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we were a bit disappointed with this - the farm component attempted to show traditional hungarian traditions but came across as a commercial production - not a working farm - and the horesmen came across as very bored as though the whole thing was a chore
The only thing I was a little bit disappointed in, was the horse show. We saw a better horse show in the Ukraine a number of years ago. It was one of Cossack riders and I felt they did quite a few more tricks. Also at dinner, I felt our table was treated like ugly stepchildren. There were obviously at least three other groups and the wait staff seemed to do their best to ignore our table until the very last minute. We had to ask for wine or I'm not sure we'd have gotten any. When we did get it, the food was good.
The tour operator was very competent and the short city break was good. The horse show was very disappointing compared to one I had previously seen in another part of Hungary. The food was so - so. The foals were lovely and, for me, the highlight.
Kecskemet is a very basic town, it comprises of a church, a monastory, a town hall, a small park and a girls' music school. There isn't much to see, except the monastory which is quite pretty. We arrived at the puszta horse show and had welcome drinks (apricot brandy) and a hungrian savoury cake (cinnamon) which was pleaseant next we had a little ride in a carriage....still nice and then a 3 course lunch comprising of goulash soup, chicken and chips and a hungarian desert which was a bit like square pancakes with apricot sauce on it (v.nice). We then had the "horse show" which lasted for about 10 minutes. The horse show was very disappointing and basic, the highlight being a horse sitting down and putting a hoof over the trainers shoulder (lasted 2 mins....you can see it in the picture advertising the day trip) and then another trainer standing on the back of 2 horses in a 4 horse carriage cantering around the arena. The remainder of the show had a donkey and a couple of horses trotting or cantering around the arena in a carriage.
You can look around the farm after the show....there is a dog, lot of other horses, donkeys, birds, a rabbit, and some goats.
Overall a disappointing day, the highlight being the lunch and the gypsy music that they merrily played to us whilst eating!
I would have liked more demonstrations on what can be achieved with the horses!
Trip to Kecskemet was a complete waste of time. Stop for the 15 minute horse show was interesting and the lunch and music was very good. I would suggest spending the time in budapest.
The 40 minutes of this day spent watching the magnificent horses is all that can enjoyed. Another complete waste of a full day,, and a very long and unintetresting bus ride, being shown one small town where we were taken agai to buy souvenirs from a particular shop