The 45th annual Pride of Poland Arabian Horse Sale will this year offer two reigning Polish National Champions from Michałów Stud.
The stud is offering the 10-year-old mare Norma (Gazal Al Shaqab x Nina / Monogramm / Nabor / Kirkor) and the two-year-old Piacolla (Enzo x Polonica / Ekstern / Eukaliptus / Probat) at the sale on August 17 at Janów Podlaski Stud. Piacolla was named Polish National Junior Champion Mare in 2013, and was Yearling Junior Bronze Champion at the All Nations Cup.
Norma stems from the damline of Sahara, one of the three original “Pearls of the Desert” imported to Poland in 1845 by Count Dzieduszycki, who collectively now form the foundation for all modern Polish breeding. The damline travelled through both hemispheres to return to its roots via WN Nastasea, a Nabor daughter gifted to Michałów Stud by the wife of the much respected US breeder and the great stallion’s last owner, Tom Chauncey.
At the 2013 Polish Nationals, Norma received the show’s highest score at 94,33 points, made up of a total of seven “20s” for type, head and neck and a complete set for movement. She was also crowned Best in Show. Norma will sell in foal to Empire.
The sales lineup has undergone some changes since the official photo session, with Janów Podlaski Stud taking out Eneria and putting in Zadora, a young daughter of Ekstern (ex Zariba), and Hestia (Poganin x Hekla), who the stud says has a “rare and interesting” pedigree.
The mares Embra, Pelota and Estakada were also withdrawn by their owners, making room for the mares Piera and Cyrwila. Equifor and Pegasus have been added to the stallion offerings.
The weather was definitely not in favor during the photo session, but “these difficult circumstances provided us with new inspiration and never before discovered locations”, the organisers said.
2014 Pride of Poland catalogue