By Agata Grosicks
Photography: Spowart/Holm Photography, Quin Saunder, private collection
The fourth edition of Intercarpathia Top Horses Show reviewing young showjumping and dressage horses born in 2020 and 2021 and representing all WBFSH studbooks. took place on Saturday December 2, 2023.
Hosted by the Salio Equestrian center in central Poland, the event gathered 62 talented young horses that were evaluated in free jumping for the showjumpers and free movement for the dressage horses.
The quality of presented horses is growing with every edition and the past winners are already proving their skills and potential in sport. Last year’s dressage winner, the mare Orphanima vd Braembeier (KWPN: Glocks Toto Jr. x Ferro) bred by Stal de Braembeier, owned and presented by Tatiana Bieriezniow, has recently begun her sport career with a victory scoring over 70%.
The Hanoverian stallion Constable (Contendro I x Diarado), bred and owned by Ilona Turowska and one of the high scorers in the Intercarpathia 2020 edition, was nominated to represent the Hanoverian Association at the inaugural WBFSH Studbooks Jumping Global Champions Trophy with Jarosław Skrzyczynski in the saddle and helped ensure the team win in the five-year-old category.
The potential of the past winners is also reflected in the prices they reach at international auctions. Last year winner of showjumping horses born in 2019, the stallion Crazy Boy Greenhills (Holst: Cascadello I x Clinton) bred by Marcin Gerke and owned by Kamil Ogorek, has recently been sold to England for €70,000 during the Holsteiner Verband Auction. The stallion also won the Polish Championships for Young Horses 2023 under Mateusz Tyszko in the four-year-old foreign-bred horses category.
As Jozef Pekaniec, the Carpathia organizer undelines: “Such events are gaining more public interest in western Europe than traditional sport competitions. Judges are experienced in evaluating young horses and can recognize potential future stars. The high score in such championships is the guarantee of future sport success for a horse.” The jury of Intercarpathia 2023 included Zangersheide’s Bart Goen, Peter Strijbosch of KWPN, and Andrzej Matlawski – an acknowledged Polish breeding expert... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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