Count Kálnoky’s Transilvanian Equestrian Center
The equestrian center of Count Kálnoky is situated in the small village of Valea Crişului at 7 km from Sfântu Gheorghe city. The Kálnoky‘s belong to the oldest magnates of Transylvania. Members of the family led the Szeklers in the defence of Transylvania for centuries, constantly having to fight against intruding Mongols, Turks and Tartars. Kálnoky Antal set up the first Transylvanian regiment of hussars which remained in service until the end of World War I. He was the last to successfully apply war tactics inherited by the ancient Szekler riding tribes of the steppes, during the 7-year-war (1757). Hugo Leopold was celebrated as one of the best rider of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy in the late 19th century.
The Kálnoky Equestrian Center has formed a young generation with excellent equestrian skills. The riding school organizes training courses with national and international horse trainers. The center has an outdoor (75 x 35 m) and an indoor riding manége (12 x 45 meters). The main activities include riding lessons, pony riding and trail tours of three and six days.
Summer camps for groups of max. 15 children are also organised. In addition to riding, children are introduced to a variety of creative occupations.