Last weekend, Polish breeders recorded significant successes at two international Arabian horse shows: in Italy and Belgium. During the Palermo Arabian Horse Cup (class C Int.) in the capital of Sicily, two mares representing Lubochnia Arabians stud near Gniezno, having won their age classes, competed a day later for medals in championships abounding in numerous and strong in terms of quality rivals.
Competing in the junior mares was the grey D Leen (D Seraj – D Maha by Eden C), who won the 3 year old mares class with a score of 93.13 points (including 4 x 20) and on Sunday won the Junior Mares Gold Medal unanimously, in great style and to the applause of the audience.
The group of senior mares included the bay D Dawaly (FA El Rasheem – D Danat by SG Labib). After winning the class, although falling while running into the ring (luckily she did not get injured), the judges still gave her a high score of 92.38 points.
It was the second show this season for D Leen, who won the Gold Medal of the Junior Mares at the Travagliato Arabian Horse Festival (C Int.) a month earlier, and the first show this season for D Dawaly, who had never been shown in Europe before.
Dobrochna Perz-Wawrzyńczyk, the owner of Lubochnia Arabians, commented on the above-mentioned performances of the mares from this stud as follows: “After arriving from the United Arab Emirates, our horses needed time to acclimate in Italy. Upon their arrival, they are prepared for this year’s season by Paolo Capecci and his team. In Palermo they showed themselves very well, although you could see their fatigue. From Tuscany to Sicily, they had to travel a long way, mainly by land, but also by boat from Salerno to the island.”
In the same weekend, during the Arabian Horse Weekend Int. B Show in Schaijk, the Netherlands, the yearling colt Poker Face KL (RFI Unique – Plivia by Kahil Al Shaqab), bred and owned by Klikowa Arabians, won the yearling class with a score of 91 .8 points (3 x 20) and the highest mark for movement among yearling colts. In the finals he won the Gold Medal of Yearling Colts.
Poker Face KL is last year’s winner of the European Championships in the foal-colts category. Marek Rzepka, the owner of Klikowa Arabians, told polskiaraby.com: “Poker Face KL is a promising young stallion. We are happy with his result and how he showed. He has a career in European rings ahead of him. And in Poland, we are in the middle of the foaling season, which promises to be extremely exciting for our stud, mainly due to the offspring of the stallion Lyric E.A. We are very curious how the currently splendid foals of this young son of Shanghai E.A will develop.”