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.