It has been a very successful weekend for Polish Arabian horses competing abroad. It’s fruits are medals of all colours. The Polish-owned pupils of MBD Training Center did well at the the C-Int. Araber Sommerfestival (68 entries to in-hand classes) in Stadl Paura (Austria). Yesterday (Saturday, August 24th) two yearling fillies and a three-year-old made their presence in Stadl Paura’s hall: Baklava (Kabsztad – Bajaderka/Złocień), br/o. by Monika Luft, Al Marca (Zimarc – Al Kahima/Gaspar), br/o. by Grzegorz Paw, and Karbona (Ekstern – Karbala/Emigrant), bred by Michałów State Stud, owned by Krzysztof Falba. Baklava, for whom it was a show debut, placed 2nd in her class (8 rivals). She scored 40.33 and was beaten only by the Gold Yearling Champion Filly from Chantilly M.M. Esplendida (RFI Farid – M.M. Eluise/WH Justice), br/o. by Mario Matt. Al Marca placed fourth. Karbona won her 3yo fillies class (7 rivals), with a score of 41.33 (incl. „10” for movement). In the finals, Baklava took the Silver Medal of junior fillies and Karbona the Bronze. M.M. Esplendida won the Gold. On Sunday (August 25th) the 4 year old Zimarc (QR Marc – Zeksterna/Ekstern), bred by Czeple Arabians, owned by Grzegorz Paw, won his class (8 contestants), with a score of 41,00 points and a few hours later was chosen Gold Senior Champion Stallion.
In another part of Europe, the Białka-bred Perfinka (Esparto – Perfirka/Gazal Al Shaqab), representing now Al Muawd Stud (Saudi Arabia), took for his leaseholder the title of Gold Junior Champion Filly at the A-ranked UKIAHS show held in Addington Manor Equestrian Centre (Great Britain). Yesterday she won the 2 year old fillies class, scoring 92.8 pts (incl. a “10” for head & neck), and besting Mississippi J (QR Marc – Magnificent Lady J/Extreme), br/o. by Christine Jamar. Polish Arabian horse enthusiasts could be also satisfied with the Bronze Medal of Ellissara (Laheeb – Ekscella/Monogramm), bred by Michałów State Stud and owned by Athbah Stud (Saudi Arabia), who also turned out to be the best between the participants of the class of 11-16 year old mares. She scored as much as 93 points, including 5×20: for type, head & neck and movement.