Today in Verona the morning hours held three of the final stallions’ classes: 4-6 year olds, 7-9 year olds and 10 year olds and above. The first of these was won by Janów’s grey Poganin (Laheeb – Pohulanka) with a total score of 93 points, including one “20” for movement. The stallion gave a superb performance both during the pose and during movement. He’s the successor of Janów’s champions! Second in this class was the Michałów-bred, Ajman-leased (by Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi) Esparto (Ekstern – Ekspozycja). Undoubtedly a favorite of this class, he scored 92,5 points. He was evaluated less for movement than Poganin, but a bit higher for type. It was obvious that the usually dreamlike Esparto was in a poorer form, as he did not want to display his movement predispositions. The stallion was presented by Frank Spoenle from Germany. Entered into this class was also Michałów’s Drabant (Gazal Al Shaqab – Demona), but ended up withdrawn.
The second stallion class (7-9 year olds) was dominated by foreign bred individuals. The first spot went to the German BS Specific (Sandstorm JC – Basara Saiyana) with a score of 92,5 points. Second was Emin Pacha De Lam (Ekla de Gargassan – Sayinara) of Lam’s Arabians. Fourth placed the Polish bred Emiliusz (Laheeb – Emocja), property of Agmal Arabians, with a score of 91,8 points. Fifth – Gaspar (Emigrant – Gaskonia) with 91,3 points. Gaspar especially didn’t find acclaim with the French judge Christiane Chazel – she gave him only one “19” for movement. The class also starred Eternal – son of Ekstern out of Elegantkah – bred in the Belgium stud of Jamar Arabians.
The last class of the European Championships in Verona was the 10 year old and above stallions, which this time – accompanied by the cheering public – was dominated by the grey Grafik (Eukaliptus – Gaskonia). He received a “20” for movement from each of the judges evaluating this class. There couldn’t have been a different decision: Grafik didn’t trot, but glided over the ground, bouncing gracefully as a ballet dancer. The total score for this stallion was 93,8. From the Italian judge he received a “20” for type and “19,5” from the others. Second in this class was FG Makao (Moroc – Markaja) from Italy. However the quality difference between the two was obvious. In the final evaluation FG Makao received 11 points less (458 pts) then Grafik (469 pts.), when the difference between the winner and second place holder is usually 2-3 points.
You can read about Saturday in Verona here
Class results are published by the ANICA website