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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!

Pavel Rajtar

Pavel Rajtar

Pavel Rajtar belongs among the first graduates of the Riding School in Topoľčianky, which was established in the early 1950s. In addition, he is among the giants of world mountaineering and mountain leadership. He reached the biggest stars of extreme skiing and sports ski mountaineering.

Slovak Vaulting Cup 2022 in Topoľčianky

Slovak Vaulting Cup 2022 in Topoľčianky

On the 27th of August, after a 5-year break, almost all vaulting clubs from Slovakia gathered again in the grounds of the National Stud. The reason was the penultimate round of the Slovakian national ranking, the Slovak Vaulting Cup 2022. For all trainees, vaulters and their horses, it was an opportunity to improve their previous scores in their category. Altogether, almost 60 individuals, 6 pairs and 4 groups presented themselves here. The performances were really fantastic, it was something to look at....

Topoľčianky National Stud was successful at the European Vaulting Championships

Topoľčianky National Stud was successful at the European Vaulting Championships

The show jumping department of the Topoľčianky National Stud Farm is one of the long-standing and stable entities in Slovakia. They started their activity in June 1993 under the leadership of the then coach Alena Matúšková. Already in this period, they recorded great success on the international stage. In 1997, the mare Carmen competed at the European Championships in Aachen, Germany, in the individual category with Ľudovít Holý. They took 17th place in the world competition. A year later, Carmen and Lucia Naštická qualified for the World Equestrian Games in Rome, where they placed 23rd. Carmen took 9th place in 1999 at the European Championships in Nitra in the individual category with Martin Vaváček. This same pair started the following season at the World Championships in Mannheim, Germany, where they won 14th place in strong competition. In 2001, Carmen, led by Alena Matúšková and competitor Jana Malíková, took part in the European Championships in Poznań and a year later they started at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain.

In 2005, Boris Kodak took over the leadership of the vaulting department, who successfully continues to achieve excellent results at international championships. He has already prepared many successful trainees and a large number of excellent vaulting horses. The training also includes gymnastic training with professional instructors and vaulting training sessions, which coach Boris Kodak organizes several times a year. At the national level, they are the holders of championship medals in various categories almost every year, and the horses are consistently awarded the title of "Horse of the Year" by their evaluations. Their performances are competitive not only at international events, but also at European and world championships. With the mare Fantagíra, his team took part in the ME 2012 in Pezinok (SVK), Ebreichsdorf 2013 (AUT) and Kaposváry 2014 (HUN) in the category of individuals and pas de deux. In 2015, she took part in the World Championships in Ermelo, the Netherlands, in the pas de deux category with Nikol Švajčíková and Diana Antalíková. In 2019, the junior group on the horse Leon returned to Ermelo for the World Championships. In 2021, Ivana Cigáňová and Andrej Meňhert started at the WC in French Le Mans in the individual category. The squad also met the qualification and won 7th place.

On July 27-31, 2022, the Junior European Vaulting Championships were held in Kaposvár, Hungary. Two individuals from JK pri NŽ Topoľčianky met the qualification and were selected for the national team - Andrej Meňhert in the junior men's category and Laura Balážová in the junior women's category. The squad consisting of Andrej Meňhert, Laura Balážová, Stela Strečková, Gabika Karáčová, Sebastián Kodak and Matúš Solčiansky also met the qualification criteria. The trainees took part in the championship with a horse of the National Stud - with a 10-year-old gelding Leon by the French stallion Dormane du Puy, out of a dam by Lord Inci Tatus. At the moment, they have in preparation a new promising mare with a massive frame with an excellent spacious gallop - Liliane - by Charisma from the dam of Lord Inci Tatus, which the department is currently testing at national level.

However, let's go back to the EC in Kaposvár. With great tension and hope for a medal, we watched the performance of Andrej Meňhert, who, after the mandatory lineup in the first round, took third place out of 13 trainees from 8 European countries. Despite a successful free, he dropped to fourth place with a minimal loss to the third Bel Lehnen from Germany. In the second round, Andrej practiced his free with an excellent rating of 8.159. After adding up all the results, it came in fourth place, just 0.188 points short of the bronze medal. With this placing, Andrej followed up on the performance of Adam Lukáč from the ME juniors in Pezinok in 2012, who also took 4th place on the Topoľčiansky mare Fantagíra. At the time, Adam Lukáč was a trainee for SOUP Šaľa under the leadership of Mrs. Majdlenová. Their horse was injured, and Fantagíra was the ideal replacement in order to preserve the Slovak national team and the chance for a good result.

In the squad category, 7 teams of different nationalities met in Kaposvár this year. The squad under the leadership of Boris Kodak steadily held the 4th position after both rounds with a total rating of 6.994. In the competition of 38 competitors, Laura Balážová took 34th place.

Congratulations to the entire vaulting department and we wish you many more successes.

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Slovak Championship in Endurance 2022

Slovak Championship in Endurance 2022

After a two-year break caused by restrictions in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic, the premises of the Topoľčianky National Stud racetrack, once again held endurance races. In addition to national competitions at 40, 60 and 80 km, there were also international races CEI1* 100 km, CEI J,YR 1*100 km and CEI2*140 (2x70) km, which were also championship competitions for seniors and juniors/young riders .

Championships of the Slovak Republic in Dressage

Championships of the Slovak Republic in Dressage

On July 16-17, 2022, the Open Slovak Dressage Championships were again held in the premises of the Topoľčianky National Stud Farm. After young horses and pony riders, this time there were categories of seniors and young riders.

NEW ARABIAN BLOOD FOR THE NATIONAL STUD FARM TOPOLČIANKY

NEW ARABIAN BLOOD FOR THE NATIONAL STUD FARM TOPOLČIANKY

The history of thoroughbred Arabian breeding in Slovakia began to be written unofficially from the seventies of the last century. In 1973, the Topolčianky stud imported original Arabian thoroughbreds from the Arab Republic of Egypt for more than 3.5 million crowns from the El Zahraa State Stud. The aim of the imports was to further improve the quality of the Shagya-Arabian as well as the Arabian thoroughbred breed. Four stallions and 6 breeding mares were imported.

Championships of young horses and pony riders in dressage Championships of the West Slovak region of the SJF

Championships of young horses and pony riders in dressage  Championships of the West Slovak region of the SJF

On June 18-19, 2022, a two-day dressage event was held again on the premises of the National Stud. In addition to open competitions, spectators could watch the battle of equestrian pairs in two rounds of the Slovak Championships of young horses and pony riders and also of the ZSO SJF Championships. The hot summer weather tested the fitness of all participants.

Dressage competition in Topoľčianky

Dressage competition in Topoľčianky

On June 4-5, 2022, the first of three planned dressage events took place on the premises of the National Stud. There were competitions at levels from 'Z' to 'T', including tests for young horses.

May Prize of the National Stud Topoľčianky

May Prize of the National Stud Topoľčianky

On the last weekend of May, the first of this year's sports events took place in the grounds of the National Stud - the May Prize of the Topoľčianky National Stud. More than 80 riding pairs came to test their strength in showjumping. Competitions were announced from the ZM level to S - 130 cm. The author of the courses was an experienced course designer from Czech Republic, Ján Kopiš. The panel of judges, which ensured the smooth running of all competitions, was commanded by Anka Virágová, the other members were Martina Kredatusová, Bibiana Zacharová and Patrik Mikulášik. A big thank you goes to the sponsors of the event, who donated interesting material and financial prizes to the winners and runners-up. They were the companies Happy Horse Service, Cavalor, Heineken, Prohorse, Gazoo, JK pri Národný žrebčín and Národný žrebčín Topoľčianky.

Pre selection of the stallions and tests of performance at the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky 26th May 2022

Pre selection of the stallions and tests of performance at the National Stud Farm Topoľčianky 26th May 2022

Comettee:

Ing. Péter Görözdi, predseda

Members:

Ing. Michaela Horná, PhD.

Ing. Samuel Sokol

Ing. Emil Kovalčík, PhD.

MVDr. Dušan Solár za ŠVPS

With comettee cooperated::

Pavol Gašpar

Open day at the Topoľčianky National Stud

Open day at the Topoľčianky National Stud

After a two-year break, when the Open Doors Day was held only symbolically due to pandemic measures in connection with Covid-19, this year the gates of the National Stud opened again to the general public. Attendance broke all previous records. The pleasant spring weather in connection with the prospect of a day full of experiences attracted more than 15,000 visitors to Topoľčianky.

Vaulting training session at the Topoľčianky National Stud

Vaulting training session at the Topoľčianky National Stud

On March 25-27, 2022, the JK vaulting department at the Topoľčianky National Stud under the leadership of Boris Kodak organized a vaulting training session for the clubs of the West Slovak region of SJF. The event was attended by almost 20 trainees from three clubs - JK Slávia SOUP Šaľa led by assistant head coach Beata Tóthová, JK Farao led by Vladimíra Lenčéšová and domestic trainees led by Boris Kodak.

"Natural balance" seminar at the Topoľčianky National Stud Farm

"Natural balance" seminar at the Topoľčianky National Stud Farm

On February 19, 2022, the Slovak Farrier's Guild organized a seminar called Natural balance focused on the adjustment of the bare hoof. The National Stud in Topoľčianky covered this event by providing its premises. Daniel Anz, a recognized expert in the subject in Europe, who specializes in the so-called barefoot trim, accepted the invitation as the trainer. The seminar served to increase the expertise of members of the Slovak Farrier's Guild. At the end, the participants received a certificate of completion.

Ing. Samuel Sokol celebrated his 60th birthday

Ing. Samuel Sokol celebrated his 60th birthday

In the past few days, former successful horse racing driver and trainer Ing. Samuel Sokol celebrated his life anniversary. He currently works at the Topoľčianky National Stud in the position of "head of horse breeding and trainer of racehorses". As it happens, his path to the National Stud was not straightforward, so we were curious as to what preceded it.

FAVORY XVIII-1 STARTED THE NEW BREEDING SEASON

FAVORY XVIII-1 STARTED THE NEW BREEDING SEASONOn January 18, in the morning at the Hostie breeding facility, the first foal of the year was born, the Lipizzaner stallion Favory XX-1 after the newly registered stallion 113 Favory XX Sofija. With this, little Favory opened not only the breeding season at the National Stud, but also the breeding career of his father, as he is his first offspring.

HIPOLOGICAL EXPOSITION IN TOPOĽČIANKY

HIPOLOGICAL EXPOSITION IN TOPOĽČIANKY

Topoľčianky is a real "Mecca of horse breeding" in Slovakia. In addition to noble and rare horses, the National Stud Farm can also boast a unique hippological exposition. We talked about its history, but also the present, with its administrator - Ing. Andrej Magáth.

Visit of the State Secretary of the MPRV SR Milan Kysel

Návšteva štátneho tajomníka MPRV SR Milana Kyseľa

On November 9, 2021, a meeting between the State Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic (MPRV SR) Milan Kysel and the State Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture for Forests and Land of the Republic of Hungary Péter Zambó took place in Topoľčianky.

The central topic of the meeting was the development of methodologies for quantifying damage caused by wild animals in forests, agricultural areas, as well as in the field of aquaculture.

On this occasion, government officials visited the National Stud Farm "Topoľčianky" š.p. In the afternoon, they were welcomed by the director Michal Horný, who introduced the activities and direction of the company. Subsequently, the delegation moved to the hippological exposition, where rare artifacts from the history of the stud farm can be seen.