On Sunday, August 4th, Polish horses competed in the B-ranked Kauber Platte championships. Marek Demczuk (MBD Arabians) brought with him five of his charges, whereas Szymon Głowacki (Głowacki Arabians) – one. The most successful among them was Maran (FS Bengali – Missouri/Wachlarz), bred by Tarnawka Stud and leased by Monika Luft – he was unanimously chosen Senior Champion Stallion! Earlier he won his class of 4-5 year old stallions (among 7 rivals), with a score of 91,67, including a “20” for body. Another to boast a respectable result was the Michałów-bred Latona (El Nabila B – Laranda/Ekstern), owned by Waldemar Bąk, who claimed the silver medal among senior mares and earlier among 6 rivals in her class – two “20s” for movement. Whereas the year old Al Marca (Zimarc – Al Kahima/Gaspar), bred and owned by Grzegorz Paw, won her class, which consisted of 7 fillies.
The remaining Polish-owned participants did not qualify for the finals. Karbona (Ekstern – Karbala/Emigrant), bred by Michałów and owned by Krzysztof Falba, was third in her class (3 year old mares). The same goes for Lenka (Piaff – Ludmiła/Pesal), bred by Andrzej Majchrzak and owned by Przemysław Sawicki, who competed in the 6-9 year old mares’ class. Also third
placed HS Piranesi (Simeon Sadik – HS Pipistrella/Pilot), bred by Halsdon Arabians and owned by Anna Janas, trained and presented by Szymon Głowacki.
The catalog consisted of 84 entries total, with more than 70 horses actually arriving at the event. The championships, perfectly organized (everything was right on time!), enjoyed great success among the public, despite a killer heat. In the senior stallions championship, behind Maran, placed Marjan Albidayer (Marajj – Pustynna Droga/Laheeb), bred by Albidayer Stud and owned by Marjan Sindicate. The bronze was awarded to Ali Nour El Dahab (MA Alishah – Chrymont Bint Gasoudah III), bred by Josef Kullmanna and owned by Jacqueline Laucht (Germany). In the senior mares championship Latona had to succumb to Rohara Rebecca (Magnum Psyche – Somewhere MI Love/Padron), bred by Marion Woelbing (USA) and owned by Naples Arabians (Sweden). The bronze went to the Czech Republic (Suweco) by way of Ametista Al Jade (Mirage LM – Tahyla HVP/NV Sure Fire) of Brazilian breeding (Moacyr de Almeida). The best
among the junior mares was the winner of the 2 year olds class, MZ Djlshada (QR Marc – MZ Djamira/Shaklan Ibn Bengali) from Switzerland (bred by Margot Zinniker, and owned by the Schläpfer family).
The show, which took place already for the 15th time, was hosted by the Buschfort family. The judging panel consisted of Irina Stigler (Russia), Claudia Darius (Germany) i Peter Upton (Great Britain).
Taking place simultaneously with the Kauber Platte show was another B-ranked event: the West Coast Cup Int. (Belgium), organized by the Detailleur family. Here we saw 57 horses (not counting the foal and gelding classes), judged by Dr. Marek Trela, Christianne Chazel (France) i Marianne Tengstedt (Denmark). There were no Polish-owned contestants, but several Polish-bred equines made their presence felt. Biruta (Ekstern – Bajada/Pamir), bred by Janów Podlaski and owned by Halsdon Arabians (GB) was awarded for best movement. Earlier she placed second in the 7-9 year old mares’ class, before her stablemate Pinta (Ekstern – Pilar/Fawor). Another representative of Shirley Watts’ stable, the Janów-bred Andromeda (Eldon – Aneksja/Balon), gained the silver.