is one of the three Pohaniec daughters on my site. She is Philippa and was owned
by Slängsboda. In 9th grade (I was 15 yrs) I did my work experience at Slängsboda.
I lived there for two whole weeks... heaven for a horse crazy girl! I'm still
very grateful to Louise Wale and her family for letting me come there. I actually
went there a couple of years later for a week when I had a break from school.
is a beautiful mare in her own right but she has beautiful babies too. Shown once
in Stockholm she was Champion mare with 94,6 p. She is the dam of four stallions:
*Fynd, *Falk, *Ferrari and Fidelio. *Fynd was reimported to Sweden and was a very
nice and talented stallion. She is also the dam of three mares exp USA.
She comes from the mare line of Ukrainka, a Saklawi born ca 1815 at Slawuta. The
line was decimated after World War II and has continued chiefly through the illustrious
Forta. This is a racing family of high merit but has also left horses of exqusite
beauty, especially when crossed with Negatiw-bred stallions. Forta's granddam
Jerychonka was born at Gumniska, a stud that was heavily into racing and that
had imported some racing stock from France, among them Bad, the dam of Bad Afas
1940 and Zmora 1937. When bred to the French stallion Nedjari, Jerychonka 1909
produced Porta 1931, the dam of Forta 1955. Porta had another daughter, Zbroja
1937 by Kartoum who was lost after producing one filly, Europa 1944 by Witraz.
Europa left a small family in Germany.
The Gumniska horses managed to
survive for the most part of the war, under German rule. When the Russians came
closer, it was decided that the stud would be evacuated to western Poland. When
the horses had arrived in Poznan they got caught between German and Russian armour
troops. Almost all horses died, among them descendants of the French and desert
imports as well as Porta.
Forta proved to be a good broodmare with amazing
longevity, not uncommon in this family. She had 20 foals in 20 years and lived
to be 27 years. All her daughters (10) has been used in breeding programs around
the world. Of her sons, 8 have been used at stud. Her 1954 daughter, Forsycja
by Como, was the dam of *Fuksja 1961 by Anarchista imp Sweden. At Blommeröd
she left six mares, among them *Finisia by Abu Ali, and one stallion. *Finisia
left two daughters before her exportation, Philippa and Filmia by Madar.