SKIRNAS – 2019 WAHO Trophy Winner – Lithuania

SKIRNAS, Chestnut stallion, 2014 (Avilys / Stichija)
Breeder: JSC “ Lietuvos zirgynas”. Owner: Jurijus Ozenka
Strain: Seglawi Jedran (Emese, 1880)

The Lithuanian Arabian Horse Association is happy to announce that the winner of their 2019 WAHO Trophy is the young stallion Skirnas. His sire Avilys won Lithuania’s WAHO Trophy in 2011, and his dam Stichija won the WAHO Trophy in 2012.

WAHO Trophy award ceremony L-R: Stasys Svetlauskas, Vaclovas Macijauskas, Skirnas with Agne Salmanaviciute, Ruta Sveistiene

The product of several generations of breeding at Vilnius State Stud, as a show horse Skirnas became a class winner in the stallion class this year. In a duet with his young rider, Agne Salmanaviciute, they are starting to show good results in National class endurance competitions and it is hoped that as he matures, he will progress in this sport in future years.

Skirnas enjoying his free time

Skirnas at an endurance competition with his rider Agne Salmanaviciute