PAMIR I, Grey Stallion, *1990 (Penthagonn x Shams El Inaza).
Breeder: Mrs. Margherita Hospowsky, Germany. Owner: Haupt und Landgestüt Marbach, Germany.
Strain: Hadban Enzahi (Elsissa I, 1870)
The 2008 WAHO Trophy for Germany was presented to the stallion Pamir I by WAHO President Dr. Hans-J. Nagel in a well received public ceremony on the occasion of the All Nations Cup in Aachen.
On his sire’s side PAMIR I carries the blood of the elite stallions Penthagonn, Pasat and Diem and on his dam’s side he has the blood of the elite stallions Ibrahim, Mohamed and Nazir. Despite his Polish- bred sire, Pamir I is regarded as a representative of the Weil breeding line of Bairactar (OA). It is mainly owed to Pamir I that this traditional bloodline has returned to its origin in the stud farm Weil-Marbach.
Having received a top grade of 7 (licensed to cover all breeds) in 1993, on the occasion of his 100-days Performance Test Pamir I showed his ability impressively and won with 136.82 points. After that he passed into Marbach’s possession.
Not only his noble type, but also his abilities as a riding horse and the correctness of his conformation are very important features as regards his use for breeding and to date he has some 70 purebred Arabian offspring born in Germany.
So far four of his sons have passed their Performance Tests with more than 100 points, Shalimar II (out of Shidari by Madkour I) was the best with 124.93 points.
Several of his warm-blood offspring are also proving successful in sport competitions. More than 20 of his offspring have been registered as sport horses with the FN (Fédération Equestre Nationale); 9 of them achieved good results until the end of 2007.
Left to right: Breeder Margherita Hospowsky and her husband; Marbach Stud Director Dr. Astrid von Velsen-Zerweck, Pamir I, and Horst Koenig who presented the stallion to the audience.
Photo copyright: Susanne Boesche.