The exam consisted of two parts:
Part I (theory) - 75% passing score (53 points out of 70). This was the entrance exam. Those that passed could take the practical exam on Monday.
Part II (practical) - evaluation of the horse and talk with the candidate.
To achieve a positive result of the exam the candidate had to positively pass both parts.
The last day of the All Nations Cup was all about the finals held in seven categories: geldings, yearling colts, junior stallions, senior stallions, yearling fillies, junior mares and senior mares.
The only Polish horse to take the podium at the year's All Nations Cup was EL EMANDO, who claimed the silver medal in the gelding category. He is a son of QR Marc and Emanda (dam of Emandoria). Bred at Michałów, El Emando is currently owned by DG Arabians from Germany.
It is also worthy to note the gold champion of the junior stallions, GALLARDO J (BE). Bred by Jadem Arabians and owned by Ajman Stud, Gallardo J is the son of Emerald J (out of Emandoria) and Gomera J (by Ekstern).
This time the All Nations Cup trophy went to the United Arab Emirates and the Breeders Cup was awarded to Belgium.
Detailed results available at arabianhorseresults.com
Presented below are the results of Polish bred (and in one case - Polish owned) horses after two days of class competition (complete results here):
Geldings 1-6 years old
4th place EMIRZO (Enzo - Emira) B: SK Michałów, O: Flaxman Arabians (BE)
Geldings 7 years old and above
1st place EL EMANDO (QR Marc - Emanda) B: SK Michałów, O: DG Arabians (DE)
Yearling colts (series B)
3rd place EL SHAAD (FA El Shawan - El Estrada) B/O: Małgorzata i Józef Pietrzak
6th place GALL OF MARWTEYN (ZT Marwteyn - Gallia) B: Stanisław Sławiński, O: El Saady (EG)
Two year old fillies (series A)
5th place ADELITA (Kahil Al Shaqab - Altamira) B/O: SK Janów Podlaski
6th place FOGGITA (El Omari - Foggia) B/O: SK Michałów
7th place MADRE SIERRA (Shanghai EA - Missouri) B/O: StanRed Arabians
8th place WASALIA (EKS Alihandro - Wasa) B/O: Falborek Arabians
Two year old fillies (series B)
6th place EL LARINERA (Empire - El Emeera) B/O: SK Michałów
8th place PRUNELLA (Abyad AA - Pradera) B/O: SK Janów Podlaski
Two year old colts
6th place SOKRATES (EKS ALihandro - Sotika) B/O: Falborek Arabians
Three year old fillies
2nd place PUSTYNIA KAHILA (Kahil Al Shaqab - Pustynna Malwa) B/O: SK Michałów
Three year old colts
5th place CALATEON (Vitorio TO - Calatea) B/O: Mark Arabians
8th place CETULION (Kahil Al Shaqab - Cetula) B/O: Waldemar Bąk
Yearling fillies (series A)
10th place ATAKAMA (Empire - Atma) B/O: SK Janów Podlaski
Yearling fillies (series B)
7th place PAMINA (Pogrom - Pianissima) B:O: SK Janów Podlaski
11th place NANCY ST. ROCH (Shanghai EA - Natasza) B/O: St. Roch Arabians
4-6 year old mares (series A)
4th place WERSA (Ekstern - Wasa) B/O: Falborek Arabians
5th place EMANDORISSA (Abha Qatar - Emanda) B/O: SK Michałów
4-6 year old mares (series B)
4th place ESIMA (Altis - Emanta) B/O: Falborek Arabians
5th place WIEŻA MOCY (QR Marc - Wieża Marzeń) B/O: SK Michałów
7-10 year old mares
1st place LATONA (El Nabila B - Laranda) B: SK Michałów, O: Mohammed Jassim Al Ghemlas (KW)
5th place WIEŻA MARC'A (QR Marc - Wieża Marzeń) B: SK Michałów, O: Sinus Arabian Stud (SE)
7th place PARMANA (Al Maraam - Palmira) B/O: SK Michałów
9th place PAEMA (Ekstern - Pasyma) B/O: Lech Błaszczyk
10th place ALTA (Poganin - Alantina) B: SK Janów Podlaski, O: El Jahara Arabians (DK)
Mares 11 years old and above
3rd place EMMONA (Monogramm - Emilda) B/O: SK Michałów
4th place PALANGA (Ekstern - Panika) B/O: SK Michałów
5th place MARJJANA VA (US) (Marwan Al Shaqab - Mi Khismit) B: Aderson & Beitz (US), O: Silvatica Arabians
7-10 year old stallions
5th place ALBANO (Enzo - Alena) B/O: SK Janów Podlaski
Stallions 11 years old and above
1st place POGANIN (Laheeb - Pohulanka) B/O: SK Janów Podlaski
On September 17-18th Michałów Stud hosted the 8th Polish National Arabian Horse Sport Championships. 36 pairs competed in nine categories (further divided into juniors and seniors), including dressage, show jumping and costume classes. They were evaluated by a jury panel consisting of three judges.
During September 11-12th a judges course (national level) was held at the Cracow Racecourse in Buczków. The course began with an entrance exam, encompassing such topics as the anatomy of the horse, the history of Arabian horse breeding in Poland and general knowledge of breeding issues. After the seminar portion of the course, which took place on Sunday afternoon, the practical exam was held on Monday morning. This included the evaluation of horses by means of various judging systems. 30 people declared their participation in the course, 24 took the entrance exam with 21 passing and then taking the practical exam. We will inform about the final results of the exam shortly.
The endurance competition held on September 2nd-3rd in Malichów encompassed the Polish National Senior Championships, the Polish National Junior and Young Rider Championships, as well as international (CEI 2*), all-Polish and friendly competitions, which saw a total of 73 horses. The organizer of the event is Marek Tul, who runs the Dolina Gawora stable. Apart from Polish competitors there were also riders from the Czech Republic, Germany and Slovakia.
The title of Polish National Senior Endurance Champion in the CEI 2* contest over 120 km went to Agata Murawska atop MILES (Piaff - Metodyka/Wiek) from the BIK Gieniusze Riding Club. Behind her, with a result worse only by 1 second (!) was Maria Landau from Champion Ciosny Riding Club atop MU-ARDESZ (Dobryń - Mu-Ardah/Armaniak). Third came Beata Szezyngier-Jagielska from the Leśny Riding Club atop ASŁAN (Ecaho - Amina/Murat-Gazon).
The winner of the Polish National Junior and Young Rider Endurance Championships was Natalia Palczak from the Leśny Riding Club atop the mare DŻINNIS (Eton - Dominacja/Ganges). Young riders competed over 80 km.
The best Arabian horse of Polish breeding was the gelding MILES (Piaff - Metodyka/Wiek).
Final stretch of the Senior Championships
Podium of the Senior Championships (120 km)
Podium of the Junior and Young Rider Championships (80 km)
Winners - Agata Murawska and Miles
During the 1st Arabian Horse Show at the Cracow Racecourse the spectators were treated to 86 horses representing owners from six countries.
The medal winners in their respective categories were:
Junior mare championship:
1. Platyna NA (Shanghai EA - Pantera/Ekstern) B/O: Alicja Najmowicz
2. Emla K.A. (BE) (QR Marc - Elerina/Ekstern) B: Knocke Arabians (BE), O: Piotr Podgórny
3. Mirjjana Al Kanz (Kanz Al Bidayer - Marjjan VA/Marwan Al Shaqab) B/O: Silvatica Black Arabians
Junior stallion championship:
1. Pertarca (Kahil Al Shaqab - Poezja/Enzo) B/O: PPH Parys sp. z o.o.
2. Marvel Psyche (Magnum Psyche - Marjjana VA/Marwan Al Shaqab) B: Silvatica Black Arabians, O: Reza Al Hadadi (IR)
3. Nayef Al Khalediah (SA) (WH Justice - Athenaa/Ashhal Al Rayyan) B: Al Khalediah Stables (SA), O: Polska AKF sp. z o.o.
Senior mare championship:
1. Unic All JP (BR) (Laddin BA - Sherazade JP/Naadir) B: JP Martins Aviacao Ltd (BR), O: Lutetia Arabians (FR)
2. Kalahari (Ajman Moniscione - Kashira/Magnum Psyche) B: Andrzej Wójtowicz, O: PPH Parys sp. z o.o.
3. Paema (Ekstern - Pasyma/Piaff) B/O: Lech Błaszczyk
Senior stallion championship:
1. Gotico (WH Justice - Ginga/Galba) B/O: Piotr Podgórny
2. Wiron (Kabsztad - Wirka/Emigrant) B: Brygida i Jerzy Chrapkowscy, O: Janusz Lech
3. Najm Al Khalediah (ZT Maghossny - Nada Al Khalidiah/Abha Ifni) B/O: Polska AKF sp. z o.o.
Detailed results can be found on the show's official website.
The international show in Prague has for years been lucky for Polish horses and their offspring, and so was the case this year.
The yearling fillies class was won by ELIHANDRA SW (CZ) (out of Michałów's Ebora), who in the finals reached for the junior mare silver medal. Victorious in the two year olds was GINESSA (Shanghai EA - Ginerva/Werbum) bred and owned by Waldemar Bąk. Second place in the three year olds class belonged to Janów's BALLENA (Kahil Al Shaqab - Belgica/Gazal Al Shaqab), already representing her new owners who purchased the mare for 60 thousand euro at this year's Pride of Poland sale. Another second spot (in the 2 year old colts class) was secured by MILORD EL SHAWAN (FA El Shawan - Melody/Psytadel) bred and owned by Józef Pietrzak. Right behind him placed EKSTRAGON (ZT Marwteyn - Ewilena/Ekstern) bred and owned by Waldemar Bąk. Third in the 3 year old colts class was NAYEF AL KHALIDIAH (SA) owned by AKF Polska.
The 4-6 year old mares class was won by MESHAEL AL KHALEDIAH (SA) by El Palacio VO, son of Michałów's El Dorada. In the finals the mare claimed a silver medal. Right behind her placed NAIFA AL KHALEDIAH (Ganges - Nadrat Al Khalediah) bred and owned by AKF Polska. Third came HS PATCHOULI (GB) (Polon - Peczora/Emigrant), bred and owned by Halsdon Arabians. Victorious in the 7-9 year old mares class was ELLISEINA (Galba - Ellissara/Laheeb), bred by Michałów and owned by AKF Polska. In the 10 year old and above mares class the second spot went to EBORA (Ekstern - Eberia/Ecaho), also bred by Michałów and owned by Nina Suskevicova. In the finals Ebora won the senior mares bronze medal.
The 10 year old and above stallions class was won by EL PALACIO VO (US), the already mentioned son of Michałów's El Dorada, who was awared in the senior stallion finals with the gold medal. The stallion is owned by Al Khalediah Stables. The second spot in the same category went to the Michałów-bred GORDION (Galba - Georgia/Monogramm), currently owned by AKF Polska.
The special awards of Best Czech Horse and Best Mover went to Ebora.
The eligible participants of the Prague Intercup show were also classified in the Mercedes Benz European Cup. Here the medals went to:
ELIHANDRA SW (CZ) - junior mares silver medal
GINESSA - junior mares bronze medal
MILORD EL SHAWAN - junior stallions bronze medal
EBORA - senior mares gold medal
ELLISEINA - senior mares silver medal
HS PATCHOULI (GB) - senior mares bronze medal
GORDION - senior stallions bronze medal
Horses of the Polish State Studs did not compete in this year's Prague Intercup.
During the Czech Nationals, which took place in Prague in September 3rd, the junior stallion gold medal went to KA BARBELO ARMINIUS (CZ) by the often mentioned Emerald J (son of Michałów's Emandoria) and the bronze in the same category was awarded to the Polish-bred ZAKAPIOR (Emberk - Zarabi/Wachlarz) bred by Agnieszka Kozłowska. Whereas the senior mare gold medal was claimed by the bred at Michałów GIGA (Pegasus - Girlanda/Eldon). One of the judges at the Czech Nationals was AKF Polska director, Władysław Guziuk.