When you arrive at Mezőhegyes, you might feel as if entering a different world, where time stands still. At first you see wonderful buildings dating back several hundreds of years, then you are drawn by peaceful and calm parks to relax, while horses neigh nearby. Indeed, the town and Mezőhegyes stud farm are the cradle of horse breeding: this is the place where the majestic black Nonius horses originate. You can see these horses even today in the central courtyard of the stud farm and at Grange No. 20.
It’s all about horses here
At the stud farm, quite naturally the horses and riding take centre stage even to this day, so even beginners can mount a horse (with expert help, on a lunge line), while experienced riders or champions in the family can explore the beautiful terrain of the farm with the famous, 36-metre-high sycamore tree. Should you opt out of horse riding, you can still say hello to the horses in the riding hall. But riding a carriage, going on an excursion on the “puszta-bus”, looking at the horses at Grange No. 20 (where horse-keeping based on traditional, seasonal grazing can be observed in a neatly renovated environment) are also options. The stud farm offers outstanding opportunities to relax, and the horses can be safely approached from the central courtyard by bike, too.