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HEALTH CONDITIONS FOR HORSES COMING TO THE EVENTS AT THE NATIONAL STUD FARM „ Topoľčianky“

POZOR !!! With effect from 15th Oktober 2015, The National Stud Farm Topoľčianky sets the new veterinary requirements for horses transportation and equestrian events at the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky.
 
- all horses
must be serologically tested for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) with negative result. This test must have been carried out within last 6 months. The certificate or confirmation must be recorded/embed in horse´s passport and must be presented for veterinary control prior the horse will enter the grounds of the National stud Farm Topoľčianky.

Horses that have not presented all required documents, will not be allowed to enter the grounds of the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky. Passport must always go with the horse!

Addition to the health conditions for horses coming to the events at the national stud farm „Topoľčianky“

All horses must be serologically tested (Coggins test) for infectious anaemia of horses (IAE). The test cannot be older than 6 months. The negative result of the test must be written in the passport of the horse, or there must be added a protocol about the negative result of the test in the passport. This will be checked before the horse is unloaded from a vehicle and stabled at the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky

If the requested documents will not be available, the horse will not be allowed to enter the premises of the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky. The passport must always accompany the horse!

The Championship of Slovak Republic in Driving

On 24th – 26th July 2020 there was a national driving event taking place at the premises of the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky and the race course of Topoľčianky. The event was also classified as the Championship of Slovak Republic for Singles and Pairs. The categories of pony single and four-in- hand were opened too. The results are considered as a qualification for the Czech driving serial called „Golden Horseshoe “. The final will take place in Humpolec in the middle of August.

The Ground Jury President and the Technical Delegate in one person was Robert Fekár (SVK), other members were Jiří Kunát (CZE) and Josef Trojanec (CZE). The role of steward accepted Blanka Trojancová (CZE). Pavol Gašpar (SVK) was the course designer. Due to a higher number of competitors the organizer had to change the event to three days instead of planned two. There were 35 drivers altogether from Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia and Slovakia.

CAN2* P1, H1, H2, H4

In the combined competition in the category of pony singles the winner became Vanessza Nagy from Hungary with the mare Fanni. The second place belonged to Ágnes Jambor Blanka with Benjamin and the third place gained Bertold Juhász and Fred, all from Hungary. In the category of horse singles, the best driver was Roosileht Pille Riin with Donald from Estonia, the second place belonged to Jan Minarčík from Czech Republic and the third place went to Hungary again for Gábor D´Ess. The highest number of the competitors was in the category of pairs. The first and the second place gained Miroslav Matúška from the home club. The third place belonged to Kiss Róbert from Hungary. In the category of four-in-hand, there was only one competitor entered - József Vida from Hungary.

Bronze badge of SJF for MVDr. Ivan Babík

The festive atmosphere of the prize giving ceremony enhanced the bronze badge of SJF submission to MVDr. Ivan Babík from TJ Žrebčín Motešice. The prize was given directly by the president of SJF Ing. Vladimír Chovan on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of his life and for his lifelong contribution to equestrian sport. Good health and many other successes also wished him the director of the National Stud Farm Ing. Michal Horny, PhD. and the president of the Bratislava region of SJF and at the same time the main judge of the event RNDr. Robert Fekár.

The Championship H1, H2

In the category of singles, the new Champion of Slovak Republic is Ľudovít Kurkin with a horse Puškin from JZK Equs Poprad. Silver medal went to Ladislav Hána and bronze to Ivan Babík, both from TJ Žrebčín Motešice.

The category of pairs was opened after seven years. There were eight pairs to fight for the title. The new Champion became Miroslav Matúška from JK pri Národnom žrebčíne Topoľčianky, who also gained a silver medal with his second pair. Bronze also stayed in Topoľčianky, for Jozef Mašír. The fourth place belonged to András Gasparík from JK Czajlik ranch. The fifth place gained Szilárd Barta from JO Martin Záturčie. Milan Gajan from KPKL Bodrovec ended on the sixth place and Jozef Bučkuliak from JO Martin Záturčie on the seventh place. The newcomer Pavol Kemencei from JK pri NŽ Topoľčianky was unfortunately disqualified after a mistake in marathon.

All results can be found here:  www.sjf.sk, www.nztopolcianky.skwww.sprezeni.cz.

Golden Horseshoe

The Czech equestrian series Golden Horseshoe is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year. It concerns the equestrian disciplines such as eventing and driving. Many significant names of equestrian world in the Czech Republic and Slovakia are connected with the history of the origin of this unique activity. Since 1970, the series has found its background on the Humpolec farm of the secondary agricultural school and at the same time has received significant support from the town of Humpolec. During its development, it underwent many forms and modifications. In the form in which we know it today, it has been operating since 1980. After many years, cooperation with Slovakia was renewed again, when this year's national driving event in Topoľčianky was included as one of the qualifying rounds of the Golden Horseshoe. It was the jubilee 55th year that became an event where we will be able to watch the competitors from Slovakia again in the final.

Predbežný časový harmonogram / Preliminary Timetable

Majstrovstvá SR H1, H2 - Zlatá podkova

Zoznam účastníkov / List of Competitors

Štartovné lístiny a výsledky

On line výsledky

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Championship of Slovak Republic in Dressage and Farm Revue

During 17th – 19th July 2020, the top dressage event of the year took place at the premises of the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky – Championship of Slovak Republic in Dressage. Based on the qualification of the riders and technical conditions of the championship, almost all categories were opened – children, younger juniors, older juniors and seniors.

At about fifty equestrian pairs from whole Slovakia came to compete. Apart from the championship competitions there were also open competitions and competitions for young horses. The detailed results can be found on these web pages: www.nztopolcianky.sk, www.sjf.sk, www.drezura.wbl.sk .

The Ground Jury President was Doc. RNDr. Iľja Vietor, PhD. The other members were Peter Juhász (SVK), Ing. Iva Schützová (CZE), Ing. Simona Fialová, PhD. (CZE) and Zoltán Prutkay (HUN).

The championship of all categories consisted of two rounds. The results were in many cases very close so there was a kind of tension between the riders as well as the spectators until the very end.

Children

The Champion and also the Vice-Champion in children´s category became Sofia Petranová with horses Alice im Wunderland and Piaf from TJ Žrebčín Motešice. Bronze medal belonged to Lara Dangl and Giovanni from JK Ivanka pri Dunaji. The fourth and fifth place gained Tamarka Polláková with Przedswit XIX-16 Chocolate and with Alja from JK Carmina Rimavská Sobota. Dianka Hunová and her beautiful pony Sans Gene from JK Ivanka pri Dunaji ended on the fifth place.

Younger Juniors

In the category of younger juniors, the gold medal won Ela Benediková and Hornett from JK Vida Bratislava. Silve rand bronze gained Diana Cingelová with horses Largo and Armín from JK Ivanka pri Dunaji. The fourth place belonged to Terezka Kučerková from MedGene Bratislava.

Older Juniors

Zoya Ledecká and her talented mare Si Belle 2 from JK Balunky Bratislava became the champions in the category of older juniors. Silver and bronze medal gained Michaela Balážová with horses Marengo and Gajlu from JO Martin-Záturčie. The fourth place belonged to Martina Výbohová and Enimo from JK Masarykov dvor. On the fifth place ex aequo ended Rebeca Némethová and Víťaz and Martina Rajecová with Esmeralda from JK Ivanka pri Dunaji. The riders were honoured to accept the congratulation by the minister of agriculture Ján Mičovský and director of the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky Michal Horný.

Seniors

The category of seniors is on the highest level of the Championships. The second round is the freestyle to music on Intermediate I level. The winner of this category became Ádám Patócs with horse Laurin from TJ Žrebčín Motešice. The silver medal gained Kristína Flaková and Conversano VI-47 from JK pri NŽ Topoľčianky. The bronze medal also stayed in Topoľčianky, for Peter Vančo and Conversano XIII-47. The fourth place belonged to Michaela Pechová with horse Edgar from JK Ivanka pri Dunaji. Michaela Horná and Forever gained the fifth place.

Great Thank you belongs to companies Cavalor, Happy Horse Services, Spillers Levice, Brimo, Eques, Vínotéka Kubjack, Heineken and Národný žrebčín Topoľčianky, which provided valuable prizes in kind in the open competitions.

FARM REVUE

The Dressage Championship were made more interesting by the presence of TV crew of RTVS 2 and creative team of tv program called Farm Revue. Special live broadcast of this poplar show enhanced the festive atmosphere of the Dressage Championships.  The content of this part was focused on the harmony between the riders and their horses in the dressage arena. The creators also prepared a look in the history and presence of the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky. Apart from the horses breeding they also mentioned cattle and sheep farming. Reports from the interesting sightseeing of the region were also added.

The part of this episode also was the evaluation of the 9th year of competition for students of secondary agricultural schools – Top Agro Girl/Boy. 13 schools participated in the competition. The aim was to find and introduce young skilful communicative people who would like to connect their professional future with work in agriculture and life in the countryside.

In case you have missed the live broadcast on Saturday 18th July 2020, the episode can be found in the archive on the channel RTVS 2.

https://www.rtvs.sk/televizia/archiv/15192?fbclid=IwAR3AxK-YO28uXln1-jLIj1o92Tz7hBBuNGNtcYohdgVpqkaXJ1_1A7CHTI8

ROZPIS

Zoznam účastníkov

Štartovné a výsledkové listiny

 

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First Dressage Champions in the Season of 2020

During 27th – 28th July 2020, two-day-dressage- event took place at the premises of the National Stud Farm Topolcianky. Apart from the opened competitions, the spectators could watch the Championship of Slovak Republic for 5 and 6 years old horses and also the Championship of West Slovakia in the category of young horses.

The ground jury consisted of many experienced Slovak, Czech and Hungarian judges. The invitation accepted Peter Juhász (SVK), Dagmar Kočiová (SVK), Iva Schützová (CZE), Ilona Kružíková (CZE) and Zoltán Prutkay (HUN). Approximately 50 equestrian pairs competed from the basic level „A“ up to „Intermediate I“ including the tests for young horses and ponies.

Detailed results can be found on these web pages: www.sjf.sk, www.drezurawbl.sk, www.nztopolcianky.sk

The Championship of Slovak Republic

Unfortunately, from among the planned categories only one could be opened – 5-6 years old horses. The new holder of the title became Michaela Horná and Lorry from JK pri NŽ Topoľčianky. The silver medal went to Linda Kilíková and Rocky Diamond from Horse Club Nitra. Bronze medal stayed at the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky – Kristína Flaková and Bonnami.

The Championship of West Slovakia

The conditions of opening the categories were fulfilled again only in the category of young horses. The winner was Michaela Horná and Lorry from JK pri NŽ Topoľčianky. The silver medal went to Linda Kilíková and Rocky Diamond from Horse Club Nitra. Bronze medal stayed at the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky – Kristína Flaková and Bonnami.

The organizing committee would like to thank to the companies Heineken and the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky which provided the event with prizes in kind.

Štartky, výsledky

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The Exams of Basic Schooling of a Rider in Driving

On 4th July 2020 JK pri NŽ Topoľčianky and ZSO SJF organized exams of basic schooling of a rider in driving. The head of examining committee was Pavol Gašpar, next examiners were Anna Virágová and Martina Kredatusová.

The examination consisted of theoretical and practical part. The theory was a test which included questions from general and driving rules. In the practical part the participant had to show how to harness the horses and he had to pass a track of cones.

Pavol Kemencei form JK pri NŽ Topoľčianky successfully passed both parts and joined the group of sport drivers not only at the home club but in Slovakia, too.

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Upcoming events at the National Stud Farm Topolcianky in 2020

The National Stud Farm Topoľčianky has prepared a lot of interesting events for all the horse lovers even in the season 2020.

The most popular event of all is the Open Day. It takes place every year on 1st May. More than 16 000 people cross the gate of the stud. All the visitors can see the historical stables, five horse breeds bred at the stud, Hipological Exposition with the collection of precious carriages and harnesses. The part of this day is also presentation of handicraftsmen and for the youngest there will be carousels and other attractions. In the morning, the visitors can watch the public trainings of sport horses. The most attractive part is the gala program in the afternoon. The National Stud Farm and its guests are presenting their breeding and equestrian work there.

In the calendar, there are eight sport competitions in the equestrian’s disciplines such as dressage, show jumping, driving and endurance. Apart from that there will be two racing days. The peak of every sport season in all equestrian disciplines is the National Championship. This year the spectators will have opportunity to watch the championship in dressage and in driving. Show jumping competitions are also very attractive, they take place in three dates. After a short break, the stud returns to the organization of endurance competition. There will be races to 40, 60 and 80 km distances. All spectators have the entry free to the sport events at the National Stud Farm Topolcianky.

The tourist season officially starts on 1st May every year. The visitors can visit the stud with a guide every hour – first entry 9:00, the last entry 14:00 – from Tuesday until Friday. During the weekends, unless there is another event, the open hours are from 14:00 until 17:00 unlimitedly. For the public, there are also prepared so called „family trips “. They are organized during the Easter or bank holidays. By all occasions, there is a small souvenir shop where people can buy something to remember the National Stud Farm Topolcianky.

The youngest like the arrival of St. Nicolaus to the stud. It happens every year on 6th December. There is always an engaging fairy-tale played by the horses and riders in beautiful costumes. Ear-catching music emphasises the magic of the story. At the end of the event, St. Nicolaus comes and gives all children small presents.

During all the events, the parking is available near the stud. We gladly welcome you in our premises.

More information about the up-coming events will be published on the web page of the National Stud Farm Topolcianky www.nztopolcianky.sk.

The Calendar of the events at the National Stud Farm Topolcianky 2020

April

10.-13.4.            Easter at the National Stud Farm Topolcianky

30.4.                   Rehearsal of the Open Day

May

1.5.                      The Open Day

8.5.                      Family Trips

16.-17.5.             Show-jumping competitions

June

13.-14.6.            Dressage competitions

21.6.                   Races

27.-28.6.             Slovak Championship in Dressage – Young horses, ponies

July

12.7.                   Races

17.-19.7.             Slovak Championship in Dressage – children, juniors, seniors

25.-26.7.            Slovak Championship in Driving

August

8.-9.8.                  Show-jumping competition

September

1.9.                      Farewell to the Summer

12.-13.9.             Show-jumping competition

October

2.-3.10.                Endurance Competition

17.10.                 Hubert Ride

December

6.12.                   Arrival of St. Nicolaus

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The Expert Seminar at the National Stud Farm Topolcianky

On 24th February 2020, the National Stud Farm Topolcianky in cooperation with the University of Veterinary, organized an expert seminar with the topic „Reproduction in horse breeding and management of the mare insemination “. The lecturer was MVDr. Vladimír Hura, PhD. from the Horse Clinic UVLF Košice.

Ing. Michal Horný, PhD., director of the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky, opened the seminar. He also expressed a wish to organize such seminars for private breeders of horses that the studbooks are led by the National Stud Farm Topolcianky.

The seminar was attended by the employees of the stud and the private horse breeders.

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Dressage Gala-evening

Dressage Gala-evening evaluating the sport season 2019 took place on 8th February 2020 at Masarykov dvor Vígľaš. The dressage committee led by Ing. Michaela Horná, PhD. prepared beautiful event full of rich prizes for all the winners and placed riders in all dressage categories. Among the guests of honour belonged the head of the Slovak National Federation Ing. Vladimír Chovan, general secretary PhDr. Zuzana Bačiak-Masaryková, PhD. and the owner of Masarykov dvor Martin Malatinec. The moderator of the evening was already famous Helga Kovalovská, who also enriched the event by her singing. On the violin played Martina Výbohová and Dianka Hunová performed the cheer dancing.

The riders and horses from the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky once again proved their qualities. They gained a lot of victories and placements in many categories. They were also given a „thank you letter“ by Slovak National Federation for representing Slovak Republic at international competitions.

 

Championship of Slovak Republic – cat. senior

  1. Peter Vančo a Conversano XIII-47
  2. Michaela Pechová a Edgar
  3. Kristína Flaková a Conversano VI-47

Championship of Slovak republic – cat. 5-6-year-old horses

  1. Linda Kilíková – Rocky Diamond
  2. Michaela Horná – Lorry
  3. Paraskevi Spišáková – Junior

Rider of the year 2019

  1. Kristína Flaková
  2. Lea Jakubíková
  3. Peter Vančo
  4. Michaela Horná
  5. Adam Patocs

Horse of the year 2019

  1. Conversano VI-47
  2. Giovanni
  3. Conversano XIII-47
  4. Forever
  5. Furioso XL Móric

Young horses of the year 2019

  1. Conversano XIII-47
  2. Dark Dionysos B
  3. Lorry
  4. Rocky Diamond
  5. Bonnami

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St. Nicolaus at the National Stud Farm Topolcianky

The arrival of St. Nicolaus is every year very popular especially among the youngest. By this occasion, the National Stud Farm Topolcianky prepared an impressive program for children.

The first visitors came at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. By the entrance, all the children were given a healthy snack sponsored by Agro Tami Nitra. The visitors could take a ride in a carriage driven by Lipizzaners and also see the historical stables.

The program started at 4 o’clock. The riders, vaulters and their parents told the story of Aladin, his magic lamp and three special wishes. The spectators watched the fairy tail accompanied by beautiful music and light effects. The riders wore historical costumes which made the atmosphere even more magical. At the end of the program, children called out St. Nicolaus. He came together with his helpers – an angel and an evil - in a carriage pulled by two white Lipizzaners. St. Nicolaus gave out at least two hundreds presents.

We believe that those who came went home happy and those who didn’t come will do it next year. It is worth it!

On behalf of the National Stud Farm Topolcianky we wish you merry Christmas and happy New Year.

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EXAMS OF PERFORMANCE - Topoľčianky, 6th November 2019

The Head of the Commission:

Prof. Ing. Marko Halo, PhD.

The Members of the Commission:

Ing. Juraj Kovalčík

Ing. Emil Kovalčík, PhD.

Ing. Samuel Sokol

Ing. Kamil Šulko

Cooperating with the Commission:

Miroslav Matúška, the Head of the Training

On behalf ŠVaPS:

MVDr. Dušan Solár

Program of the Exams of Performance:

0800

           Measurement of the horses, checking of the passports,

          evaluation of the horses by the head of the training

0900

          Opening of the Exams of the Performance

0910

          The exams: evaluation of the type, exterior and readability

1200

          Marathon, dressage, cones

1300

          Evaluation of the exams, written record

   

              On 6th November 2019, there were Autumn Exams of Performance at the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky. The horses of the gen sources – mares of Shagya-arab and Lipizzaner – were tested. All the mares were owned by the National Stud Farm Topolcianky.

The Commission notes that the exams were very well prepared. The Commission agrees that the mares Pluto XX-20 and Maestoso XV-6 will be tested in driving sport. The Commission suggests putting the rest of the mares in the breeding program of Shagya-arab and Lipizzaner.

                           

Results:

  1. Pluto XX-20                                  8,40 points       ELITA
  2. Maestoso XV-6                           8,31 points       ELITA
  3. Neapolitano XII-37                    8,74 points       ELITA
  4. Favory XVIII-1                              8,42 points       ELITA
  5. O´ Bajan V-11                              8,53 points       ELITA
  6. Gazal VIII-19                                8,27 points       ELITA
  7. Kuhailan Urkub I-33                  8,26 points       ELITA
  8. Gazal V-33                                   8,33 points       ELITA
  9. O´ Bajan V-16                             8,65 points       ELITA
  10. O´ Bajan V-2                                8,54 points       ELITA

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EXAMS OF PERFORMANCE - Topoľčianky, 24th October 2019

The Head of the Commission:

Ing. Juraj Kovalčík

The Members of the Commission:

Ing. Michaela Horná, PhD.

Ing. Emil Kovalčík, PhD.

Ing. Samuel Sokol

Ing. Kamil Šulko

Cooperating with the Commission:

Miroslav Matúška, the Head of the Training

On behalf ŠVaPS:

MVDr. Dušan Solár

Program of the Exams of Performance:

 

0800

           Measurement of the horses, checking of the passports,

          evaluation of the horses by the head of the training

0900

          Opening of the Exams of the Performance

0910

          The exams: evaluation of the type, exterior and readability

1200

          Marathon, dressage, cones

1300

          Evaluation of the exams, written record

On 24th October 2019, there were Autumn Exams of Performance at the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky. The horses of the gen sources – stallions of Shagya-arab and Hucul – were tested. The exams were organized by the National Stud Farm Topolcianky.

              The stallion Favory XV-54 was excused from the exams and the stallion Achilles (Arabian Thoroughbred        ) did not take part at the exams. The stallion Koheilan VIII-30 SK did not finish the exams and he can repeat the exam of driving disciplines in October 2020. The rest of the stallions were very well prepared for the exams.            

Results:

  1. Achilles did not take part
  2. Hroby XVII-20 SK 8,45 points (ELITA)
  3. Koheilan VIII-30 SK did not finished
  4. Gazal VIII-12 SK 8,44 points (ELITA)
  5. Gazal VIII-18 SK 8,32 points (ELITA)
  6. Shagya XXXII-9 8,49 points (ELITA)

The part of the exams also was the pre-selection of Shagya-arab stallion Dahoman Bogár from Czech Republic and he was pre-selected by the Commission.

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Hubert Ride at the National Stud Farm Topolcianky

The National Stud Farm Topolcianky with the cooperation of Slovak Equestrian Federation organizes a traditional Hubert Ride which is always held on the third Saturday of October.

Every year, there are many important people coming to enjoy the autumn weather. The invitation accepted the ex-president of Slovak Republic Ivan Gašparovič, the president of Slovak Equestrian Federation Vladimír Chovan and director of Livestock Production Department at the Ministry of Agriculture Peter Juhász.

At the opening ceremony, there were 11 carriages and almost thirty riders. All of them started their journey to the remains of castle Hrušov. On the way they jumped natural fences and followed symbolical fox. At Hrušov, there was small refreshment for all participants and after the break they returned to Topolcianky, to the Bear´s Meadow, when the final part of the ride called „halali“took place. The fox tail was found by a rider from Ranch Čakýň – Dominika Zaťková- on a thirteen year old gelding Monty.

Tired, but happy riders and all participants returned to the riding centre. At the indoor arena, there was small refreshment prepared for them.

Hubert Ride is always the official end of sport and breeding season at the National Stud Farm Toplcianky. Let´s wish to all a lot of rest and enough time for recharging the power for the next season 2020.

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FROM THE AUTUMN EVALUATION OF PROTECTED AND SELECTION BREEDING OF THE NATIONAL STUD FARM TOPOLCIAKY 09.-10.10.2019

Selective commission

  • Ing. Péter Görözdi – authorized president
  • MVDr. Štefan Karahuta, člen VK, riaditeľ RV PS Košice
  • MVDr. Marián Pavľak
  • Ing. Vladimír Šmelko
  • Ing. Juraj Kovalčík
  • Ing. František Grácz
  • Ing. Eugen Feherváry

 

Evaluation and breeding commission

  • Ing. Péter Görözdi – authorized president
  • MVDr. Štefan Karahuta
  • MVDr. Marián Pavľak
  • Ing. Vladimír Šmelko
  • Ing. František Grácz
  • Ing. Juraj Kovalčík
  • Ing. Eugen Feherváry
  • Ing. Michal Horný, PhD.
  • Ing. Samuel Sokol
  • Ing. Emil Kovalčík, PhD.

 

On behalf of the regional veterinary and food administration

  • MVDr. Ján Chladný, riaditeľ RVPS Nitra

 

INVITED:

  • Ing. Peter Juhász, Riaditeľ odboru živočíšnej výroby, MP a RV SR
  • MVDr. Dušan Solár
  • Ing. Lenka Capeková, PhD. MP a RV SR

   The Autumn Evaluation of horses from the National Stud Farm Topolcianky took place on 9th-10th October 2019. Six lipizaner stallion, 41 lipizaner breeding mares, 6 shagya-arab stallions, 38 shagya-arab breeding mares, 6 hucul stallions, 26 hucul breeding mares, 4 stallions of Slovak warm blood, 19 breeding mares of Slovak warm blood, 2 mares of English thoroughbred, 1 breeding stallion of Arab thoroughbred, 2 mares of Arab thoroughbred, young horses of all breeds up to 3 years of age, 44 horses in training, 35 sport horses and 7 racing horses owned by the stud were checked.

   The commission positively evaluated the preparation of all breeding farms and horses for the evaluation. Furthermore, the commission positively evaluated good health condition of horses, hoof trimming, shoeing, and performance of the horses as well as the status of reproductive indicators in all herds.

   The commission positively evaluated the fulfilling of the comments from the last year evaluation, which was more intensive usage of breeding stallion Siglavy Bagdady VIII in natural breeding for mares owned by the National Stud Farm Topolcianky, as well as the usage of the stallion 2943 Dahoman IV – CZ (Dahoman XI-5) from mother 583 Koheilan IV-57, which is hired from the stud farm Tlumačov. The commission positively evaluated the collection of foals after stallion O´Bajan IX.

The employees of the National Stud Farm Topolcianky provided the autumn evaluation on a high level. The commission highlighted the work clothes and professional demonstration of the horses, as well as the breeding documents. During the evaluation, the preselection of the stallions and young mares for the breeding training was done as well as the horses for sale and castration were suggested.

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Vaulting team of the National Stud Farm successful at Slovak Championship

Slovak Championship in vaulting took place in Dunajský Klátov at the end of September 2019. The best teams from the country came to compete.

The vaulting team from Topoľčianky has two horses. Seven-year-old gelding Leon after Dorman du Puy and Lord Inci Tatus and his half-sister Lea, which is also seven years old after Dorman du Puy and Lord Inci Tatus.

The team with its longeur Boris Kodak even this year gained several medals. In the category of junior squad 2* they reached to the gold and became the champions of Slovak Republic. On the horse Leon, there were Ivana Cigáňová, Andrej Meňhert, Stela Strečková, Laura Balážová, Sebastian Kodak a Matúš Solčiansky competing. In Pas de deux, Stela Strečková and Andrej Meňhert gained the silver medal.

Among the individuals, the gold won Ivana Cigáňová in the category children women 2*. In the same category Laura Balážová ended on the 6th place out of 27 competitors. The youngest member of the team Matúš Solčiansky also did a good job when he gained the gold medal in the category of children men 1*. Stela Strečková reached to the 4th place among juniors women 2*. There were also friendly competitions where Andrej Meňhert and Sebastian Kodak won their categories. Within the event, Leon became the best horse in competition of teams and the second best horse in pas de deux.

Slovak Vaulting Cup

Slovak vaulting cup (SVP) is an all-year-ranking. It evaluates best horses and the best competitors among women and men. Leon became the horse of the year in the team category and Lea won the pas de deux category. The ranking of women consists of 92 athletes. Ivana Cigáňová gained the second position, Laura Balážová the 9th position and Stela Strečková the 11th position. In the ranking of men the first place won Andrej Meňhert, Boris Kodak ended on the 4th position and Matúš Solčianksy on the 6th position.

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The World Driving Championship for Pairs 2019

During 11th-15th September 2019, the World Driving Championship for Pairs took place in Germany in a small town Drebkau. The organizer was the riding and driving association Raakow Castle, which has a great facility for driving sport.

83 athletes fulfilled the qualification criteria out of 24 countries of the world. 16 nations participated in competition of teams. Together there were 245 competing horses. The Ground Jury President was Joaquin Medina Garcia from Spain, the role of a technical delegate accepted Jeroen Houterman from Netherlands and British Barry Hunder was a course designer.

Slovakia was represented by Miroslav Matúška from the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky and for the first time Szilárd Barta from JO Martin-Záturčie Vrútky.

The vet check opened the event on Wednesday morning. Four horses did not pass – ITA, POL, ZA, LUX. The Slovak horses passed without any problems.

After the two days of dressage, Hungarian Martin Hölle got in the lead with a result 32,29. Miroslav Matúška ended on 41st place with 61,96 penalty points and Szilárd Barta reached 71,95 penalty points which was enough for 82nd place.

The marathon course was very difficult. Section B was 8,440 km long with 8 obstacles. Martin Hölle from Hungary confirmed his quality when he managed to hold the first place in marathon too. Miroslav Matúška improved his position and ended on 31st place. The result of Szilárd Barta was sufficient for 70th place.

The cones were a big disappointment for the leader Martin Hölle. He earned 14,49 penalty points and ended on the 59th place. The winner was Austrian Stefan Bösch. Miroslav Matúška rode the course without knocking the balls off but with the penalties for time. He gained 26th position. Szilárd Barta ended on 70th place.

After completing of the results, the winner became Martin Hölle from Hungary, the silver medal went to Sandro Koalick from Germany and the bronze stayed in Netherlands thank to Stan van Eijk. In the competition of teams, the first place belonged to Hungary, Netherlands came the second and Germany the third.

Miroslav Matúška gained 41st place in combined competition. Szilárd Barta ended on 73rd position. In the competition of teams Slovakia was the 15th.

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Classical Riding School of Topoľčianky

The Classical Riding School has already got a 16-year old tradition. It mainly has a representative function, not only at home but also abroad. It is well known in whole Europe. The performance of Quadrille and the movements above the ground are in demand by different occasions such as anniversaries, opening ceremonies or gala programmes of the equestrian exhibitions. It is the promotion of one of the many activities of the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky as well as the promotion of the Lipizzan breed and its versatile use. At the moment, the Classical Riding School of Topoľčianky consists of 24 breeding stallions of different age and level of schooling. There are nine riders who work with them.

From the history…

The establishment of the Classical Riding School of Topoľčianky is closely related to the Classical Riding School in Lipica. Its performances were the inspiration and motivation to establish the school in Topoľčianky. The paradox is that the Classical Riding School in Lipica was established by a Slovak Emil Šulgan. He was born in 1903 in Nitra and belonged among the most important hipological experts of his time. He worked for the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky for 14 years, during 1948-1951 as the director. He was an excellent rider and trainer. He rose up such riders as Dominik Pružinský, František Hrúzik, Jozef Čajda and many others. In the sixties he moved to Lipica in Slovenia where he established the famous Classical Riding School. The Slovenian riders and their performances with Lipizzan stallions took part in many international events. In 2001, by the occasion of 80th anniversary of The Topoľčianky Stud establishment they showed their riding art in Topoľčianky. Two years later, the Classical Riding School of Topoľčianky was established. It doesn’t copy the school in Lipica nor in Vienna. It creates its own path. While the horses in Vienna are specialized on the work under the saddle and on the long reins, the horses in Topoľčianky are more universal since they also do the driving. Many of the horses also compete in sport dressage with excellent results. Two Lipizzan stallions have already gained a gold medal at the Slovak Championship in Dressage – Conversano VI-47 with Kristína Flaková in 2017 and Peter Vančo with Conversano XIII-47 in 2019. During its existence, the Classical Riding School in Topoľčianky took part in many international events. Among those most important ones surely belonged the agricultural trade show “Grüne Woche” in Berlin, or the participation at mega quadrille in Mannheim in 2007. Certainly worth mentioning is opening ceremony at “Pferd Wels” in 2014 which is regarded as one of the biggest equestrian trade show in Europe.

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The Visit of the Permanent Senate Commission of CZE for Rural Development

On the 5th September 2019, the members of the Permanent Senate Commission of CZE for Rural Development visited the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky. Director of the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky Michal Horný welcomed this precious visit in the Riding Centre. Here they were introduced the typical representatives of the horse breeds that are bred at the stud since 1921. After the visit of the Hipological Exposition, all the guests subscribed the memorial book of the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky.

Members of the delegation:

sen. Jiří Oberfalzer – the Deputy Chairman of the Senate, the head of the delegation
sen. Miroslav Nenutil – the President of the Permanent Senate Commission of CZE for Rural Development
sen. Petr Šilar - the Deputy Chairman of the Commission

sen. Emílie Třísková – a member of the Commission 
sen. Karel Kratochvíle - a member of the Commission 
sen. Petr Holeček - a member of the Commission 
Mrs. Jitka Pilařová - a secretary of the Commission 

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Agrokomplex 2019

During 22nd – 28th August 2019, there was a traditional agricultural international exhibition Agrokomplex, which takes place in Nitra every year. This popular event already has a 46 year long tradition. More than 650 exhibitors came to promote their companies, services and products and more than 100 000 visitors visited the exhibition.

An integral part of the fair was The National Exhibition of the Livestock. The exhibition was opened by the minister of agriculture Gabriela Matečná. Many important people came to see the programme, for e.g. the former president of Slovak Republic Ivan Gašparovič. During the opening ceremony, the Quadrilla of the Lipizzaner stallions and riders from the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky was presented. It was supported by thousands of spectators and full tribunes. It is a prove that the Lipizzaner breeding is rightly registered in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Slovakia.

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Another golden medal for the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky…

On 7th-8th September 2019, there was a Championship of West Slovakia in Show-jumping. The place of the event was the equestrian centre Cedos Trenčín Nozdrkovce. The senior category consists of the 130cm round and one jump-off.

This year, there were seven athletes on the start. Kristína Flaková with a horse Panavia represented the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky. Panavia is an 8-year old mare after Charisma from mother after Papillon from the breed of the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky. Only four competitors gained zero in the first round. Kristina Flaková and Panavia were the only riding couple without any faults in the jump-off. They became the Champions of West Slovakia in Show-jumping. The second place gained Marko Halo with mare Regata from the breed of the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky representing JK Trenčín Nozdrkovce and the bronze medal went to Pavla Sládková with the horse Rubel from JK Štefi Čachtice.

Congratulations and all the best in the future.

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