) was born – an award-winning English thoroughbred, pride of Hungarian equestrian sports. She won every single race she took part in during her lifetime.
The park not only serves as a home for the racehorses and equestrian sports, but as a 1000-hectare complex with event and conference centres, a hotel, two restaurants, a café, wine-terrace, mini-zoo, stables and also, a museum. It offers full board, accommodation, free-time and equestrian programmes – all of which will be available during the championship.
Within Kincsem Equestrian Park, warm food (a la carte and daily menus) is available every day. Booking in advance is not a requirement for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The restaurant can serve 300 guests at a time.
A peculiar part of the park is Attila-hill, to which certain healing properties are attributed. It is a sort of destination for pilgrims – people like coming here to recover and relax, as it is said to re-balance the energy flow of the body. Its miraculous healing power was discovered when a sick race horse – released from her stables for the few remaining days she was thought to have left – regained her full strength after a few days of grazing on this very hill. The hill got its name after king of the Huns, Attila. Legend has it that his wooden palace used to stand on this very hill.