After the end of the European show season we are turning our attention to the Middle East.
During December 8-9th ZOTHAR (Ekstern – Zingara/Psytadel) bred by Paweł Rutkowski won the senior stallion bronze medal at the Bahrain National Arabian Horse Festival.
Also during December 8-9th the Qatar National Championships were held. AL JAZEERA (Kahil Al Shaqab – Alhasa/Ganges) placed second in the 4-6 year old mares class, while SEFORA (Ekstern – Sawantka/Pepton) won her class of mares aged 11 years old and above. Both mares are bred by Janów Podlaski Stud.
Whereas the 13-15th of December was all about the A-ranked KAAHC International Championships in Riyadh. The Michałów-bred NORMA (Gazal Al Shaqab – Nina/Monogramm) won the senior mare silver medal, while ESHILA (Kahil Al Shaqab – Estaka/Gazal Al Shaqab) bred by Krzysztof Goździalski placed second among the 4-6 year old mares class. Among the produce of Polish-bred mares worth mentioning are the first places in class of the filly MIDDLE EAST (od Pinga/Gazal Al Shaqaband the colt ZAHER AL MUAWD (Equator – Espinilla/Al Maraam), who in the finals won the junior stallion bronze medal, as well as second spot in class of the filly MAYAR ALMUAWD (od Piera/Eden C).
Today the World Championships in Paris came to an end. Polish-bred horses won two silver medals (Equator - senior stallions, Fuerte - junior stallions) and five Top Ten titles (Galerida, Potentilla, Emandilla - senior mares, Morion, Kabsztad - senior stallions).
The award for Best Movement among males went to EQUATOR. Chosen as best sire of the show was WH JUSTICE. While the Platinum Championship this year was awarded to GAZAL AL SHAQAB.
Results of Polish horses in classes:
Senior mares (3A):
3rd Galerida (Shanghai EA - Galilea) B: Michałów/O: Al Baydaa Stud
5th Potentilla (Ekstern - Panonia) B/O: Janów Podlaski
Senior mares (3B):
5th Emandilla (Om El Shahmaan - Espadrilla) B/O: Michałów
Junior stallions (5B):
2nd Fuerte (Ekstern - Frymuszka) B: J. Dobrzyński/O: Abhaa Arabians
Senior stallions (6A):
2nd Equator (QR Marc - Ekliptyka) B/O: Michałów
5th Morion (Kahil Al Shaqab - Mesalina) B: Michałów/O: Al Thumama Stud
Senior stallions (6B):
3rd Kabsztad (Poganin - Kwestura) B/O: Michałów
At a press conference held in the UAE capital on the 8th of November 2017, Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, announced that the race in China will be one of the highlights of 2018.
“The calendar year of 2018 is significant as it marks the 10th year of the Festival and 100th anniversary of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan,” she said. “Several Purebred Arabian horses have already been acquired by the Chinese and are currently being trained in Poland. They will move to China for the first-ever Arabian horse race. This is a huge success for the Festival as we want to take Purebred Arabian racing to countries that do not have them.”
On Sunday the Criterium St. (cat. A) for 3 year old and older Arabian horses over 2400 m was held at the Służewiec track in Warsaw. Victorious was the only 3 year old in this group, FAZZA AL KHALEDIAH (FR), owned by Polska AKF, with Natalia Hendzel in the irons, trained by Michał Borkowski, who outdid the rest of the competition by 17 lengths. The second horse to cross the wire, BURKAN AL KHALEDIAH (SA), is also owned by Polska AKF.
Criterium St. (cat. A) for 3 year old and older Arabian horses, 2400 m
1. Fazza Al Khalediah(FR) 3 yo (Jalnar Al Khalediah – Assma Al Khalediah/Amer or.ar.)
2. Burkan Al Khalediah (SA) 8yo (Khalid El Biwaibiya – Rayyan/Bengali d’Albret)
3. Bandolero 4 yo (Portmer – Botura/Samsheik)
4. Shahad Athbah (GB) 5yo (Amer or.ar. – Kolver/Vert Olive)
4. Shannon Queen 4yo (Ainhoa St. Faust – Sasanka Fata/Sam Tiki)