Program leaders are Veszely Beáta, artist and researcher and Szmrecsányi Márton, horse trainer and horsearcher. They worked together on several equine- and art collaborations since 2006. They live in Barnag with their three children and horses since 2009. Both are dedicated to research written material by old riding masters and to develop their riding academically as well as classically, combining wih experiences today.

Veszely Beáta
She completed her studies at the Painting Department and at the Intermedia Department of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, later she gained an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2000. She started research in arts there too. She was visiting tutor and lecturer at a number of art colleges in Hungary and in the UK. She was living away from her home country for eight years, first in Glasgow, Scotland, where she was tutor at the Painting Department at the Glasgow School of Art and later in London, England, where she became an active participant of the international art world. She moved back home in 2004 and she was the co-founder and the director of TIPP, a collaborative research initiative between Goldsmiths College, London and the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. TIPP, Tihany International Postgraduate Program was running for five years successully at the Tihany Residency of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. She was showing her works at several solo- and group exhibitions internationally. Her most important shows include "Arrivals" at the Modern Art Oxford in 2007, other shows in the Royal Castle in Pargue, the Secession in Vienna, the ICA, Chisenhale Gallery, Austrian Cultural Forum in London, the Cornerhouse Manchester, Project Art Center Dublin, in private galleries and in public museums in Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Saint Etienne in France, Vienna, Berlin, Tokyo, New York, Milan, as well as in the Kunsthalle Budapest, Ernst Museum Budapest and the Museum of Contemporary Art-Museum Ludwig in Budapest, where her works are represented in the national collection. Her works are also included in other public collections, such as the Albertina in Vienna, Neue Galerie in Graz, the Hiscox Arts Collection and Projects in London and in a number of private collections. She received grants and fellowships, such as the Derkovits Fellowship of the Hungarian Ministry of Culture, grants of the Scottish Arts Council, the London Arts and the British Academy. The central problematics of her works are the complexities of the horse-man relationship since her universitiy years, back to 1992 until today. She defended her doctoral thesis "Changes of approach within the appearence of the horse portrait in (post)contemporary art" at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest in 2017 with Summa Cum Laude degree. She is riding since childhood and she is a member of the Kassai Horsearchery School since 2005. 

Szmrecsányi Márton
His old dream came true, when in 2009 he moved to Barnag with his family, so that he could live and work with his horses at his own place and land. Leaving behind his individual career he devoted his life within horsearchery for teaching and for the development of the horsearchery community. He is riding since childhood and he is practicing horsearchery since approximately 20 years, although he finished his studies as a computer engineer and as an economist. In the past ten years he is practicing natural horsemanship. He completed the Parelli courses at the Lovas Élet Iskola upto Level 3. He is a licenced riding instructor. He learned at several vocational training courses, such as craniosacral osteopathy and the basics of osteopathy for horses from Bettina Pratt. At the clinics of Honza Blaha he learned line free collection and the basics of line free dressage. He is member of the Kassai Horsearchery School since 2005 and since 2008 he is one of the leaders of the school. He is the leader of the National Team of Horsearchers. Presently he is the 5th in the World Rank list in horsearchery. The Szmrecsányi team has 13 official members at present, has a beginners group and a large team of children. He is keeping training sessions in Barnag weekly. He is holding clinics nationally and internationally regularly. He represented Hungary at a number of international competitions, such as the World Cup in Jordan, the European Championship in Verőce, the KHOW World Cup in Kaposmérő and at shows, horse shows, such as the Nemzeti Vágta (National Galopp) at the Budapest Hero Square, the OTP Bank Show Jumping World Cup in the Papp László Sportsarena, the Equifest at the Hungexpo Budapest or the Mercedes CSI in Zürich, Switzerland. He collaborated with Veszely Beáta at a number of art performances and events involving live horses, including Konfeszt, Magyar Látványtár, Tapolca, New Contemporaries in the Léna&Roselli Gallery, Budapest and the Trailer Gallery in Artplacc, Tihany.