PETLA – 2019 WAHO Trophy Winner – Poland

PĘTLA, bay mare, 1994 (Visbaden / Petra)
Breeder and Owner: SK Janów Podlaski
Strain: Not recorded, family of Szamrajówka (ca. 1810)

Poland has announced that their 2019 WAHO Trophy was awarded to the remarkable broodmare PĘTLA. She is 25 years old, and now retired from breeding, but she looks very well for her age. It was a great pleasure to be able to honour her during the 2019 Polish National Show in front of a large audience.

Pętla comes from the Pentoda branch of Janów Podlaski’s famous P-line established by Piewica, from which stem numerous show champions and superb athletes as well as past WAHO Trophy winners such as Pianissima, Pinga and Palmeta.

L-R: Mr. Grzegorz Czochański, Acting President of Janów Podlaski Stud; Pętla; Mr. Kamil Biernat, trainer from Janów Podlaski Stud; Ms. Anna Stefaniuk, Breeding Manager Janów Podlaski Stud; Mr. Tomasz Chalimoniuk, President of the Polish Jockey Club.

Pętla is the dam of 14 foals, which have excelled in various disciplines including shows, racing, show-jumping and other sports. A race winner herself, as many as 10 of Pętla’s produce won at least one race at the track: Pentagram (1999 stallion by Druid), Pedagog (2001 stallion by Pilot), Poligon (2000 stallion by Wachlarz), Pensar (2004 gelding by Pesal), Prado (2005 stallion by Ekstern), Persymona (2007 mare by Ekstern), Perla (2008 mare by Ganges), Pendragon (2012 stallion by Om El Bellissimo), Parsek (2014 stallion by Kahil Al Shaqab) and Penang (2015 stallion by Polon).

Pętla’s most famous offspring is of course the stallion Pogrom (by QR Marc) 2009, who took the titles of Polish National Junior & Senior Champion Stallion. During his stay in America, he was the US Triple Crown Champion Stallion (Champion Stallion at the major shows in Scottsdale, Las Vegas & the US Nationals). Another decorated son is Prado (2005 by Ekstern) who took the titles of Junior Spring Show Champion Stallion & Best in Show at Białka.

As many as five of her sons have been and are still used as chief sires in both Arabian horse breeding and in half-breds for the improvement of sport breeds. These include Pogrom, Prado, and Pedagog in Arabian horse breeding and Pentagram & Poligon in both Arabian and sport horse breeding.

Her daughters have also been excellent broodmares. Her best daughter is undoubtedly the broodmare mare Pepina (2002, by Pilot ) who is herself the maternal grandam of the full brothers Perkun, (Junior Spring Show Yearling Top Five Stallion) and Peon (Prague InterCup & European Cup Junior Champion Stallion), both by Kahil Al Shaqab out of Penta by Ecaho).

With all her many successful descendants down through several generations, Pętla is certainly a very worthy winner of Poland’s 2019 WAHO Trophy.