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Faustyna wins her class in the National Austria Show

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Faustyna wins her class in the National Austria Show

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Faustyna. On the right the owner of Lutetia Arabians. By Krzysztof Dużyński
Faustyna. On the right the owner of Lutetia Arabians. By Krzysztof Dużyński

The only Polish-bred horse which has been shown with success in Friday’s National Austria Show in Wels was the Michałów-bred Faustyna (by Emigrant, out of Felicjana/Ekstern), owned by Lutetia Arabians. The grey five-year-old has won in a beautiful style the 4 to 7 year old mares class, getting excellent score for type, head and neck and movements (10-9-9, 9-9-9, 9-9-9). The only one that could’ve threatened her was Al Dafina (by Mahadin, out of Al Estrella), bred/owned by Al Hambra Arabians, but less points for movements (8-8-8) has decided her second place.

Al Princess Aliha with Frank Spoenle. By Krzysztof Dużyński
Al Princess Aliha with Frank Spoenle. By Krzysztof Dużyński

Unfortunately the other horses that have represented our breeding didn’t show up well at all. The nice accent was only (in the foals rivalry) the triumph of TM Ligya, a filly by Michałów-bred Lissar (and out of TM Laguna), bred/owned by Ta Merij-Arabians. If Faustyna had not won her class we wouldn’t have any reasons to be proud of. Zlota Prima (by Drabant, out of Złota Wieża/Ganges) took part in the yearling fillies class; she is being shown in the catalogue as a Michałów-bred horse, although she was born already in Lutetia Arabians.

Frank Spoenle's wife and daughter accompanied by Frederik Van Sas. By Krzysztof Dużyński
Frank Spoenle’s wife and daughter accompanied by Frederik Van Sas. By Krzysztof Dużyński

Unfortunately she was next to last (six fillies took part). The class was won by WH Justice’s daughter Al Princess Aliha (out of an excellent mare Al Aliha/DWD Tabasco), owned/bred by Al Hambra Arabians, awarded by the judges with very high notes (type 10-9-10, head and neck 10-9-10, movements 9-9-9) and moreover, she was shown in an excellent way by Frank Spoenle. This filly shall be a favorite one in the tomorrow’s international class rivalry in which she shall face the Polish fillies Europesa and El Piatzolla.

The situation repeated in the yearling colts class, in which we saw Zularam (by Gaspar and out of Zulejka/Ganges), which is listed in the catalogue as a Michałów-bred horse, owned by

Lorenzo El Bri (left) and Al Fakhir. By Krzysztof Dużyński
Lorenzo El Bri (left) and Al Fakhir. By Krzysztof Dużyński

Lutetia Arabians. He also scored the next to last position (and six colts took part). The rivals couldn’t reach Gazal Al Shaqab son Lawrence El Gazal (by Lara El Ludjin/Ludjin El Jamaal), owned/bred by the show organizer Ferdinand Huemer (La Movida Arabians). The colt, also shown by Frank Spoenle, received the following notes: 9-10-9 for type, as well as the neck and head, and 9-8-8 for movements.

Mario Matt with Lorenzo El Bri. By Krzysztof Dużyński
Mario Matt with Lorenzo El Bri. By Krzysztof Dużyński

There wasn’t any representative of Polish breeding among the 2-3-year old fillies. The class was won by Aaliyana Psy (by Psytadel, out of Aaliyah Bey), owned/bred by Selimah Arabians, who got one “ten” for head and neck. A great disappointment was the 2-3-year old colts class, as its level was low and its participants received bad notes. Among the seven rivals none was outgoing. The class was won (with only 38,67 points) by M.M. Samuel (by Lorenzo El Bri, out of Sayonarah El Bri), bred/owned by Mario Matt. A couple of minutes later

El Azem. By Krzysztof Dużyński
El Azem. By Krzysztof Dużyński

the same Mario Matt had a really great reason to joy when the father of the winning colt, owned by himself Lorenzo El Bri (by CH El Brillo, out of Lara El Ludjin/Ludjin El Jamaal, bred by La Movida Arabians), beat the rivals from 4 year old and elder stallions class, receiving the highest note of the day. Lorenzo El Bri, shown by Frank Spoenle, who has an exceptional, master’s hand, has received 10-9-10 notes for type, and for head and neck three ‘tens’! His movement has been graded by the judges with 10, 8, and 9 points. Behind him, with just a little lower notes (accordingly, 9-10-9, 9-9-9, 9-9-9) was Al Fakhir (by Mahadin, out

Zulejka. By Krzysztof Dużyński
Zulejka. By Krzysztof Dużyński

of Al Estrella), owned/bred by Al Hambra Arabians. The third place was occupied by DA Caruso (by Koronec, out of Riva/Narew). Without any doubt, it was the best class of National Austria Show. Unfortunately the Janów-bred El Azem (by Gazal Al Shaqab, out of El Fatha/Entyk), who is currently leased by Ta Merij-Arabians and shown by Jerzy Prokopiuk, didn’t look like this excellent moving horse which we remembered from the Janów show. He received only 7-7-7 points for type, and 7-8-7 points for movements. He found himself out of the first five (7 stallions took part).

One of the judges was Anna Stojanowska accompanied by prob. judge Urszula Łęczycka. By Krzysztof Dużyński
One of the judges was Anna Stojanowska accompanied by prob. judge Urszula Łęczycka. By Krzysztof Dużyński

In the last class (8 year old and senior mares) the Michałów-bred Zulejka (by Ganges, out of Zuzanna/Wojsław), owned by Lutetia Arabians, has appeared. Unfortunately, she was fourth (5 mares took part). The class has been won by Atlantica (by Vatican, out of Aspicia/Peleng), bred by Gestüt Chat, owned by Lutetia Arabians.

And tomorrow really great excitement awaits Polish breeders and supporters – thanks to the numerous Polish representation!

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