The 2017 Nordic Open show in Denmark (17-18.06) belonged to Polish-bred stallions, because they took up all three spots on the championship podium in the senior stallions category. The gold medal went to ELGAST (WH Justice - Elfera/Psytadel) bred and owned by Lech Błaszczyk, the silver was claimed by EBENOS (Om El Bellissimo - Enaam/Ekstern) bred by Janów Podlaski, and the bronze was won by LISSAR (Gazal Al Shaqab - Larissa/Eukaliptus) bred by Michałów. Earlier the entire threesome won their classes.
Senior Gold Champion Stallion, ELGAST (WH Justice - Elfera/Psytadel) bred and owned by Lech Błaszczyk, shown by Tomasz Kotyński
The Michałów-bred ELIKSJA (Esparto - Ekspulsja/Gazal Al Shaqab) was awarded with the silver medal on the senior mares category. The gold was snatched from her the by Belgian SUZANNA (BE), a mare with a very strong Polish pedigree and a daughter of Ekstern.
The silver in the junior mares championship was won by GALLILEAH (NO) (Espekt - Grace Bint Pacha/AS Sinans Pacha) for her Polish owners, Polia Arabians.
Whereas the geldings category was ruled by the Michałów-bred EMIRZO (Enzo - Emira/Laheeb). He not only won the championship in this category, but also received the award for Best Movement.
During June 9-11th the Equestrian Center Hörste in Germany hosted the Arabian Horse Festival consisting of two events: the C-international show and the Amateur Challenge.
In the international edition PIKADOR NA (Ascot DD - Pantera/Ekstern) bred by Alicja Najmowicz placed second in the yearling colts class and became a Top Four in the finals. The filly EOS LEILANEE (Shanghai EA - Lenka/Piaff) bred by Andrzej Majchrzak placed fourth in the 2 year old fillies class. The winner of the 4-6 year old mares class was PARIS J (BE) (daughter of Janów's Palabra), who in the finals won a silver medal. Whereas traditionally among the geldings victorious the Janów-bred POSTAR (Om El Bellissimo - Pomerania/Gazal Al Shaqab), who won the gold in this category. POSTAR also reigned supreme at the amateur event, where he took the Best in Show experienced title.
Victorious in Sunday's Ofir Stakes for 4 year olds and above over 2400 m was Burkan Al Khalediah (SA) (Khalid El Biwaibiya - Rayyan/Bengali D'Albret) owned by Polska AKF before the Polish-bred Mogadiusz (Echo Ofira - Mukata Fata/KA Czubuthan) and Alladyn (Von - Alba Longa/Ostragon).
The Errlis Stakes for 3 year olds over 1600 m gave victory to Monmurhib Kossack (NL) (Murhib - Maringa/Niumarket), second was the half-brother to Pogrom, Parsek (Kahil AL Shaqab - Pętla/Visbaden) and third - Nesma Al Mels (FR) (Akbar - Jelifa Al Mels/Regal de Khan).
Whereas triumphant in the El Paso Stakes for 4 year olds and above over 1800 m was Sarin Hel (Marvin El Samawi - Setna Heli/Pepe le Mocco) owned by Nessa Arabians before Minastirit (Nougatin - Modessa II/Mohafez) and Chill Force (NL) (Murhib - Geuldal-Djeeli/Djelforce).
The Polish Arabian Horse Breeders Association, the co-organizer of the Junior Arabian Horse Spring Show in Białka, funded the prize for the Best in Show horse. The cheque for 2,000 PLN went to the filly POGANINKA (El Omari – Pentra/Poganin), bred by Michałów Stud. We would like to thank Barbara Zalewska for the photographs from Poganinka’s decoration ceremony.
On behalf of the organizers of the 2nd All-Polish Arabian Horse Championships, which will take place on June 15-16th in Radom, we hereby provide the updated links to the forms for show entries and the conditions of the show. The deadline for entries is June 26th. More information on the show’s website: www.czempionatradom.pl