Legendy Polskiego Jeździectwa – Ludzie

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Patron Honorowy: Stowarzyszenie Klub Jeździecki Legia-Kozielska

Mecenas:

Opiekun: Rodzina Mariana Kozickiego

A silver medallist of Olympic Games Moscow 1980 A quadruple participant of Olympic Games. Gold, silver (twice) and bronze (twice) medallist of Championship of Poland in show jumping.

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He was born on 05 April 1941 in Brody Poznańskie, Lwówek district, Poznań voivodship. His father: Stanisław. His mother: Cecylia Batura from home. His daughters: Anna and Katarzyna. His wife: Barbara Rutkowska from home. A graduate of an industrial school. Chief master ensign of Polish Army. A competitor at the Stud Farm in Posadowo, the Stallion Depot in Sieraków Wielkopolski, Popular Sports Association ‘Cwał’ in Poznań, Central Military Sports and Athletics Club ‘Legia’.

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In 1966, he won Grand Prix at CHIO in Olsztyn on Berry. In closing his career, he won Grand Prix on Festyn during official CHIO competitions in Sopot in June 1988.

“I owe horses all my life, i.e. the life of a rider and a man” – said Marian Kozicki in June 1999 in Warsaw. “The horses decided about the fact that after ending my career as a competitor and leaving Polish Army I moved to Germany for 18 years’ contract.

He touched horses for the first time at the Stud Farm in Posadowo where his father was a manager of a seed farm. He exercised with a riding instructor Franciszek Głowacz that earlier as a cavalryman (Cavalry Brigade of Great Poland) had fought in 1939 with German invaders.

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Author: Witold Duński

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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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Patron Honorowy: Polish Union of English Thoroughbreds Breeders

Mecenas: Katarzyna & Marcin Konarscy

Opiekun:  LKS Stragona Strzegom

„The great successes of Polish equestrianism, world championships, Olympic medals … all this would not be possible without a wide base of conditions such as breeding, tradition, sports and equestrian clubs, and above all people who, thanks to their knowledge and passion, devoted all their life.”

Tomasz Konarski


Grzegorz Konarski was a director of Strzegom Stud Farm for many years. Maria Konarska was the main breeder therein.

Grzegorz Konarski was a founder, a creator of the first successes and many years’ president of the Equestrian Club Stragona Strzegom.

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Grzegorz Konarski was born on 16 April 1942 in Kluczewsko in Włoszczowa district, at Konarski’s family property.

His family was connected with land for generations. Grzegorz’s grandfather, Maksymilian Konarski, was born in 1876. He had agricultural university education, managed the estate between 1900 and 1937, made a contribution to the commune development, founded a mill on Czarna river, was a communal judge, a founder of a Grange, a Fire-Brigade and a Savings and Loan Company in Kluczewsko. Besides, he was a member of a district council, Agricultural Association of Kielce and a church supervision. They had three children: Stanisław, Krystyna and Andrzej.

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Author: Artur Bober on the basis of his conversation with Grzegorz Konarski.

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Maria Konarska, from home Moraczewska, was born in 1946 at Piotrkowska street in Łódź. Her mother had a dress and elegant clothes studio over there and a flat upstairs. Maria lived there a short time because her parents moved a year later to Odolańska street in Warsaw and she spent her childhood in this place. She keeps in mind her childhood as very happy despite many tragic events that happened to her family.

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Honorary Patron: Polish Union of English Thoroughbreds Breeders

Sponsor: The Polish Jockey Club

“A child and a wanderer” of Gen. Anders. An outstanding breeder of racehorses and sports horses. A rider and a horse expert. Since 1959, he worked at Ochaby Stud Farm and then at Stubno Stud Farm and Walewice Stud Farm. A participant of races in Warsaw, Sopot and Pardubice.

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Eng. LECH STRZAŁKOWSKI devoted all his life to work with horses.

He was born on 17 March 1923 in Kamień Koszyrski within the family of a teacher Antoni Strzałkowski and Jadwiga Wolska from home. He stayed with his family at Polesia until February 1940 when soviet authorities taken Strzałkowski’s family away to northern Kazakhstan. In 1941, they got through Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan and then, in 1942, together with Polish Army organized in USSR under Gen. Władysław Anders’s command, through Caspian Sea to Teheran in Iran. In 1943, Polish civil families were transported to India, to a camp for Polish refugees. Over there, Lech Strzałkowski stayed until 1947 (Karachi, Kalhapur). In June 1947, he returned to Poland, to Warsaw. In 1951, Lech Strzałkowski finished his education at the high school named after Adam Mickiewicz in Warsaw and passed his high school finals while obtaining General Certificate of Education. In the same year, he started studying at the Zootechnic Faculty of Main School of Farming in Warsaw where he graduated as a livestock specialist engineer on 25 March 1955.

Since 01 February 1955, after he received a work order (by medium of inspector Bolesław Orłoś), he started working at Państwowe Tory Wyścigów Konnych (Jockey Club) in Warsaw, then in Wrocław and again in Warsaw. He used to work there until 01 October 1959.

On 01 October 1959, he started working at National Studs as follows: Within 1959-1961 at Pruchna-Ochaby National Stud (French Anglo-Arabs), 1961-1963 Trzebienice-Udórz National Stud (horses of Little-Poland type), 1963-1969 Stubno National Stud (Furioso-Przedświt type), 1969-1980 Pruchna-Ochaby National Stud, 1980-1982 Walewice National Stud (Anglo-Arabs), 1982-2006 Stubno National Stud (English Thoroughbred) that was privatized on 29 April 2003.

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Honorary Patron: Polski Związek Jeździecki

Sponsor: Wydawnictwo Galaktyka

Guardians: Wojciech Mickunas’s immediate family

A rider. A participant of Olympic Games (Munich 1972 – groom Paweł Wierzbicki, Seoul 1988 – as a team coach – placed fourth), a multiple medallist of Championships of Poland, a triple participant of European Three Days’ Event Championships. A journalist and an excellent bard.

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He was born on 16 March 1947 in Sompolno near Koło as a son of Jan (a major, an esteemed trainer) and Janina Budziński. Ha was a graduate of First General Secondary School named after K. Marcinkowski in Poznań (1964) and the local Agricultural Academy (Zootechnic Faculty, 1968), and Academy of Physical Education (1978) as a Master of Science in physical education (professional qualification: sport); he was a competitor (178 cm, 70 kg) and Three Days’ Event specialist: Chyszów Stud Farm, near Tarnów (1960-1962), Equestrian Centre in Poznań 1962-1969), LZS Racot (1970-1973) and Legia (Stara Miłosna) (1973-1976). He made his debut (1961) at competition in Łąck on the mare Hersylia. Then, he moved together with his parents to the centre at Wola in Poznań wherein he developed his talent under his father’s leadership. Once, his father wrote that Wojciech was “brave, resistant and deft”.

The leading Polish rider (1965-1972) specializing in Three Days’ Event but starting in dressage, too. Champion of Poland in Three Days’ Event twice (1969, 1972); a runner-up twice: in dressage (1968) and in Three Days’ Event (1968); a quadruple II vice-champion of Poland: in Three Days’ Event (1965, 1970, 1971) and dressage (1969) on: Zawrat, Dżemila (4 medals), Giecz and Armator. He started unsuccessfully at European Championships (1967, 1969, 1973) on Dżemila, Dźwięk and Dariusz.

Upon termination of his career as a competitor, he started working as an equestrian trainer and populariser, among others at LKS Hubertus in Biały Bór (1976-1977), Lumal Three Days’ Event Section in Zielona Góra (with its seat in Drzonków) 1978-1983, and also, he was a trainer of Polish Three Days’ Event Team that was placed fourth at Olympic Games in Seoul (1988). Stanisław Jasiński (from Stara Miłosna) is Mickunas’s pupil. A Sport Champion. He is married (Zofia) and has two daughters: Barbara (1971) and Bogna (1972).

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Honorary Patron: Museum of Independence in Warsaw

Sponsor: Polish Horse Breeders Association, Władysław Brejta

Guardians: Łukasz Schuch, Agnieszka Bojanowska

Polish hippologist, an excellent exterior expert and a racing organizer. Co-originator of horse breeding in Poland after the World War I and II. He has written (together with W. Pruski and J. Grabowski) the Vol. II of the manual entitled “Horse breeding”.

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He was born on 12 March 1892 in Warsaw within the family much-deserved for Poland and its capital. He was a child of a big city. So, from whence was his life-affecting passion for horses he came to love from childhood and then came to know their breeding thoroughly and so permanently that he devoted his long life to them.
Warsaw at the end of nineteenth century – the world of Stanisław’s childhood – the beautiful Trakt Królewski, and particularly Aleje Ujazdowskie, the famous promenade in Warsaw of that time, equipages with elegant horses, equestriennes and riders – all of them fascinated the child’s mind.


Pole Mokotowskie – 1899. His father took seven-year Stanisław to the racecourse for the first time. This event has exerted a huge influence on the child’s mind; the boy started being passionate of racehorses at first and then people, trainers and all things related to horse; he can still hear and see something new! He made every effort to visit racecourses and then observe morning gallops and penetrate secrets of horse training.
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On 05 March 1982, aged 90, Eng. Stanisław Schuch MSc died. He was a former Chief of Horse Breeding Department at Agriculture Ministry and the main co-originator of horse breeding in Poland after the World War I and II.


He was honoured with the Order of Polonia Restituta Fourth Class, the Officer’s Cross, and Fifth Class, the Knight’s Cross, as well as with many other distinctions.


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Author: Adam Sosnowski


Stanisław Schuch died on 05 March 1982 aged 90. He was buried at the Evangelical cemetery in Warsaw.


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Honorary Patron: Muzeum Łowiectwa i Jeździectwa, Łazienki Królewskie

Sponsor: Patrycja i Rafał Wojtacha

Guardians: Rodzina i spadkobiercy Zbigniewa Prus-Niewiadomskiego,
Polskie Towarzystwo Powozowe

A soldier of 1st Light Cavalrymen Regiment, AK. A participant of Warsaw Uprising and ‘Storm Operation’, an initiator of rebirth of the carriage sport and long-distance rides in Poland. An outstanding expert of driving competition.

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Born in Warsaw on 01 January 1922.

A well-deserved activist of Polish Equestrian Association, an initiator of rebirth of the carriage sport and long-distance rides in Poland, a judge of Polish Equestrian Association.

An outstanding expert of carriage history, a consultant of Horse Carriage Department at the Museum in Łańcut and Hunting and Horse-Riding Museum at Łazienki, the author of fundamental elaborations on ancient horse carrieges in Poland, a journalist for ‘Stolica’, ‘Koń Polski’ and many others magazines.

A member of cultural-scientific and combatant associations, among others Home Army Soldiers’ Association, Old Weapon and Colours Association, Polish Heraldic Association.

Honoured with: Cross of Valour, Polish Partisan Cross, Home Army Cross, Warsaw Uprising Cross, Gold Mark of Distinction of Polish Equestrian Association and the mark of distinction for a Derived Culture and Physical Education Activist.

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Author: Andrzej Novak-Zempliński


Zbigniew Prus-Niewiadomski died on 08 November 1997 aged 75. He was buried at Powązki cemetery in Warsaw (59-3-1 quarter).


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Sponsor: Kasia i Andre Pater

Guardians: Aleksandra i Bogdan Pater

An art visionary. A painter. A graduate of the Art Schools in Cracow and Munich. He is an author of such works as: ‘Olszynka Grochowska’, ‘Attack of 5th Zamojscy Uhlans Regiment’, ‘Uhlan’s rest’.

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Wojciech Kossak, a co-originator of ‘Racławice Panorama’, was born in Paris on New Year’s Eve 1856.

Wojciech received his second name after his godfather Horacy Vernet, the author of ‘Prince Józef Poniatowski’s death’ and ‘Battle near Somosierra’, and maybe, this fact bore on his love of painting and Paris although his life had been connected with Cracow for ever.

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And this was a place where Wojciech Kossak’s painting began. Here, the society starved for historical paintings, glorification of the former Polish Army to support the independence spirit.

“Like his father, he was a painter of battle-scenes, an author of panoramas and compositions of large format that depicted war episodes not only from Polish history but also from French or German while avoiding glorification of armies, especially of Prussian invader, and at the same time – Polish defeats. He has painted many portraits, most often representational images of European society or aristocracy. He had his portrait painted willingly but he did not seek knowledge about himself or his personality features while studying his face. Most often, he treated a self-portrait as an opportunity to took worthily.”

Wojciech Kossak used to paint every day from his early youth, first in the custody of his father in Cracow and then during many years’ education at Munich Academy and Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. For a young, ambitious painter from Poland, it was not easy to come into being in Paris. (…)

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Author: Iwona Strzelewicz-Ziemiańska


Wojciech Kossak died in Cracow on 29th July 1942, aged 86.
He was buried at Rakowicki Cemetery in Cracow (a quarter XIIB-north-on the left)


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Guardians: Wiesław Hartman’s family

A silver team medallist of Olympic Games in Moscow 1980, a multiple medallist of Championships of Poland in show jumping. A riding instructor.

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He was born in Kwidzyn on 23 October 1950. Kwidzyn district, Gdańsk voivodship. His father: Jan. His mother: Hanna Wójcik from home. His sister: Krystyna. His brothers: Ryszard and Andrzej. His wife: Stanisława Madej from home. His daughter: Karolina. His sons: Sławomir, Krzysztof, Maciej. A graduate of a Mechanical School and Equestrian Trainer School. A competitor of Country Equestrian Sports Club ‘Nadwiślanin’ in Kwidzyn.

Olympic Games
Moscow, 20th July – 3rd August 1980 – at the Nations Cup: silver medal on Norton, together with Jan Kowalczyk on Artemor, Marian Kozicki on Bremen and Janusz Bobik on Szampan. He was placed sixth in Individual Show Jumping on Norton.

European Championships in show jumping:
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 15-19 August 1979
At Nations Cup, he was placed ninth on Norton and Inwałd, together with Jan Kowalczyk on Artemor and Radar, Janusz Bobik on Szampan and Zygzak, Krzysztof Ferenstein on Kobryń.
Hickstead, England 28 – 31 July 1983 – at Nations Cup he was placed tenth on Norton, together with Rudolfem Mrugała on Gaudeamus and Toledo, Bohdan Sas-Jaworski on Bremen, Jan Kowalczyk on Artemor, Janusz Bobik on Szampan.

Championships of Poland in show jumping:
Warsaw 22 – 26 September 1976 – silver medal on Norton.
Warsaw 27 – 30 July 1978 – silver medal on Norton.
Warsaw 26 – 29 September 1980 – silver medal on Norton.
Warsaw 27 – 29 May 1983 – bronze medal on Norton.
Łobez 13-15 June 1986– bronze medal on Harde.

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Author: Witold Duński


Wiesław Hartman died in Kwidzyn on 24th November 1971, aged 71.
He was buried at the municipal cemetery in Kwidzyn.


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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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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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