Breeder: Kozienice Stud Farm
Mare VIA VITAE, chestnut, born in 1960 (Dar es Salam – via Aquia by Aquino II).
This is a mare bred at Kozienice Stud Farm, by Dar es Salam, that jumped over a wall 2.20 m high under Wiesław Dziadczyk at CSIO Olsztyn in 1969.
Via vitae ran three seasons, but without success. She acquired fame under Wiesław Dziadczyk in 1969, in Radom, when she made a record of Poland in high-jump competition – 205 cm, but in the same season during CHIO in Olsztyn she won a Puissance Show Jumping, beating a wall of 220 cm.
She was able to win a bronze medal in the Show Jumping Championships of Poland in 1974 and in 1970 she won the competition during the CSIO in Rotterdam.
The only son of Via Vitae – VIACZYK (by CZUBCZYK, the distinguished stallion in sport ) was also a superb jumper; he took part in the World Cup Final in Gothenburg in 1990 under Jarosław Płatos, and under his brother Zbigniew won the bronze medal of Juniors Championship of Poland in 1990.
Author of the entry: Paweł Gocłowski
Below you will find links to related materials in the Polish Digital Equestrian Library.
Polish Digital Equestrian Library:
Click the following links to go to related materials in Polish Digital Equestrian Library (they will open in a new page):
„Warto wracać do przeszłości… Historia Via Vitae raz jeszcze” [link] (2020)
„Konie Służewca” (2019) – Paweł Gocłowski
„Historia Klubu Jeździeckiego SKARB przy Stadninie Koni Kozienice” (2012)
„Droga życia-cel życia” (2011) – Anna Sas-Jaworska
„Wspomnienie o Majorze” (1976) – Anna Sas Jaworska
„Polskie konie wierzchowe” (1976) – Jerzy Chachuła, Wanda Bucholc-Ferenstein (s. 188)
„CSI w Warszawie i CSIO w Olsztynie w 1974 r.” (1974) – Władysław Byszewski
„Charakterystyka koni startujących w Olsztynie na CHIO 1969” (1970) – M. Budzyński, E. Sasimowski, S. Wadowski
„Racot — Warszawa — Olsztyn” (1969) – Witold Domański