Last weekend (and Monday) turned up to be very successful for Polish-bred stallions performing under foreign banners. Michałów’s Equator (QR Marc – Ekliptyka/Ekstern), leased by Al Jassimya Farm (Qatar), bested his rivals in great style, in Glenn Schoukens’ hand, at the International Arabian Breeders Classic show, which is part of the prestigious Scottsdale show (USA), held for the first time more than 60 years ago – in 1955. Equator won his class of stallions 6-7 years old with the highest score of the show (335,5 pts., including 4×20) and was chosen Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Senior Classic Champion Stallion unanimously. A standing ovation accompanied his performance.
Earlier in Abu Dhabi (UAE) Lord El Shawan (FA El Shawan – Lady Serenada/Ekstern), bred by Małgorzata and Józef Pietrzak and sold to Ajman (owned now by Abdulla Rashed Khusaif Bin Khusaif Al Nuaimi) won the title of Gold Junior Champion Colt. At the same show the Białka-bred Camilia (Piaff – Calineczka/Metropolis NA), owned by Al Jazeera Arabian Horse Stud (UAE) became Bronze Senior Champion Mare.