The first National Gallop

Hungarian participants ride horses on Heroes Square in Budapest on June 1, 2008 during the first National Gallop. The racers wear traditional Hungarian Hussars outfits -- a strong and highly-trained light cavalry formation developed under King Matthias I Corvinus in the late 15th century -- and ride two and half rounds on the special sand track. A centuries-old tradition of moustachoed horsemen in ornate coats is set to boost Hungary's image and provide it with a new icon to attract Hungarians and tourists alike. AFP PHOTO / FERENC ISZA

La Fenice theatre

Spanish Riding School