Determines The Identity
FROM A TO Z
After World War I the largest Polish Breedings Toock on a naming system which consisted in subsequent foal crops receiving names beginning with the same letter of the alphabet . This “Countdown” begun in Janow Podlaski In 1919. When foals received names starting with letters “A” .
The letter “Z” . which ended the cycle ( the polish letter “L” and the international “U” were omitted) was used in 1939 during 1940-46 Janow bred horses received names from “A” to “G” , respectively . Unfortunately in the post-War disorder the naming system also turned into chaos. The Alphabetic system was again introduced in 1947 , starting the cycle from the letter “A” . However several Years later breeders gave up this rule . Beginning from 1950 in Albigowa stud , From 1951 in Nowy Dwor Stud and from 1952 in Klemensow – Michalow stud foals were named in accordance with the first letter of the dam’s name . This system apart from incidental exceptions to the rule is in effect until this day.
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E & P
The Polish Alphabet consists of 32 letters after discarding those with diacritic mark ( the polish “q” , “C” or “I” ) breeders are left with 23 . State breeding uses 18 Letters out of which more than 30% carry names beginning with “E” . The domination of this letter is mainly the result of a breeding career of two valuable mares from the line of Milordka born in 1951 in Klemensow – Michalow stud . They were ELA ( Miecznik - Lala by Amurath Sahib) and the chesnut ESTOKADA ( Amurath Sahib – Saga by Hardy) . The latter’s great-great granddaughter , the epochal mare EMIGRACJA ( Palas – Emisja by Carycyn) established a remarkable family of her own in the 80s. Her two most valuable daughters , both sired by EUKALIPTUS , Emigrantka and Emanacja . Prolonged the family of champions , thanks to which the streak of successes of Michalow bred Arabians in on a continuous roll. The stud can boast the titles of world champions for EMMONA , EMANDA her daughter EMANDORIA and EKSTERN . Mares with “E” names can also be found representing the lines of Woloszka , Sahara d.b, and cherife d.b.
PILARKA 1975 -2000 ( Palas x Pierzga by Negatiw ) - Breeder Janow Podlaski
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POGANIN 2001 ( Laheeb x Pohulanka by Pepton) - Janow Podlaski
Photo - Irina Filsinger
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POHULANKA 1996 ( Pepton x Peska by Probat)
Owner Lutetia Arabians (FR) - Photo Lutetia Ar
The second letter , which dominates in the nomenclature of polish Arabians is “P” ( more than 15%) due to the line of Szamrajowka which ( in post war times) descends from the mare PIEWICA ( Priboj – Wlodarka by Ofir ) imported in 1956 from Tersk . Her daughters PENTODA , PENZA , PIERZGA produced both superb stallions and remarkable broodmares . The latter foaled the dreamlike PILARKA called “The most admired polish mare “ which ruled the show arenas of the 80s – twice European champion and World champion of 1981 . Twenty two years later her granddaughter is born , the bay PIANISSIMA which begins a march or rather a reckless run to the top , conquering the show arenas of Europe , America and the Middle East . This twice “Tripe crowned” world champion and the freshly crowned Dubai international champion is the highest decorated Arabian horse in the history of the polish breeding , whose name is known to every enthusiast of the breed in the world.As well as the superb broadmare POHULANKA ( Pepton x Pestka by Probat) come straight from "PIEWICA and "PENTODA" recognized as being one of the best mares to produce Stallions ... She is the mother of among other POGANIN ( Laheeb x Pohulanka by Pepton) .
R & V
To no avail would one look for horses in Poland whose names begin with the letter “I” , “J” , “R” , “U” or “Y” . They can be found in extremely rare cases , mainly due to breeders who imported particular mares from abroad .
While being at the letter “Q” we should notice that similarly to “V” and …”X” it is not part of the polish alphabet. For that reason there are almost not horses in our breeding with names beginning with those letters , apart from a few exceptions .One of them is the chesnut VAHTA ( Aspect x Viktoria by Kumir) . The mare found her way to Agricola farm together with a group of 10 horses from Tersk , who came to Poland for the 2001 racing season. “ After the determination of the contract with the Russians I was able to buy her ” . The mare was a direct carrier of the legendary Janow-bred Mammona , a mare with extreme merits in world breeding . Bred to ELDON she product the colt VALCZYK in 2002 (successfully participating in endurance races in Italy) and in 2004 together with the stallion WERTER she foaled Autumn Show Senior Champion Mare in Janow Podlaski , the chesnut VALERIANA . The family has significantly grown – VAHTA produced the bay filly VENA by ADMIN ( in the breeding of Krzysztof Czarnota) and VALERINA The bay Colt 2014 VARTAN (Kahil Al Shaqab (US)
WHERE IS THE LOGICAL MEANING
An outstanding horse must possess an equally outstanding name. It is quite a challenge not only because of the domination of two of the letters , which agglomerate almost half of the crop , but also due to the rules and regulations of the Polish Arabians Stud Book , which forbids the repeating of a name in the case of a mare no sooner than 10 years since the last year she produced a foal or 25 Years since her birth . In the case of Stallions the rules are even more restrictive : The name cannot be sooner than 15 Years since the last year of utilizing the stallion or 35 Years since his birth.
For this reason many equine names today are a sequence of graphic characters with no logical meaning . Often they are monotonous names , differing very little from each other ."PERFIRKA" For example the mare PERFINKA – The letter “r” was exchanged for an “n” . In turn the mare ELARA produced the colt ELAR , who got his name by removing one letter from his Dam . The doubling of letters is also a very common feature , which results in comical names , such as EMMARAAMA 2007 ( Al Maraam (IL) x Emmona(PL) by Monogramm) .
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ZLOTA ORCHIDEA (Emigrant x Zlota Orda ) -
Owner Lutetia Arabians (FR)- Stuart Vesty
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ZLOTA WIEZA ( Ganges x Zatoka by Arbil )
Owner Lutetia Arabians (FR) - Stuart Vesty
LOOKING FOR THE INSPIRATION
Where in that case should one draw inspiration from? The state studs have introduced several interesting and pleasant – sounding prefixes . We Have therefore managed to rear such sublimes as : WIEZA ( Tower of ) . PUSTYNNA ( Desert) . DEBOWA ( Oaken) . or ZLOTA ( Golden) . However we shouldn’t allow ourselves to be mislead , because ZLOTA ORDA , her daughter ZLOTA NIC and granddaughter ZLOTA ORFA but too ZLOTA ORCHIDEA descend from ZAGROBLA , but ZLOTA WIEZA , ZLOTA KSIEGA and ZLOTA GAZA whose produce annually receive the prefix “ Golden” originate from the mare ZATOKA . What both have in common is a mutual granddam ZAZULA and the Damline of Selma d.b but over several generations theses mares have established their own , characteristic families , which significantly differ from each other.
As Urszula Bialobok from Michalow stud admits. The job of maming foals is all hers. “ When I read or hear something , I always write it down . That’s why I buy various encyclopedias – She told polskiaraby in an interview with Monika Luft ,, I sometimes create names by myself . There are too many horses so I don’t focus the same way on every name . However , when there is a foal that I really like , I try to find the most beautiful name for it . Sometimes names just come to my mind . I came up with WIEZA BABEL ( The Tower of Babel) because the mare has such a mixed pedigree , there are so many horses from the whole wide world , that it seems the tower of Babel ! However it is really difficult to keep going and to add something to this “Tower” .
Who Would rather travel can follow the breeding career of the mare PALESTYNA ( Palestine a region in Asia ) , who first foaled the filly PAMPELUNA ( Pamplona a town in northern Spain) and then through her next foal , the colt PALERMO ( a city and province in Italy) “Found” her way to the shoe-shaped country , where one could visit the roman PANTEON ( Pantheon) , another son of PALESTYNA .
A novelty ( although long time popular for instance in the US) is the adding of the breeder’s initials to the horse’s name . The Polish Arabians Stud Book does not allow to place initials before the name , only after it . and so it is immediately clear that a filly named PARYSADA PS ( Marwan Al shaqab (QA) x Prokanitsa (NL) by Karnaval (SU)) must from come the breeding of Przemyslaw Sawicki
A name accompanies a horse through his entire life and in some way defines his identity . It helps to stand out from a crowd of animals born every year. Each year Arabian horse enthusiasts from all over the world get to know and remember for long several inimitable names carried by outstanding Polish Horses