Pride of Poland Arabian horse auction to be held in Janów Podlaski

Over 100 horses from 29 stud farms will be presented at the show. Wojtek Jargiło/PAP

Over a hundred of the most beautiful Polish horses are being presented at the Arabian Horse Show, which started in Janów Podlaski, eastern Poland, on Friday. On Sunday, 21 Arabian horses will be auctioned at the Pride of Poland.

The 41st Polish National Arabian Horse Show, organised under the official patronage of Polish President Andrzej Duda, will last three days. Over 100 horses from 29 stud farms will be presented at the show. Animals will be assessed by jury in 11 classes, varied according to their age and sex.

According to the spokesperson of Pride of Poland Mariusz Rytel, this year, many more horses will take part in the show than in the previous year.

On Monday, the auction Summer Sale is planned at the Janow Podlaski stud farm, at which 24 cheaper horses will be auctioned.

Last year, six Arabian horses were sold during the 48th Pride of Poland Arabian horse auction in Janow Podlaski for almost EUR 410,000. The gray mare Prunella topped last year's sales, fetching EUR 150,000 for the local stud farm. She was sold to a Czech bidder.

The Pride of Poland has been organised in Janow Podlaski since 1970. The Janow Podlaski stud farm, established in 1817, is the oldest state-owned stud farm in Poland.