Legendy Polskiego Jeździectwa – Ludzie

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Guardians: Wiesław Hartman’s family



Silver team medalist of the Olympic Games Moscow 1980, multiple medalist of the Polish Show jumping Championships. Riding instructor.

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Author: Witold Duński


Wiesław hartman died in Kwidzyń on November 24, 2021, at the age of 71.
He was buried at the Communal Cemetery in Kwidzyń.


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„XXII Igrzyska Olimpijskie Moskwa” (1980) – Eryk Brabec

IO Moskwa 1980 – Skoki przez przeszkody [RU] | FILM


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XXII Summer Olympic Games – Moscow 1980

The Olympic Games where Polish horsemanship achieved the best results. 29 July 1980 – silver team medal (Jan Kowalczyk – Artemor; Marian Kozicki – Bremen; Janusz Bobik – Szampan; Wiesław Hartman – Norton). 03 August 1980 – individual gold Olympic medal – Jan Kowalczyk on Artemor.

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Honorary Patron: Dagmara Misakiewicz-Ciupińska

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Guardians: Agata Duda

A soldier, a major, an artilleryman. A rider and a trainer. Honoured with, among others, the Cross of Valour three times. A winner of PN, New York 1926, Nice 1926, on Hamlet 2.20. (a runner up)

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MICHAŁ TOCZEK was born in Nozdrzec on 27 September 1889 in the family of Wojciech Toczek and Katarzyna Sochacka from home. He finished a primary school in his mother town. He loved horses from childhood. He grew accustomed to them and understood them.

Between 01 September 1901 and 27 May 1909, he was a schoolboy at the secondary school in Przemyśl where he was taught in Polish language. On 27 May 1909, he passed the secondary school finals. In the period between 01 October 1909 and 15 June 1913, he studied law at Jan Kazimierz’s University in Lvov. On 15 June 1913, he received a graduation of law. As a law graduate, he passed (with a good mark) two exams of law: a historical and a political one, and one state examination.

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Our hero belonged to an honourable circle of patriots that, according to Królikowski himself, not only competed expertly at Polish army in times of peace but also fought during a war if necessary; his breast covered with orders was the best evidence of this.

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His request – “Remember Poland whom we serve.” – addressed to compatriots in the United States, is still current.

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Author: Agata Duda

Michał Toczek died in Przemyśl on October 30, 1971, at the age of 82.
He was buried at the Communal Cemetery in Zasanie (section 17, row 9, grave number 5).

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„Mjr Michał Toczek mistrz hipiki” (2021) – Agata Duda

„Majora Michała Toczka konna droga…” (2021) [fragmenty] – Agata Duda

„Michał Toczek” (2012) – Witold Duński

„Od Nicei do Nowego Yorku” (1927) – Adam Królikiewicz

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Guardians: Grzegorz Krzyżaniak

A Great Lithuanian Hetman. One of the most outstanding European army commanders within early seventeenth century.

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When he discomfited Swedes near Kircholm in 1605, he received congratuliations from the emperor Rudolf II, the king of England Jakub I, and even the shah of Persia. The Ottoman sultan and Tuscan dukes had his portraits at their palaces. The pope Paul V wrote to the victor: “You proved to be the most glorious and the wisest commander absolutely”.

He gained the eternal glory during his battles with Swedes in Livonia. Kircholm, where the hetman defeated three times more numerous enemy’s army, entered the pantheon of Polish greatest triumphs. You can find it also in the list of battles immortalised at the Unknown Soldier Grave in Warsaw.

Importance of Polish Hussars in this battle is reasonably emphasized but it was not conclusive in the least. Jan Karol Chodkiewich’s genius decided substantially on the conflict result.

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Author: Michael Morys Twarowski

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„Wodzowie Polski – Jan Karol Chodkiewicz” (1938) – Edmund Oppman

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„Chocim 1621” (1988) – Leszek Podhorodecki

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Guardians: Krystyna Rudowska

An Olympian. A cavalry captain, 17th Regiment of Uhlans of Great Poland. A knight of, among others, Virtuti Militari, Legion of Honour, Polish Cross of Valour 5 times A retired general.

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In September 1999, equestrian circles learnt on Gen. Michał Gutowski’s visit in Poland – the pre-war cavalryman and the Olympian lived in Canada since termination of the war.

Through efforts of Polish Equestrian Association, Gen. Gutowski was a lecturer at a special session of trainer course in Stallion Depot in Łąck. Over there, I met the man creating a legend of Polish interwar horsemanship – one of few people who remember Polish riders’ successes on international arenas and attended them.

Mr Michał Gutowski was 89 years old then. He was in perfect intellectual shape and able-bodied. In Łąck, while watching movies showing his 88th birthday and him riding horseback and overcoming cross-country fences, it was difficult to hide admiration and withstand a reflection with regard to my own future.
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Author: Jacek Grobelny

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Powrót Olimpijczyka | FILM
„Nie masz pana nad ułana” – Jacek Grobelny
„Michał Gutowski” (2012) – Witold Duński
„Uroczyste spotkanie z Michałem Gutowskim” (2004) – Andrzej Grzybowski
„Generał Michał Gutowski nie żyje” (2006) – Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski
„Ostatni Mohikanin” (1995) – Witold Domański
„Curriculum vitae” – Michał Gutowski

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Guardians: Rodzina Marka Zaleskiego

A rider, a breeder, a trainer, an activist of Polish Equestrian Association. One of architects of Polish driving legend.

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He was born in Łódź on 12 May 1950 and died on 03 July 2021 in Poznań. He was buried at a cemetery in Warsaw.

Read the first part of biography of Marek Zaleski who, together with Kazimierz Stawiński (Starogard Gdański Stallion Depot) Czesław Matławski (Gniezno Stallion Depot), Andrzej Osadziński (Bogusławice Stallion Depot), Tadeusz Czermiński (Sieraków Stallion Depot), Zbigniew Dąbrowski (Książ Stallion Depot), Zbigniew Markowiecz (Starogard Gdański Stallion Depot), was a continuer of Polish horse driving successes:

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“His father: Wacław. His mother: Hanna Zielińska from home. His wife: Renata Dziurla from home. He was a graduate of Main School of Planning & Statistics and of Agricultural Academy in Lublin.

Riding was ancestral. Hid grandfather Kazimierz Zaleski worked at Służewiec Racecourse. His father Wacław Zaleski, a knight of the Virtuti Militari, was a rider, an officer of the 1st Regiment of Mounted Rifleman.
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Author: Witold Duński
Author of photos: Piotr Czyrwik

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„Marek Zaleski” (2012) – Witold Duński

ZSee achievements of Polish driving…

Respekt – Polskie Powożenie | Winners 100 Gwiazd

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Guardians: Andrzej Zygmunt Rola-Stężycki, editors of the Napoleon.org.pl portal

A cavalryman. A chief of 3rd squadron of 1st Polish Light Cavalry of Imperial Guard. The first commander of the famous attack near Somosierra in 1808.

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He was born in Skierniewice on 04 July 1778. He died on 03 February 1821 in Warsaw and was buried in Belsk Duży.

A knight of Somosierra, Wagram, Smoleńsk, Jarosławiec and on the Elbe battles… that is Jan Kozietulski, one of the most famous Polish Napoleon’s followers; he was luckless anent historians and his name was praised by poets and writers first of all.

He owes his renown just to them however even his birth date arouses controversies…

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As a young graduate of Knight’s School and Czartoryski family’s favourite, he had a superb chance of a military career, but after the third partition of Poland, he became a bondsman of Frederic William III, so the army had to wait.

The young man was spoiling for legions gathering in Italy… but his father held back his aspirations; so, Jan spent time banqueting and drinking like gilded youth of that time, e.g. Waliccy, Łubieńscy or Krasińscy. Kozietulski joined Friends of Motherland Association whereof chairman was Wincenty Krasiński.

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Only in the late autumn of 1806, the Friends of Motherland and Kozietulski among them got a chance to produce evidence of their patriotism. Then, on call of Dąbrowski and Wybicki, they went from Warsaw to Poznań as a Honourable Guard to greet Napoleon and ask him to liberate Poland… These intentions were unsuccessful then, since Jan Nepomucen Umiński’s guard of Poznań forestalled them.

The only benefit of this escapade was the fact that Dąbrowski incorporated the young people from Warsaw into Polish Army and Krasiński obtained a privilege to create a Honourable Guard in Warsaw.

Jan Kozietulski and Tomasz Łubieński became its deputy commanders.

Only after Napoleon’s arrival to Warsaw, local young people could show themselves as emperor’s escort during his daily joy rides all over the capital.

Since then, Kozietulski accompanied the emperor constantly, also when he moved on front lines to watch battles near Gołymin and Pułtusk. (…)”


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Author: Włodzimierz Nabywaniec / Napoleon.org.pl

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„Kozietulski Jan” – Włodzimierz Nabywaniec
„Fatalna pomyłka” (2001) – Andrzej Zygmunt Rola-Stężycki
„Baron Cesarstwa Francuskiego” (2009) – Andrzej Zygmunt Rola-Stężycki
„Kozietulski herbu Abdank” (2014) – Andrzej Zygmunt Rola-Stężycki
Pułkownik Kozietulski – Legenda Szwoleżerów FILM
Jan Kozietulski – Jestem Dumny Bohaterowie Skierniewic FILM

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Honorary Patron: Poznańskie Stowarzyszenie Olimpijskie

Sponsor: ..In Pectore

Guardian: Jumping Events Poznań Sports Club

A cavalry captain. 15th Regiment of Uhlans of Poznań. A silver medallist of Olympic Games in Amsterdam 1928 in show jumping on Mylord.

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Born on 08 October 1901 in Rostov-on-Don He died on 25 June 1986 in London.

His father: Aleksander. His mother: Wanda Scipio del Campo from home. A graduate of a grammar school in Smieła, Kiev guberniya, Infantry Cadet School in Warsaw, Cavalry Training Centre in Grudziądz, Central Gymnastics and Sport School in Poznań. N.C.O. of 11th Regiment of Don Uhlans at Voluntary Russian Army, 2nd Dragoon Regiment of cavalry captain Kossak, 3rd Independent Unit of Border Riflemen, 6th Regiment of Mounted Riflemen, 1st Light Cavalrymen Regiment, a second lieutenant of 15th Regiment of Uhlans of Poznań.

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Amsterdam: 17th May – 12th August 1928 – silver medal on Mylord together with Michał Antoniewicz-Woysym on Readgledt and Kazimierz Szosland on Ali. In individual show jumping, he was placed fourth on Mylord.

Before he was the Olympic medallist in 1928, he had been a soldier first.
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Since 1919, the senior rifleman Kazimierz Gzowski fought for Poland at 2nd Dragoon Regiment. Since 06 August 1919, he was a corporal at 6th Regiment of Mounted Riflemen. Since September 1920, he fought as a platoon leader at a squadron of heavy machineguns of 1st Light Cavalrymen Regiment.

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Author: Witold Duński

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„Kazimierz Gzowski” (2012) – Witold Duński

„Honorowa Odznaka Jeździecka” (1936) – Redakcja czasopisma Jeździec i Hodowca

„Jeźdźcy polscy na IX Olimpjadzie” (1928) – Leon Kon

„Gzowski Kazimierz Aleksander” – Zespół redakcyjny

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Honorary Patron: Jerzy Wojciech Sienkiewicz

Sponsor: Bogusław Lustyk

Guardians: Petroniusz Frejlich, Krzysztof Czarnota

A romantic, a horse breeder, a field crown chancellor. A descendant of the oldest and the most powerful noble families in Poland. A “Gold-bearded emir”.

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Roman Abraham was born on 15 December 1784 in Lvov. He was killed on14 May 1831 in a battle near Daszów.

(…) One of Wacław’s biographers, Antoni Józef Rolle, noticed:


„[…] Emir’s life, although so many times told, was not properly examined yet and this is a rewarding and instructive theme even for an explorer”.


Today, in spite of twenty literary works devoted to Rzewuski and almost the same number of elaborations that originated since the Daszów battle, the above statement remains actual. There are no exhaustive and general research of the count’s life. The most of the mentioned elaborations relate to chosen fragments of his life and many of them arose based on single or incredible sources.

For example, orientalists or pure-bred Arabians breeders were interested only in the “hippological” and “Arabian” thread of Emir’s biography, however researchers of Polish conspiratorial and patriotic activity in nineteenth century did not bestow too much attention to Rzewuski. And after all, this is extremely interesting theme. Already Lucjan Siemieński wrote about Wacław:


“I do not know a man that could deliver, in our prosaic times, such a great poetic thread like him, not only with all his life but even with his death.
Be killed in a battle would be an ordinary matter – so many others died and die in this way – but get lost mysteriously – traceless… not every man can”

Piotr Jaxa Bykowski, one of nineteenth-century biographers of Rzewuski, was awake to imperfection of elaboration written hitherto.
He emphasized a need to fill up the existing gap by conducting deep source research. In 1879, he wrote:


“Maybe, somebody will create a whole from our monographs [concerning Wacław Rzewuski – F. K.]” (…)


We invite you to get the feel of the dissertation that makes an attempt to present the whole question, i.e. Wacław “Emir” Rzewuski’s biography, to evaluate his achievements, to describe his progeny lots and Rzewuski’s family history beginning from their legendary, fairy rudiments.


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Author: Filip Kucera

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„Duma o Wacławie Rzewuskim” – Juliusz Słowacki
„Emir Rzewuski” (1933) – Witold Pruski
„Wieniec Sławy, Sługa Znaku” (2012) – Izabella Pawelec Zawadzka
„Historia hodowli koni arabskich w Polsce – Emir Wacław Rzewuski” (2000) – Roman Pankiewicz
Krzysztof Czarnota o Emirze Wacławie Rzewuskim | FILM
„Ludzie i konie na kresach – Emir Wacław Rzewuski” (2018) – Krzysztof Czarnota
„Zapomniane hippologiczne prace Emira Rzewuskiego” (1934) – Józef Mencel
Wacław Seweryn Rzewuski i jego konie arabskie | FILM
„Wacław 'Emir’ Rzewuski (1784-1831) podróżnik i żołnierz” (2015) – Filip Kucera
„Magnat, poeta, awanturnik, patriota” (2002) – Hanna Łysakowska
„Wacław Rzewuski” (2021) – Krzysztof Czarnota
„Stado Emira – fragmenty” (1996) – Roman Pankiewicz

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Honorary Patron: Elżbieta Orłoś

Sponsors: PTTK Skrzyczne shelter
Andrzej Lohman, Zofia Lohman-Ndou, Arber Ndou

Guardians: Andrzej Orłos’s family and his grandchildren Maksymilian, Karolina and Zofia

An Olympian. A Champion of Poland in Dressage, Show Jumping and Three Days’ Event. A breeder. A coach of Polish National Team in show jumping and Polish Olympic Team in Three Days’ Event.

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He was born in Albigowa on 16 February 1934. He died on 29 April 2018 in Bielsko-Biała and was buried in Sopot.

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„(…) His father: Bolesław. His mother: Erika Siarkiewicz from home. His sister: Danuta. His brothers: Marcin and Wojciech. His wife: Karolina Soja from home. His daughter: Elżbieta. His son: Marek.

A graduate of Agricultural and Technical Academy in Olsztyn. A manager of Training Institute in Kwidzyń. An assistant director of the Stud Farm in Plękity. A Horse Breeding Inspector of Horse Breeding Federation for Northern Poland.

A director of the Stud Farms in Kadyny and Rzeczna. A competitor of Country Sports Club in Kwidzyń.

The history of Poland designated an engineer position among horses with its painful points, meanders, suffering.”

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Author: Witold Duński

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„His inadequate weight – more than 70 kg; his inadequate height – 180 cm; but he insisted to become a jockey. Already as a pupil of a grammar school, he got up at half past three(!) every day to mount back several horses at Służewiec in Warsaw.

When in a secondary school, he spent his free time on racing, too. However, all that was not enough to start in real races. This was a legal right of permanent employees of Jockey Club only. He could take advantage of this only after obtaining the secondary-school certificate (1951) when he started working at Stanisław Pasternak‘s racing stable (he wished to study zootechnics but was refused to accept due to his landowners’ origin).”
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Author: Piotr Dzięciołowski

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„(…) After Tomaszewski’s departure, Andrzej Orłoś, the enthusiastic and keen on horses manager of Training Institute dealt with trainings. Thereat, he did not throw up his competitor’s career. In addition, he dealt with driving and taught even Bao Day, a full-bred horse, to go in team. (…)

Thanks to Orłoś and Grabowski, new training fields and a grassy hippodrome came into being. A substantial amount of obstacles was built. (…)

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Author: Mieczysław Zagor

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„Andrzej Orłoś – Bao Day biegał własnym rytmem” (2010) – Piotr Dzięciołowski

„Rozwój sportu jeździeckiego przy Stadzie Ogierów w Kwidzynie” (1996) – Mieczysław Zagor

„WKKW na Olimpiadzie w Moskwie” (1980) – Andrzej Orłoś

„Andrzej Orłoś” (2012) – Witold Duński

Andrzej Lohman i jego świat – Andrzej Orłoś – część VIII FILM

Andrzej Orłoś – Musimy zarażać młodzież jeździectwem! | FILM

Orłoś i jego koń | FILM

Praca z koniem, skoczkiem – część 1. | FILM

Praca z koniem, skoczkiem – część 2. | FILM

Ludzie i Konie | FILM

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Sponsors: Urszula and Jerzy Białobok, Alina Sobieszak, Anna Stojanowska,
Magda and Marek Trela

Guardian: Araby Magazine

A highly esteemed world-class authority in the field of Arabian horse breeding. Together with Alina Sobieszak, she established Araby Magazine.

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She was born in Warsaw in 1937. She died on 27 March 2015. She was buried at Brudnowski Cemetery.

Ms Alicja Sobieszak remembers Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka as follows.

“Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka died 6 years ago but she did not left us – we often remember her as well as her opinions and articles, we often publish her photos whereon she is with her beloved Arabian horses and many friends whom she had worldwide.

I had honour and pleasure to collaborate with Iza during my work in Animex and later, when her dream came true and she caused issue a magazine devoted to Arabian horses – in 2006, a quarterly “Araby” (Arabian Horses) broke into market (since 2012, a new title “Araby Magazine” is used).

My first reminiscence: A half of 80’s. – my first auction of Arabian horses in Janów Podlaski. It takes place lively and Marek Grzybowski, the auctioneer, gives a higher amount offered every moment and …when I expect his hammer blow, “Sold!” – silence falls and a warm voice begins a tale on the presented mare – this is the tale on beauty, pride, courage…”

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Author: Alina Sobieszak

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„Wspomnienie o Pani Izie” (2020) – Alina Sobieszak

„50-ta Jubileuszowa Aukcja Koni w Książu” (1974) – Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka

„Pianissima i reszta świata” (2008) – Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka

„Pianissima i reszta świata” (Araby Magazine) (2008) – Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka

„Pianissima and the rest of the world” [EN] (2008) – Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka

ARABY MAGAZINE NR – 2 – 2015 (10) – a special issue entirely devoted to Mrs. Izabella Pawelec Zawadzka.

„Konie wyczarowane” (2013) – Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka