The 31st National Arabian Horses Show which is a part of Arabian Horse Days has began by the rivalry in junior stallion classes. According to the new ECAHO instructions, the horses were first presented while trotting and then while standing still. The first one to enter the ring was Paspartu (by Psytadel, out of Pasywa/Wachlarz) owned/bred by Lech Błaszyk. In total, there were 9 representatives in the class of yearling colts. The judges (Peter Upton, Ferdinand Huemer and Gianmarco Aragno) weren’t very unanimous in their verdicts, but all of them were exceptionally strict. The notes, often discrepant, were generally low. Paspartu, who inaugurated the show, received only 87 points. Eternal (by FS Bengali, out of
Ewitacja/Ganges), a recent Reserve Champion from Białka, owned/bred by Jan Głowacki appeared just after Paspartu and won the class. He received 89,83 points, which was the highest note of the day. However in this case, the discrepancies mentioned above, appeared (head and neck: 17,5-18,5-19). Second place was taken by Michałów-bred Chimeryk (by Eryks, out of Chimera/Emigrant), the Champion Colt from Białka, who desired a little bit more freedom this time and it lasted quite long before he was caught with Greg Gallun’s help. The judges graded him with 89,17 points. The third position was won by Michałów-bred Złoty Książę (by Enzo, out of Złota Księga/Ganges) (88,83 points), fourth – by
Zachary (by Psytadel, out of Eksterna/Ekstern), bred/owned by Czeple Arabians, with very good and absolutely deserved notes for movement: 19-19,5-19, which gave him a final note of 88,5 points, fifth – by another Michałów-bred Enzo son El Omari (out of Embra/Monogramm) with 87,5 points. The results of some horses were a big surprise for the observers – for example the Bełżyce-bred Gerard (by Pegasus, out of Gwarka/Monogramm), who left Białka with a Top Five title, in Janów scored only 84,83 points.
In a two-year old colts class the rivalry was among13 horses, judged by the trio Marianne Tengstedt – Ferdinand Huemer – Gianmarco Aragno. Janów-bred Albano (by Enzo, out of Alena/Emigrant) won the class with 89,0 points, while the Michałów-bred Embellon (by Poganin, out of Embella/Monogramm) came second with 88,83 points. The third position was
won by Janów-bred Wandalin (by Ekstern, out of Wanilia/Alegro, 88,5 points), the fourth – by Psyche Ares (by Ekstern, out of Pallas Atena/Ecaho) from Chrcynno-Palace Stud (88,17 points), the fifth – by Elmaran (by Al Maraam, out of Ekstera/Ekstern), owned/bred by Wojciech Parczewski (88,0 points). In this class the grading discrepancies were not so frequent – obviously the judges became adjusted to working together.
The three-year old colts class was not very large – 5 participants – so just three horses went out for the decoration (the class was judged by Marianne Tengstedt, Peter Upton and Gianmarco Aragno). The class favorite, Panicz (by Gaspar, out of Pelisa/Europejczyk), owned/bred by Monika Luft, won with the note of 89,5 points which happened to be the second best note of the day. Panicz had a really hard day – as the leading Anna Stojanowska emphasized – as he had to go back to the ring, this time as an auction horse. The second place was won by Echo Apollo (by Piaff, out of Echo Kallisto/Pamir) from Chrcynno-Palace Stud (88,83), the third – by Elsati (by Gaspar, out of Ezla/Wojsław), bred by Wojciech Janowski, owned by Przemysław Janowski – 87,83 points.
After a short break and with a lot more numerous audience at that time, the auction horses were presented. The presentation was begun by offered stallions, and then the mares appeared. The simultaneous presentation of films that had been made before, was a novelty which has definitely diversified the spectacle. The biggest applause accompanied the presentation of Fallada (by Monogramm, out of Fanaberia/Probat) – lot 3. She definitely promises to become a great success of this year’s jubilee auction. A great interest was also raised by the film with Pianissima starring, shown in order to illustrate the Lot 0 offer – from the filly to our greatest star. The audience was not curious about the excellent-known Pianissima, but about her shown for the first time natural born filly by Ganges – Pia. The filly is full of grace and beauty, so her appearance (although only in the film) was a definite encouragement for the potential buyers.
So that’s how the first, very exciting day, has come to an end. On Saturday another lot of championship excitements awaited us. As we remember, during the last year the last classes were held in almost complete darkness. This time it was different!
More about the Polish Nationals very soon.