(Private family collection)

The Polish horse world and equestrian sport in general is remembering Mr. Zbigniew Dabrowski, the longtime director of the Ksiaz Stallion Stud in the south-west part of Poland, a coach and a renowned breeder who largely contributed to the development of breeding and sport in the region and the promotion of a modern type of Silesian sport horse.

A graduate of Wroclaw University's Department of Agriculture, Zbigniew Dabrowski devoted his entire professional career to the Ksiaz Stallion Stud where he worked for almost five decades since he took the position of deputy director in 1955, and from 1970 until his retirement in 1992 as the director.

He was responsible not only for organizing many horse auctions and raising horse breeding in the region to a new level, it was his engagement that succeeded in the Ksiaz Stud hosting international competitions and shows, including CDIs and the European Championships for Young Riders.

Even after he retired, he continued to make himself available to his students and employees as a very committed enabler and an inspiration to many.