On May 21st-22nd the first edition of the British Breeders Alliance show was held at the Weston Lawns Equestrian Centre in Coventry, UK. Also here the classes were not very numerous, from 2 to 5 participants. The exception were 3 year old fillies with 7 participants and the 4-10 year old mare category with 6 participants, although the greater number in the latter resulted from the combining of two classes into one.
As usual Polish accents could be found, not only in the show itself, but also in the finals:
Yearling fillies (A series):
5th - LITTLE GALENA (GB) - out of the Polish mare GINEA bred by Ewex Arabians
Yearling fillies (B series):
1st - EMILJA (GB) - sired by GOTICO (bred by Piotr Podgórny) out of EWITACJA (bred by Jan Głowacki) ---> Yearling Gold Champion Mare
2nd - EMALIA (GB) - out of EMDA bred by Białka Stud ---> fifth place in the yearling mare finals
3rd - FROTZI (GB) - out of the Michałów-bred FERRI
Mares 4-10 years old
2nd - SAN HASSA (PL) - bred by Andrzej Piwowarski (Hassan Ashiraf - Sosenka) ---> Senior Bronze Champion Mare
3rd - NASZEEMA A (GB) - out of the British-bred SASZARTA bearing a pure Polish pedigree (Elart - Sasza) ---> Senior Silver Champion Mare
Mares 11 years old and above
1st - PRAWICA (PL) - by Ararat out of Palmira, bred by Michałów Stud ---> fourth place in the senior mare finals
The organizers of the ARABIA Polska - Warsaw Championships, which will be held on June 24-25th at the Buksza Polo & Riding Club (in Góra Kalwaria) have update the information regarding the program of the show and conditions for participation.
Link: ARABIA POLSKA - Warsaw Championships, Program and conditions for participation.
At the last meeting the Show Commission approved a new ECAHO show concept - the Breeders´ show. This show is intended only for horses which are bred and owned by the same breeding entity (same person or breeding stable).
The show may be judged by people who are not the ECAHO judge lists, but they must be breeders. A breeder is anybody who has bred, as owner or Stud manager, at least one Arabian foal each year for the three years prior to the year of the show. Trainers and handlers are not allowed to judge
Horses participating in Breeders ́ shows do not qualify for Title shows or A shows.
The Breeders´ show rules will appear in the printed version of the Blue Book 2017, however, it is valid since the Show Commission meeting and you can affiliate it already in 2016 without late affiliation surcharge.
More details on the ECAHO website.
Also here the number participants was not large (from 1 to 4), although the two year old fillies class saw as many as eight of them.
Victorious in the finals were PLATYNA NA (Yearling Champion Mare), PERSIA (Junior Bronze Champion Mare) and NIL NA (Yearling Bronze Champion Stallion).
It is also worth mentioning the finalists that had Polish ancestors: the colt SHAMAL AL SHAQAB (Farhoud Al Shaqab - Pilar/Fawor) claimed the silver medal in the junior stallions championship, the stallion NADER ZAMAN AL SHAJER (Om El Bellissimmo - Nimba/Ekstern) - the silver medal in the senior stallions championship, while EL PALACIO VO (Al Lahab - El Dorada/Sanadik El Shaklan) - the senior stallion gold medal and was also chosen Best in Show Male. The Janów-bred ALABAMA (Gazal Al Shaqab - Altona/Eukaliptus), owned by the Qatari Al Thumama Stud, placed third in the 7-9 year old mares class.
Listed below is the classification of Polish-owned horses in their age categories:
Yearling fillies (4 participants)
1st PLATYNA NA (Shanghai EA - Pantera/Ekstern) bred and owned by Alicja Najmowicz ---> Yearling Gold Champion Mare
3rd PERSIA (Eden C - Pisa/Etogram) bred and owned by Stanisław Sławiński ---> Yearling Bronze Champion Mare
Yearling colts (4 participants)
3rd NIL NA (Equator - Nasira/Al Maraam) bred and owned by Alicja Najmowicz ---> Yearling Bronze Champion Stallion
Two year old fillies (8 participants)
3rd ELWITA (Vitorio TO - Elwira/Enzo) bred and owned by Białka Stud
5th CELITA (Lawrence El Gazal - Cella/Ekstern) bred and owned by Białka Stud
6th GINESSA (Shanghai EA - Ginerva/Werbum) bred and owned by Waldemar Bąk
8th EVELIA (Empire - Evolett/Ajman Moniscione) bred and owned by Zalia Arabians
During the 14-15th of May another edition of two shows held under the joint name of the Berlin Cup took place - the Euopean C Show and the International B Show.
The classes were not very numerous, with one to four contestants each. What's interesting is that the 3 year old colts and all senior mare classes were absent.
Returning home victorious were the colt GIMARCO (Junior Gold Champion Stallion) and the stallion ECHO GAZAL (Senior Bronze Champion Stallion), while the filly EL GOTHIA was fourth in the finals in the junior mare championship.
Furthermore the yearling filly EOS SZAMPAIGNE (Pogrom - Szanta/Ekstern) bred by Eos Arabians (Germany) and owned by Katrin Hampe (Germany) placed second in class and took the silver medal in the yearling mare championships. Her dam SZANTA, in foal to POGROM, was sold at the 2014 Pride of Poland Sale.
Listed below is the classification of Polish-owned horses in their age categories:
Yearling fillies (4 participants)
4th EVENNESS (Eternal - Endera/Grandorr) bred and owned by Daniel Kwiatkowski
Two year old fillies (2 participants)
2nd EL GOTHIA (Van Gogh AM - Emelina/Gaspar) bred and owned by Zalia Arabians ---> 4th place in the finals of the Junior Mare Championships
Three year old fillies (3 participants)
3rd FAHILA (Kahil Al Shaqab - Figracja/Psytadel) bred and owned by Teresa and Jacek Śleboccy
Two year old colts (1 participant)
1st GIMARCO (QR Marc - Ginga/Galba) bred by Piotr Podgórny/owned by Agnieszka Maślanka ---> Junior Gold Champion Stallion
Stallions 4-6 years old (4 participants)
4th EKERT (Pilot - Ekumena/Gazal Al Shaqab) bred by Janów Podlaski Stud/owned by Marta Szyba
Stallions 7-9 years old (2 participants)
1st ECHO GAZAL (Pegasus - Egzyna/Eldon) bred and owned by Janusz Ryżkowski ---> Senior Bronze Champion Stallion
On May 13th Erwin Escher passed away. He was an Arabian horse breeder, but first of all known as a photographer of Arabians. Erwin Escher was born in 1959. He loved horses since his early days and became an owner of his first Arabian at the age of 16. Soon he began to photograph his horse, which gave rise to his later professional career. Erwin Escher's photographs, bearing his characteristic "Escher" signature, are instantly recognized all over the world. Recently he documented large shows in the Middle East. Together with his wife Anette they bred horses at their Rothenberg Stud, a herd made up of Straight Egyptian mares, mostly black.
On May 6th, at the age of 17, passed away the stallion ENZO (US) (out of RD Bey Shahmpane/Bey Shah), one of the most accomplished get of the famous PADRONS PSYCHE (US). His most important honors included: US National Yearling Champion (2000), Scottsdale Champion Stallion (2003), US National Junior Reserve Champion Stallion (2003), US National Senior Champion Stallion (2005) and Arabian Breeders World Cup Senior Reserve Champion Stallion (2007).
More than 50 foals were born in Poland during 2007-2012. Among them stood out the following:
- ALBANO (Junior Spring Show Top Five Stallion, Polish National Junior Top Five Stallion, Polish National Junior Champion Stallion, Polish National Senior Bronze Champion Stallion, Scandinavian Open Senior Champion Stallion, Danish National Reserve Senior Champion Stallion, Denmark Open Championships Senior Champion Stallion, Danish National Senior Champion Stallion & Best in Show)
- PALABRA (Junior Spring Show Champion Mare & Best in Show, Polish National Junior Champion Mare, high-seller of the 2011 Pride of Poland at 400 thousand Euro)
- PERESPA (Junior Spring Show Top Five Mare)
- PIACOLLA (Junior Spring Show Yearling Champion Mare, Polish National Junior Champion Mare, European Junior Bronze Champion Mare, Junior Spring Show Silver Champion Mare, European Junior Champion Mare, Qatar International Arabian Horse Show Junior Champion Mare, All Nations Cup Junior Gold Champion Mare, World Junior Top Ten Mare, high-seller of the 2014 Pride of Poland at 305 thousand Euro)
- WAGIRA (Polish National Junior Top Five Mare, Autumn Show Junior Top Five Mare)
- EL OMARI (twice Autumn Show Junior Reserve Champion Stallion, Polish National Junior Bronze Champion Stallion, Polish National Senior Champion Stallion)
- EMPIRE (Junior Spring Show Reserve Champion Stallion, Polish National Junior Champion Stallion, European Junior Bronze Champion Stallion, World Junior Top Ten Stallion, Wels International Junior Champion Stallion)
Currently active in Polish breeding are three sons of ENZO: Janów's ALBANO and the Michałów-bred EL OMARI & EMPIRE.
This year's international B-ranked show in Wels, Austria is already behind us. There was a large group of equine participants from Poland (15 of Polish breeding and ownership and 2 competing under the Polish banner), but only one returned home with a title - it was ECHO ADONIS from Chrcynno-Palace Stud, who was honored as Senior Top Five Stallion in the finals.
Listed below are the results of Polish horses and how they ended up in their classes in a more "visual" form:
Yearling fillies (class 1A)
5th - ESMERALDA J (BE) (Emerald J - Eberia/Ecaho) bred by Christine Jamar, owned by Wojciech Parczewski
Yearling fillies (class 1B)
5th - WANILIA SKY (Espimar - Wabia/Al Lahab) bred and owned by Falborek Arabians
6th - EVICTORIA (Vitorio TO - Eriala/Ekstern) bred and owned by Wojciech Parczewski
Yearling colts (class 2A)
4th - EMPOWER (WH Justice - Ekstera/Ekstern) bred and owned by Falborek Arabians
Two year old fillies (class 3A)
4th - ESTAMA (EKS Alihandor - Estaka/Gazal Al Shaqab) bred and owned by Falborek Arabians
5th - MINERVA J (BE) bred by Christine Jamar/owned by Wojciech Parczewski
Two year old fillies (class 3B)
3th - WASALIA (EKS Alihandro - Wasa/WH Justice) bred and owned by Falborek Arabians
4th - EL-PRINCESSA (Om El Shahmaan - Europesa/Psytadel) bred and owned by Wojciech Parczewski
5th - WESTURA (Eden C - Wieżyca/Ekstern) bred and owned by Waldemar Bąk
Two year old colts (class 4)
8th - EL ELEGANT (Elmaran - Entorja/Gazal Al Shaqab) bred by Wojciech Parczewski/owned by Dawid Borowiec
Three year old colts (class 6)
4th - CETULION (Kahil Al Shaqab - Cetula/El Nabila B) bred and owned by Waldemar Bąk
Mares 4-6 years old (class 7)
5th - ECHO FORTUNA (Forteynas Magic - Echo Kallisto/Pamir) bred and owned by Chrcynno-Palace Stud
7th - E-VANESSA (WH Kaneko MS - Europesa/Psytadel) bred by Wojciech Parczewski/owned by Dawid Borowiec
Mares 7-10 years old (class 8)
3th - EUROPESA (Psytadel - Ekstera/Ekstern) bred and owned by Wojciech Parczewski
Stallions 7-10 years old (class 11)
2th - ECHO ADONIS (Al Maraam - Echo Kallisto/Pamir) bred and owned by SK Chrcynno-Pałac ---> SENIOR TOP FIVE STALLION
3th - CANOVA (Ekstern - Carrara/Emigrant) bred and owned by Katarzyna Ostrowska
4th - MARAN (FS Bengali - Missouri/Wachlarz) bred by FHU "Giewont"/owned by Przemysław Sawicki
Another show that was held over the past weekend (April 30th-May 1st) was the St. Petersburg International Cup (C). The classes were small, to say the least: for example the 9 year old and above stallions class had one contestant, whereas the yearling colts and 9 year old and above mares just two each. The Russian show was graced by a large representation of State Stud horses: BALLENA (Kahil Al Shaqab - Belgica/Gazal Al Shaqab), bred and owned by Janów Podlaski, won the 3 year old fillies class with a rather low score of 88,9, which translated to a silver medal in the junior mares category. The Białka bred and owned MILIAN (Lawrence El Gazal - Mila/Ararat) placed second in the two year old colts class (89,2) and later went on to claim the bronze in the junior stallions category.
The senior mare medals were divided between Janów Podlaski: the gold went to ETIRA (Eden C - Etnologia/Gazal Al Shaqab), winner of the 4-5 year old mares class (90,7), the silver was awarded to ESPARTA (Poganin - Epoka/Pilot), winner of the 6-8 year old mares class (90,9, including a "20" for type), whereas the bronze was secured by BERNADETTA (Ganges - Belgica/Gazal Al Shaqab), second in class (89,6) behind Esparta. The only contestant of the 9 year old and above stallions class, Janów's ALMANZOR (El Nabila B - Alantina/Emigrant), received 91 pts (including two "20s" for movement) and the senior stallion bronze medal. His Białka stablemate, CEFIR (Eryks - Celina/Metropolis NA) won the 4-5 year old stallions class claiming 91,2 pts (including three "20s" for movement) and placed fourth in the finals.
Apart from horses representing Polish colours there were also those previously exported: EL MEGANA (Ganges - Ellanda/Wojsław), bred by Michałów and owned by M. Timin (Russia), placed third in the 4-5 year old mares class and GIRLAN BEY (Pesal - Gracja-Bis/Monogramm), bred by M. Bogajewicz, owned by Reza Alhadadi (Iran), who won the 9 year old and above stallions class with the show's highest score (92,9 pts, including four "20s" for movement) and ultimately the senior stallion gold medal.
The B-ranked Tulip Cup was held on the days of April 30th-May 1st in Ermelo (Netherlands) and as usual it could not do without Polish accents. The Janów-bred ALABAMA (Gazal Al Shaqab - Altona/Eukaliptus), currently owned by Al Thumama Stud (Qatar), won in the 10 year old and above mares class, receiving top marks for movement from all the judges and a final score of 91,44. The mare qualified for the finals, securing fourth place. Another Janów Podlaski graduate, the stallion ESFAHAN (Ekstern - El Fatha/Entyk), owned by Flaxman Arabians (Belgium), placed fourth in the 4-6 year old stallions class, also acquiring a full set of 20s for movement and a final score of 90,33.
It is also worth mentioning two Belgian-bred horses, both out of Polish dams: PARIS J (Emerald J - Palabra/Enzo), bred and owned by Christine Jamar, who won the 3 year old fillies class (91,38) and secured the bronze medal in the junior mares category; and PROFENDER K.A. (QR Marc - Palanga/Ekstern), bred by Knocke Arabians and owned by Florentina Arabians, who qualified for the finals from second place in the 4-6 year old stallions class (91.08) and just missed the bronze medal by placing fourth.