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MEMBER REPORT FROM POLAND

REPORT AT 2011 WAHO CONFERENCE:

Dr. Marek Trela, Poland: (The report was read out in conjunction with the visual Power

Point presentation with the same text, illustrated as relevant). Mr. President, dear delegates, ladies and gentlemen. In the name of the Polish Jockey Club, Polski Klub Wyscigów Konnych, represented here by Mrs. Krystyna Karaszewska, who is our Registrar, I would like to present Poland's Delegate Report for the 2011 WAHO General Assembly here in Doha.

 

The Polish Arabian Studbook, according to the Act of the Ministry of Agriculture, is maintained by the Polish Jockey Club with the seat located in Warsaw. Since the WAHO General Assembly in Muscat, Oman, in 2009 the Polish Arabian studbook registered 650 foals, 1080 broodmares and 230 stallions active in breeding, 92 exported horses and 8 imported horses. In 2010 there were 598 foals, 1068 broodmares, 220 stallions active in breeding, 155 exported horses and 8 imported. One has to admit the stabilization of Arabian horse breeding in Poland with regard to the number of horses and breeders. At present all efforts are directed towards the breeding stock.

 

There are the following reasons of the significant progress of the Polish breeding: the growing economy and generally stable interior and exterior political situation; the rapid growth of standard of living of the Polish citizens and search for luxurious good and other sides of life than consumption; the great promotional aspect of the Arabian Horse Days Show and Sale, which is organized in August at Janów Podlaski State Stud, with the official television coverage including the ceremony of awarding the WAHO Trophy. There is also the extremely informative activity of the websites of the three State Studs, particularly of Janów Podlaski State Stud with its pedigree database, actualities, articles, show and race results, live transmissions from the most important European shows, links to WAHO, ECAHO, Polish Arabian Stud Book and other organizations active in the Arabian horse field. We also have the publication of the quarterly magazine 'Araby' with numerous articles on history, breeding, racing, endurance and equestrian sports within the Arabian breed. Also important is the strong educational activity of the Polish Arabian Horse Breeders Society, which is an Associate Member of WAHO, in organizing seminars, courses, shows, presentations and other events, with its very well mastered website hosted by Janów Podlaski's website. There are also several interesting homepages of the Arabian horse-connected Polish private studs and promotional organizations. We strongly believe that thanks to the efforts mentioned above, the Arabian horse is the most popular of all the horse breeds in Poland, is highly respected and loved, not only by the horse breeders but also by ordinary people, politicians, media etcetera. The magic name "Purebred Arabian Horse" opens even very tightly closed doors and is called "the national treasure".

 

The total estimated number of living purebred Arabian horses should be, at present, around 4,000. The structure of the purebred Arabian breed in Poland is as follows: there are three State Studs with the total number of 264 broodmares, at Janów Podlaski established in 1817, at Michalów established in 1953 and at Bialka, established in 1981. The private breeders have a total number of 334 broodmares. The current studbook, volume 16 supplement 4, is performed by the PASB database and covers the year 2010. The Polish Arabian Stud Book is switching its system from publishing printed stud books to electronic ones. The past and present volumes and supplements in electronic version should be ready by the end of 2012, however the electronic data is available on request.

 

The DNA testing has been used and mandatory since the year 2004, the parent verification of all foals before the registration is mandatory. The microchipping is mandatory since 2010. Passports have been in use and mandatory since 2004. The use of artificial insemination, transported semen both imported and exported, is allowed. The frozen semen of a stallion which has died is allowed to be used for one year from his death only. The use of embryo transfer is allowed since the year 2011.

 

The most popular activities for Arabians in Poland are as follows. Racing: There were 202 flat races for 241 Arabian horses in the 2010 racing season, at three racecourses; the principal racecourse in Warsaw, then in Wroclaw and in the summer season in Sopot. Showing: Both in halter and ridden. In 2010 three ECAHO 'C' Shows were held and also the Polish National Arabian Horse Show and the Polish All-Arabian Sport Championships with classic and costume classes, dressage and jumping, were held at Janów Podlaski State Stud. The sport events for the Arabian horses are becoming more and more popular. Endurance Rides: 12 meetings were organized in 2010 by the Polish Equestrian Federation's Endurance Division, open for all breeds. The purebred Arabian horses are definitely dominating in that discipline.

 

The 2011 WAHO Trophy winner is Piaff, grey stallion born in 1997 by Eldon out of Pipi by Banat, bred by Janów Podlaski State Stud. The Polish Arabian Stud Book Registry Office helps the breeders to facilitate the registration procedures by giving the complete information on the internet, on the Polish Jockey Club website, and on the occasion of seminars and meetings as well as keeping the registration and paperwork fees on a safe level.

 

We would like to express our grateful thanks to the State of Qatar for their great hospitality which we feel during this meeting. Thank you very much.

 

REPORT MADE AT 2009 WAHO CONFERENCE

 

Mrs. Krystyna Karaszewska who is the Registrar, and myself, Dr. Marek Trela, represent the Polish Arabian Stud Book, one of the original foundation registry members of WAHO.

 

The total estimated number of living purebred Arabian horses is at present around 4,000. Our current published stud book is Volume 15 supplement 1, up to the year 2002. We are currently switching our system from publishing stud books to electronic ones. The next volumes and supplements in electronic version will be ready by the end of 2009, however the electronic data is already available on request.

 

DNA testing has been mandatory since the year 2004, the parent verification of all foals before registration is also mandatory. Poland is not yet using microchipping but this will be introduced as mandatory by the end of 2009. Passports are in use and also mandatory since 2004. The use of Artificial Insemination and transported semen both imported and exported are allowed. The frozen semen of a stallion which has died can only be used for one year from the date of his death. We are not yet using Embryo Transfer.

 

The most popular activities for Arabians in Poland are:

 

Racing: There were 202 races for 241 Arabian horses in 2008 racing season at three racecourses, the principal course in Warsaw, then in Wroclaw and in the summer season in Sopot.

 

Showing, both in halter and ridden: We held 3 ECAHO C shows in 2008 including the Polish National Championships and the All-Arabian Sport Championships which has classic and costume classes, dressage, show-jumping, and western riding. We are pleased to report that these ridden events for Arabian horses are becoming more and more popular.

 

Endurance Rides: 15 meetings were organised in 2006 by the Polish Equestrian Federation’s Endurance Division, open for all breeds. The purebred Arabian horses are definitely dominating in that discipline. Altogether there are approximately 80 purebred Arabian horses registered for the sport events with the Polish Equestrian Federation.

 

The structure of the purebred Arabian breed in Poland is the following: three State Studs with a total number of 250 broodmares between them, which are: Janów Podlaski – established in 1817; Michalów – established in 1953; and the youngest Bialka - established in 1981. And there are now about 200 private breeders with the total number of 830 broodmares between them. During the last three years a further significant development of purebred Arabian breeding has been noticed in our country, particularly as far as private breeders are concerned. During this short time the number of registered foals per year has increased by nearly 7%; the number of mares entered for breeding has increased by nearly 15%; the number of stallions active in breeding has increased by 24%; the number of exports has risen by 24%, and the number of imports has risen from just 4 horses in 2005 up to 26 in the year 2008.

 

The reasons for this increased interest in Arabian horses are varied and include the following: Poland’s growing economy and generally stable political situation; the rapid growth in the standard of living of Polish citizens who are now able to revive their long tradition of horse-ownership and equestrian sports as a popular leisure activity; the great promotional aspects of our Polish Arabian Days, which is the Annual Show and Sale organised at Janów Podlaski State Stud with official television coverage including the WAHO Trophy award ceremony; the extremely informative activity of the websites of our State Studs particularly of Janów Podlaski State Stud with a pedigree database, news, articles, show and race results, live transmissions from the most important European shows, links to WAHO, ECAHO, Polish Arabian Stud Book and other organizations active in the Arabian horse field; the publication of the quarterly magazine ‘Araby’ with numerous articles on history, breeding, racing, endurance and equestrian sports within the Arabian breed; the strong educational activity of the Polish Arabian Horse Breeders Society which organizes seminars, educational and judges training courses, shows, presentations and other events as well as running its own very popular website. The tasks of the Polish Arabian Horse Breeders Society, which is an Associate Member of WAHO, is to promote the Arabian breed on country level and worldwide, and to educate the new owners and public on the history, care and uses of the purebred Arabian horse. There are also many other interesting websites connected to the increasing number of Polish private studs and promotional organizations.

 

Our 2008 WAHO Trophy winner was the stallion Ekstern, by Monogramm out of Ernestyna, bred by Michalów State Stud. He is the well known sire of international champions and is himself the undefeated Triple Crowned winner of the Nations Cup, European and World Championship titles.

 

We strongly believe that thanks to the above mentioned efforts the Arabian horse is the most popular of all horse breeds in Poland, is highly respected and loved not only by the horse breeders but also by the ordinary people, politicians, media and so on. The magic name “purebred Arabian horse” opens even very tightly closed doors and is our “national treasure”. That concludes the report for Poland. Thank you.

 

 

REPORT MADE AT 2007 WAHO CONFERENCE:

 

The Polish Arabian Stud Book according to the Act of the Ministry of Agriculture is maintained by the Polish Jockey Club with its office located in Warsaw. In 2005 the Polish Arabian Stud Book registered 592 foals, with 945 broodmares and 162 stallions active in breeding, 82 horses exported and only 4 horses imported. In the year 2006, we registered 571 foals, with 970 broodmares, 164 stallions active in breeding, 60 horses exported and 9 horses imported.

During the last 5 years a significant development of purebred Arabian horse breeding has been noticed in our country. In 2002, PASB registered 424 foals, which was 147 less than in 2006. In 2002 there were 723 broodmares which was 252 broodmares less than in 2006. There were 72 stallions active in breeding in 2002, compared to 164 last year. There were 63 horses exported in 2002, and 10 imported. The reasons for this growing interest in breeding Arabian horses are mostly due to our growing economy and generally stable interior and exterior political situation, the rapid growth of standards of living of the Polish people and search for luxury goods. Promotional aspects are also very important, including our Arabian Horse Days National Show and Sale organized every August at Janow Podlaski Stud. Strong educational activities are also run by the Polish Arabian Horse Breeders Society.

The total estimated number of living purebred Arabian horses in Poland is at present about 4,000. The structure of the purebred Arabian breed in Poland is as follows – we have 3 State Studs which are Janow Podlaski, established in 1817; Michalow established in 1953; and the youngest Bialka established in 1981, with a combined total number of 300 broodmares. There are now 175 private breeders with a total number of 675 broodmares. The current published stud book is Volume 15 Supplement 1 covering the year 2002. The Polish Arabian Stud Book is presently switching its system from a printed stud book to electronic ones. These will be ready at the end of the year 2007. DNA testing has been used since 2002, parent verification of foals before registration is mandatory. Poland does not yet use microchipping. We allow the use of Artificial Insemination, transported semen both imported and exported. The frozen semen of stallions which have died can be used for one year from the date of death only. Embryo Transfer is not currently allowed.

The most popular activities for Arabians in Poland are: Racing, there were 265 races in 2006, at 3 racecourses of Warsaw, Wroclaw and Sopot; Showing, both in halter and ridden, we held 4 ECAHO affiliated shows in 2006 including the Polish National Championships and we also held All-Arabian Sport Championships with classic and costume classes at Janow Podlaski Stud. Sport events for purebred Arabian horses are becoming more and more popular, in 2006 and 2007 a spectacular success was achieved by the small 146 cm mare, Niniwa, when she won the title of European Sport Champion in Stadl Paula in the show jumping category. Our shows are run jointly by the Polish Arabian Horse Breeders Society, the Agricultural Property Agency, the State Studs and local administration authorities. Endurance rides are also popular, there were 11 events organized in 2006 by the Polish Equestrian Federation’s Endurance Division, open for all breeds. The purebred Arabian horses are definitely dominating in that discipline.

The Polish Arab Stud Book Registry Office helps breeders to facilitate registration procedures by giving complete information on the internet, on the Polish Jockey Club website, and on the occasion of seminars and meetings, as well as keeping the registration and paperwork fees on a safe level. The tasks of the Polish Arabian Horse Breeders Society, which is an Associate Member of WAHO, are to promote the Arabian breed on a national level and also worldwide, to educate the new owners and the public on the history, care and uses of the purebred Arabian horse; to organize shows, events, seminars, presentations and educational courses; to publish the Arabian horse magazine ‘Araby’ quarterly, and by writing articles for use in various horse magazines.

In 2007, Poland registered 600 foals, and recorded 108 exports together with 15 imports.

2013 TROPHY REPORT
ELDON Grey stallion, 1985 [Penitent/Erotyka] Breeder and Owner: SK Michalow. Strain: Not Recorded, family of Milordka, 1816.
Poland’s 2013 WAHO Trophy was awarded to the grand old stallion, Eldon, at the age of 28.
Full WAHO Trophy citation and photo to follow
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Photo of Eldon

2012 TROPHY REPORT
PIANISSIMA 2003, bay mare. (Gazal Al Shaqab/Pianosa). Owner and Breeder: Janow Podlaski State Stud. Strain: Not recorded, family of Szamrajowka (ca. 1810).
On August 12th 2012 Poland's WAHO Trophy was awarded to one of the most famous Arabian mares of all time: Janow Podlaski Stud's incomparable Pianissima. She is the only mare in the history of the breed to be named twice European Triple Crown winner, first as a Junior and then again as a Senior (All Nations Cup, European Championship, and World Championship). She has also won both the Polish National Junior and Senior Champion Mare titles, as well as the Best In Show titles in both Junior and Senior categories on her home turf. During her show career, Pianissima has travelled the world to take the titles of US National Junior Champion Mare, Al Khalediah Senior Champion Mare in Riyadh and Dubai Senior Champion Mare in the United Arab Emirates. Every Championships title she has won has been by unanimous decision of all the judges.
The Trophy presentation ceremony took place in front of a large and appreciative international audience on the occasion of the Polish National Championships. The Trophy was presented jointly by Mrs. Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka and Mr. Peter Pond, WAHO Executive Committee Member and Vice President respectively. Dr. Marek Trela walked Pianissima round the ring as she bid a dignified last farewell to the audience in what was announced as her last ever public appearance in a show ring. Already the dam of several excellent foals, this exceptional mare now moves into the quieter but hopefully equally rewarding stage of her life - as a treasured broodmare in the familiar peaceful surroundings and extensive pastures at her home stud.
Pianissima particularly enjoys bananas as her special treat and who knows, maybe her foals will inherit not only her beauty and charisma, but also her taste for bananas!
 
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Photo of Pianissima
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Presentation Photo: L-R: Mrs. Krystyna Karaszewska; Mrs. Nancy Gallun; Mr. Feliks Klimczak, President of the Polish Jockey Club; Mrs. Anna Stefaniuk; Mrs. Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka, WAHO Executive Committee member; (behind Mrs. Zawadzka, obscured, is handler Mr. Pawel Kozikowski); Dr. Marek Trela; Mr. Peter Pond, WAHO Vice-President who presented the Trophy; Mr. Greg Gallun and Miss Johanna Ulstromm
Visit www.arabianhorseworld.com/Pianissima/pianissima.html to see this special moment of the WAHO Trophy presentation ceremony for Pianissima, courtesy of Arabian Horse World magazine, USA.

2011 TROPHY REPORT
PIAFF 1987 grey stallion [ Eldon / Pipi]. Breeder and owner: Janow Podlaski State Stud. Strain: Not recorded (family of Szamrajowjka, ca. 1810).
Poland is delighted to announce the award of their 2011 WAHO Trophy to the stallion Piaff.
This exceptional stallion belongs to the group of top chief sires active at present in Polish breeding. Along with the former WAHO Trophy winner Ekstern, Piaff is leading the list of sires according to the total number of foals to date - 121.
He successfully passed the test of his soundness, endurance and athletic abilities when he raced for 2 seasons as a 3 and 4 year old, being placed 14 times.
His show record speaks for itself, with his major titles including:
1998: Polish National Reserve Junior Champion Stallion, Bialka
1999: Polish National Junior Champion Stallion, Bialka
2001: (when on lease to Holland) Dutch National Champion Stallion
2004: Polish National Reserve Senior Champion Stallion, Janow Podlaski
2005: Polish National Senior Champion Stallion, Janow Podlaski; International Senior Champion Stallion at Falborek ECAHO B Show
2006: (when on lease to USA) Region II Senior Champion Stallion, Burbank, California; Region III Senior Champion Stallion, Reno, Nevada; US National Top Ten Stallion, US National CHampionshipss, Kentucky.
2007: Reserve National Champion Sporthorse, Scottsdale, Arizona
Piaff is a grandson of one of the brightest stars of Polish breeding, the incomparable mare Pilarka (by Palas), and is a son of the highly respected broodmatron, Pipi (by Banat). As such, he represents the most successful Janow Podlaski family - "P"- line. So many top horses belong to this line it is impossible to list them all, but one of the most famous in recent years is the beautiful young mare Pianissima.
Among Piaff's progeny are several top quality broodmares and stallions, which have already entered the Polish breeding programme, including Janow Podlaski's 2010 Polish National Senior Champion Stallion Alert (out of Andaluzja by Sanadik El Shaklan).
His progeny are distinguished by their high potential for all kinds of equestrian sport disciplines, as well as in endurance. Piaff himself is a wonderful riding horse, like all the stallions at Janow Podlaski he is ridden regularly, and also competes every year with success in dressage and ridden classes, including the very popular traditional costume classes. His fleabitten coat and proud bearing make him a particular favourite of the judges and the spectators.
 
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Photos: Piaff (photo credit Wieslaw & Lydia Pawlowski)

2010 TROPHY REPORT
PALMIRA 1995 grey mare (Monogramm / Palestra) Breeder and Owner: Michalow State Stud, Poland. Strain: Kehaileh Rodanieh (Rodania, 1869).
Poland has again awarded their WAHO Trophy at a warmly received public ceremony on the occasion of the Arabian Horse Days Festival at Janow Podlaski.
Palmira, the winning mare, comes from a long line of champions and has been chosen both for her achievements as an international show winner and for her equally outstanding achievements as a broodmare of considerable merit. She currently holds the most show-titles of any active broodmare in Poland aged 15 or over. In the showring she has garnered the top titles of, among others, Polish National Champion Mare and Best in Show; All Nations Cup Champion Mare and World Reserve Champion Mare.
She raced 8 times as a 3 year old, with one win and 2 places. Her show and breeding career then started. Her full show record speaks for itself:
2003 - Senior Champion Mare, International Championships, Poznan; and Reserve Senior Champion Mare, World Championships, Salon du Cheval, Paris;
2004 - Senior Champion Mare and Best in Show, All-Poland Arabian Horse Show, Belzyce; and Senior Champion Mare, International Arabian Horse Show, Falborek;
2005 - Senior Reserve Champion Mare, All-Poland Arabian Horse Show, Belzyce;
2006 - Top Ten Senior Mare, World Championships, Salon du Cheval, Paris;
2007 - Polish Senior National Champion Mare and Best in Show, Polish National Arabian Horse Show, Janów Podlaski; and Nations Cup Senior Champion Mare at the Nations Cup, Aachen; and Top Five European Senior Mare, European Championships, Verona; and Top Ten World Senior Champion Mare, World Championships, Salon du Cheval, Paris;
2010 - Top Five Senior Mare, International Arabian Horse Show, Wels, Austria.

Palmira is the classic example of the realization of the Polish breeding programme and a treasured mare at her home Studfarm.
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PALMIRA - Poland 2010 WAHO Trophy winner
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2009 TROPHY REPORT
ELEKT 1985 bay gelding (Palas / Elektra). Beeder: Janow Podlaski Stud. Owner: Agnieszka Romszycka. Strain: Not recorded (family of Woloszka, ca. 1810)
The 24 year old gelding Elekt became the winner of Poland’s WAHO Trophy 2009. Elekt gave a beautiful demonstration with his owner riding in traditional costume, and the WAHO Trophy was then presented to him, on August 9th during the Arabian Horse Days 2009 Festival at Janow Podlaski.
Elekt is an excellent riding horse - he is twice bronze medal winner of the Polish endurance championships and a contender of the Polish dressage championships. During his long sport career, Elekt has proved how brave, resilient and universal purebred Arabian horses are. He has earned success both in endurance, which is the crown discipline for Arabian horses, as well as in dressage in open competitions. His successes in endurance were gained under his rider/trainer, the late Mrs. Krystyna Romszycka, and his dressage successes have been in the capable hands of his owner Agnieszka Romszycka, daughter of Krystyna. Unusually, he competed successfully in these two very different disciplines in the same years.
At the age of 24, Elekt as an equine professor and teacher is still to this day participating in endurance and dressage competitions. He is showing wonderful physical form and condition and is often presented in classic pleasure and costume classes, both in historical and native dress. He found in Krystyna and Agnieszka Romszycka a wonderful and loving home for life, and rewarded them with so many successes. Just a few are listed below.
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ELEKT - Poland 2009 WAHO Trophy winner

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WAHO TROPHY PRESENTATION, POLAND 2009: L-R: Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka, WAHO Executive Committee member; Agnieszka Romszycka and Elekt; Feliks Klimczak, President of the Polish Jockey Club; Krystyna Karaszewska, Registrar PASB; Dr. Marek Trela, Director Janów Podlaski State Stud
Endurance: (rider: the late Mrs. Krtystna Romszycka)
  • 1991 – 2nd plcae CEI Hungary (120 km)
  • 1994 – bronze medal, Polish National Endurance Championships (162 km)
  • 1996 - bronze medal, Polish National Endurance Championships (164 km)
  • 1997 – First place in ranking of endurance horses in Poland
  • 1998: 5th place CEI-B Belgium (120 km) ; 5th place CEN-A Poland (160 km); best horse in the Polish National team at the Endurance World Cup; First place in ranking of endurance horses in Poland; 12th place in the world endurance ranking (ELDRIC Arab Trophy)
Dressage: (rider: Agnieszka Romszycka)
  • 1996: Silver medal, Warsaw Junior I Riders Championships
  • 1997: Gold medal, Mazury-Warsaw Makroregion Junior I Riders Championships; 7th place in Polish Equestrian Federation ranking of endurance junior riders; 9th place in the Polish National Junior Riders Championships.
  • 1999: Gold medal, Warsaw Junior Riders Championships
  • 2002: 3rd place Mazowsze Cup, Categogy CC; 6th place in Poland’s Cup – Young Riders Round
  • 2003: 1st place regional competition, category CC-4; 6th place Official Riding Hall Regional Championships, Category C-5; 7th place Official Riding Hall Regional Championships, Category C-4
  • 2004: bronze medal, Amateur Riders Polish Championships; participated in Senior Riders Poland Championships in categories CC-4, CC-7 and CC-8.
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Agnieszka Romszycka and Elekt, portrait

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Agnieszka Romszycka and Elekt showing dressage movements

2008 TROPHY REPORT
EKSTERN Grey stallion, 1994. (Monogramm/Ernestyna). Breeder and Owner: Michalow State Stud, Poland. Strain: Not recorded (Family of Milordka, 1816)
The Polish Arabian Horse Breeders Society is delighted to announce that the renowned stallion Ekstern, bred and owned by Michalow State Stud, was awarded the Polish edition of the WAHO Trophy 2008. The Trophy was presented in a special ceremony to honour Ekstern and his achievements at the Polish National Championships Show and Arabian Horse Days Festival held at Janow Podlaski in August.
At present, Ekstern is acknowledged as the most influential sire in Poland. Renowned for his flamboyant movement, Ekstern holds the rare achievement of being undefeated in the show ring including every championship he contested. He is the winner of the most prestigious national and international show titles including:
  • 1995 Polish National Junior Champion Stallion
  • 1999 International Champion Stallion, UK International Arabian Horse Show (GB)
  • 2000 Polish National Champion Stallion and "Triple Crown" winner in the same year of the three major titles:
    European Champion Stallion
    Nations Cup Champion Stallion
    World Champion stallion.
Ekstern is now the sire of the highest quality offspring which are distinguished by the most excellent features of the Arabian breed. They include several national and international show champions. Ekstern is currently leading the ranking of the best sires in Poland.
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EKSTERN - Poland 2008 WAHO Trophy winner
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Photo: Left to right: Mrs. Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka, WAHO Executive Committee Member; Mrs. Krystyna Karaszewska, Registrar PASB; Mrs. Urszula Bialobok, Breeding Manager Michalow State Stud; Mr. Jerzy Bialobok, Director of Michalow State Stud; Ekstern; Mr. Stuart Colvin, handler.
Photo credit: Lydia Pawlowska.

2007 TROPHY REPORT
SARMACJA. 1986, bay mare (Gil/Saszetka). Owned and bred by Janów Podlaski Stud. Strain: Kehaileh Dajanieh (Mlecha).
The Polish Arabian Horse Breeders Society is happy to announce that the mare Sarmacja was awarded the Polish edition of the WAHO Trophy 2007. The Trophy was presented in a special ceremony to honour Sarmacja and her achievements on Sunday, August the 12th, during the Arabian Horse Days 2007 Festival at Janów Podlaski.
Sarmacja belongs to Janów Podlaski Stud’s world-renowned "S" family of indomitable racers. She represents the fifth generation of race-winning mares originating from Sabellina, the famous mare who founded the line of great race-winners including the all time sire of race-winners, Sambor.
Sarmacja herself raced 10 times in two seasons. As a 3 year old she was unbeaten, winning the Koheilan I Stakes and the Sambor Stakes. As a 4-year old she won 4 races including the Janów Stakes, the Derby, the Oaks and the International Europa Prize – Animex Cup. She was also 2nd in the Criterium and 3rd in the Bandos Stakes.
Sarmacja has also proved to be a remarkable broodmare. She is the dam of 11 foals including a National Show Champion and 6 stakes winners, among them the phenomenal filly Savannah, bred by Janów Podlaski Stud and born in USA when Sarmacja was sent there specifically to breed to Monarch AH. Her best offspring to date include:
  • 1992 Sarmata (colt by Pepton) who ran 19 times, winning 5 races including the Sasanka & Wielki Szlem Stakes, 2nd in Witraz & Ofir Stakes, 3rd in Derby, Criterium & Embargo Stakes. He was exported to Brazil in 1999 and in 2001 he became the Brazilian National Champion Stallion.
  • 1994 Subaru (colt by Europejczyk). 22 races, 5 wins incluidng the Gepard Stakes and several places in Listed and Group races including the Europa Cup and the Derby. Exported to Italy in 1999 where he won several more races.
  • 1997 Savvannah (US) (filly by Monarch AH) 18 races in 3 seasons, 13 wins and 5 places. Wins include: Sambor Stakes, Bialka International, Koheilan I Stakes, Criterium, The Oaks, Ofir Stakes (twice), Michalow Stakes, Europa Cup, Figaro Stakes, Kabaret Stakes. Places include: 2nd in Europa Cup and Derby, 3rd in Janow Stakes. The most successful race mare in Polish history. She was exported in 2004 to Saudi Arabia.
  • 1999 Saracen (colt by Monarch AH). 25 races, 7 wins, several places.
  • 2000 Salsa (filly by Wojslaw) 9 races, 3 wins including Sabellina Stakes and the Oaks. Retained by the stud.
  • 2002 Sabat (colt by Wojslaw). Still in race training. Track record holder for 2400 metres in 2007 in a time of 2’46”. 9 runs to date, 6 wins including Sambor Stakes, Bandos Stakes, Ofir Stakes, Kurozweki Stakes. 2nd in Europejczyk Stakes and Europa Cup, 3rd in Criterium.
  • 2004 Sedna (filly by Espadero). In race training.
  • Her 2005 colt Saber by Espadero and 2006 colt Sapian by Harbin are waiting in the wings until they too are old enough to compete on the racetrack.
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(In photo L-R - Piotr Dwojak & Dr. Marek Trela)
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SARMACJA - Poland 2007 WAHO Trophy winner
 

2006 TROPHY REPORT
EMIGRACJA. Grey mare. 1980. (Palas/Emisja). Bred and owned by Michalow Stud. Strain: Not Recorded (family of Milordka, 1816).
The world-famous and much loved Polish mare, 26-year old Emigracja, was chosen to receive Poland’s 2006 WAHO Trophy for her achievements as an important broodmare of world-wide significance. The serenely beautiful flea-bitten “Pearl of Michalow” was presented with her award at the 2006 Arabian Horse Days Festival in Janow Podlaski, Poland surrounded by her friends and watched by admirers from all over the world. Lightly shown, she achieved the title of Polish National Reserve Champion Mare in 1991.
It can be truly said that Emigracja has founded her own great dynasty, known as the “Family of Champions” which can now be found all over the world – her first, second and third generation progeny have to date won more than 83 National and International Championships at the highest level. They are also proven on the racetrack. She herself is the dam of 14 foals, born over a 20-year period from 1985 to 2005, which include 10 outstanding broodmares, the two most famous being the full sisters Emigrantka and Emanacja.
Emigrantka (1985, by Eukaliptus) – Polish National & European Champion mare.
Dam of, among many others, the internationally renowned mare El Dorada, by Sanadik El Shaklan (World & European Reserve Champion Mare, Nations Cup Champion Mare, US National Champion Mare) and of the Chief Sires: Emigrant, by Ararat (Polish National and European Senior Champion Stallion, sire of champions) and Edeon, by Eldon (Polish National Junior Reserve Champion, multi-champion in UK)
Emanacja (1986, by Eukaliptus) – Polish National, European, Nations Cup & World Champion Mare. Dam of, among many others, the broodmares Emilda by Pamir (European, Polish & British National Champion Mare, herself dam of top show and breeding mares Embra and Emmona); and Emanda by Ecaho (World Champion and Reserve European, Reserve Nations Cup & Reserve Polish National Mare, herself dam of European and World Female Junior Champion Emandoria, by Gazal Al Shaqab); and of the stallion Emanor, by Wojslaw (Polish National Champion, Scottsdale & US National Champion Stallion, Canadian Reserve National Champion Stallion, US & Canadian National Champion English Pleasure & Park Horse);
Emanacja’s other renowned daughters include many internationally successful show, race and breeding mares whose own full achievements, and those of their top class progeny are too numerous to list here, but just to name a few: Ekologia (1989, by Piechur); Erlanda (1990, by Eukaliptus); Ellada (1991, by Balon); Etenta (1994 by Monogramm); dam of European Champion Stallion HS Etiquette (by Simeon Sadik); Emocja (1995, by Monogramm)
 
IN PHOTO L TO R: Mrs Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka (WAHO Executive Committee), Mrs Urszula Bialobok (Breeding Manager, Michalow Stud), EMIGRACJA, Mr. Krzysztof Skrzypek (Michalow Stud groom), Mr. Jerzy Bialobok (Manager, Michalow Stud), Mr. Jerzy Budny (President, Polish Jockey Club)

2005 TROPHY REPORT
ETRURIA [Palas / Etna] Grey mare, 1975. Breeder and owner: Janow Podlaski State Stud. Strain: Not Recorded, family of Woloszka (1810).
Etruria, the reigning “Queen of Janow”, is the oldest Arabian mare in Poland of such very high merit. She is the worthy recipient of Poland’s first WAHO Trophy for the following reasons:
Her show record includes the titles of European Junior Champion Mare 1978; World Senior Champion Mare 1981; Polish National Champion Mare 1988 and European Reserve Champion Mare 1988.
As a broodmare of distinction, she is the dam of 10 outstanding foals, including six daughters who all received broodmare status and are now founding their own dynasties in Poland or abroad, they include Enaria (sold at the 1985 Polish Ovation Sale for $520,000); Etruska, Etana, Ettoria, Esparceta and Epifraza. Even more significantly, Etruria is the dam of three chief sires:
Etogram (1981, by El Paso), three times Polish National Senior Reserve Champion Stallion (1991-1993), Polish Senior Champion Stallion & Best in Show (1994), International Senior Champion Stallion, Babolna, 1994; Swedish and Norwegian Champion Stallion in 1996; Scandinavian Senior Champion Stallion, Blommerod, 1997. Sire of many show and race winners both nationally and internationally, and excellent broodmare sire.
Etman (1986, by Gil), a very prominent racehorse, winner of four stakes races including the Skowronek and Bialka (International) Stakes, second in the Comet and Bandos Stakes, 3rd in the Criterium. Exported to Sweden in 1990, Swedish Senior Champion Stallion 1992; Scandinavian Senior Reserve Champion Stallion, Blommerod 1992. Leased to the United Kingdom for the 1999 breeding season.
Ecaho (1990, by Pepton). Polish National Senior Champion Stallion 1995; Nations Cup Senior Champion Stallion 1995; exported to USA in 2004, Top Ten Stallion at US Nationals in 2005. Sire of Polish, International and World Champions.
Beautiful, feminine and a dynamic mover, Etruria was the most beloved mare of the late Mr. Andrzej Krzysztalowicz, long-time director of Janow Podlaski State Stud and a founding member of the first WAHO Executive Committee. Etruria had the great honour to accompany her old friend on his last journey, leading the funeral procession to his graveside. Etruria’s place in the history books of Polish Arabians is assured and she received her WAHO Trophy with her usual grace at a special ceremony during the 2005 Polish Arabian Horse Days Festival. On 23 January 2006, she will celebrate her 31st birthday.
Click to Enlarge - L-R:  Mr. Jerzy Budny, President of Polish Jockey Club; Mrs. Krystyna Karaszewska, Registrar of PASB; Dr. Marek Trela, Director of Janów Podlaski State Stud; Ms. Anna Stefaniuk, Breeding Manager at  Janów Podlaski State Stud; Etruria; Mrs. Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka, WAHO Executive Committee Member.
L-R: Mr. Jerzy Budny, President of Polish Jockey Club; Mrs. Krystyna Karaszewska, Registrar of PASB; Dr. Marek Trela, Director of Janów Podlaski State Stud; Ms. Anna Stefaniuk, Breeding Manager at Janów Podlaski State Stud; Etruria; Mrs. Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka, WAHO Executive Committee Member.

 

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