The first day of the All Nations Cup in Aachen brought a lot of satisfaction for the Polish team. A remarkable result was achieved by Michałów’s Emandoria (in the hands of Mariusz Liśkiewicz), awarded five times “20” for type! She dazzled the judges, who gave her a fantastic final score of 94,70 points. Of course it was the highest result of the day. Another sensation was undeniably the result of Bełżyce Stud’s Kashira (Magnum Psyche – Kahila/Ibn Bint Inas), who received 5×20 for movement and placed fourth in the same class as Emandoria (series B of 4-6 year old mares) with a score of 92,30, besting Janów’s Pinga (Gazal Al Shaqab – Pilar/Fawor) also with 92,30, including 2×20 for type. The Polish supporters were also overjoyed with the superb result of Michałów’s Pistoria (Gazal Al Shaqab – Palmira/Monogramm) – 93,30 – which gave her second place in this incredible class. It should be mentioned that she was presented by Frank Spoenle.
In earlier classes Polish horses competed with changeable luck. In the A series of the yearling fillies only Janów’s Primera (Eden C – Preria/Ararat) was able to enter the Top Five at second place with a score of 90,8. She was bested by the Australian-bred Mystica Indiah by Marwan Al Shaqab (91,4). Palatina (QR Marc – Palmeta/Ecaho), who did so well on the domestic arenas (a Champion from Białka), placed only 8th with a score of 88,7. However we must note that the judges of this All Nations Cup edition do not spare excellent marks. There are many “20s” and “19,5s”, and in some classes nearly all the competitors receive over 90 points.
Among of the B series of the yearling fillies the most successful was Michałów’s Zigi Zana (QR Marc – Zagrobla/Monogramm), The Polish National Junior Champion Filly, who won her class with a score of 92,1. Her stablemate Piacenza (QR Marc – Primawera/Emigrant) placed third (91,4), bested by the German RP Grace Kelly by Ajman Moniscione (91,9). With that Zigi Zana began a lucky streak for Michałów at this year’s All Nations Cup.
Competing in the A series of yearling colts were Janów’s Pogrom (QR Marc – Pętla/Visbaden) and Michałów’s Empire (Enzo – Emira/Laheeb). This time Empire proved the better of the two, placing third in class with a score of 91. Unfortunately Pogrom did not make the Top Five, placing only sixth (90,3). The class was won by Kanz Albidayer by Ajman Moniscione (91,3) from UAE. The B series of the yearling colts had only one Polish representative – Emarc (QR Marc – Eksterna/Ekstern) from Falborek. He placed fifth, with a score of 90,4. The best in this class was Magic Magnifique by True Colors (91,9).
The two year old fillies were a class with a strong team from Poland – as much as five competitors. The most successful of these was Psyche Kreuza (Ekstern – Pallas-Atena/Ecaho) from Chrcynno-Palace, who placed third with a score of 92,5, including 3×20 for movement. Right behind her was Michałów’s Wieża Róż (Ekstern – Wieża Babel/Laheeb) with a score of 92,3. The remaining competitors remained outside of the Top Five: Parmana (91,3), Mesalina (90,4) and El Piatzolla (90,1). The victory in this class belonged to the Italian Alma Al Tiglio by Ajman Moniscione (93,1, including as much as six “20s”), whose appeal ideally answers today’s trends. While Psyche Kreuza “jumped” in front of Turchiya MPE by WH Justice from Italy.
The class of two year old colts was won by the favorite, the Marwan Al Shaqab son Kahil Al Shaqab representing Qatar (93 points). The only Polish accent in this class was the son of Pustynna Droga by Laheeb – Marjan Albidayer, who placed fifth (90,7).
The three year old fillies class turned out to be of a killer quality. Only one filly among 11 competitors received a score below 90 points. Victorious was the Dubai Stud-owned FT Shaella by Shael Dream Desert (93,2, including as much as seven “20s”). The best among the Polish representatives was Chaos Persefona (Poganin – Ceres/Ganges) from Chrcynno-Palace at third place with a score of 92,2. Also having secured a place in the Top Five was the Athbah Stud-leased El Saghira (Galba – Emira/Laheeb) from Michałów with 92,1. Bajaderka’s 90,4 (Złocień – Bagatela/Pesal) – bred by Agricola Farm, owned by Monika Luft – did not secure her a place in the final five. However it was nice to hear – and it came as a genuine surprise – the show’s announcer Klaus Georg Beste recommending our polskiearaby.pl website as a great source of Arabian related information.
Among the three year old colts Poland had just one representative – Chagall (Poganin – Corina-Corina/Dębowiec), bred and owned by Katarzyna Ostrowska. Unfortunately he did not place in the Top Five of the class. Victorious was Aja Justified by WH Justice (93 points, including five “20s”), listed as being of British property (Aja Arabians). However his trophy was collected by a new owner from the Middle East (Athbah Stud).
The three year old colts closed off the junior classes and the arena was entered by mares aged 4-6 years. In the A series the best Polish horse turned out to be Janów’s Sefora (Ekstern – Sawantka/Pepton), placing fourth with a score of 91,3. Wasa (WH Justice – Waresa/Empres) did not enter the Top Five, while the class was won by Abha Opalina by WH Justice, representing Saudi Arabia (92,5).
The last class, as we wrote at the very beginning, was a triumph of Polish breeding. After a memorable shortage of satisfaction from last year, we still have hopes for a good or even a very good result of the Poles in Aachen.