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.
Irina Filsinger, a well-known Arabian horse photographer, has passed away after a long illness. Irina grew up among horses. Her father, Erwin Filsinger, was a vet and one of the first private Arabian horse breeders in Germany. Ultimately the family breeding was continued by her brother, while Irina herself decided to stand behind the camera. Her works, signed with a characteristic "Fil" logo, appeared in all leading publications. Irina was especially valued by breeders from the Middle East, where she often travelled, immortalizing the desert studs and their best specimen. For many years she was one of two official photographers of the Polish National Arabian Horse Show and the Pride of Poland Sale.
The Michałów-bred Equator scored a huge success during the prestigious Arabian Horse Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas (USA). He won the 6-8 year old stallions class and claimed the gold medal in his category. As a reminder, he is currently leased to Al Jassimya Stud (Qatar). Huge congratulations to his breeders (Jerzy Białobok and Magda Helak) and the entire Michałów Stud team.
On April 9-10th, 2016 the 20th PAHBA Annual Meeting took place in Janów Podlaski. The seminar part and Janów’s foal inspection have already been covered. Below is a coverage of the meeting together with a summary of the official parts of the event.
Published separately is the resolution taken by the Annual Meeting:
- the coverage of the 20th PAHBA Annual Meeting
- the resolution of the PAHBA Annual Meeting:
The Annual Meeting expresses their deep concern regarding the changes in the State Treasury companies, supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Agricultural Property Agency, detrimental to the foundations of Polish Arabian horse breeding. We firmly object to the way these changes are made, using insinuations and false information, causing direct damage to the image and international position of Polish Arabian horse breeding.