The Tulip Cup in the Ermelo, this year held on April 29-30th, begins the European show season in earnest. One of the judges was PAHBA member Tomasz Tarczyński.
The bronze medal of the senior stallions went to ELGAST (WH Justice - Elfera/Psytadel), bred and owned by Lech Błaszczyk. Elgast qualified for the finals from second place in class, behind the Janów-bred ETORYK (Om El Shahmaan - Etnologia/Gazal Al Shaqab), who was awarded with 3x20 for movement, but only the first of them managed to stand on the podium. Furthermore Elgast received the main cash prize (250 EUR) in this class for the best European bred and owned stallion.
The winner of the geldings championship was the Janów bred POSTAR (Om El Bellissimo - Pomerania/Gazal Al Shaqab), while victorious in the Liberty class was Michałów's gelding EMIRZO (Enzo - Emira/Laheeb) and right behind him - PERLINA (BE), daughter of Janów's Persenkówka.
Photo courtesy of Urszula Łęczycka
Sunday (30.04.2017) saw the Comet St. played out at the Służewiec Racetrack - a B category race for 4 year olds over 2000 m. The winner was the filly GUSA (Murhib - Gusmania/Status) bred by Magdalena Gromala.
Whereas last Thursday was the date of the first entries (16 horses) to the Arabian Derby (cat. A), which this year is scheduled for the 30th of July.
On Sunday the 2017 racing season commenced at the Służewiec Race Track in Warsaw. There were two races for Arabians.
The first, for 4 year olds and above (of the 3rd group) over 1800 m was won by the stallion EVERGONNATOUCHTHIS (Nivourgonnatouchthis – Elsana/Gafal) bred, owned and trained by Jan Głowacki.
The second race, Skowronek Stakes, for 5 year olds and above (of the 1st group) over 2000 m was won by the gelding BURKAN AL KHALEDIAH (SA) (Khalid El Biwaibiya – Rayyan/Bengali d’Albret) owned by Polska AKF, bringing a first time win for trainer Maciej Kacprzyk.
The title of Chilean National Senior Champion Stallion went this year to JAZEER DE WIEC (BR). This stallion has previously claimed the titles of Brazilian National Reserve (2010) and Brazilian National Champion (2011 & 2012) Junior Stallion. Jazeer's sire is the Michałów-bred DĘBOWIEC (Monogramm - Dębówka/Eternit), Brazilian National Senior Champion Stallion from 2006.
The organizers of the 6th Warsaw Arabian Horse Championships ARABIA POLSKA 2017, which will take place on the 23rd-24th of June, 2017 at the Buksza Polo & Riding Club in Góra Kalwaria, have provided information regarding the show's officials. Details can be found in the attached letter.