Today the guests of the Horse-Show had the opportunity to watch the twilight sight of the famous Nine-holed Bridge of Hortobagy for the second time.
The Nine-holed Hortobagy Bridge
Heinz Berlin in the saddle of his horse Marshal
Jumping in slow motion
Balogh Andras jumps over an obstacle on the back of Casino
The parade of the four-in-hands
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Background: Today the guests of the Horse-Show had the opportunity to watch the twilight sight of the famous Nine-holed Bridge of Hortobagy for the second time.
Yesterday in the morning with the qualifying heats of the much awaited summer programme of the Hungarian "Puszta" started for the 12th time.
Protagonists of the Mata riding field - seventy horsemen and more than tow hundred horses - began the races which have already been declared official by the International Equestrian Association.
The first programme was ???-jumping.
Beside Hungarian participants Austrian, Polish and Slovakian horsemen were fighting for the Hortobagy Big Prize.
The audience greeted Ference Krucso as an old acquaintance - he was the winner of the Prize two years ago - but now in the saddle of Apollo he made more mistakes.
From among the foreign participants the Austrian Heinz Berlin in the saddle of Marshal took easily the jumps and finished on the third place in the semi-finals. At this years' competition also took part the winner of the Big Prize 1973 - Andras Baloghi - who in the saddle of his horse, casino took all the jumps in beautiful style and rid impeccably the field interlaced with difficult obstacles.
With this performance he won the first place in the semifinals. Up till now the winner of the Big Prize is unknown as the finals will take place only tomorrow.