By Agata Grosicka
Cavaliada is the biggest equestrian indoor show in Poland, taking place in four major Polish cities. It includes a series of showjumping competiitions within the Central European League qualifiers for the FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2019, the Cavaliada Dressage Cup, Polish Eventing Indoor Cup, Cavaliada Futurity, and breeding events such as the free jumping championships for young horses.
This season, the series began in Poznan last December, moving to Lublin in the eastern part of Poland in February, followed by an inaugural show in Cracow, and finally wrapping up in the Polish capital, Warsaw. The three showjumpers who proved themselves and their horses high-level skills, and who will have the opportunity to compete in this year’s World Cup Final in Gothenburg, are Estonian rider Kullo Kender with Artas (Aromat - Fiba x Fakelas), alongside Poland’s Jaroslaw Skrzyczynski with his 10-year-old mare Chacclana OS (Chacco-Blue - Ramlana x Capilano) bred by Gestuet Lewitz, owned by Mariola Dyrek; and Wojciech Wojcianiec with KWPN stallion Naccord Melloni (Nabab De Reve - Oberlina x Acord II) bred by Voegersbedrijf Harmsen BV and owned by Grzegorz Mielenczuk.
Throughout his long and successful career, Skrzyczynski – a multiple Polish champion has been competing with many horses, but Chacclana has proven to be the right choice for high-level competitions, becoming a very trustworthy partner. Making his World Cup Final debut, Wojciech Wojcianiec and Nacord Melloni have nothing to lose, and this very powerful stallions is currently in very good shape.
The winner of this season’s Cavaliada Dressage Cup, Ilona Janas, presented and competed with two horses; her well-known and recognized Lord Django (Stalypso - Lona x Londonderry), winner of the 2018 stallion of the year competition in Ermelo, and her new horse, the 10-year-old Zangersheide stallion Arriba Z (Alex - Vivianne van Vlasvinkel x Roman Nature) bred by Marijke Vanhambrouck and owned by Krzysztof Piwowarski.
The Lotto Eventing Poland Indoor Cup was won by Mateusz Kiempan and the Malopolska-bred gelding Jak Chef (Chef Supreme - Juka x Bonaparte) bred by SK Prudnik – the state studfarm – which may be considered one of Cavaliada winners in the breeding category since horses from their breeding centre were among those frequently awarded...
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