ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL « ATTELAGE » AT KOSZENCZIN (PL)
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August 2016
Arrived since Friday with splendid weather, and warmly welcomed by Krzysztof Szuster, Tadeusz Kolacz, Marek Doruch and their wonderful team of helpers, drivers and judges settled comfortably in Koszencin for another beautiful CIAT.
This ideal place was put at their disposal by the National Ensemble of singers and dancers or Slansk and the public had the great privilege to witness the most marvellous show on Saturday evening !
To start with the event on Friday evening, we enjoyed a delicious informal dinner under a big tent in the yard of the castle, during which our hosts and some Polish drivers made us taste their specialities, amongst them unforgettable smoked trouts !
Then on the next day, beginning of serious matters, starting with the briefing followed by the inspection of the road track in the company of the 29 drivers, most of them Polish but also coming from France, Germany and Switzerland.
In the afternoon, the Presentation went on with 8 singles, 15 pairs, 1 Winchester and 4 teams and was judged by Baron Christian de Langlade, President of the AIAT, assisted by Raimundo Coral Rubiales, Vice President ot the Real Club de Enganches de Andalucia, and Tadeusz Kolacz, initiator of the Historical Carriage Museum of Galowice.
At 18 :00 came the marvellous show mentionned above, then an excellent dinner gathering all people present, including numerous and well-known personnalities, thus showing their interest and support for this beautiful event.
During the Road Track on the Sunday morning, horses and passengers enjoyed a light breeze and a nice parcours through the village and the neighbouring forest.
On the afternoon, an extremely well designed course for the Cone Driving in a meadow below the castle fully satisfied the drivers. Nice sun, not too hot. A lot of public. In conclusion, the Prize giving ceremony showed again to everyone, if necessary, that Koszenczin certainly is a wonderful location for this kind of event and can be sure of a promissing future !
Please note that next year the III CIAT Koszenczin will take place on 17th and 18th June 2017 and not in August like for the two first ones.
Single : Coralie Macrez (F)
Pair : Justyna przyborowska (PL)
3 horses : Julian Pawlikowski (PL)
Teams : Wieslaw Sadowski (PL)
Winner of the AIAT Trophy of the Nations : Poland with Justyna Przyborowska and Julian Paxlikowski. Bravo !!!