The second day of the Wels show began with the scarcely entered senior classes. Poland’s representation was equally small – Esparto, who was to appear in the 6-7 year old stallions class, was a no-show. The class was won by yesterday’s freshly elected Austrian Senior Champion Stallion – Galinka El Sheikh. The mares class of 10 years and above saw only 3 contestants, including two of Polish breeding. The class was won by the undisputed favorite – Michałów’s Emanda with a high score of 92,17 before the Kurozwęki bred Euskara representing Perfect Arabians of Belgium.
In the oldest stallions class, which also saw only 3 horses, True Colours (by Thee Desperado) gave the best performance and won before the much titled Khidar. The class was closed off with Grafik, who did not show his movement capabilities at all today, however the score differences between the entire three were very small.
The junior mare championship consisted of a strong line-up – Juwanda OS by WH Justice and Om El Enigma by Al Lahab, which placed in the Top Five and the winner, representing the hosts, DA Princess of Justice (which was also chosen Austrian Junior Champion Mare the previous day), before Psyche Victoria, who was one of the favorites for the championship. This is a historic moment for Chrcynno Stud – the stud’s first international title.
„This is an overcoming of ill fate, which has haunted us until now”, says Alicja Poszepczyńska. “We already had a World Top Ten title, we won classes, but for the first time we captured a Reserve title in an A show of international status.”
Just as numerous and strong was the competition in the junior stallion championship, where two Polish horses qualified – Elmaran and Lord Bey Shah, however none of them entered the Top Five. The Champion title went to the Saudi-owned Shannan El Madan before the very exotic son of WH Justice and an FS Bengali daughter – Aja Justified. Another pupil of the British Aja Arabians stud – Aja Sandstorm – also placed in the Top Five.
The senior mare championship decisively belonged to Poland – the champion title went to the highest scored horse of the show – Michałów’s Ejrene before Emesa, while the third spot was awarded to Emanda. In the senior stallion championship the ranking from the oldest male classes repeated itself – the favorite, incredibly moving True Colours won before Khidar. The only Polish accent in the championship was Drabant, who placed in the Top Five.
Says Director Jerzy Białobok:
„I regard the performance of all the Polish horses as very positive. We, having a lot of good horses, have the luxury of always preparing a good lot. I am very happy about the performance of Drabant and Emesa – it was a chance to show them to a wider public. I am also happy to see Ejrene progress. Pistoria must yet wait, change color, become more psychically balanced, but she made a huge step forward. Some of these horses will be shown also at autumn events, they will be joined by a few mares who are currently still nursing their foals.”
„I am also very happy for the success of Psyche Victoria, especially since she is by Ekstern – the usage of Polish stallions is always our priority as well. Foreign stallions allow to succeed in junior classes, but after a few years those horses often change for the worse, which is something that breeders must also consider.”
Mrs. Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka regards the Wels show as:
“It is one of the most interesting shows in Europe – many great horses usually come here – and it is additionally well organized. Poland has really just been present in Wels for two years. Polish breeding is treated very kindly here. This year’s success was not at all foregone, the quality was high, which is confirmed by the presence of such stars as Khidar. Great female youngsters also showed up. The offspring of WH Justice clearly distinguishes itself – although it is known that the stallion has body flaws, however he passes on terrific type. The Polish performance was outstanding, there was also a strong representation of private breeders. Psyche Victoria is one the best fillies in Europe today.”
Junior Champion Mare
DA Princess of Justice (WH Justice – DA Enfihda), breeder:/owner: Zimelie Arabians
Junior Reserve Champion Mare
Psyche Victoria (Ekstern – Pallas-Atena/Ecaho), breeder:/owner: Chrcynno-Pałac Stud
Junior Champion Stallion
Shannan El Madan (Sahel Dream Desert – Perla K), breeder: Pedro F. Do Amaral, owner: HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Fahad Al Saud, SA
Junior Reserve Champion Stallion
Aja Justified (WH Justice – Aja Beneja), breeder:/owner: Aja Arabians
Senior Champion Stallion
True Colours (Thee Desperado – Daheda), breeder: Sunshine Arabians, owner: Fontanella Magic Arabians
Senior Reserve Champion Stallion
Khidar (Ansata Sinan – Elizja), breeder: Verrijdt, owner: Khidar Partnership
Senior Champion Mare
Ejrene (Gazal Al Shaqab – Emocja/ Monogramm), breeder:/owner: Michałów Stud
Senior Reserve Champion Mare
Emesa (Laheeb – Etopka/Eukaliptus), breeder:/owner: Michałów Stud