Kincsem, the unbeatable wonder-mare was born in 1874 in Tápiószentmárton, on the estate of Count BLASKOVICH Ernõ. In the course of her career she won all the 54 races she was entered for - Kincsem the thorough-bred is the legendary figure of thoroughbred-breeding. Her achievments, that are still unimpaired, have brought fame and reputation not only for her owner but also to the entire branch of hungarian stock-raising. The descendants of Kincsem, although they never reached the brilliant results of their ancestress, have won honour to this excellent lineage in all the 12 countries of the world, where thoroughbred breeding is present, in the course of generations by their presence at 6 countries' 13 race-courses. Thanks to this, a number of countries with renowned experiences in organizing races have named racing-events after the wonder-mare, even in countries where she had never been. This, more than anything else proves her world-wide popularity.
In the Kincsem memorial park - at the main entrance of the gallop-course in Budapest - her life-size bronze statue has been erected in 1977. In the Blaskovich family's mansion museum in Tápiószele the trophies of the most renown race-horse, Kincsem can be seen. In Tápiószentmárton Kincsem has given the name for the equestrian park. The Kincsem museum has opened on 20th March ,1999. In front of the building a bronze statue of Kincsem is welcoming the visitors with this inscription:
"Wanderer, you who stand here, pause for a moment and remember, salute to the memory of Kincsem, who lived here on this land, on the Blaskovich estate, long ago."
The collection was prepared entirely by private effort. In front of the museum the bronze statue of Kincsem is greeting the visitors.
In the first room the family- and private collection of KOCSI János is on show - containing weapons of different historical periods accompanied by a couple of word as introduction. In the middle of the room equestrian statues as well as mementos are on display, which had been given to the stock-breeders of Tápiószentmárton for the excellent horses they bred.
On the right side of the following room we can find the local history display, on the left, three rooms furnished as it used to be in the past, introducing the life of the inhabitants of the Tápió region through their articles of everyday use. Again to the right the archeological finds of the 'Attila mound' (situated inside the Kincsem Equestrial Park) are on view. The most significant of these is the "Scythian golden deer" - displayed in the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest. The third room gives a bit of an insight into the different branches of the equestrian sport and of the history of their formation and development. With the help of the pictures visitors can get acquainted with dressage, show jump, long-distance riding, equestrian tournament and last but not least with coach driving, the most successful branch of all.
In the last room, the world-famous racer's, Kincsem's life and career is introduced. Kincsem the unbeatable wonder-mare was born in 1874 in Tápiószentmárton on the estate of Count BLASKOVICH Ernõ. In the course of her career she won all the 54 races she was entered for. Kincsem the thorough-bred is the legendary figure of thoroughbred-breeding. Her achievments, that are still unimpaired, have brought fame and reputation not only for her owner but also to the entire branch of hungarian stock-raising.
Therefore we can say that her legend was, is and will be kept alive by the spectacular, high-standard Kincsem museum of the Kincsem Equestrial Park in Tápiószentmárton. Come and visit us!