Today in Menton (France) Michałów-bred Kwestura (Monogramm – Kwesta/Pesennik), owned by Ajman Stud, won the titles of the Best Mare of the Show and Senior Champion Mare during the Mediterranean & Arab Countries Arabian Horse Championships (Championnat de Pur-sang Arabes de la Méditerranée et des Pays Arabes). As the Michałów website informs (www.michalow.arabians.pl ), she had the highest score of the show: 94,38, including 4 x 20 for type and 3 x 20 for head and neck.
With an extremely high final note was rewarded also the Kwestura’s son Kabsztad (by Poganin), leased form Michałów State Stud by the Saudi Athba Stud: 93,38, including ,,20s” for type and movement. However, in the finals he was beaten by Spanish-bred (Haras del Mar), Australian owned (Mystica Arabians) 2-year-old Maharaja HDM (Marajj – Miss Yahsminah Elamal/Antar Elamal WN).
As the website www.menton.fr reminds, the show in Menton has already a 16-year-old tradition. The first show was organized 19 years ago and, besides a 3 years break, is held every year. This time an additional attraction was the performance of the band Los Hermanos, invited especially for this occasion.
The triumph of Kwestura (promoted by Frank Spönle’s team as “one of the most decorated mares in Arabian horse history”) undoubtedly gives publicity to the Pride of Poland auction in Janów Podlaski as it shows how high is the quality of horses than can be purchased in Poland. Let’s remind that Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, last year paid a record amount for Kwestura: 1.125.000 Euro.
Gold Champion: Al Lahab (Laheeb – The Vision HG/Thee Desperado), br. Ariela Arabians, o. I&H Friedmann (Germany)
Silver Champion: Marquis CAHR (Marwan Al Shaqab – Rohara Magnifica), br. R. Graham & Sandra C. Powell, o. Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Bronze Champion: Eden C (Enzo – Silken Sabla/Genesis C), br. Coleal Arabian Horse Farm, US
Gold Champion: Kwestura (Monogramm – Kwesta/Pesennik), br. Michałów State Stud (Poland) o. Ajman Stud
Silver Champion: Ladi Veronika (Versace – Nisrs Natevka/Ansata El Nisr ), br. Linda L. Coger, US
Bronze Champion: Magora (Gazal Al Shaqab – Margotka/Algorytm), br. Blommeröd Arabstuteri, (Sweden), o. Al Khalediah Stables, Saudi Arabia
Gold Champion: Maharaja HDM (Marajj – Miss Yahsminah Elamal/Antar Elamal WN), br. Haras del Mar (Spain), o. Mystica Arabians (Australia)
Silver Champion: Kabsztad (Poganin – Kwestura/Monogramm), br/o. Michałów State Stud (Poland), on lease to Athba Stud (Saudi Arabia)
Bronze Champion: Ali Moniscione (Psytadel – Alianna Moniscione/Focus Highlander), br/o. Azienda Agricola Giancarlo Buzzi, Italy
Gold Champion: Najdah Al Zobair (Marwan Al Shaqab – JFN Bint Ludhan/AB Magnum), br. Alzobair Stud
Silver Champion: Alma Al Tiglio (Ajman Moniscione – Amanda Al Tiglio/Shamilah Masai Mara), br. Azienda Agricola Il Tiglio, Italy
Bronze Champion: Fedora RG (WH Justice – Psyches Angel/Hadidi), br. Giuseppe Reina, Italy, o. Athba Stud (Saudi Arabia)
Best Mare: Kwestura
Best Stallion: Al Lahab
Best Sire: Marwan Al Shaqab