It is quite common that the way of competition for black Arabian horses (altough considered as impressive and beautiful) is usually more tough than the horses of other coat colors. It is due to the difficulties with noticing the dark eye, top or head lines by judges – black Arabians breeders explain. Moreover, breeding Arabian horses being black and beautiful is more difficult than others as the breeder must limit his choice to black or black-producing stallions only. But when one reaches the goal, the success can be even more satisfying. Last weekend black horses related to Silvatica Black Arabians – the only Polish stud focused on this color – have proven this theory. Yearling colt Faradis (BS Black Fable – Forsycja) bred by SBA and purchased in February by Nomaad Arabians, UK, had his show debut gaining the second place and championships qualification at prestigious HoCon show in Towerlands. The achievement is even more splendid as the only Polish bred horses successfully shown at HoCon so far came from Polish state studs – these were Michałów-bred: Waleria (Endel – Waćpanna), Champion at Towerlands, and her close relative Wadim (Grandorr – Warszula), ending his impressive show career with championships at Towerlands after achieving the titles of All Nations, European Reserve Champion and World Championships Top Ten amongst of all.
Last weekend in Slovakia also another black horse has successfully competed – this was Muranas Nada by Dubai Pasha (black stallion offered also in Poland this season), bred by Michaela Weidner and Michael Verhoeven of Murana Stud/Germany and owned by Nada Macicikova/Slovakia. The filly was being trained at Silvatica Black Arabians by their trainer and handler Tomasz Jakubowski. As the filly’s owner said after the show, Muranas Nada was competing very well in a large group of 11 fillies gaining the title of Reserve Champion and the highest score (10) for head. This score was also the only “10” at the whole show.