The Horseback Archers have to compete without a saddle until the second student grade. That makes learning to ride without a saddle an important part of the trainings.
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I might have not celebrated Christmas with my fellow volunteers but for New Year we met in Budapest.
On December 27th the new wine of the year is blessed in Hungary - and this blessing celebrated afterwards in good company.
A big part of the European Voluntary Service is getting to know the culture you're staying in. For this it is also important to stay for the big holidays you would usually spend with your family - at least in my eyes.
With the closing of the year and Christmas on the doorstep there are, of course, a few Christmas parties - and with the Horseback Archery people we even celebrate Midwinter.
In the time before Christmas you can find Christmas markets in the Hungarian cities, too, with mulled wine and local specialities.
One of the instructors for handcraft who came to us in the Camp during the summer offered to teach me a little of her knowledge.
The team taking care of the horses was invited by its teamleader to a little thank-you-get-together.
The Hungarians have their own traditional Martial Art, consisting of a lot of different single disciplines.
The Christmas season has started and here in Vereb the first Advent Sunday is celebrated with a community gathering.