During the 2nd International Arabian Horse Show in Bahrain on 19th-21st of January the Janów-bred EUSTOMIA (Poganin - Eumenida) was awarded the senior bronze mare medal, having won her class earlier. Eustomia's daughter, A.Y. SHEREEN, placed second in the yearling fillies class. Third places in their classes were secured by colts out of Polish mares: AA Nader (yearling colts, out of Janów's Ekumena) and Vitorios Al Naseem (three year old colts, out of Wojciech Martyniuk's Eusaria).
During the 11-13th of January the State Stud of Bait El Arab held the 6th Arabian Horse Breeders Show. Some of the horses that stood on the podium were the proud owners of Polish genes. The filly LULU AL WAWAN (yearling champion filly) is the granddaughter of Arabeska (through daughter Alia E.A.). Another grandchild of Arabeska is the silver yearling colt ANAN AL KONOOZ (this time through Arabeska’s daughter Aura E.A.). Bronze medals were awared to GHALIA AL FAYYAD (Ekstern – Galeona) in the junior mares category and to AL BEDAYAH (out of Michałów’s Fragaria) in the senior mares.
Also worth mentioning are the high places in class of QAMRAH descending from Chrcynno-Pałac bred horses (Psyche Keret - Ceres/Ganges) - 3rd in two year olds and two foals of the mare Cicha Woda hodowli Andrzeja Piwowarskiego: SINDERELLA (3rd in yearlings) and SAHEL AL KONOOZ (2nd in two year olds).
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).