Powerful memory from the 1989 Swedish National Show


It is a hot Swedish summer day in 1989 at the Swedish National Show and we are at Elmia in Jönköping. Everyone is waiting for the first stallion class to begin and 22 stallions aged 4-7 years old are eager to be shown. The first stallion entering the ring is full of confidence and with an attitude that shout – Here comes the King! And indeed he did – Casino – shown by Michael Byatt. Continue reading “Powerful memory from the 1989 Swedish National Show”

My first visit to Poland – Palas (Aswan x Panel/Nil)

It was a warm and sunny day in September 1989 and I was for the first time at Kurozweki, one of the four State Studs of Arabian Horses in Poland. I was 19 years old at the time and it was my first trip to this amazing country with the illustrious history of their Arabian horses. Kurozweki was a favourite farm for many Swedish breeders and I have had the priviligue to work with several Kurozweki-bred horses so it was with great anticipation that I walk through the gate and toward the first barn. I knew exactly which horses I wanted to see and I was well aware of that I was about to see two legendary stallions, Palas (Aswanx Panel) and Eukaliptus (Bandos x Eunice). Continue reading “My first visit to Poland – Palas (Aswan x Panel/Nil)”