Today, the long and exotic trip of three Polish bred horses has began. The stallions are: Tullamore (Harbin – Turbina/Balaton), b. SK Dioni, o. Urszula Łęczycka, Faronn (Ekstern – Firosetta/Eldon) b. & o. Czeple Arabians and Black Solfernus (BS Black Fable – DP Black Sheeniah/DP Black Dominic), b. & o. Silvatica Black Arabians. This departure is a special moment in the history of the breeding contacts between Poland and Iran, being the first direct import of Polish horses to this Middle Eastern country ever. For the very first time the Iranian client came to buy one particular stallion only – the chestnut Tullamore, but impressed by Polish hospitality and the quality and beauty of Polish horses he purchased three stallions at one time. The negotiations and accomplishment of formalities took quite a few months and were not easy – the client was looking for the beauty and high quality horses but also different in type and pedigrees. Even the people involved with World Arabian Horse
Organization (WAHO) agree that Iran is not the easiest country to export the horses to – due to the strict vet and import rules. The owners of the horses just purchased confirm their satisfaction with the sale that has some important goal for the other country’ breeding. Nowadays, it’s very hard to influence the breeding of any country from the very beginning. This time it worked – the stallions will be located in three different breeding centers throughout Iran and the news about the purchase is very emotional in the country already. There is a New Years time in Iran currently (due to the local calendar). Just after that and the stallions acclimatization the new owner is planning to arrange some spectacular stallions presentation combined with some local Arabian horse show probably.
Iran, the former Persia, is the territory where the Arabian horse breed tracks it’s backgrounds from – probably not everyone knows that Kuhailan and Saklavi – the names of the popular strains and their ancestors are also the names of two Iranian villages still existing. Nowadays, there is mostly the desert bred (Asil) Arabian horse being bred Iran – and the imports of foreign Arabians were quite rare so far. Asil horse, being the national heritage of Iran without a doubt – very well performer and brave saddle horse of great heart and character is much more different in type than the horses we used to know from %alttext% European, US or Middle Eastern Arabian horse shows. There is a group of rich and ambitious Iranian breeders who wish to join the international community at these shows and international breeding so far. In the conclusion, this import is probably the very beginning of some closer co-operation between Poland and Iran in the future. It was unofficially said that some more Iranian breeders are considering shopping for horses in Poland.
Tullamore, Faronn and Black Solfernus are on the way to Luxembourg where will be loaded to the Iranian aircraft and transported to Teheran when the new owner is looking forward to see them on Saturday.