10 December 2009
by Tom Reed
Horse International Vol 10 2009
Antoni Pacynski was born in 1943 in Jaroslaw, Poland and competed Trakehners and part-Trakehners at the highest international level. He also managed one of the great Trakehner stud farms, the Polish State Stud Liski. Tom Reed and Maren Engelhardt sat down with Antoni at the Trakehner Stallion Approval in Neumuenster to discus his life, horses, and the Trakehner breed.
TR/ME: Antoni, perhaps you could tell us your history as a rider.
AP: I rode my first Senior Polish Championship in 1957. I was 14 years old, with a Trakehner, and I placed second. And then every year I rode in the European Championship for Junior Riders and Young Riders. In 1970 in Venice in the European individual championship the Italian rider Castellini was champion and I was second.
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