The Belgian Nationals (September 1st-2nd, 2018) brought Michałów-bred horses two medals in the senior mare category: a silver for EMMONIDA (Gazal Al Shaqab - Emmona/Monogramm), shown on the left, and a bronze for DORSENIA (Kabsztad - Dombra/Eldon).

There were also other reasons to proud of: the senior gold stallion medal went to PROFENDER K.A. (BE), son of Michałów's Palanga (Ekstern - Panika/Eukaliptus), the gold and bronze of the junior mares were awarded to FURLA J (BE) and MERIDA J (BE) by Emerald J, son of Emandoria (Gazal Al Shaqab - Emanda/Ecaho), and the junior gold champion stallion title went to POSEIDON K.A. (BE) by Equiborn K.A., who in turn is the son of Michałów's Espadrilla (Monogramm - Emanacja/Eukaliptus).

On the 23rd of August the General Meeting of Shareholders of Michałów Stud has dismissed Maciej Paweł Grzechnik as president of the stud. The duties of acting president have been taken over by Monika Słowik.

Michałów Stud will be holding a horse auction on September 22nd, 2018.

List of horses

Conditions of the sale

The Polish National Arabian Sport Championships have been cancelled due to an insufficient number of entries.

During the 5th edition of the Al Khalediah European Arabian Horse Festival in Nowe Wrońska our EMANOLLA (Vitorio TO - Emandoria/Gazal Al Shaqab) won the junior bronze mare medal, while WILDONA (Shanghai EA - Wilda/Gazal Al Shaqab) gained the title of Senior Top Five Mare.

We would also like to congratulate the owners of Michałów-bred horses: EL OMARISSA (El Omari - Ernissa/Ekstern) was chosen as Senior Silver Champion Mare in the finals and EREIRA (Piruet - Elgina/Ekstern) became Senior Top Five Mare.

The Belgian-bred son of Emandoria, EMERALD J (BE), became Senior Gold Champion Stallion.

Ladies and Gentlemen!

I would like to greatly thank all those that participated in the organization and helped with this year's auction at Janów Podlaski.

First of all the staff of Michałów Stud, who devoted their time and health to this event. Many ideas for this unique event will forever be remembered - they are the result of the creative work of a breeder from Michałów, for which I publicly want to thank. The breathtaking setting of the auction arena was the technical work of a great company, who "did their thing" in a professional manner and for much less than their predecessors. Mikołaj, thank you. I also want to thank the performers of the equine shows that made the Open Day at Janów special, including the Cavalry Squadron of the Polish Army, the knights and all grooms and helpers without whom nothing would have been as good. Mariusz, there were problems, but you managed. I also feel the need to apologize to our stars, that the group Tulia already are, for the problems that they met for having the courage to sing. Please, sing always and anywhere, and evil will not touch you. Thank you for your great performance.

I thank the Equine Theatre for their extraordinary performance at the Auction Gala, when they transferred us to a land of beauty and dreams. Katarzyna, the world saw and admired. Also a huge thanks to all girls and boys from the folk group. As part of the auction we held a charity bidding and people with a huge heart bought a black pinto Shetland pony named Ursus. I thank you on behalf of the family from Janów Podlaski that suffered in a fire, who will receive the bid amount. For support during the auction I want to thank the vital Brian from Cracow, the sound and lightning team and Norbi - you rocked! We also had several good hearted sponsors that helped us financially and I hope that their presence in such an important place and time for Polish Arabians will translate to their brands gaining an even stronger position on the market. And finally we wish to thank the Clients, who purchased horses at the Janów sale - all those, who despite threats and pressure entrusted us and can now enjoy wonderful Polish Arabian horses.

An unfortunate decision of officials to separate the auction and National Show and  bringing the latter to Warsaw caused huge organizational problems. For the first time in the auction's history, after such companies as Animex, Polish Prestige, Polturf and then Poznań International Fair (in the often cited by the media year 2015 the organizer made an income of 1,5 million PLN on commission alone), the three state studs, due to a lack of anyone willing to do it, stood together to organize the auction and save the event. Without huge money from outside, without support from the owner (National Support Centre for Agriculture and Ministry of Agriculture), we did the impossible. Despite an unprecedented hate from the media - a huge thank you to the press office - and campaign against people associated with this event, we brought this project to a happy end. No one can take away our joy from our work and the result.

For this reason to all those mentioned above and all those that I have omitted - I want to once again say "thank you".

Maciej Paweł Grzechnik

Before bidding started for Arabian horses, a charity auction took place. Its outcome will be entirely donated to a family from Janów Podlaski that suffered a fire. The charity equine was none other than a pony named Ursus from Michałów for whom the buyer offered 5600 euro. Thank you!

 

The 40th Polish National Arabian Horse Show brought six medals (including three gold ones) for our horses and several special awards.

The junior female championship brought a gold medal for EMANOLLA (Vitorio TO - Emandoria/Gazal Al Shaqab) and the silver for EL BELLISIMA (Ascot DD - Ekliptyka/Ekstern).

The senior female championships belonged entirely to Michałów Stud, as all three medals were won by our horses: GALERIDA (Shanghai EA - Galilea/Laheeb) took the gold, WILDONA (Shanghai EA - Wilda/Gazal Al Shaqab) the silver and ZAGROBLA (Monogramm - Zguba/Enrilo) the bronze. Furthermore GALERIDA was chosen Best in Show.

MORION (Kahil Al Shaqab - Mesalina/Ekstern) won the senior male championship.

In the special awards EMANOLLA received the title for Best Movement, while GALERIDA for Highest Scored Mare. Piotr Dwojak was chosen as Best Trainer and Michałów Stud as Best Breeder.

The WAHO Trophy was awarded to ZAGROBLA.

Galerida, Wildona, Zagrobla

Last Saturday the staff of Michałów Stud and President Maciej Grzechnik bid farewell to the retiring Krystyna Podlejska, who for many years took care of Michałów horses. In recent years Krystyna Podlejska was the head groom of the stud. We wish Krystyna many years in good health!