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Fans of Polish Arabians cannot be disappointed after Equator’s performance during the World Championships in Paris (24-26.11.2017). This Michałów stallion showed himself marvellously on Saturday in the qualifiers and in the finals exhibited his stellar movement, charisma and show talent. No one expected a miracle – it was obvious that the gold would go to the favourite in this competition, the Qatari Wadee Al Shaqab, the pupil of Sheikh Hamad Bin Ali Al Thani. But Equator deserved the silver and luckily there wasn’t a repeat from Verona, where some judges completely omitted Pustynia Kahila in their final verdict. On the contrary, two judges, Steve Lieblang and Marc Veray, saw the winner in Equator. And it has to be said that today, when some judges and activists are openly expressing their animosity toward Polish breeding (like the peculiar statement of Jaroslav Lacina for the Polish TV station TVN about “a prayer for the survival of the Arabian horse in Poland”; it’s hard to find something more detached from reality than that), medals for Poland can be counted double. Either way the Polish team returned victorious – with a silver and three Top Ten titles, two for mares… read more

 

Photo gallery of champions by Ewa Imielska-Hebda

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