Hosted during the Tersk Stud Open Day, the Russian National Championship took place last weekend. This show is recognized by the Russian stud book, and Tersk was commissioned to organise it. This is an important show in the Russian show calendar, because the results are included in the stud book (RASB) – similar to race results.
More than 60 horses were shown, including 4 large mare classes with classic- Russian-bred mares and those with modern show lines. The show winner was the classic Russian mare Borodina (Piligrim / Molvina) * 2000, who has won numerous Russian national championships and is a WAHO Trophy winner. At the age of 19 she presented herself in a very relaxed manner, and at the same time as very feminine flea-bitten beauty. Reserve champion of the mares was Ladoga (Napevnij / Prozerpina) * 2013, also from classic Russian lines. Both mares will soon head west, as they have been sold to Germany and France! Bronze champion was the rather small mare Petlica (Pobeditel / Pylca) * 2010, also bred from classic Russian lines.
The stallion championship was won by the 5-year-old Jasmin Tersk (Banderos / Preria), who was used for breeding this year for the first time and from which some foals are expected in 2020. The reserve champion was Expirien, imported from Poland (by Eden C out of Expiracja) * 2014, The bronze championship went to the classic Russian Napevnij (Piligrim / Nagruzka) * 2006, who was also a guest at the Kauber Platte Championship in 2014, where he won his class and scored “19, 20, 20” for his “Russian movements”.
Among the young horses were a number of Chimeryk offspring. This stallion spent the last two years on lease in Tersk and left behind two very beautiful foal crops, many of them black! Chimeryk was bred in Michalow by Eryks out of Chimera. His son Min Herz Tersk (a.D. My Little Tersk) * 2018 had to be defeated in the show championship by the experienced Borodina, but won the Junior Championship. The reserve title of the juniors went to Halif Tersk, also by Chimeryk out of Madonna Tersk, the bronze championship went to Arlekin Tersk (Expirien / Apassionata) * 2016.
The Junior Champion filly was a daughter of the show champion Borodina and the reserve champion Expirien, named Belle Tersk – Nomen est Omen, she is really one of the most beautiful young mares. Her followed as reserve champion Hvoya Tersk, a black filly by Chimeryk out of Venta (* 2018), her half-sister Hrizantema Tersk (out of Preria) * 2018 won bronze.
As visitors of this event, there was a group of 20 breeders and lovers of the Russian Arabian from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France who unanimously welcomed the very horse-friendly atmosphere without “hyping-up” and make-up and who enjoyed the marvellous “Russian movements” on the long side of the arena without any interruption by circles.