Sequin Z (stallion: Sir Obolensky Z - Cimba x Castillo) bred by Iwona Kruszynska

By Agata Grosicka
Photography: Katarzyna Wiszowaty

Although many major breeding and sporting events in Europe have been cancelled due to the pandemic, a few local breeding events were able to take place, complying to strict safety restrictions, ahead of the second wave of Covid-19: no public, just horses and their breeders.

One such event was Subcarpathia Top Horses, organized in south-eastern corner of Poland, outside the city of Rzeszow, at the base of the Carpathia Mountains in early December 2020. The breeding selection of two- and three-year-old dressage and showjumping prospects from different studbooks which were evaluated by the international judging commission including Andrzej Matlawski – an acclaimed Polish inspector with 40 years of experience as the Director of Gniezno Stallion Stud, Peter Strijbosch representing KWPN, and Louis de Cleene from Zangersheide. The judges awarded one overall score for every presented horse, with the following list of those who scored 8.0 or more:

Three-year-old showjumpers:
• Dominanta Z (mare: Dominator 2000 Z - Letty x Laith) – bred by Marek Duszkiewicz, 8.5
• Sequin Z (stallion: Sir Obolensky Z - Cimba x Castillo) – bred by Iwona Kruszynska, 8.45
• Manhattan Hippika OS (stallion: My Lord - Omaha Lane x Baloubet de Rouet) – bred by Zbigniew Kostrzewski, 8.4
• Kelior PZHK (stallion Hippika Koh - Kleo x Louis) – bred by Rafał Jonata, 8.2
• Demokrata Hippika Z (stallion: Dominator 2000 Z - Carnute Girl x Carnute) – bred by Zbigniew Kostrzewski, 8.1
• Calanda PZHK (mare: Bankiet - Casandra x Lasko) – bred by Barbara Prusiewicz, 8.0

Two-year-old showjumpers
• Cantini PP PZHK (stallion: Caressini - Celtara x Castillo) – bred by Barbara Prusiewicz, 8.8
• V-Querida of Vigo Z (mare: Vigo Heywood - Quitara x Quidam de Revel) – bred by Iwona Kruszynska, 8.3
• Colette PZHK (mare: Colestus - Coloris M x Nimmerdor I) – bred by Łukasz Wylga, 8.2
• Can’t Stop Z (mare: Comilfo Plus Z - Kascada x Mywill) – bred by Iwona Kruszynska, 8.0

In this category there were also representatives of indigenous Polish Anglo-Arab damlines bred by Janow Podlaski Stud, who scored quite highly compared to the offspring of world-famous stallions:
• Elios AA PZHK (mare: Chestnut Park All That Jazz xx - Elinda x Dounba xx) bred by Janow Podlaski Horse Stud, 7.4
• Agias AA PZHK (stallion: Emark - Agrykola x Dywisior xx) – bred by Janow Podlaski Horse Stud, 7.3

Dressage prospects:
• Miracle ASD KWPN (mare: Dark Pleasure - Fraulein x Ufo) – bred by Ad Schellens and Barbara Lipiejko, 8.5
• Frederic PZHK (stallion: Franklin - Just for Me x Ampere) – bred by Sylwia Sypien, 8.3
• Sirius Westf. (gelding: Sir Heinrich - Pr.St. Verb x Sandro Hit)– bred by Reinhard Jaite and Natalia Fac, 7.9

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