Michałów-bred stallion Emigrant 1991 (Ararat – Emigrantka/Eukaliptus), Polish National Champion 2002, European Champion 2001, Reserve Champion in Aachen 1999 is on his way to America now. He was sold to Valley Oak Arabians. His new owner Manny Vierra was negotiating his purchase during his last, spring stay in Poland. Raymond Mazzei, who was advising him, explains to the polskiearaby.pl website why they have chosen this stallion:
“I chose this stallion for many reasons. His mother is one of the great mares of all time in Poland, for sure the most beautiful of all the Eukaliptus daughters. She was Polish National Champion (1992) and European Champion Mare (1991). Emigrant’s pedigree is a blending of the most beautiful and classic blood used in Polish breeding. He is the most valuable progenitor of the Saklawi I sire line, continuing the influence of Palas in Polish breeding. A walk through the barns at the state studs will show the influence he has had on the breeding program at both Janów and Michałów, just be amazed at the number of his daughters that are tied to the walls at their broodmare barn. Emigrant personifies Arabian type, a classic head of perfect proportions, large dark eyes and perfect ears, a most balanced body, extreme charisma, world class quality and elegant movement”.
What expectations do the new owners have towards him?
“I expect Emigrant to be the sensation of the century in America”, says Raymond, “there is no stallion in America that has so carefully planed pedigree and such great ancestors. He will be the superstar at Furioso Farm. Emigrant will be bred to some of the best mares in America at Valley Oak Arabians. We will carefully plan Emigrant’s future. I expect this horse to be possibly the most famous stallion to ever leave Poland”.
The most prominent and widely used Emigrant son in Poland is Polish National Champion Gaspar 1998 (out of Gaskonia).