The class rivalry during the second day of the Janów Podlaski National Championship was full of surprises. The judges entered the ring in a carriage and that’s why they probably were in an excellent mood because they were giving high notes much more frequently – but maybe it was the result of an ordinary practice which makes them more strict in grading colts as they are supposed to become sires in the near future.
The group A yearling fillies (15 rivals) were the first ones to enter the ring. Watching yearlings is always pleasant, as they are full of grace and carrying hope, and it was also nice to watch
them now. This class was definitely won by Michałów-bred horses, but in the Top Five there were also two daughters of a fashionable stallion WH Justice whose offspring here, in Janów Podlaski, isn’t favored at all. The best filly of the group became the Michałów-bred Wieża Róż (Ekstern – Wieża Babel/Laheeb), who also was the first participant of the show, who received the highest note – a „20” for movement. Her result 92,83 points was impossible to beat. The second place was won by her stable mate Parmana (Al Maraam – Palmira/Monogramm), with a note 90,33 (the first grade over 90 points in Janów.), while El Piatzolla (WH Justice – Enya/Ekstern), owned/bred by ZPH Strusinianka, became third, and
Entia (Psytadel – Enona/Fawor), owned/bred by Zalia Arabians, was fourth. The Top Five was closed by the second WH Justice’s daughter Ekspiracja (out of Eklezja/Monogramm), bred by Lech Błaszczyk, owned by Krzysztof Falba, whose result can be quite interesting, as she was tenth in Białka.
There were 12 yearling fillies that were presented in the B group (including five Ekstern daughters). Three Michałów representatives entered the Top Five. However, the winner turned out to be the Białka Show victor – Psyche Kreuza (Ekstern – Pallas-Atena/Ecaho), owned/bred by Chrcynno-Palace Stud (90,67). Lawinia (Ekstern – Luanda/Emigrant),
owned/bred by Michałów State Stud, went behind her, as she received the same note as Psyche Kreuza, but she scored less for type – even 20 points for movement couldn’t have helped her. The third place was won by Janów-bred Pilarosa (Al Adeed Al Shaqab – Pilar/Fawor) – 90,5 points – fourth – by Michałów-bred Pustynna Malwa (Ekstern – Pustynna Róża/Emigrant), and fifth – also Michałów-bred Mesalina (Ekstern – Mata Hari/Werbum).
There were so many two-year-old fillies that this category also had to be divided into two groups. In the first one six rivals appeared – four of them went out to the decoration. The winner turned out to be a Michałów-bred Galba daughter El Saghira (out of Emira/Laheeb), which was given 20 points for movement and her final note was 90,83. The Chrcynno Palace-
bred Chaos Persefona (Poganin – Ceres/Ganges) went second (90,67 points), and she beat the Michałów-bred Padova (Galba – Palanga/Ekstern) who was considered a favorite. The fourth place was won by Satenia (WH Justice – Słonka/Wojsław), bred/owned by Falborek Arabians.
There were 8 participants in the B-group of two-year-old fillies and the winner was, surprisingly, the Janów representative Sarbia (Ekstern – Samura/Ararat). A dark bay filly had an excellent movement, receiving 19,5-19,5-20 for this feature, which gave her victory (90,33 points in total). The second place was won by the Michałów-bred Espinilla (Al Maraam – Espadrilla/Monogramm) with 90,0 points. This same grade was received by Bajaderka (Złocień – Bagatela/Pesal), bred by Agricola Farm, owned by Monika Luft, but a narrowly lower movement grade determined her third position. The fourth place was won by Janów-bred Perespa (Enzo – Polenta/Ecaho), fifth – by a last-minute enrolled Nasira (Al Maraam – Nana/Fawor), owned/bred by Alicja Najmowicz.
Before lunch the three-year-old fillies class was held, in which 6 horses took part. On the first place was classified (without any surprises this time) internationally well known Chrcynno Palace-bred Psyche Victoria (Ekstern – Pallas-Atena/Ecaho), a full sister of Psyche Kreuza who was awarded just before her. With her note of 91,33 points she outdistanced the other rivals – the second place winner Espinezja (Psytadel – Entaza/Ganges), bred by Kębliny Stud, owned by Falborek Arabians, received only 88,5 points. The third place was won by Espiria (Psytadel – Ekspiacja/Emigrant), owned/bred by Lech Błaszczyk, fourth came Wasa (WH Justice – Waresa/Empres), owned/bred by Falborek Arabians.
After lunch there was a 4-6-years-old mares turn, who were also divided into two groups. A definite favorite of the A group (10 participants, including three Gazal Al Shaqab daughters and five Ekstern daughters) seemed to be Sefora (Ekstern – Sawantka/Pepton), however, with 91,17 points she just won the third place. Into the championship were qualified: from the first place the Michałów-bred Wilda (Gazal Al Shaqab – Wilga/Ekstern) from Michałów State Stud (91,83 points) and from the second place Valeriana (Werter – Vachta/Aspect), owned/bred by Agricola Farm – 91,67 points. It is a big success of this mare, who is remembered as a champion of the Autumn Janów Show, but the observers didn’t give her a great chance in a duel with Michałów -, and Janów-bred stars. Fourth was Biruta (Ekstern – Bajada/Pamir) from Janów, fifth – Wkra (Gazal Al Shaqab – Wyborna/Monogramm) form Michałów.
The Gazal daughters absolutely dominated the B-group of 4-6-year-old mares (8 horses) – six of them appeared, including an expected and applauded Michałów-bred multichampion Emandoria (out of Emanda/Ecaho). She didn’t fail her fans, receiving five ‘20s’ – two for type and three for head and neck which gave her a fantastic final result of 93,5 points. On the second place was classified Etnologia (out of Etalanta/Europejczyk) – 91,17 points, including two ‘20s’ for movement. Another Gazal Al Shaqab daughter in this set was her stable mate Belgica (out of Belladona/Europejczyk) – 90,17 points, including one ‘20’ for movement. Among the awarded Gazal Al Shaqab daughters the only one to make a mess was Primadonna (Padrons Psyche – Pelargonia/Alegro), bred by Stanisław Redestowicz, owned by Tomasz Tarczyński – 89,83 points. The Top Five was closed by another Gazal Al Shaqab daughter – the Białka-bred Fabryszka (out of Fula/Partner) with 89,67 points.
The rivalry of 7-10-year-old mares (14 horses), with Ekstern, Ganges, Laheeb and Ecaho daughters among others, was very interesting. It was won by the last stallion’s daughter, the Janów-bred Palmeta (out of Pilica/Fawor) with a note of 91,33 points. Behind her was classified the Michałów-bred Wieża Babel (Laheeb – Wiaźma/Arbil) – 90,83 points, while another Michałów-bred mare, Laheeb daughter Emesa (out of Etopka/Eukaliptus) – 90,33 points – was third. The fourth one was an Emigrant daughter Efuzja (out of Elfina/Pamir) from Janów Podlaski, and her stable mate Alhambra (Ecaho – Albigowa/Fawor) became fifth. Traditionally the senior classes were absolutely dominated by the state stud-
bred mares, which was confirmed by another class of 11-year-old and senior mares (7 rivals). The 15-year-old Georgia (Monogramm – Gizela/Palas) bred by Michałów lead the round of honor (91,83 points). In this class four Monogramm daughters from this stud took all four leading positions: second came Emmona (out of Emilda/Pamir), third – Espadrilla (out of Emanacja/Eukaliptus), fourth – Egzonera (out of Egzotyka/Probat). Already on the fifth place appeared the Etogram daughter Eutona (out of Euterpe/Probat) who represented the hosts. The class was interrupted for a moment, because, against the predictions the rain started – but fortunately it didn’t start pouring.
Two classes of senior stallions were left for the end of the day. In the first one, including 4-8-years old stallions, 13 horses took part, including five Gazal Al Shaqab sons. However, the class was won by the international multichampion Esparto (Ekstern – Ekspozycja/Eukaliptus), which measured up Emandoria – he scored 93,5 points! If the final notes were compared, Emandoria would win by type. The second place was won by his stable mate from Michałów, Gazal Al Shaqab son Drabant (out of Demona/Monogramm), who amused the judges and the audience with his incredible movement. Three ‘20s’ for this feature were given for the first and for the last time during the whole championship. The final Drabant’s note was 91,83 points. Third place was won by the Janów-bred Alert (Piaf – Andaluzja/Sanadik El Shaklan) – 91,0 points – fourth – by the Białka-bred Celsjusz (Ekstern – Carina/Pesal), with a ‘20’ for movement (90,33 points), fifth – by a great mover Eryks (Gazal Al Shaqab – Emmona/Monogramm) from Michałów, who also got a ‘20’ for his movement.
Six 9-year-old and senior stallions were enrolled and this amount appeared in Janów. The winner was the Michałów-bred Złocień (Laheeb – Zaleta/Piechur) with 90,17 points, succeeded by the Białka-bred Ostragon (Pers – Osełka/Palas), who impressed with two ‘20’ for movement. The third place was won by the Janów-bred Salar (Ecaho – Saba/Etat). His stable mate Piber (Pamir – Pilina/Eternit), although also scored a ‘20’ for movement, didn’t find a place in the final three.
After the classes ended, it could be seen that Michałów State Stud could have the biggest reasons to be glad – the biggest amount of won classes (7), the biggest note of the show and the biggest amount of trophies. Janów Podlaski State Stud representatives won three first places, while Chrcynno-Palace Stud won two classes, both by full sisters. The championships – although everything could happen – in one thing was perfectly predictable: Emandoria would become the Senior Champion Mare.
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