Ad
Lubochnia has luck with Italy

NewsShows

Lubochnia has luck with Italy

D Narjeseyyah wins at the Milan International Cup 2022, photo by Simone Bergamaschi
D Narjeseyyah wins at the Milan International Cup 2022, photo by Simone Bergamaschi

Share this:

Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp
Email

The 2024 show season started in Poland only on Friday, June 7th. On that day, the 2nd Pure Polish Classic Show began in Białka. But for Polish breeders, this year’s season was already in full swing since the second half of May and the successful performances of Polish horses in the Dutch province of Brabant. The first weekend of June brought further reasons to be happy in the form of two gold medals won at the foot of the sleepy Vesuvius.

The Vesuvio Trophy, as this is the show we are talking about, is an event that has become a permanent fixture in the calendar of Arabian horse shows. What’s more, its popularity is growing every year, and the horses entered continue to delight with their beauty and charisma. Its first edition took place in the hot beginning of June 2019, and already then Polish-bred horses appeared there. Several years have passed, and Arabians associated with Poland often leave the Italian region of Campania with the titles of champions.

Ośnieżony Wezuwiusz i Zatoka Neapolitańska, fot. Salvatore Fasolo, Unsplash
Ośnieżony Wezuwiusz i Zatoka Neapolitańska, fot. Salvatore Fasolo, Unsplash

The Polish outline of Vesuvius

In the first year of the show’s existence, the bronze in the Senior Mare Championships was won by the bay, then 4-year-old, Michałów mare Parsena (Equator – Pasjenza / Enzo), owned by the Italian stud farm Ge.Mar. Earlier, she received a set of 20s from the judges for her phenomenal smooth movement.

The show with Mount Vesuvius in the background always attracts Poles. In spring 2022, viewers on site in Ottaviano and following the livestream could see Anna Stojanowska and Marek Trela in the judging panel. A year later, two Polish mares entered by Regina Arabians: the grey H Pepa H (H Angelo H – Pepesza / Eukaliptus) bred by Hennesy Arabians and the bay Arctica RA (SA Faez Simbad – H Allure H / Jullyen El Jamaal). The judges awarded the first one the highest score of the show, a stunning 93.83 points.

This year there were also Poles at the foot of Vesuvius. Marek Trela judged this show for the second time, and Polish veterans of Italian shows, i.e. Lubochnia Arabians, made their debut here as exhibitors. Everything indicates that the medals won here meant that the horses of Dobrochna Perz-Wawrzyńczyk and Przemysław Wawrzyńczyk triumphed at every Italian purebred horse show. Let us analyze this thesis.

Lubochnia likes Italy

The most, because as many as six medals, were won in Italy by the Dubai Arabian Horse Stud-bred bay D Narjeseyyah (FA El Rasheem – Exxaltress / Excalibur EA) for Lubochnia Stud – both as a yearling and a junior mare. These included gold medals at the Spring International Arabian Horse Show in Verolanuova and Purosangue Arabi a Bergamo in 2021 and the Milan International Cup in 2022.

At the end of 2021, the founders of the stud farm from Lubochnia had reasons to be happy during the Verona International Cup finals. The grey mare Juwanda OS (WH Justice – Shak Lavanda / ZT Shakfantasy) bred by Gestüt Osterhof, born in 2007, won gold there.

Exactly two years ago, their bay yearling, Wajana L (Dominic M – Washa / Kahil Al Shaqab), won gold in the Yearling Mares Championship at the Spring International Arabian Horse Show organized in Arezzo. This Tuscan city has a rich horse tradition. Every year, the Giostra del Saracino takes place here, a knights’ tournament in the style of the 14th century. Moreover, the city’s coat of arms depicts a horse standing on its hind legs, with its front legs thrown up in the air.

Young Wajana L and her mother Washa, photo by Patrycja Makowska
Young Wajana L and her mother Washa, photo by Patrycja Makowska

Let’s leave the Apennine Peninsula for a moment and go to Sicily. Two mares owned by Lubochnia broke the bank in the 2022 Palermo Arabian Horse Cup. D Narjeseyyah won the Junior Mare Championships, and D Modi won the Senior Mare Championships and Best in Show. What’s more, she also won a distinction for the highest score of the show (94 points!).

The show successes achieved by horses representing Lubochnia Arabians could be multiplied and it seems that there is no show in the central south of Europe from which the Wawrzyńczyk family did not return with titles won by their horses. D Leen (D Seraj – D Maha / Eden C) won the Junior Mare Championship during the Travagliato Arabian Horse Festival in 2023, and together with her friend D Dawaly (FA El Raheem – D Danat / SG Labib) conquered the Palermo Arabian Horse Cup, winning gold. The latter of the same year, on the first weekend of July in Arezzo on Montefalco and in mid-November at Fieracavalli Arabian Dream in Verona, once again competed for the Senior Mare Championship. Successfully.

Horses from Lubochnia also did not miss the Elementa Arabian Masters show in Rome. Walkirie L (Shanghai EA – Washa / Kahil Al Shaqab) won the gold medal of the Yearling Mare Championships in the Italian capital, but she already competed in the colors of her new owners from Bahrain.

Italy likes Lubochnia

In the 2024 season, Lubochnia Arabians continues its tour of Italian and European shows. And as they say, “they take no prisoners.” The team from Lubochnia already had a very successful first appearance at this year’s Vesuvio Trophy with D Dawaly and the grey yearling Sana OS (Exagon OS – Panamera OS / Psytadel). Both were shown by Paolo Capecci and their excellent preparation was more than palpable.

Sana OS was the first to present herself and one would like to say that she easily won her class. However, this would be a bit of an exaggeration. She spent two and a half minutes in front of the judges, during which there was a short, quite critical moment when, probably due to stress, she did not want to give Paolo the neck. Fortunately, the presenter’s calmness rubbed off on her and she calmed down enough to show off all her assets. Her movement, in turn, was flawless, which was appreciated by the judges, who awarded her five 20s out of a possible six. She received three more for type, and two for head and neck, which she first wanted to hide absolutely from the judging panel. The result of 92.25 gave her the leader position in the class, and the next day the judges had no doubt that she was the best among the six yearlings.

The battle-hardened D Dawaly fared better. From the moment she entered the warm-up arena, she could feel that the performance was entertaining and enjoyable for her, and she tried to anticipate Paolo’s next move with interest. It was also impossible not to notice the trust that the mare and the handler had in each other. After a cheerful, dynamic walk, they showed a nonchalant gait and then proceeded without stress to the rest of the presentation, which lasted a total of three minutes. How did she do? She left the ring with the highest number of twenties, receiving a full set for type and head and neck, and as a result, with the highest score of the show – 93.08. Also in her case there was no question of surprise in the championships. The judges’ unanimity prevailed, and D Dawaly was simply unrivaled.

Che dolce vittoria, the sweet taste of victory

 To sum it all up, the gold in the Yearling Mare Championships went to the very young Sana OS, who has great potential to be a star of international shows. She needs a bit of experience and resistance to stress, which will develop with age. And the experienced D Dawaly easily won the title of Gold Medalist of the Senior Mare Championships, literally outclassing her rivals.

We will probably hear about the charges of Lubochnia Arabians this year, so as the Italians say when wishing them good luck: “In bocca al lupo!” or simply “buona fortuna”.

Share this:

Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp
Email
Ad
Ads

Newsletter

Ads
Equus Arabians
This website uses cookies to provide services at the highest level. By continuing to use the site, you agree to their use.