EQUATOR - VICE CHAMPION OF US SENIOR STALLIONS!
It is a pleasure indeed to share this information! During this years’ US Championship in Tulsa the Michałów bred 6 years old stallion Equator (QR Marc - Ekliptyka/Ekstern), leased by the Qatar Aljassimya Stud Farm, won the title of Vice Champion of Senior Stallions. It must be emphasized that the stallion also won his class in great style. Equator won very high scores for type (3x”20”) and movement (4x”20”), consequently the total score of 401.5 points turned out to be unbeatable. The highest title in the Championship was awarded to the stallion MARAJJ (Marwan Al Shaqab - RGA Kouress/Kouvay Bey). An additional Polish accent was the title won by Białka’s Perfirka (Gazal Al Shaqab - Perforacja/Ernal). The mare won the title of Senior Mares Champion in the amateur category leaving all rivals behind.
ALL ROADS LEAD TO … KRAKÓW? I KRAKÓW ARABIAN HORSE FESTIVAL
The sunny, even hot weekend (09.09 – 11.09) spent at the Kraków Race Course in Buczków is now behind us. The occasion was the I Kraków Arabian Horse Festival, which comprised two events. On Friday and Saturday pure-bred Arabians competed for the title of most beautiful horse of the show ring. On Sunday the competition moved to the race track. The organizer of the event was Ms Anna Stojanowska and the directors, until recently, of the Janów Stud, Mr Marek Trela, and Michałów Stud, Mr Jerzy Białobok. One of the main attractions consisted of three new classes: foals, geldings and amateur presenters. The list of sponsors included the AL Thumama Stud from Qatar, Halsdon Arabians of Ms Shirley Watts, Al Zobair Stud of the United Arab Emirates, Lutetia Arabians from France, Suweco Stud from the Czech Republic and Polish studs, Silvatica Black Arabians and M Arabians. Invitations to judge were accepted by Christine Jamar-Demeerseeman from Belgium, Claudia Darius from Germany, Gianmarco Aragno from Italy and Jaroslav Lacina from the Czech Republic. This year’s show did not have a ECAHO affiliation but was held in accordance with ECAHO regulations. The smiling audience, efficient organization, ultra-hospitable course designers, and most of all, beautiful Arabian horses, made the debut of the show a great success. Let us now have a look at what happened in the show ring.
EQUESTRIAN ENDURANCE RIDING – THE UNFAILING ARABIANS
During the Equestrian Endurance Ride which took place on 2 – 3 September in Malichów in the Opole region pure-bred Arabians proved that they are not only porcelain figures but flesh and blood, and of the best variety! The Dolina Gawora Stables run by Mr Marek Tul was the organizer of this year’s Polish Seniors Championship, Polish Juniors Championship and an International Endurance Competition (CEI 2*), as well as a National and Non-affiliated competition. The event met with considerable interest as the number of entered combinations was over 70! Arabian horses clearly proved to be infallible.
2016 - AL KHALEDIAH EUROPEAN ARABIAN HORSE FESTIVAL FOR THE THIRD TIME
It is for the third time that the Polish AKF Stud organized the International Class B Show. And for the third time Nowe Wrońska welcomed us with wonderful weather (the organizers had to make a special effort as this summer was very capricious), great music, efficient organization, and most importantly, Arabian horses of the highest world quality. The guests of the Festival are likely to remember the outstanding performance of the snow-white, magical AJA Angelo and exquisite, bay AJ Sawari for a long time. The main prizes for winning the title of Champion were various models of Ford cars (B-Max, Kuga, Ranger). Vice-Champions and bronze medalists received prize money (PLN 8 thousand and 6 thousand respectively). The owner of the “Best in Show” additionally received PLN 15 thousand. Prize money of PLN 4 thousand was also given to the owners of horses which won places 1 – 5 in the individual classes. There was a great deal to be won and we saw as many as 106 contestants in the ring! As in previous years this year also our Arabian Horse Culture International Institute (AHCII) Foundation was the golden sponsor of the Festival. In addition we also sponsored prizes in the yearling colts class. The prizes were presented to the winners by Łukasz Łuniewski, President of the Management Board
Polish horses appeared to be somewhat overshadowed by their foreign rivals, but it must be admitted the level was very high. Among Polish horses the stallion Fuerte (owned by Sami Ben Saad) bred by Mr Jan Dobrzański won the highest title. All the other titles and the cars went to the Ajman Stud, Germany (Gestüt Osterhof) and Egypt (Al Baydaa Stud). The Ajman Stud definitely set the level of competition and a representative of the stud also won the Best in Show title.