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XII EUROPEAN PURE BRED ARABIAN SPORT CHAMPIONSHIP IN JANÓW PODLASKI
Janów Podlaski welcomed the XXII European Pure Bred Arabian Sport Championship in an autumn setting. This year’s Championship took place on 12 – 13 September. More than 70 combinations were entered! Participants included riders from Denmark, Austria, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Belarus, Germany and Holland.
Both classical competitions were held (dressage, show jumping, ladies’ side saddle, Polish historical costume), as well as Western ones (such as reining, trial, pole bending, flat race over 400 m)
The general Classic All Around victory belonged to the combination Line Moen and Al Khattar W'rsan (Monarch AH - Lady Steele Amie/ Remington Steele) representing United Arab Emirates. The silver medal went to Danuta Konończuk on Ekier (Metropolis NA – Emika/ Eldon), and the bronze went to Denmark, with the combination Maika Wissing Nikolajsen and the gelding CA Zaro (Redwood Lodge Essine - CA Zabrina/ WN Oquendo).
In show jumping the invincible combination was Agata Madrak and Estra (Addham – Estatua/ Wigor). The runner up was Marzena Tylka with Orian (Pilin Psyche – Osaka/ Europejczyk), the second runner up Daria Klimecka with her grey Walor (Aslan – Wyprawa/ Etogram).
In dressage the gold medal undisputedly went to the Danish representative, Signe Kirk Kristiansen riding Zonyx (Enzo - Balihs Treasure/ CG Balih El Jamaal). The silver medal was awarded to Kaja Dembińska and Echo Apollo (Piaff - Echo Kallisto/ Pamir), and the bronze to Line Moen and Al Khattar W'rsan.
In one of the most picturesque classes, Ladies Side Saddle, the winner was Danuta Konończuk and Ekier, immediately followed by a combination representing Austria, Barbara Kristen riding El Moro (Etogram- Ekana/ Wojsław), while the bronze medal was won by Agnieszka Helbik – Kuśmierz and her stallion El-Jad (Etogram – Elina/ Etnograf). In the Native Costume class Katarzyna Stawiska and Elsar (Poganin – Emida/ Wachlarz) put in a Polish accent by winning bronze. The silver medal went to a representative of Saudi Arabia, Maria Bemong with the stallion Meraab Athba (Sundance Kid V - DA Peace/ Padrons Psyche), and gold to Line Moen and Al Khattar W'rsan.
In the Polish Historical Costume class the winner was Natalia Ciman with the stallion Sabat (Wojsław- Sarmacja/ Gil), immediately followed by Krzysztof Cyra and Chimeryk (Eryks – Chimera/ Emigrant), further followed by the combination Agnieszka Romszycka and Alvarez (Moshh - Abigal/ Pamir ).
This was the second edition of the European Pure Bred Arabian Sport Championhip in Janów Podlaski. The increasing popularity of the Championship is a great joy for the organizers, as they provide an excellent opportunity for Arabian horse lovers to get together, and most of all to demonstrate the incredible versatility of the breed.