A leading figure in Hungarian show jumping. Five-time individual national champion, three times on PM Jumping Lady, trained by himself. He competed at the European Championships in 2009 in England, in 2015 in Aachen and in 2017 in Gothenburg. During his career he had won or was placed in almost every Grand Prix in Hungary, Central and Eastern Europe, gained the top place in the Hungarian ranking more than ten times and represented Hungary in the Nations Cup 47 times. He has always been successful at CSIO level: member of the winning Hungarian national team in 2009 in Kiskunhalas and taking the gold of the CSIO Grand Prix in the Czech Republic, riding Frederik. In 2016 he was a member of the victorious Hungarian team at the Nations Cup on chestnut breeding stallion Zordon after completing two perfect rounds. In 2018 at Budapest CSIO5* Nations Cup he finished clear the first round riding Zordon as well. At the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, USA he did a great job again.
This year he partnered with 14-year-old Quickchin, previously ridden by the Japanese national team. The pair played a significant role in the team competition at the CSIO in Mannheim and in Bratislava in May, where all his rides counted towards the Hungarian team’s results.
Balázs Horváth moved this January to Mühlen, Germany, aiming to qualify for the next Olympics in Paris under the Hungarian National Equestrian and Sport Horse Breeding Programme.
Finished fifth with team at the 2015 European Youth Championships in Wiener Neustadt and one year later fourth individually at the European Championships in Ireland. He won silver at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires and was a member of the third-placed Hungarian team in the 2019 FEI Nations Cup World Final in Opglabbeek, Belgium. At the age of 20, he had already won Grand Prix rounds in Bábolna and Budapest. Riding JB Koronaőr, a breeding stallion raised by his family, he made it to the top riders at the World Breeding Championships for Young Horses. In 2021 he was a member of the sixth-placed Hungarian team at the Budapest Nations Cup. This year he has helped the Hungarian national team with two clear rounds in Mannheim and Bratislava. Since February, Vince Jármy has been working at Paul Schockemöhle’s jumping stable in Mühlen, Germany as a participant in the Hungarian National Equestrian and Sport Horse Breeding Programme.
András Kövy, Jnr.
Born into an equestrian family, his brother and his parents are active in the sport at top level. He is a professional rider and a key member of the Hungarian national team.
He has ridden almost fifty times in the Nations Cup, and in 2009 he won gold at Kiskunhalas, Hungary, and participated in the European Championships in Rotterdam. He was the most successful Hungarian rider at the 2020 Olympic Team Qualification Event in Budapest and competed at the 2021 European Championships in Riesenbeck.
His Dutch-bred horse, Faquitol, has been trained from the beginning to the highest level by him. The pair were also member of the Hungarian national team in 2021 and helped them with clear rounds at the European Equestrian Federation Nations Cup series in Germany and Slovakia.
He is also the chef d’équipe of the Hungarian national youth team, head of the Talent Programme coaches, a participant of the Hungarian National Equestrian and Sport Horse Breeding Programme, owner of the Világos Riding Centre in Balatonvilágos, Hungary, where he regularly organises competitions.
Gábor Szabó, Jnr.
Gábor Szabó, Jnr. started competing at the age of twelve. In 2008 he joined Timpex, one of the best privately owned stud farms in Hungary, in Nyíregyháza.
In 2009, he won the semi-finals of the 100-strong field at the European Youth Championships in the Netherlands, and in 2010 he became the young rider champion in Kiskunhalas. In 2011, he won the semi-final of the 259-rider field at the World Championships for Young Horses riding Timpex Cent. In 2013 he was a member of the Hungarian national team at the CSIO in Budapest, and in the same year he finished ninth in the semi-finals of the European Championships in Denmark on Timpex Cabale. He is the hero of the CSIOs in Budapest: he won the Grand Prix in 2014 riding Timpex Cent and in 2016 Timpex Bölcsész. In 2017 the qualified for the World Cup Finals in Omaha. The pair also did very well in the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, USA in September 2018.
He is a rider with the highest valid score in the 2020 Hungarian show jumping ranking. In 2021 he would be the winner of the Kecskemét GP, but this time in the colours of his new club, University of Debrecen Athletics Club. Partnered with the mare Mezőhegyes Chabala, owned by the traditional Hungarian Mezőhegyes National Stud, he is a member of the Hungarian national team. Thirty-one-year-old Gábor Szabó, Jnr. is also a competitor in the Hungarian National Equestrian and Sport Horse Breeding Programme.
The 21-year-old rider is very fond of the National Riding Centre, where he won the 2014 Nations Cup as a child national team rider. He was previously a rider at the Gyula Farm in Sajószentpéter, and from this year on he is a member of the most successful dressage club in the country, the Diósgyőr Ironworks Training Circle. His uncle, Gyula Szuhai, and his father, Péter Szuhai, support him in his efforts to get a place on the national team. The whole family is involved in horse trading and training. Last year, he was part of the national team that achieved the best ever team result at the European Jumping Championships for Young Riders, Juniors and Children in Vilamoura, Portugal. His horses are Casino Royal Z and Tanja, with whom Péter Szuhai is already strengthening the adult national team this year.