The Wels championship began on Sunday from junior fillies competition. The only Polish horse entering was Psyche Victoria from Chrcynno-Palace Stud, who qualified to the final from the second position in the class. Unfortunately, she didn’t make it to the Top Five, which was formed by: Amyra Bint Khidar by Khidar, owned/bred by Sax Arabians, Al Princess Aliha by WH Justice from Al Hambra Arabians and Maharani CF by Psytadel from the German stud Cafra Arabians. The championship went, as expected, to Saudi Arabia, thanks to Sara Al Mohamadia by Marwan Al Shaqab (and probably to Michael Byatt, who showed the filly). The Reserve championship went to Spain, to Mallorca and it was won by Kan Kan MAF (bred/owned by Ingalil Martensson) – the same who beat in the class rivalry the Polish mare Psyche Victoria.
Elmaran from Nazaret Arabians did well; he qualified to the Top Five with Jaffar By Ashiraf by Amir Ashiraf from Italy (bred/owned by James Coppini) and Pustynna Droga’s son Marjan Albidayer. There was no surprise with the trophies – Kahil Al Shaqab from Qatar became Junior Champion Colt, while the Reserve title was won by Australian-owned LC Prince Magnum by Magnum Psyche (Argentinean-bred).
Three Polish-bred participants took part in the senior mares championship: Janów-bred Sefora and Etnologia as well as Michałów-bred Faustyna (owned by Lutetia Arabians). This last, fresh Austrian champion, didn’t qualify to the Top Five, in which found themselves: Etnologia (shown today as a guest handler by Marek Demczuk), Nag Olla Bez by SW Bezatiw, Brazilian-bred, British-owned (W-Arabians) – shown in the championship by Szymon Głowacki – and Mahita El Jamaal by Dakar El Jamaal from Belgium (bred/owned by Jean Mattens). The Champion title went to – as expected again – Sefora, in excellent condition and perfectly shown by Piotr Dwojak. With the Reserve Champion title, Ansata Mouna by Farres, American-bred, Qatari-owned, left Wels.
As the championship was ending, four senior stallions entered the ring, Michałów-bred Emrod (owned by Turban Stud) among them. He won the Top Five title both with Tymar by Kyro K from Sax Arabians. The Senior Champion title was won by Austrian Lorenzo El Bri by CH El Brillo, owned by Mario Matt, bred at La Movida Arabians stud (owned by Gerlinde and Ferdinand Huemer who are organizing the Wels show). It wasn’t any surprise at all, as well as the Reserve Champion title for GR Amaretto by Classic Shadwan owned by Annette and Erwin Escher.
So, the first of the season European A-class show is over. And now the next week Białka show awaits us; the whole Polish youth will meet there and it will be an important moment for all Polish breeders who have there an appointment every year.
Senior Champion Stallion
Lorenzo El Bri (CH El Brillo – Lara El Ludjin/Ludjin El Jamaal), br. La Movida Arabians, Austria, o. Mario Matt, Austria
Reserve Senior Champion Stallion
GR Amarreto (Classic Shadwan – Halims Asmara/Ansata Halim Shah), br/o. Annette & Erwin Escher, Germany
Senior Champion Mare
Sefora (Ekstern – Sawantka/Pepton), br/o. SK Janów Podlaski, Poland
Reserve Senior Champion Mare
Ansata Mouna (Farres – Talmona/Talmaal), br. Montebello Equine Investments, USA, o. Al Naif Stud, Qatar
Junior Champion Stallion
Kahil Al Shaqab (Marwan Al Shaqab – OFW Mishaahl/Mishaah), br/o. Al Shaqab Stud, Qatar
Reserve Junior Champion Stallion
LC Prince Magnum (Magnum Psyche – Ludy El Shahller HMR/Shahllenger), br. Cosufa SA, Argentina, o. Mystica Arabians, Australia
Junior Champion Mare
Sara Al Mohamadia (Marwan Al Shaqab – ZT Maghan/AB Magnum), br. Michael Byatt and Harold & Dolly Orr, o. HH Prince Abdullah Bin Fahd Abdullah Al Saud, Saudi Arabia
Reserve Junior Champion Mare
Kan Kan MAF (Elart – Katun/Crusader), br/o. Martensson Arabians, Spain
The coverage from the first day of the International Show: Wels: Janów-bred Sefora and Etnologia outstrip the competition
The coverage from the National Austria Show: Faustyna wins her class in the National Austria Show