During September 11-12th a judges course (national level) was held at the Cracow Racecourse in Buczków. The course began with an entrance exam, encompassing such topics as the anatomy of the horse, the history of Arabian horse breeding in Poland and general knowledge of breeding issues. After the seminar portion of the course, which took place on Sunday afternoon, the practical exam was held on Monday morning. This included the evaluation of horses by means of various judging systems. 30 people declared their participation in the course, 24 took the entrance exam with 21 passing and then taking the practical exam. We will inform about the final results of the exam shortly.
The endurance competition held on September 2nd-3rd in Malichów encompassed the Polish National Senior Championships, the Polish National Junior and Young Rider Championships, as well as international (CEI 2*), all-Polish and friendly competitions, which saw a total of 73 horses. The organizer of the event is Marek Tul, who runs the Dolina Gawora stable. Apart from Polish competitors there were also riders from the Czech Republic, Germany and Slovakia.
The title of Polish National Senior Endurance Champion in the CEI 2* contest over 120 km went to Agata Murawska atop MILES (Piaff - Metodyka/Wiek) from the BIK Gieniusze Riding Club. Behind her, with a result worse only by 1 second (!) was Maria Landau from Champion Ciosny Riding Club atop MU-ARDESZ (Dobryń - Mu-Ardah/Armaniak). Third came Beata Szezyngier-Jagielska from the Leśny Riding Club atop ASŁAN (Ecaho - Amina/Murat-Gazon).
The winner of the Polish National Junior and Young Rider Endurance Championships was Natalia Palczak from the Leśny Riding Club atop the mare DŻINNIS (Eton - Dominacja/Ganges). Young riders competed over 80 km.
The best Arabian horse of Polish breeding was the gelding MILES (Piaff - Metodyka/Wiek).
Final stretch of the Senior Championships
Podium of the Senior Championships (120 km)
Podium of the Junior and Young Rider Championships (80 km)
Winners - Agata Murawska and Miles
During the 1st Arabian Horse Show at the Cracow Racecourse the spectators were treated to 86 horses representing owners from six countries.
The medal winners in their respective categories were:
Junior mare championship:
1. Platyna NA (Shanghai EA - Pantera/Ekstern) B/O: Alicja Najmowicz
2. Emla K.A. (BE) (QR Marc - Elerina/Ekstern) B: Knocke Arabians (BE), O: Piotr Podgórny
3. Mirjjana Al Kanz (Kanz Al Bidayer - Marjjan VA/Marwan Al Shaqab) B/O: Silvatica Black Arabians
Junior stallion championship:
1. Pertarca (Kahil Al Shaqab - Poezja/Enzo) B/O: PPH Parys sp. z o.o.
2. Marvel Psyche (Magnum Psyche - Marjjana VA/Marwan Al Shaqab) B: Silvatica Black Arabians, O: Reza Al Hadadi (IR)
3. Nayef Al Khalediah (SA) (WH Justice - Athenaa/Ashhal Al Rayyan) B: Al Khalediah Stables (SA), O: Polska AKF sp. z o.o.
Senior mare championship:
1. Unic All JP (BR) (Laddin BA - Sherazade JP/Naadir) B: JP Martins Aviacao Ltd (BR), O: Lutetia Arabians (FR)
2. Kalahari (Ajman Moniscione - Kashira/Magnum Psyche) B: Andrzej Wójtowicz, O: PPH Parys sp. z o.o.
3. Paema (Ekstern - Pasyma/Piaff) B/O: Lech Błaszczyk
Senior stallion championship:
1. Gotico (WH Justice - Ginga/Galba) B/O: Piotr Podgórny
2. Wiron (Kabsztad - Wirka/Emigrant) B: Brygida i Jerzy Chrapkowscy, O: Janusz Lech
3. Najm Al Khalediah (ZT Maghossny - Nada Al Khalidiah/Abha Ifni) B/O: Polska AKF sp. z o.o.
Detailed results can be found on the show's official website.
The international show in Prague has for years been lucky for Polish horses and their offspring, and so was the case this year.
The yearling fillies class was won by ELIHANDRA SW (CZ) (out of Michałów's Ebora), who in the finals reached for the junior mare silver medal. Victorious in the two year olds was GINESSA (Shanghai EA - Ginerva/Werbum) bred and owned by Waldemar Bąk. Second place in the three year olds class belonged to Janów's BALLENA (Kahil Al Shaqab - Belgica/Gazal Al Shaqab), already representing her new owners who purchased the mare for 60 thousand euro at this year's Pride of Poland sale. Another second spot (in the 2 year old colts class) was secured by MILORD EL SHAWAN (FA El Shawan - Melody/Psytadel) bred and owned by Józef Pietrzak. Right behind him placed EKSTRAGON (ZT Marwteyn - Ewilena/Ekstern) bred and owned by Waldemar Bąk. Third in the 3 year old colts class was NAYEF AL KHALIDIAH (SA) owned by AKF Polska.
The 4-6 year old mares class was won by MESHAEL AL KHALEDIAH (SA) by El Palacio VO, son of Michałów's El Dorada. In the finals the mare claimed a silver medal. Right behind her placed NAIFA AL KHALEDIAH (Ganges - Nadrat Al Khalediah) bred and owned by AKF Polska. Third came HS PATCHOULI (GB) (Polon - Peczora/Emigrant), bred and owned by Halsdon Arabians. Victorious in the 7-9 year old mares class was ELLISEINA (Galba - Ellissara/Laheeb), bred by Michałów and owned by AKF Polska. In the 10 year old and above mares class the second spot went to EBORA (Ekstern - Eberia/Ecaho), also bred by Michałów and owned by Nina Suskevicova. In the finals Ebora won the senior mares bronze medal.
The 10 year old and above stallions class was won by EL PALACIO VO (US), the already mentioned son of Michałów's El Dorada, who was awared in the senior stallion finals with the gold medal. The stallion is owned by Al Khalediah Stables. The second spot in the same category went to the Michałów-bred GORDION (Galba - Georgia/Monogramm), currently owned by AKF Polska.
The special awards of Best Czech Horse and Best Mover went to Ebora.
The eligible participants of the Prague Intercup show were also classified in the Mercedes Benz European Cup. Here the medals went to:
ELIHANDRA SW (CZ) - junior mares silver medal
GINESSA - junior mares bronze medal
MILORD EL SHAWAN - junior stallions bronze medal
EBORA - senior mares gold medal
ELLISEINA - senior mares silver medal
HS PATCHOULI (GB) - senior mares bronze medal
GORDION - senior stallions bronze medal
Horses of the Polish State Studs did not compete in this year's Prague Intercup.
During the Czech Nationals, which took place in Prague in September 3rd, the junior stallion gold medal went to KA BARBELO ARMINIUS (CZ) by the often mentioned Emerald J (son of Michałów's Emandoria) and the bronze in the same category was awarded to the Polish-bred ZAKAPIOR (Emberk - Zarabi/Wachlarz) bred by Agnieszka Kozłowska. Whereas the senior mare gold medal was claimed by the bred at Michałów GIGA (Pegasus - Girlanda/Eldon). One of the judges at the Czech Nationals was AKF Polska director, Władysław Guziuk.
The Belgian Nationals took place during the 3rd-4th of September. Among the jury panel was PAHBA member, Tomasz Tarczyński.
The podium included horses with Polish origins: the junior mares gold medal went to the yearling TARFA ATHBAH (BE) out of the Polish Ermina (bred by SAMKO PUH) and the silver - to MARRAKECH J (BE) by Emerald J, a son of Michałów's Emandoria.
In the junior stallion finals the gold was awarded to the three year old MANSOUR AL JALAWIYAH (BE) by Emerald J and the silver to the year old GAUDI J (BE), also by Emerald J (and out of an Ekstern dam, Gomera J).
Furthermore top fives in their classes were secured by: DUJA ATHBAH (BE) out of Janów's Andaluzja (5th place, yearling fillies), WILLIAN (BE) out of Michałów's Wilga (5th, yearling colts), AGMAL JAHIDDAH (SA) out of Michałów's Erabea (3rd, two year old fillies), DALIA J (BE) by Emerald J out of Danuta by Ekstern (winner of the 3 year old fillies class), SHAKARA (BE) (2nd in the 3 year old fillies class) and the Michałów-bred MANRESA (Werbum - Martynika/Monogramm), who placed second in Classic Pleasure
The (already!) 27th edition of the UK International Arabian Horse Show took place in Addington during the 26-28th of August, 2016. It is the only British A-ranked show and just one of three in Europe. Among the judges of this year's event was Jerzy Białobok.
The silver medal of the senior mares was awarded to the Michałów-bred MANRESA (Werbum - Martynika/Monogramm), whereas the bronze medal of the junior mares went to BINT HAZY AL KHALEDIAH by El Palacio VO, son of Michałów's El Dorada. In turn the top medals in the youngest category were claimed by yet unnname foals by Emerald J (son of Emandoria, gold) and out of Moja Miła (Złocień - Malowana Lala/Empres, bred by Agricola Farm), who took the silver.
The class top fives also included:
FROZTI (GB) - 5th place in the 4 year old and older gelding class, out of Michałów's Ferri
AJA CENTURION (GB) - 2nd place in the yearling colts class (A series), by Emerald J
VIGGO (GB) - 3rd place in the yearling colts class (A series), by Emerald J
SAN HASSA (PL) (Hassan Ashiraf - Sosenka/Ekstern), bred by A. Piwowarski - 3rd place in the 4-6 year old mares class
ZIZI (PL) (Enzo - Zorza Polarna/Wojsław), bred by S. Sławiński - 4th place in the 7-10 year old mares class
ESMERA (PL) (Tallin - Esmeralda/Bandos), bred by Michałów Stud - 2nd place in the 17 years old and above mares class
FARADIS (PL) (BS Black Fable - Forsycja/Fawor) bred by Silvatica Black Arabians - 5th place in the 7-10 year old stallions class
For the first time Poland was present at the prestigious Egyptian Event Europe, held this weekend at Castle Dyck near Düsseldorf. Competing in the 3 year old colts class was Mahran Halim (CM Murayh El Era - Mahala Halima/Saif), owned by Polia Arabians (Poland) and bred by Ponnath Straight Egyptian Arabians (Germany). The colt, trained and shown by Tomasz Kotyński, placed third in class and qualified for the junior stallion championships.
During the 19-20th of August the premises of AKF Stud (Poland) hosted an international B-show as part of the Al Khalediah European Arabian Horse Festival.
There were 119 horse entries in the catalog, with 106 of them presented in the arena. The show was international not only in name, but literally as well, with 24 of the presented horses owned by foreign exhibitors. Out of the remaining number (82) 55 horses were shown by Polish private breeders, whereas state breeding was represented by 15 horses from Michałów, 6 from Janów Podlaski and 6 from Białka.
Detailed results can be found under the following links:
In the finals foreign-owned horses claimed 11 medals, including all golds (though it must be said that one of the gold medalists was the Polis-bred Fuerte). Michałów Stud won a silver (Poganinka) and bronze (Wieża Mocy), Białka a bronze (Elidus) and the private breeders secured a silver (El Shaad) and three bronze medals (Wasalia, Calateon, Psyche Keret).
Tomorrow the Al Khalediah Poland Cup St. (cat. A) will take place at the Służewiec Racetrack in Warsaw.
View a gallery of photos from the show on our Facebook page.