SOME MEMORIES OF GASKONIA (PROBAT - GIZELA/PALAS)
Gaskonia, photo: Sylwia Iłenda
The eye-catching mare Gaskonia (Probat - Gizela / Palas) was born in 1987 at the Horse Stud in Michałów. She passed away in January 2018 at the home stud six days before turning 31. Probat (Pohaniec - Borexia / Exelsjor) - a stallion bred at Blommeröd Stud in Sweden, who was her father, was born in 1975 and also had Polish roots. Probat's father Pohaniec, son of Comet, was born at the Horse Stud in Michałów in 1965. Exelsjor (Aquinor - Eleonora / Witraż), on the other hand, was bred in 1963 in Janów Podlaski. He went to Sweden as a one-year-old colt and got the title of the National Champion of Sweden in 1966. His daughter Borexia, mother of Probat, became the National Champion of Sweden in 1974. Probat stayed in Poland on a lease between 1980 and 1984 and in 1986. His offspring were characterized not only by their beauty but also bravery and stamina. Probat enriched the Polish breeding with excellent herd mares and valuable leading stallions and therefore rebuilt the Kuhailana Afas family. His three daughters and three sons won the titles of the National Champions of Poland. These were, of course, Gascony and the mares: Egzotyk (Elana by Elf), who triumphed in 1991, and Empress (Emfaz by Eukaliptus), who became the Champion in 1998. When it comes to the stallions, these were: Fawor ( Fatma by Anarchist), Garrison (Głownia by El Paso) and Janów's Pamir (Parma by Aswan). One of Probat's most valuable sons is Michałów's Fawor who did great on the track and on the show rings. In 1983, he became the World Junior Champion Stallion in Paris and in 1990 the Senior Champion Stallion of Poland.
ZAGROBLA (1994 - 2019)
photo: Sylwia Iłenda
Sad news reached us from Michałów. On 8 December, at the age of 25, marvellous Zagrobla (Monogramm - Zguba/Enrilo) passed away and galloped toevergreen pastures. Bred in Michałów, a gray "monogramm" went down in history of this stud as one of the most titled horses. The most important achievements of this mare include titles such as:
National Championships Senior Mare Champion,
Senior Mare World Champion,
US National Senior Mare Champion
WAHO Award for an outstanding representative of the Polish Arab breed.
Zagrobla also became famous as the mother of two wonderful mares: Zigi Zana (QR Marc - Zagrobla/Monogramm) and Złota Orda (Pesal - Zagrobla/Monogramm). Zigi Zana was second to none in show rings triumphing as Polish Junior Mare Champion, European Junior MareReserve Champion, SpringJunior Mare Show Reserve Champion, International Junior Mare Reserve Champion in Wels, Polish Senior Mare Reserve Champion.Złota Orda is the mother of a stallion – Złoty Medal (QR Marc - Złota Orda/Pesal), which has won the titles of Champion of the Young Stallions Spring Show, Polish Junior StallionReserve Champion, Reserve Champion of theJunior Stallion Spring Show, Second Reserve Champion of thePolish Senior Stallion Championship and II Reserve Champion of the Polish National Senior Stallion Championship. Zagobla was a beautiful decoration of its home stud. She will remain n memory of many Arabian horse lovers as a proud and majestic lady from Michałów.