Horse carriage tour

Do you know the smell of flowers and grass on the Puszta? Have you ever seen the waving mirage in the summer? The view of a grey cattle herd in the distance? The flowing sight of the racka flock? The cooling buffalos in a muddy lake? Have you ever heard the sound of cowbell? The poundig hooves of the stud? The snapping sound of bullwhips? The shimmering cobwebs in autumn? Or the tumbleweed that is blown away by the wind? Visit one of the oldest studs in Hungary, where by joining our carriage tour you can experience the same feeling that inspired our poets and painters. While sitting on a cart you can get to know our traditional domestic animals such as the grey cattle, racka sheep, domestic buffalo and the nonius horse breed. On the horsemen show you can be mesmerized by the perfect harmony between horse and man, you can take a look at the everyday life of them that has been the same for a few hundred years and you can also see the imressive four oxen cart. After the tour you can wonder around the stud, visit the stables and the pottery shop, where Jozsef K. Nagy manufactures the beautiful and very unique black potteries. Come into Cafe Nyerges for a refresher, a coffee before or after the puszta carriage tour. Here you can get an insight into the everyday life of the Central Stable through a glass wall. In the Visitor Center you can find an exhibition referring to horses and a souvenir shop too.

Location: Hortobágy-Máta, Mátai Stud

Tickets Prices
Adults 4 000HUF/person 
Children (between 3-18) 2 500HUF/person
Children (under 3) free 

Starting times

We kindly inform our guests that due to the St. Dimitri’s Drive-In Festival we do not run our “Puszta Carriage Tour” program in Máta Stud on 21st October.

Thank you for your understanding!

May (Monday-Friday) 10am, 12am, 2pm hour
May (Saturday-Sunday) 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4 pm hour
June – September 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm hour
May-September 4pm with the minimum of 10 people
October 1-31 10am, 12am, 2pm hour

Duration: 60-70 minutes

Paying options: debit, credit card, HUF, Euro, SZÉP card 

Ticket purchase and departure location: Máta Stud, Cafe Nyerges – Information desk, Hortobágy-Máta

How to get here:

From the direction of Debrecen, take highway 33 through the settlement of Hortobágy, passing over the Nine-arch bridge, take the first exit to the right.

From the direction of Tiszafüred, take the first turn left on highway 33 directly before Hortobágy settlement, before Nine-arch bridge.

Turning off the main road 33, following the direction of travel, the Mátai Ménes and the Nyerges Presszó is 2.5 km away.


Parking: besides Cafe Nyerges (800m after the entrance on the left side) and the office builing

The program depends on the weather and field conditions.The program might change due to unforeseen reasons.

Please arrive to the departure and buy your tickets 20 minutes earlier.

Previous reservation is a must for groups (booking before arriving).

For individual guests booking is recommended to join the tour during peak season.

Pets are not allowed on carriages!

Not recommended for ladies that expecting!

Further information: 

Phone: +36 70 492 7655 (during opening hours between 9am-4pm)


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