1 April 2015, Poland ~ Leading Arabian horse breeding authority and world ambassador of the Arabian horse, Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka, passed away after a long illness on 28 March 2015. Known as the First Lady of Polish Arabian horse breeding, she had a great influence on every aspect of the breed. A gentle, caring person, she had a great following in the community of the Arabian horse.
Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka was breeding inspector at the Polish Horse Breeding Department of the State Stud Farm Managing Office, supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture. Very soon she was also asked to be in charge of the Arabian State Studs.
In her words, “I was responsible and involved in all major decisions, ideas, actions and developments which happened during the next 30 years in Poland, including the creation of the two new Arabian Horse Studs in Kurozweki and Bialka, the polish Ovation Sale in 1985 and the import of Palas, Probat and Monogram”.
In 1998, Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka retired officially from the Horse Breeding Department and moved as a breeding consultant and specialist over to the Registry of the Polish Arabian Stud Book which is run at present by the Polish Jockey Club. She was Polish delegate for ECAHO and WAHO from 1984 for many years as well as member of Executive Committee of both groups. She was often a judge at some of the most prestigious Arabian horse shows, her first show as judge being the 1973 Paris Salon du Cheval.
You will be missed Madame Izabella.