You are kindly invited to our Shows section where we have published a coverage of the Arabian Horse Gala in Janów Podlaski (August 12th-15th):
The Polish Nationals: historic moments for private owners
Monday: the success of the Summer Sale
The main sale – a chronicle of the anticipated disaster
The text “A horse may have four legs, but that won’t prevent it from tripping” is accompanied by photos by Ewa Imielska-Hebda, Krzysztof Dużyński and Monika Luft.
For the first time in the history of the Polish Nationals some gold medals and National Champion titles went to private owners, whereas in case of Palatina it was also the first in history title of champion or reserve champion for a private owned mare in the senior category. Up to now reserve championships were claimed by four private studs, each time in the junior category. (…) After a successful Polish National Show the organizers of the Janów event were full of optimism. There were stands full of people, 44 potential buyers who paid the required deposit, contentment on the faces of the guests from the VIP sector. First we heard the voice of Marek Grzybowski, organizer of the once Polish Prestige Sale, who visited Janów for the first time after 16 years of absence. It seemed that history made a loop, bridging new times with those past, though this time Marek Grzybowski did not conduct the sale, but represented a company which insured the sale horses. Auctioneer Greg Knowles started the bidding with humour and charm (though he later tended to mistake euro for dollars). Unfortunately that’s where the pleasant moments ended… read the whole article
The financial summary of the sales on the organizer’s web page: