When Polish Arabian horse lovers in Europe have been chasing the results of the International B show in Stroehen and Endurance Championships in Goettingen, last weekend in Nothern America the half-siblings by Gazal Al Shaqab – Michałów-bred Emandoria (on lease by Pride of Poland Partnership) and Białka-bred Hun (leased by The Hun Partnership) have been fighting successfully for the champion titles.
This time both horses, being trained by the famous Greg Gallun, took part in Region III show in Reno (Nevada), with results of both unanimous champion halter titles.
And we got some interesting details on how their way to the stars looked liked – and it wasn’t a bed of roses…
The mare class was really fun, all were very beautiful. But the two that stood out were Letyf Falconess (by Falcon) and Emandoria. Falcon’s daughter was quite a superstar but not as exotic as Emandoria that can make her neck do some pretty incredible things – as one of the observers said.
Hun’s performance will stay in spectators minds even longer as his halter broke down accidentally and the crowd got very excited when Hun got loose – he put on quite a liberty show and managed to avoid being caught for few minutes! The spectators was more than pleased as he did not try to fight with or even go near the other stallions and the other stallions stood quietly while he ran around.
‘Hun also showed well and again was the best stallion in the class’ says Valerie, an Arabian horse breeder who attended the show as a spectator. ‘My dressage coach who was with me and who is also an “R” Arabian judge USEF (United States Equestrian Federation), commented that he would win the class and he did. Because Hun’s halter broke it did not effect his score or the judging. He was not excused from the ring because it was an equipment failure. As one can see – things happen even to the best as it was Greg’s second loose horse of the day; but in Hun’s case it seemed to be lucky. I thought Emandoria was lovely so I went down just to see her show. Overall I like her body and her had and neck were beautiful. She showed well and won and she was the best mare in the class. Last year I went down and watched Piaff and El Dorada show. These two younger Polish horses were not as nice, in my opinion, but they were both much nicer than any of the other horses showing. I also think age may be a factor and both Hun and Emandoria will only get better as they get older.
Let’s remind that Hun was 2006 Region I (California) champion and Emandoria is world known for her successes as World and European Junior Champion Mare, All Nations Cup Top 5 and twice Polish National Reserve Junior Champion.