The Unkown Hazslinszki Prize

Posted on April 10, 2015 by Jerrilee.
Categories: breed, history, military, riding.

photo:Jan Mailburg

It was one hundred ago when this ( then 14 year old) Cadet of the Ludovika Akademia was working his Lipizzan stallion in long reins up to a good Levade.
This young Hungarian cadet was meant to become famous one day, but he did not know that at that moment of highest concentration, experiencing the fine feel of “Anlehung” (Contact) with the mouth of the horse. His name was Lt. Col Géza. F.E. Hazslinszky -Krull von haslini.

In the 1963 Walt Disney film “The Miracle of the White stallions” his name is mentioned. The film-director Arthur Hiller said to the scriptwriter to write down the sentence for Robert Taylor who played the role of Col. Alois Podhajsky: “What happened to Hazslinszky?” Funny enough he once met Walt Disney in person as he was trainer for the polo team of the Honvéd cavalry. It was in 1932 as he visited Los Angeles in the USA. He was the coach of the Hungarian Pentathalon Olympic team. Later he became a renowned trainer at the cavalry school in Örkenytábor. He was trained as a rider in 1930 at the SRS [Spanish Riding School] in Vienna and he was from 1933 until 1945 the commander of the Royal Spanish Riding school of Budapest a “sister school” of the famous institution in Vienna. He died in Holland in 1981 and was from 1960 until 1971 the advisor and instructor of the Dutch Equestrian Federation. There has been one test for junior riders at Prix Saint George level that bared his name, “The Hazslinszky –Prize”

Older Hazslinszki at the Spanish Riding School

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