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Horse Riding in the Matra Mountains

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Hungary is classic riding country, and the Hungarians are, traditionally, great horsemen. When looking for a new place to ride (or a first place to ride), Hungary should be top of your list.

The Matra mountains in the north east of the country, with their varied terrain, are perfect if you are after an exhilarating riding week. The horses are all good natured and very well trained to cope with steep slopes, crossing wooden bridges and streams.

We went on a different trail each time and I never got bored of the gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains. The woods are vast, dense and best seen on horseback. One minute we are ducking under the bright green branches forming a natural tunnel over the path and the next we come out of the woodland and find ourselves on top of a hill with views of the hills and sleepy villages nestled in the valleys below.

We ride down onto a vast meadow full of wild flowers and start trotting then our watchful guide asks if everyone is OK for a canter and off we shoot flying with our horses. The sheer enjoyment of cantering in these meadows and woods put a smile on my face. I just loved it!

We often came across deer and foxes and on one dusky evening returning to the ranch even a wild boar! I enjoyed this holiday so much as the riding is great and you get the opportunity to try other activities such as para-gliding, quad biking, archery or if you want to relax you can visit the thermal baths.

Written by  Edina Knight.

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