The judges were pretty busy, as 116 horses were entried, and 103 of them appeared in the show ring. This year, for the first time ever, there were also yearlings among them.
On Friday we started with male classes. The first group of yearling colts was taken by storm by RFI Farid sons, bred and owned by W. Parczewski – the first place was claimed by current Białka yearling champion STAR FARID (out of EKS Star Africa/Marwan Al Shaqab) and second by WOLARE (out of Wieża Marii/El Omari). The other group was won by Michałów’s POINTER (Sahm El Arab – Palanga/Ekstern).
Janów’s ERANTIS (Ascot DD – Eugara/Om El Belissimo) and Białka’s BELMARI (El Omari – Bint Ermina/Kabsztad) received even scores (90,67) in the two years old colts class and ultimately Erantis won the first place by type.
Bred and owned by J. Ryżkowski AMES JR (Psytadel – Altara/Gazal Al Shaqab), returning from racing training, received the highest score among three year olds, overtaking CHAOS URIEL (Psyche Keret – Chaos Persefona/Poganin) bred and owned by K. Poszepczyński – Chrcynno Pałac Stud.
Janów Podlaski State Stud outstood the competition in the stallions classes - PITAWAL (Kahil Al Shaqab – Pepita/Ekstern) was first among 4-6 year olds, while POMIAN (Gazal Al Shaqab – Pilar/Fawor) won the 7+ year olds class.
Pomian then confirmed his value as a sire – next day the first class of yearling fillies was won by his daughter APLIA (od Anima/Ekstern), who slightly overtook her studmate BASILIA. Both fillies are bred and owned by Janów Podlaski State Stud. In the second group of yearling fillies the first place went, by the other hand, to Michałów State Stud. The highest score was obtained by their FLORISSIMA (Sahm El Arab – Forgissima/Vitorio TO). AMIRATA (EKS Alihandro – Alhasa/Ganges) from Janów Podlaski finished second.
There were also two groups of two years old fillies. In the first one, without any surprise, the highest score was received by Białka Junior Champion Filly ENCARINA (Ascot DD – Eneria/QR Marc) bred and owned by Janów Podlaski State Stud, while in the second – by Michałów’s EL BELISSIMA (Ascot DD – Ekliptyka/Ekstern). Just behind them placed PAPROTNIA (Elgast – Paeksa/Ekstern) bred and owned by L. Błaszczyk and PROTEKCJA (Ekstern – Pentra/Poganin) bred and owned by Michałów State Stud. It is worth to mention that both that El Belissima and Protekcja received even, very high scores (93,33).
ESPAJA (Aja Justified – Espanera/Kabsztad) bred and owned by P. Podgórny turned out to be the best among ten three years old fillies. Michałów’s PARANTELLA (Kahil Al Shaqab – Palanga/Ekstern) won the second place by type to KALIFORNIA (Kahil Al Shaqab – Karbona/Ekstern), bred and owned by K. Goździalski – Falborek Arabians.
The first group of 4-6 years old fillies was conquered by Michałów’s ZIGI ZARA (Shanghai EA – Zigi Zana/QR Marc), who overtook Janów’s ATAKAMA (Empire – Atma/Ekstern). In the other one the first two places went to Kahil Al Shaqab’s daughters – Janów’s PROMETIDA (out of Panonia/Eukaliptus) and FUTURE (out of Fortycja/Pegasus), bred and owned by A. Wójtowicz.
Coming next, Michałów’s mares won both groups of 7-10 year olds: EMANDORISSA (Abha Qatar – Emanda/Ecaho) and, returning to Polish showrings, WIEŻA MOCY (QR Marc – Wieża Marzeń/Ekstern). Second places and championship qualifications went to Janów’s PATERNA (Eden C – Pinga/Gazal Al Shaqab) and EUZONA (Om El Belissimo – Euzetia/Etogram).
On the other hand, the first two places in 11 years and older mares went to private owners: bred and owned by Falborek Arabians EKSTERNA (Ekstern – Emanta/Pamir) claimed first, while ELLISEINA (Ekstern – Ellissara/Laheeb) bred by Michałów State Stud and owned by Al Khalediah Poland – second place.
For Sunday’s open championships every yearling groups’ top 3 and every other group’s top 2 were qualified. Below you can find the full results.
1. FLORISSIMA (SK Michałów)
2. BASILIA (SK Janów Podlaski)
3. AMIRATA (SK Janów Podlaski)
4. APLIA (SK Janów Podlaski)
5. ESSELITA (SK Michałów)
1. STAR FARID (Wojciech Parczewski)
2. POINTER (SK Michałów)
3. WOLARE (Wojciech Parczewski)
4. ESTORIUS F (Falborek Arabians – Krzysztof Goździalski)
5. FREYSON (Andrzej Wójtowicz)
1. ENCARINA (SK Janów Podlaski)
2. EL BELISSIMA (SK Michałów)
3. PAPROTNIA (Lech Błaszczyk)
4. PROTEKCJA (SK Michałów)
5. ESPAJA (Piotr Podgórny)
1. AMES JR (Janusz Ryżkowski) (in addition: Izabela Pawelec-Zawadzka Polish National Junior Colt Challenge Trophy)
2. BELMARI (SK Białka)
3. ERANTIS (SK Janów Podlaski)
4. CHAOS URIEL (Krzysztof Poszepczyński – SK Chrcynno Pałac)
1. WIEŻA MOCY (SK Michałów)
2. EKSTERNA (Falborek Arabians – Krzysztof Goździalski)
3. ZIGI ZARA (SK Michałów)
4. EMANDORISSA (SK Michałów)
5. PATERNA (SK Janów Podlaski)
1. POMIAN (SK Janów Podlaski)
2. PITAWAL (SK Janów Podlaski)
3. EMPOWER (Falborek Arabians – Krzysztof Goździalski)
4. ZŁOTY MEDAL (SK Michałów)
After the medal ceremonies there was nothing left but to choose the „Best in Show” and give all of the special prizes. Janów’s ENCARINA was chosen as „the best of the best”. Moreover, basing on classes’ scores, three horses claimed special prizes in four categories:
· Highest Score Mare – EL BELISSIMA
· Best Head – PROTEKCJA
· Best Mover – EL BELISSIMA
· Best in Show of Private Breeding – EKSTERNA
WAHO Challenge Trophy awarded to an Outstanding Representative of Polish Arabian Horse Breeding went to Janów’s PĘTLA – the dam of well-renowned stallion POGROM. BIGAMIA was chosen the Best Racehorse of the National Show. The prize for the best trainer went to Kamil Biernat, Gerald Kurtz was chosen the best handler, and Michałów State Stud claimed the best breeder award.
We would like to congratulate all of the successful breeders and owners, and particularly the members of our Association. What a great show it was!