Peasant ride Memorial

Year of unveiling


Person/persons/event to whom the monument is dedicated

Peasant ride



Location in relation to the surroundings

The memorial is in Nechanice village

Text of the inscription

Peasant ride / faithful to the nation and soil / 5. – 6. 7. 1947 / IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO NEVER BETRAYED AND GAVE UP

General description

Stone. There is a relief of peasant rider and inscription carved in the memorial The dimension is approximately 1,7 x 0,7 m.



The circumstances of unveiling

The memorial was unveiled on 5 July 2010. It was an initiatie of Janák's East Bohemian Riding School in Nechanice on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the Peasant Rides and the commemoration of the events of 1947. At that time the Communist Ministryof Interioir banned the the horses races, whih were organised by the Peasent ride in Nechanice and also  deployed security units. The so-called Nechanice Affair was a prelude to the Communist Party's takeover of power in February 1948. Many former political prisoners, peasants, politicians and the public participated in the unveiling of the monument.

Later history

Contemporary importance

Annual event is organising on site as a commemoration of the peasant rie in Nechanice in  1947. The event is organised by the local peasent ride organisation. It is attended by witnesses, politicians and the public. There is also a ceremonial parade of peasant riding here.

Publications, sources, links

JIRÁSEK, Zdeněk: Nechanická aféra. Státní okresní archiv, Hradec Králové 1992.

ROKOSKÝ, Jiří: Rudolf Beran a jeho doba: Vzestup a pád agrární strany. Praha – Vyšehrad 2011.


Nechanice, Královéhradecký kraj.
Czechy ,503 15