By Agata Grosicka
Photography: Agata Grosicka and David Palej
The third edition of the Intercarpathia Top Horse Show – an event that took place mid December at the Salio Equestrian Center in central Poland – reviewed young showjumping and dressage horses born in either 2019 or 2020 and open to all WBFSH member studbooks.
Altogether, 77 talented young horses were evaluated in free jumping in the case of the showjumpers, and in free movement for the dressage horses. For this event, the jury included Heinz Meier (Zangersheide), Peter Strijbosch (KWPN), and Andrzej Matlawski, an acknowledged Polish breeding expert.
Certainly, the quality of presented horses is growing with every edition of the show as well as the number of dressage entries. This 2022 edition included almost 20 dressage prospects representing the world’s best bloodlines, although there is a leading tendency for Polish breeding towards eventing and showjumping horses.
Dressage 2019 winners
1st – Orphanima vd Braembeier (2019/KWPN/m Glocks Toto Jr. x Ferro) bred by Stał De Braembeier, owned by Tatiana Bieriezniow – 8.50 points;
2nd – Quantum OLD (2019/Oldbg/st Q-Sieben x Fürst Romancier) bred by Marcus Klor, owned by Mateusz Skrzypkowski – 8.30;
3rd – Semper Fidelis OLD (2019/Oldbg/m Secret x Don Schufro) bred by Marcus Klor, owned by Mateusz Skrzypkowski – 8.10;
4th – Morrison (2019/Hann/st Millenium x Don Federico) bred by Gebruder Ingo and Jorg Walinski, owned by Magdalena Krempec – 8.0;
5th – Love Story (2019/PZHK/m Lenon L x Landor) bred by Krzysztof Leszczynski, owned by Marta Ginda – 7.90.
The winner, Orphanima vd Braembeier, is owned by Tatiana Bierieznow, one of Poland’s best young dressage riders, best Polish dressage young riders, and her horse was described as, “a mare of good expression with a lot of suppleness and good balance in all her gaits.”
According to Tatiana; “I’ve had the mare since April 2022. It has always been my dream to have a horse coming from the bloodline of Totilas – a legendary horse. Orphanima is my dream horse. I like her elasticity, the high neckline – features from her grandsire Totilas – as well as her personality. She’s a real princess, yet she’s very task-oriented. If there is a job to do she focuses on it 100%.”
Adrian Seliga who works with Orphanima, added; “She was broken under the saddle last September. Despite her temperament and the fact that she is a hot horse, she accepted a rider without any problems and it is a real pleasure to work with her. Everything looks very promising.”.. To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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