This year, thanks to Mrs. Sonia Lindsay (sister of Patricia) and our Association, Oaks was also the memorial of two great personalities of Arabian horse world, who sadly passed three years ago.
IZABELLA PAWELEC ZAWADZKA, First Lady of Polish Breeding, was a co-funder and first president of our association. There is nothing wrong in saying that without Mrs. Iza Polish Arabian Horse wouldn’t become our national pride. She was the one who organized the first Janów Podlaski auction, Polish Nationals or Polish Junior Show. She was also an international judge and active WAHO and ECAHO member. Every breeder perceived her as a genuine authority, and everyone who had the luck to meet her – as a warm exceptional woman.
PATRCIA LINDSAY of Great Britain made Polish arabians recognisable internationally, importing mares from Polish state studs since 1958 and assisting in negotiations with American breeders. Thanks to her, USA got, among others, the true legend NABOR (Negatiw – Lagodna/Posejdon). Her stud, Holmes Farm in Northamptonshire, has been home for the finest Polish lines for 60 years. She learned Polish language out of love for Polish horses and never abandoned the idea of „Pure Polish”.
We are glad to inform you that we will be hosting Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka and Patricia Lindsay memorial on Służewiec Racetrack again next year. We truly hope that this event will become permanent position in the racing calendar.