Puszta Equestrian Center Show, Kalocsa, Hungary

Puszta Equestrian Center Show, Kalocsa, Hungary

Puszta Equestrian Center Show, Kalocsa, Hungary known for many things. The Viking Neptune, a river ship, stops over in Kalocsa for a tour of the town. Most noteworthy, is Puszta Equestrian Center.  It’s hard enough to teach a dog to sit. But I am sure how difficult it would be to teach a horse. This skill and lying down are both important for horses during battle. If they sit or lie down, they will be a smaller target and can protect their rider. Magyar cowboys teach their horses to lie down to protect them.  In conclusion, this was a wonderful horse show.  A must see horse show.

Paprika peppers are grown here.  An annual paprika festival is held yearly.  Most noteworthy are beautiful hand-made embroidery designed by its “painting women”.  “Kalocsa,”  oldest town in Hungary.

Kalocsa, located six miles from the eastern bank of the Danube River.  88 miles south of Budapest.  Found in Puszta are the Great Plains of Hungary.  An agriculturally important area.

One of  four Roman Catholic archbishops of Hungary lives in the town.  Kalocsa has a beautiful cathedral, archbishop’s palace, and seminary.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the peasants were working for the archbishop or as navvies. During the counter-revolution of the Hungarian Soviet Republic, 20 people were hanged in the main street of the town.

During World War II, Germans required the deportation of all  Jewish people in the summer of 1944. Most of them were murdered in the Nazi concentration camps.  Survivors returned after the end of the war.  The Jewish community never thrived again. Most Jews left for good. Communist authorities converted the synagogue into a public library. Changes in government in the late 20th century made people more willing to acknowledge this tragic history. In June 2009 the city council organized two days of events to commemorate the Jews of Kalocsa and their deportation.

In the 1950s the communist regime deprived the town of being subsidized by the state because of the archbishopric. The industrial development of the town started at the end of the 1960s.  As a result, changes took place in the lives of its residents and people in surrounding villages. In conclusion, Kalocsa is considered a picturesque small town, most of whose residents work there or on nearby lands.

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