This news electrified all Arabian horse passionates in Poland. It has been talked about for long that the branch of the Saudi Arabian stud of Al Khalediah is being established in Poland. The horses from the Middle East were to arrive at the 20 hectare farm in Nowe Wrońska near Płońsk (land belonging once to the father of the late Ignacy Jaworowski, the legendary director of Michałów Stud) already between October and November. The stables with 40 stalls were ready to welcome the newcomers at any moment. However until last Wendesday the only tenant was the stallion Galba (Plakat – Gaz Gza/Negatraz), brought from Belgium, earlier leased by Michałów Stud. Finally, on January 30th in Warsaw landed a plane with 13 mares and two stallions on board. An additional passanger turned out to be a colt by Aja Sangali out of a Galba daughter, the mare Shams Al Khalidiah, who decided to arrive in this world between 3 and 4 am, during an unplanned landing in Brussels, forced by thick fog at the Okęcie airport in Warsaw. The plane was to land in Warsaw on the 29th of January, but the visibility at the Okęcie airport was less than 30 m. The landing was possible only the next day. The horses reached their new home around 7 pm and about 5 in the morning another mare decided to foal, Katch Me, producing a robust colt by Tiwaq, a stallion of a racing career, belonging to the Pure Desert Breed.
All the horses are currently stabled in barns specially prepared for the needs of newcomers from a different climate zone: equipped with electric heaters set at maintaing the temperature at 12 degrees Celsius. The horses are fed with best quality ecological oats from the Rzeszów region and meadow hay from Mazowsze.
As polskiearaby.pl found out, the stallions which arrived on Wendesday were: Forteynas Magic by Magnum Psyche out of Bint Forteyna by Bey Shah (bred by Mike Nichols) and ZT Maghossny, by AB Magnum out of ZT Horubi by Hossny (bred by count Federico Zichy-Thyssen). All three stallions are to be made available to breeders from outside the stud as well.
Among the mares is a Polish, more specifically Janów’s, Saba (Etat – Saszetka/Engano) and a great-great-granddaughter of Egeria. Katch Me, who foaled right after arrival, has a dam also of Polish origin.
This event is a terrific signal for Polish breeding. Both sides can benefit from mutual inspirations. The establishment of an Al Khalediah branch in Poland is a form of acknowledging the achievemnts of Polish breeders by the Arabian breeders. The willingness to cooperate can bring both sides unsually positive effetcs.
Polskiearaby.com wish many breeding successes!