31ST PUREBRED JUNIOR SPRING SHOW IN BIAŁKA 2021
Author: Jolanta Gębka
Photo Gallery by Marta Baranowska
The Horse Stud in Białka has been the symbol of the beginning of the show season in Poland for many years. On 4-5 May “the upper crust” of Polish Arabian horse youth, which is an important indicator of the level of Polish purebred horse breeding for breeders, gathered once again in the green spring season. One-year-old, two- and three-year-old horses take part in the show. During the two days, 96 horses competed in the Białka’s ring (with 106 horses entered), including 68 fillies and 28 colts from state and private studs. To judge the show were invited: Claudia Darius from Germany, Koenraad Detailleur from Belgium, Cedes Bakker from the Netherlands and Gianmarco Aragno from Italy.
For a good start - yearling colts
On Saturday, the yearling colts started as the first, competing in two Classes consisting of 6 and 8 competitors respectively. In the I A Class, colts from the Horse Stud in Janów Podlaski came first and third. Grey Agadez (Magic Magnifique - Adelita / Kahil Al Shaqab) won with a high score of 92.00 points, including one "20" for movement. Therefore, we didn't have to wait long for the first "20". On the other hand, his stablemate Encarino (Shiraz de Lafon-Eneria / QR Marc) was in third place with a score of 89.17 points. Unfortunately, Agadez's high score did not give him a medal in the championship, in which the colt came in 4th place.
The second place in this Class and the bronze medal in the championship went to the privately-bred colt (Piotr Podgórny) Glorius M, the grey son of RFI Farid stallion and Ginga by Galba mare (90.83 points). In the IB Class, the pupils of the Michałów Horse Stud took the lead and divided the first three places between each other.
El Maestro (Morion - El Medonia / Shanghai EA) was placed first with a score of 92.67 points. His result consisted of high marks for movement: 2 x 20 and 19.5 points. Right behind him was Porto Rico (Złoty Medal – Parmania/ Kahil Al Shaqab) with a score of 91.33 points and Złoty Owoc (Forman – Złota Olza/ Kahil Al Shaqab), who obtained 90.83 points, came third. In the championship, the distribution of forces was similar: El Maestro - gold, Porto Rico - silver. Złoty Owoc, however, was fifth in the final. One should point out that the fathers of the aforementioned colts are stallions bred also by the Horse Stud in Michałów.
El Maestro i Porto Rico
Because there can only be one king.
The two-year-old and three-year-old colts Classes were much smaller, with 7 and 6 participants respectively. Colts from Michałów won again in both Classes. The undisputed winner of the two-year-old colts Class was the great Ferrum (Morion - Ferrmaria / El Omari), who outClassed his rivals by scoring 93.17 points. The judges awarded him a total of five “20s”: two for type, two for head and neck, and one for movement. It was the highest score of the day. Ferrum is already an experienced participant in such shows. After all, he is the gold medalist of the last year's shows in Białka, the champion of the National Show in Janów Podlaski, during which he also got the Best in Show title, and the European Champion of Yearling Colts. He proved his high Class in the final, where he reigned over his rivals, which translated into a unanimous decision of the judges to award him the title of Junior Champion Colt. The second place in the Class and the third in the final (bronze medal) took the sorrel Chicago (Wortex Kalliste - Calatea / Ekstern) bred and owned by Marek Kondrasiuk with a score of 90.83 points. The victory in the three-year-old colt Class went to the grey Pointer (Sahm El Arab - Palanga / Ekstern), who was awarded 91.17 points. The good result of the pupil from Michałów translated into a silver medal in the Sunday championship. The Horse Stud in Michałów will give Pointer for sale during this year's Pride of Poland auction. The second place in the Class and fourth in the Championship went to Janów's Pinito (EKS Alihandro - Piniata / Eden C) with a score of 90.5 points.
Finally, there come yearling fillies
The time has finally come for the fillies to run into the ring. The fillies Classes always arouse the greatest emotions and the greatest curiosity. In total, in the three yearling fillies Classes (IVA, IVB, IV C) we watched as many as 36 contestants. The highest score among the yearling girls was 92.17 points, and it belonged to the bay El Mariella (Morion - El Marina / Ganges) bred and owned by the Horse Stud in Michałów. This score gave her victory in the Class (IVC) and first place in the Championship. Thus, another gold medal went to Michałów. Second in this Class and third (bronze) in the Championship came her stablemate Emiremia (Morion - Emblema / Chimeryk), who scored 91.67 points. The silver medal went to the winner of the IVA Class - the filly Bogini Róż PA (Kahil Al Shaqab - Blac Rose / Abyad AA) bred and owned by the Dąbrówka Horse Stud (PPH Parys) with 91.83 points. Her note consisted of three "20s": two for type and one for head and neck. Second in this Class came the daughter of Pogrom and Bambina by Kahil Al Shaqab, lovely bay Basilea (91.33 points) bred and owned by the Horse Stud in Janów. UnfortunatelyBasilea did not find her place in the Championship. The IVB Class of yearling fillies contributed to another win of the horse from Michałów.
Złota Myśl (Equator - Złota Bull / Kahil Al Shaqab) with a score of 91.33 points won over Janów's Babetta (Emerald J - Belinda / Kahil Al Shaqab) and Michałów's Złota Ważka (Muranas Jassehr - Złota Wstęga / Empire), who both were awarded 91 .00 pts.The silver medalist of the junior mares was the winner of the three-year-old mares class, the gray El Esmera (Sahm El Arab - Esmeraldia / QR Marc). The judges also awarded her 93.17 points, which consisted of three “20s”: one for type and two for movement. The daughter of Morion, Forga out of Forgissima by Vitorio TO, joined the grooms with a bronze medal. Forga in her VB class of two-year-old mares with a score of 92.00 points took first place.
The highest score of the show - no surprises, whatsoever
In the two-year-old and three-year-old fillies Classes, the ladies from Michałów were in the lead as well, and they did not give up until the finals. Thus, gold, silver and bronze medals of the Junior Fillies went to them! Daughter of the Morion, stallion the wonderful El Medida out of El Madora by Shanghai EA So again won the title of champion. El Medida was second to none, she got the show's highest score, i.e. 93.83 points. This success was due to high marks for type and head and neck: two "20s" and 19.5 in both categories. What’s more, the filly also won the Best in Show title. Right behind her, second in the Class (VC), also with a high score of 93.17 points, including one "20" for type and 2 x 20 for movement was (and again it came as no surprise) Michałów's Pustynna Lilia (Złoty Medal – Pustynna Kalia/Esparto). In the finals, the filly won fourth place. The silver medalist of the junior fillies was the winner of the three-year-old fillies Class, the grey El Esmera (Sahm El Arab - Esmeraldia / QR Marc). The judges also awarded her 93.17 points, which consisted of three “20s”: one for type and two for movement. The daughter of Morion, Forga by Forgissima by Vitorio TO, joined her studmates with a bronze medal. Forga was placed first in her VB Class of two-year-old fillies with a score of 92.00 points.
Michałów Horse Stud, all in gold
Undoubtedly, the Michałów’s Horse Stud can announce its triumph. The high level of the presented horses, who stood out because of their very good condition, was reflected in the obtained results. The horses from Michałów won 9 medals out of 12 possible, including 4 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals, i.e. all gold medals went to Michałów. In the junior fillies Championship, all places on the podium belonged to the fillies from Michałów. The offspring of Michałów's Morion stallion (Kahil Al Shaqab - Messalina / Ekstern), i.e. the World Junior Colt Champion in 2015, won 6 medals. This is undoubtedly his great success.
Private breeding horses were awarded 3 medals: 2 bronze and one silver. The highest marks for movement, i.e. a set of "20" (3x20), went to the two-year-old filly Elsa Black Lady (Wadee Al Shaqab - El Endila / Justify) bred and owned by Anna Janas - Naze. Unfortunately, the Horse Stud in Janów Podlaski and the Horse Stud in Białka didn’t win any medals. However, this is just the beginning of the Arabian horses' competition in the show rings this season, and there may still be many surprises.