The championship results of the 5th Warsaw Arabian Horse Championships - Arabia-Polska (B cat.), which took place during the 24-25th of June on the grounds of the Buksza Polo & Riding Club can be found here.
With plans well under way to set up a new Arabian Horse Show in the Polish calendar, the PAHBA has turned to the Agricultural Property Agency to support the ECAHO affiliation for this new event. Today we received an answer from the APA President, Waldemar Humięcki, which can be found in its original (Polish) form here.
In it the APA informs that as a full ECAHO member it will NOT support and offer recommendation for this new show to be held in Cracow in September. The reason? The APA believes that the PAHBA does not have sufficient experience in independent organization of national C-ranked shows, which can result in a lower quality of the organized event. However, the APA may rethink this decision in the future, if the show turns out to successful in terms of organization and attendance.
Janów Podlaski Stud has published the program and rules of the Polish National Arabian Horse Show on their website, as well as the entry form. The show will take place on the 12-14th of August. The deadline for entries is July 15th.
Entries are now open for the 3rd edition of the international B-ranked ECAHO show in Nowe Wrońska - the Al Khalediah European Arabian Horse Festival (19-20th of August). The entry form can be found here.
The deadline for entries is the 19th of July. This year the main prizes are Ford cars (2x Ford Ranger, 2x Ford Kuga, 2x Ford B-Max). Similarly to the previous years the first five spots in class receive prize money (a total of 90,000 USD). The list of show officials can be found here.
The Bruges Arabian Horse Event, encompassing both the national and international show, took place this weekend on the 18-19th of June.
In the national event first place in class (and later the junior stallion silver medal) went to the yearling YAMIN ATHBAH (BE) out of Michałów's ELLISSARA, bred by Athbah Stud. A class victory (stallions aged 4 years and above) was also scored by DAVOS K.A. (BE), son of Michałów's DAJANA, bred by Knocke Arabians, who took the senior stallion gold medal in the finals.
Whereas the international competition gave second place to the yearling filly DUJA ATHBAH (BE) out of Janów's ANDALUZJA, bred by Athbah Stud. In another series of the yearling fillies third place went to TARFAH ATHBAH (BE) out of ERMINA, bred by SAMKO P.U.H. Whereas in the 4-6 year old mares class SAN HASSA (Hassan Ashiraf - Sosenka), bred by Andrzej Piwowarski and owned by Chloe Glover, placed sixth.
On June 14th, the official ECAHO website announced the disaffiliation of the West Coast Cup show. The show was initially scheduled to take place on August 6-7th, however the organizer asked to change the date to July 23rd-24th. The Show Commission did not approve of this change, because it clashed with other shows taking place during the same weekend, whereas the organizer did not accept any other dates.
In regard to the above ECAHO announced that any ECAHO official (judge, DC member, ringmaster) officiating at this show will be suspended from the respective list.
Sławomir Pietrzak has been announced as the new president of Janów Podlaski Stud during a press conference on June 15th at the Warsaw offices of the Agricultural Property Agency. He will take over duties from the current Janów Podlaski Stud President, Marek Skomorowski, starting June 20th. Sławomir Pietrzak is an associate professor at the Department of Horse Breeding and Use of the University of Life Sciences in Lublin, an equestrian judge and a member of the Horse breeding council to the Minister of Agriculture.
During the Bandos St. (B cat), a race for 4 year old Arabian colts and fillies over 2,400 m, Polish breeding had yield to foreign-bred horses. The first to cross the wire was the French TEFKIR (Njewman – Djourella/Kerbella), owned by Z. Górski, behind him was the Swedish GAZELLO (Nougatin – Gordaia/Damask) and third - the Russian PROPOVEDNIK SIVER (Duglas – Prepona/Prikaz). Polish-bred horses - ESTARION (Ontario HF – Esteria/Pamir) and SERGIO (Sabat – Salara/Borek) - took fourth and fifth place, respectively.
That same the Errlis Prize for 3 year old Arabian horses of the 1st group over 1,600 m was won by the Polish0bred SHANNON QUEEN - by the French Ainhoa St Faust, but out of Sasanka Fata, a mare descending from the famous racing "S" damline of Janów Podlaski. She bested two French colts: JASER (Akim de Ducor – Membola/Barkas) and ZAHAAB (Mahabb – Madone de Piboul/Dormane).
More Saturday racing results on www.torsluzewiec.pl
1. The PAHBA would like to inform that the Polish National Arabian Sport Championships, planned to be held on the 18-19th of June at Michałów Stud and recently cancelled due to an insufficient number of entries, will take place at a later time, which will probably be in September. We will inform you as soon as the new date is set.
2. The PAHBA plans on organizing a Judges Course (of a national level). Many years have passed since the last course and the time has come, supported by many voices from our community, to prepare another group of young judges. The course will take place in September of this year, on the premises of the Cracow Horse Racetrack. We will inform you immediately when the date will be known.
3. An Arabian Horse Festival is planned for the 10-11th of September, 2016. The event will be held on the grounds of the Cracow Horse Racetrack and will include an Arabian Horse Show (works are currently under way to obtain ECAHO affiliation) and a Race Day. More details, as well as the show's rules and conditions will be announced soon.