Visual Arts
English, Hungarian
2 weeks (1-14 August 2019)
Paid by artist 

For a two-week program for international participants is 980 Euros per person. They offer a 10% discount for returnin participants. The fee includes all costs, but does not inlcude travel expenses.

Application guidelines 

Please only apply, if you are interested in both, art and horses, if you are happy to try rural living and if you are open for discussion with others. Please write an email of interest for an application form to Veszely Beáta at [email protected]. All applications will be carefully viewed and upto 10 people will be selected.


Horse and Art Research Program

Horse and Art Research Program


PROGRAM: an intensive residency designed for artists interested in combining equine studies and visual arts. The work will include daily practice and lessons of horsemanship, horsearchery, anatomically correct riding. Discussions and lectures will be held with the main focus on fine art research and a focus on drawing. The programm is running since 5 years in a series for years to come and is centered around different research themes. This summer the focus will be on drawing. The organizers interpret drawing widely and think of the process conceptually. Guest lecturers will be invited, excursions will be organised, works made can be exhibited.

AIM: to deliver interest into the field of international artistic research with opening up connections between equine culture and art. They would like to rethink art today in relation to horsemanship and ridign. They are open for artistic practices coming from both, western and eastern traditions.

PROGRAM LEADERS: Dr. Veszely Beáta is an artist and researcher focusing on the horse portrait in contemporary art and Szmrecsányi Márton is a horse trainer and horsearcher running his own team within the Kassai Horsearchery School. Both are teaching at the National Ridingacademy.


Exhibition, artist talk, research, printed media.

Accommodation Information 

Accommodation is offered in rural life settings in traditional Hungarian style yurts. Located in Barnag are centered around a 19th century small holding partly home of the Szmrecsányi family neighbouring the National Park. The premises are newly renovated with communal kitchen, dinind room, guest rooms and a new riding arena.

Technical Information 

Six horses are at the premises. Horses are started with natural horsemanship and trained academically.

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