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.
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).
You can see materials connected to Wojciech Mickunas legend at www.PCBJ.pl. See below…
Polish Digital Equestrian Library:
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Wojciech Mickunas – Some Broken Hearts Never Mend – Półfinał – The Voice Senior 3 (2022) | FILM
Wojciech Mickunas – In the Ghetto – Przesłuchania w ciemno – The Voice Senior 3 (2022) | FILM
Trener Wojciech Mickunas (2020) | FILM
Wojciech Mickunas, trener i olimpijczyk WKKW, w filmie Koń – jaki jest Fakty i mity (2020) | FILM
Wojciech Mickunas (2018) | FILM
Wojciech Mickunas w Tarze (2017) | FILM
Wojciech Mickunas – I’m Your Man (Leonard Cohen cover) (2017) | FILM
Wojciech Mickunas – Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash cover) (2017) | FILM
Wojciech Mickunas – Suzanne (Leonard Cohen cover) (2017) | FILM
Wojciech Mickunas i Gerd Heuschmann – wywiad dla portalu Hipologia.pl (2011) | FILM
„Trener radzi” (2006) – Wojciech Mickunas
„WKKW widziane z bocznej trybuny” (1987) – Wojciech Mickunas
„Darek Soroka nie żyje!” (1986) – Wojciech Mickunas
„36. Mistrzostwa Polski w WKKW i CCI Biały Bór” (1985) – Wojciech Mickunas
„Mistrzostwa Polski w WKKW i CCI, Jaroszówka 1984” (1984) – Wojciech Mickunas
„Polskie WKKW w drodze do Los Angeles, część II” (1984) – Wojciech Mickunas
„Polskie WKKW w drodze do Los Angeles” (1983) – Wojciech Mickunas
„Refleksje po Mistrzostwach Polski w WKKW, Sopot 1980” (1980) – Wojciech Mickunas
„Mistrzostwa Polski w WKKW” (1979) – Wojciech Mickunas
„Jeździeckie Mistrzostwa Polski WKKW w 1972 r.” (1973) – Jan Mossakowski
Wojciech Mickunas poleca PCBJ | FILM