PALMIRA, grey mare, *1995 (Monogramm / Palestra)
Breeder and Owner: Michalow State Stud, Poland.
Strain: Kehaileh Rodanieh (Rodania, 1869).
Poland has again awarded their WAHO Trophy at a warmly received public ceremony on the occasion of the Arabian Horse Days Festival at Janow Podlaski.
Palmira, the winning mare, comes from a long line of champions and has been chosen both for her achievements as an international show winner and for her equally outstanding achievements as a broodmare of considerable merit. She currently holds the most show-titles of any active broodmare in Poland aged 15 or over. In the showring she has garnered the top titles of, among others, Polish National Champion Mare and Best in Show; All Nations Cup Champion Mare and World Reserve Champion Mare.
She raced 8 times as a 3 year old, with one win and 2 places. Her show and breeding career then started. Her full show record speaks for itself:
2003 – Senior Champion Mare, International Championships, Poznan; and Reserve Senior Champion Mare, World Championships, Salon du Cheval, Paris;
2004 – Senior Champion Mare and Best in Show, All-Poland Arabian Horse Show, Belzyce; and Senior Champion Mare, International Arabian Horse Show, Falborek;
2005 – Senior Reserve Champion Mare, All-Poland Arabian Horse Show, Belzyce;
2006 – Top Ten Senior Mare, World Championships, Salon du Cheval, Paris;
2007 – Polish Senior National Champion Mare and Best in Show, Polish National Arabian Horse Show, Janów Podlaski; and Nations Cup Senior Champion Mare at the Nations Cup, Aachen; and Top Five European Senior Mare, European Championships, Verona; and Top Ten World Senior Champion Mare, World Championships, Salon du Cheval, Paris;
2010 – Top Five Senior Mare, International Arabian Horse Show, Wels, Austria.
Palmira is the classic example of the realization of the Polish breeding programme and a treasured mare at her home Studfarm.
PALMIRA – Poland 2010 WAHO Trophy winner