By Agata Grosicka
Photography: Aleksandra Walas
The fifth edition of the Polish Hanoverian Days took place on July 16, hosted by the Kunowo Horse Stud just outside the city of Poznan in the western part of Poland. Like in previous years, it was followed by the Hanoverian Studbook inspections.
Inspectors included Maren Schlender and Piotr Kuczynski, director of the Hanoverian Verband in Poland, visiting in order to register foals in the studbook. As the breeders are scattered throughout Poland such visits have become a very useful tradition.
The highlight of the Kunowo championship – in which a total of 22 foals participated – was the selection of the best foal in both the showjumping and dressage category.
1 Freedom Jak Malowany (Finest x San Amour), bred by Agata Fornalska
2 Valverde x Dancier bred by Miroslaw Cichy and Joanna Siuda Lewandowska
3 Glamourdale x Sir Hayfield, bred by Monika Siwon
All three of awarded colts were granted gold medal status by Hanoverian Studbook.
1 Cornet Obolensky x Clinton II, bred by Dr. Roman Roszkiewicz
The dam of this colt won the first ever mare performance test that was organized at the Kunowo Stud.
2 Van Gogh x Quidams Rubin, bred by D. Krol
3 Comme il faut x Cento, bred by Marta Roszkiewicz-Heizer
All three were gold medal awarded, as well as the colt that ranked fourth – by Herald x Monte Bellini, bred by P. Kruszyk.
1 Fürstenball x Edward, bred by Miroslaw Cichy and Joanna Siuda Lewandowska
2 Total Diamond x Don Martillo, bred by Monika Sikora
3 Fluttershy Jak Malowana (Fürst Zonik x Londonderry), bred by Agata Fornalska
All three earned gold medals.
1 Comme il faut x Ogano Sitte, bred by Marta Roszkiewicz-Heizer and Izabela Vinckler
2 Quinnus II x Compliment, bred by M. Ferdyn
3 Ziroccco Blue x Carbid, bred by Hanna Roszkiewicz-Mikołajczyk
Two fillies – Call Me Maybe (the best jumping filly) and Zumba (the filly that finished third in that class) were born though embryo transfer. Zumba’s dam is also a dam of the mare Viva bred in Kunowo and sold to Canadian showjumper Eric Lamaze.
Thelma La Tour Vidal, the dam of Call Me Maybe is also a very successful 1m60 showjumper and competed in the FEI World Cup. Her only son GFE Excalibur La Tour Vidal competes under the saddle of Penelope Leprevost.
The best-in-show of the fifth edition of the Polish Hanoverian Days turned out to be the best showjumping filly Call Me Maybe (Comme il faut x Ogano Sitte), bred by Kunowo Horse Stud. The filly was awarded the title of Super Champion.. To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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