The first evening of the National Championships in Janów Podlaski ended with the victory of Kwestura’s son. And so Kabsztad repeated his success from this year’s Junior Spring Show in Białka and proved once more, that he is the best young stallion in the country today. Director Jerzy Białobok admitted that Kabsztad’s win pleases him even more, as his pupil boasts a pure Polish pedigree, and he himself much values his sire Poganin. Prior to this Kabsztad gained first place in his class, with a delightful score of 92 points. His handler, Mariusz Liśkiewicz, showed great sacrifice, as earlier (although already during the show) he suffered an injury after being hit by a horse. The numerously gathered public saw blood on his shirt. However after a short while the handler reappeared on the arena in good shape.
Also presented in the same class of two year old colts’ was Lord Bey Shah by Psytadel, bred and owned by Małgorzata and Józef Pietrzak. Handled by Wojciech Kowalik, he displayed a wonderful condition and gained 90,33 points, which gave him second place and a qualification for the championships. He made the most of this opportunity, gaining the title of Reserve Champion Colt. The owner of the stallion, overwhelmed with joy, threw Wojciech Kowalik into the air.
The remaining Top Five of the class consisted of three Janów-bred Ekstern sons: Aretus, Agar and Sajun.
The yearling colts’ class was won by a Janów Podlaski Enzo son, Albano, with a total score of 90,33 points. In the three year old colts’ class, after withdrawing another Janów-bred Ekstern son – Prado – the battle was carried out between three stallions of private breeding: Enalej, Boreas and Miły Pan. The Reserve Champion from Białka – Boreas – seemed a sure-fire bet for the victory. However the judges awarded first place to the descendant of Emigrant, Enalej, bred by Jerzy Nejman, owned by Beata Dzikowska, who won the class with a score of 90 points.
Beside the winners, the Top Five of the Colt Championships also consisted of: Albano, Willars and Boreas.
The judges (on that particular evening: Ann Norden, Nasr Marei and Peter Gamlin) were thrifty in terms of points, reserving the higher marks for older horses, who were to compete the next day.
When the emotions after the championship competition settled down, then came the time of presenting the sale broodmares for the first time. The loudest applause was garnered naturally by the presented last but not least – Kwestura. As polskiearaby.pl heard, some of the viewers of the show came to Janów especially to bid farewell to the World Champion.
Titti Gagliani, Italy
Ann Norden, Sweden
Peter Gamlin, Great Britain
Nasr Marei, Egypt