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Holiday Report: Wellness Weekend, El Bronco Ranch, Hungary

Kiskunsagi (El Bronco) Ranch, Hungary, 2013.

“Hungary for More” by Gemma Fielden. 

Sun, sand, spa… horses? At least three things you can expect to be wowed by at El Bronco Ranch, situated in the beautiful Kiskunsági National Park. The crickets are chirping, the horses are neighing and the jacuzzi is bubbling!

You are free to explore the ranch to your heart’s content and will always find an array of friendly horses (and adorable foals) who will vie for your attention. With their grassy verges, sandy corrals and picture perfect paving, you can discover the hidden gems of the ranch at your leisure. Watch a stallion in his daily training, go hiking through serene forests, gallop along miles of sandy trails or perhaps you’d rather relax with a detox in one of the three different types of sauna available to you all day, every day. Whether you are horsey or not, there’s something for everyone at El Bronco.

If you are taking a trip here for the horses and the Western riding experience you certainly won’t be disappointed. With quaint Quarter Horses, pretty Paint horses and handsome Hungarian half breeds you will be personally matched to the horse of your dreams! Well-behaved and each with their own individual personalities you won’t be able to help falling in love, I know I did. The only bad part is that you can’t bring them home with you… airlines tend to frown upon that sort of thing!

After a long day in the saddle El Bronco’s newly built Wellness centre is just the thing to rejuvenate body and mind. Enjoy an out-of-body massage which makes you feel like you are floating on a cloud. If that’s not for you the saunas and jacuzzi will ease your muscles in preparation for a sleep in the beautifully appointed accomodation which is provided! Blissfully comfortable beds and double-headed showers are just two of the stand out features here, along with paddock views, beautiful equine art and much, much more.

When it comes to the food be prepared to eat like a king. The three meals each day see a mix of traditional Hungarian food and hearty home cooking, with the odd barbeque (which is where you will taste the magic of Robert’s special chicken – it’s to die for!) Picnicking in the National Park is a real highlight of the trip. The National park holds wonders; over one hundred species of bird, steep sand dunes, sandy tracks ideal for long gallops and… you’ll probably even see the odd frog or two!

Expect a heavenly quiet at the ranch, but for the noise of horses neighing there is a rejuvenating peacefulness which settles over it. The lack of light pollution at night will reveal to you a blanket of stars, adding a simple delight to the already delightful location.

I for one had an amazing time at El Bronco Ranch and am already ‘Hungary’ to go back! Köszönöm!

Read more about the ranch here: Kiskunsagi (El Bronco) Ranch, Hungary.


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