On December 10th Michałów Stud held their Winter Arabian Horse Sale, with "open stables" the day before. The aggregate of the sale was 404.1 thousand euro. The highest selling lots were the mares, bought by Polish private breeders: PYRRA and PIACONELLA were secured for 41 thousand euro, EFFIE for 35 thousand euro, WIEŻA MARII for 25 thousand euro and MINERWINA for 20 thousand euro.
On December 6th another one of the Great Breeders has left us... Roman Pankiewicz passed away at the age of 92. An exceptional breeder, associated mainly with the successes of Albigowa Stud and its legendary stallion Bask, as well as a superb author of numerous articles and books, including "The Register of Polish Arabian Stallions". A man without whom both Polish and world Arabian horse breeding would not be the same today. A touching tribute to Roman Pankiewicz has been written by Agnieszka Mikulska, his many year friend and co-operator.
Michałów State Stud has informed that today, after a long illness, the mare EL DORADA has passed away at the age of 18. The best daughter of Polish National Champion and World Champion Mare Emigrantka and World Champion Stallion Sanadik El Shaklan remains one the most famous and most decorated mares of Michałów Stud. At the age of two she claimed the titles of Junior Spring Show Champion Mare, Blommeröd International Junior Champion Mare, Polish National Junior Champion Mare and European Junior Champion Mare. As a senior she enlarged this collection with such accolades as Polish National Senior Champion Mare, All Nations Cup Senior Champion Mare, European Senior Champion Mare and World Senior Reserve Champion Mare. El Dorada also conquered America as Scottsdale Senior Reserve Champion Mare and US National Senior Champion Mare. As a 14 year old she again took the podium at all three of the European Triple Crown shows, gaining the silver medals of the All Nations Cup and European Championships, as well as the bronze at the World Championships. A year later the judges awarded her with the Silver Senior Champion Mare title at the prestigious Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Arabian Horse Festival in Saudi Arabia. In 2015 during the Menton show two of El Dorada's sons, EL PALACIO VO (US) and WAJEEH ATHBAH (IT) received the Best Head awards in their classes, while El Dorada herself was awarded with the Best Dam of the Show title.
Most notable among El Dorada's produce is EL PALACIO VO (US) by Al Lahab. This multi champion from the Middle East and World Junior Bronze Champion Stallion is currently a valued sire, the father of this year's World Junior Bronze Champion Mare BINT HAZY AL KHALEDIAH (SA).
Today's finals of the Arabian Horse World Championships brought TOP TEN titles to the following mares: EMANOLLA (in the yearling fillies category), GALERIDA (junior mares), EMMONA and WIEŻA MARC'A (senior mares). All mares were bred at Michałów Stud, with WIEŻA MARC'A representing her new owners, Sinus Arabian Stud.
However the podium did not lack Polish traces. The sire of the Bronze Junior Champion Mare, BINT HAZY AL KHALEDIAH, is EL PALACIO VO - son of Michałów's EL DORADA. Whereas the Junior Gold Champion Stallion GALLARDO J boasts Polish ancestors on both sides of his pedigree: his sire EMERALD J is the son of Michałów's EMANDORIA, while his dam, GOMERA J, is a daughter of EKSTERN and a granddaughter of EUKALIPTUS.
Detailed results of the World Championships can be found here.
The first day of the World Championships was all about the mares. Polish breeding was represented by mares from Michałów Stud - five owned by the stud and one under the banner of new owners.
In the A series of the yearling fillies EMANOLLA (Vitorio TO - Emandoria/Gazal Al Shaqab) placed sixth. In the 2-3 year old fillies class EL LARINERA (Empire - El Emeera/Ekstern) came in eighth (series A), while in series B GALERIDA (Shanghai E.A. - Galilea/Laheeb) finished third and PUSTYNIA KAHILA (Kahil Al Shaqab - Pustynna Malwa/Ekstern) sixth.
In series A of the senior mares WIEŻA MARC'A (QR Marc - Wieża Marzeń/Ekstern), currently owned by Sinus Arabian Stud, secured second place and one "20" for movement. In the B series of the same category EMMONA (Monogramm - Emilda/Pamir) placed third and received two "20s" for her movement.
With that EMANOLLA, GALERIDA, WIEŻA MARC'A and EMMONA qualified for the Sunday finals and have already secured the titles of Top Ten.
The State Stud of Bait Al Arab hosted the Kuwait National Championships on November 11-12th. Almost 300 horses were entered for the show, with some classes divided into as many as three or even four series.
Such a large group could not do without strong Polish accents. The mare NIMBA (Ekstern - Nefer/Ecaho) bred by Janów Podlaski, was chosen Senior Gold Champion Mare Nimba was sold to Kuwait at the 2010 Summer Sale. Whereas the bronze medal in the same category went to PERLAHABA (Al Lahab - Pernacja/Ekstern), bred by Falborek Arabians, sold at the 2013 Pride of Poland Sale.
Polish breeding also contributed to two gold medals in the yearling categories: JAWAHER LEMAR (Empire - Lanckorona/Poganin) was chosen as Junior Gold Champion Mare and JAWAHER GHAZY (Kahil Al Shaqab - Gizelda/Ekstern) as Junior Gold Champion Stallion.
Also worth mentioning are class winners out of Polish mares: F FAISAL (colt foals A, out of the Janów mare Polihymnia), SAHEL ALKONOOZ (colt foals B, out of Cicha Woda bred by A. Piwowarski) and FARAULA J (mares 11 years old and above, by Ekstern out of the Kurozwęki mare Fifa).
Michałów State Stud informs that in the 2017 breeding season only 5 outside breedings to Ekstern will be available. This decision has been made due to a high demand among breeders for the stallion's semen, as well as adjusted to the advanced age of the stallion.
Each of the above mentioned outside breedings to Ekstern will be offered at the Winter Arabian Horse Sale, which will take place at Michałów Stud on December 10th, 2016. The stud informs that this will be the only opportunity to purchase a breeding to Ekstern for the 2017 season.
A complete list of horses offered at the Winter Arabian Horse Sale is available now at www.stadninamichalow.pl.
The Autumn sale at Michałów Stud took place on November 5th. The sale was conducted in the form of a public auction, with the director of the stud himself, Maciej Grzechnik, taking over the duties of auctioneer.
More than 80% of the offered horses were sold, including 27 Arabians. The highest price was given for the year old EMANNDIA (Kahil Al Shaqab - Emandilla/Om El Shahmaan) - 49 thousand PLN.
The sale attracted many people. Lots of them took their time to carefully inspect the horses and 14 registered as buyers. The next occasion to purchase a horse from Michałów will come in December, during the Winter Arabian Horse Sale on 10.12.2016.
The Stud has also published detailed Conditions of the Auction.
More information at www.skjanow.pl