A rather numerous group of Poles made their way to the Ismer Stud in Ströhen, Germany – the organizer of the International Arabian Horse B Show (Internationale Tage des Arabischen Pferdes 2007). And once again it turned out that horses of the Polish private breeders can compete with the best.
The highest score among the Polish private bred and owned horses was obtained by the 4-year-old Primadonna (Padrons Psyche – Pelargonia /Alegro), bred by Stanisław Redestowicz and owned by Tomasz Tarczyński, who received a total of 93,33 points! This mark consisted of three “20s” for type and three “20s” for movement. Primadonna, despite such a high score, placed second in her class and was also bested in the Championships by the mare Bint Al Shamaal (Koronec – Thee Cover Girl / HMT Inasa) from Saudi Arabia, who achieved an even higher result of 94,3 points.
The stud of Falborek Arabians was proudly represented by Altis (WH Justice – Albia / Pers), who won his class (91,66 points) and Eksterna (Ekstern – Emanta / Pamir), whose 92 points were enough to also secure a win in her class. Wasa (WH Justice – Waresa / Empres), the best yearling filly from the Junior Spring Show in Białka, this time had to settle for just 6th place (88 points). Among the other yearling fillies respectable scores were gained by Espiria (Psytadel – Ekspiacja / Emigrant) owned by Lech Błaszczyk, who took 4th place with a score of 90,33 points. The class was won by her half-sister (also a Pstydel daughter) Lady Adelina, out of Monogrammed Lady. This filly went on to become Champion Filly later on. Zingara (Psytadel – Zaliczka / Borek), bred and owned by Katarzyna Dolińska, received 88 points, which gave her a 7th position in this class.
Among the 2-year-olds, apart from the already mentioned Eksterna, stood out another daughter of Psytadel, Bresilia (91 points), out of RA Cool Elygance by Jocool, who placed 4th. This Belgian-bred (Swatam Arabians) filly competed under Polish banners, as she is owned by Wojciech Parczewski. Faronn (Ekstern – Firosetta / Eldon) bred and owned by Stanisław Sławiński was in 6th (88,33 points). Gaja Selene (Emigrant – Granada / Monogramm) from the Chrcynno Stud was classified only at 10th position. Rascal (BS Black Fable – Ravenwood Nejma / Ravenwood Sihr) of Silvatica Black Arabians, similar to Faronn, took 6th place, while Enalej (Emigrant – Enona / Fawor) placed fifth.
The older horses from Poland were without a doubt in top form. Beside the afore mentioned Primadonna, the judges also acknowledged the 3-year-old Ganga, full sister to Gaja Selene. She was evaluated at 91 points, which gave her a second place in her class. Her peer Milord Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab – Mina / Monogramm) bred and owned by Małgorzata and Józef Pietrzak settled for third place with 87,6 points, similar to Kashira (Magnum Psyche – Kahila IV / Ibn Bint Inas), bred by Stanisław Redestowicz and owned by Agnieszka and Andrzej Wójtowicz, who received 90 points.
The owner of Tullamore 2002 (Harbin – Turbina / Balaton), Urszula Łęczycka, can certainly be pleased with the debut of her horse: the stallion placed third with a score of 88 points.
The title of Reserve Champion Mare was awarded to the Michałów-bred Pustynna Droga 2000 (Laheeb – Pustynna Tarcza / Pamir), who was sold at the 2004 Pride of Poland Sale to the United Arab Emirates. It was the highest achievement for a Polish-bred horse at this year’s Ströhen show.
The Ströhen show revealed a huge interest in Polish horses abroad. The Germans clearly feared the competition in the form of their neighbors. It was generally cited that we brought very good horses. The judging was a positive side of the event – exceptionally balanced. There was no favoring of owners or handlers. Perhaps only the horses from the Middle East could’ve counted on a bit more sympathy from the judges,’ says our contributor Urszula Łęczycka, who took on a new role at Ströhen as the owner of the stallion Tullamore.
‘It was a very successful event, in beautiful surroundings at that,’ adds Tomasz Tarczyński. ‘Evidence of its quality was turnout: more than 100 horses, which is a lot when it comes to European championships. The horses from Saudi Arabia raised the standard extremely and intensified the competition. Primadonna was evaluated well, although I feel that the judges were a bit too generous towards her rival. But it is our mare’s best result, who is currently in foal. We will decide on her future performances this year together with trainer Andrzej Wójtowicz, after the mare has had her rest.
I am satisfied with Ganga’s performance,’ emphasizes Alicja Poszepczyńska. ‘She presented herself well, both while striking a pose and during movement. The event itself was very enjoyable – especially pleasant was the breeder’s party with a circus show, a fire-eater and an Arabian horse parade. An additional attraction was the elephant presentation on Sunday – which is an utterly unique occurrence during equine events.
Lady Adelina 2006 (Psytadel – Monogrammed Lady / Monogramm)
Reserve Champion Filly
Jawharat Al Sahraa 2004 (Koronec – Nouf Al Thalitha / Thee Desperado)
bred and owned by King Abdul Aziz Arabian Horse Center, Saudi Arabia
Al Milan 2004 (Al Lahab – Milena / Ibn Narav)
Reserve Champion Colt
Memphis 27 2005 (El Amin – SA Misha Apal / AS Natsir Apal)
bred by Swatam Arabians, Belgium
Champion Mare & Highest Score of the Show
Bint Al Shamaal 2003 (Koronec – Thee Cover Girl / HMT Inasa)
bred and owned by Al Janadriyah Farm, Saudi Arabia
Reserve Champion Mare
Pustynna Droga 2000 (Laheeb – Pustynna Tarcza / Pamir)
bred by Michałów Stud, Poland and owned by United Arab Emirates
El Amin 2001 (Psytadel – RA Cool Elygance / Jocool)
bred by Swatam Arabians, Belgium
Reserve Champion Stallion
Galinka El Sheikh 2002 (CH El Brillo – Galinka Rougelais / Pintor)
bred by Seimah Arabians, Austria and owned by Natalie Kroboth, Austria