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.
This year's AHO Breeders Championship Europe show, which took place in Chantilly (France) during the 6-7th of August, 2016 was marked with a huge success for Chrcynno-Pałac Stud of the Poszepczyński Family. Their mare PSYCHE VICTORIA (Ekstern - Pallas-Atena/Ecaho) first won her class of mare aged 7 and above and later in the finals grabbed the gold medal of the senior mares. Psyche Victoria's result (91,85 pts) was the second highest score of the show.
Second in the same class was AURA E.A. (ES) (out of Janów's Arabeska), bred by Equus Arabians. Whereas the senior stallion category was ruled by EQUIBORN KA (BE) bred by Knocke Arabians, out of Michałów's Espadrilla. The stallion not only won his class (with a score of 91,65) but was unanimously chosen senior gold champion stallion.