Palas X Estrela by *El Paso
1983 Grey Stallion, Bred by Michalow State Stud Farm, Poland
Imported by Jacek Bakalarz 1987
Bred by the world famous Michalow Stud in Poland and imported in 1987 by Silver Eagle Arabians, *Efort was among the premier sons of Palas available for breeding in this country. Palas, the “Sire of Champions” was used extensively in Poland and produced such horses as U.S. National Champion *PENICYLINA, European Champion Mare PILARKA; World Champion Mare ETRURIA; European Champion Stallion *HARACZ; and World Champion Stallion *GONDOLIER. Palas also produced excellent stakes winning racehorses, among them Polish Racehorse of the Year *EMAEL. Palas blood is found in Poland’s most esteemed breeding stock of today. He contributed extreme desert Arabian type, showiness and high tail carriage.
*Efort brought to this country a race record in Poland of 4(0-1-1-1) and became a halter champion with three Buckeye Top Eight halter wins shown by his amateur owner Jack Bakalarz.
Estrela, dam of *Efort, was one of Michalow’s most prized broodmares having produced Polish Criterium winner *ERRLIS by Probat and Polish Oaks winner ESTEPONA by Pepton. Sired by U.S. National Champion Stallion *El Paso, himself imported from Poland, Estrela gave to her son *Efort the athletic ability and conformation this sire line is noted for. Estrela’s dam, the esteemed Comet daughter ESTONIA, was purchased by Ventura Farms as a aged mare in 1983. Estrela’s dam line traces to Oaks and Criterium winner ESTOKADA, dam of World Champion beauties by *Naborr, the sisters ESKAPADA and ESTEBNA. This meritorious mare line leads the list of halter and performance champions produced in Poland, specifically when crossed onto the blood of Palas. This is the same dam line that produced EKSTERN, chief sire in Poland, and Polish National Junior Champion, Babolna International Junior Champion, UK International Champion, Tulip Cup International Champion, Polish National Champion, All Nations Cup National Champion, European Supreme Champion, World Champion and Mercedes Cup Champion!!
*Efort passed on the image of his sire with a short, typey and expressive head, large eyes, deep jowl and showy attitude, and the athleticism of his grand sire with a strong hip and deep shoulder.
*Efort’s greatest contribution was the one he made to our hearts. Beloved by all who knew him, *Efort was so kind and gentle that we allowed our summer “horse camp” attendees to groom and handle him. *Efort exhibited devotion to his owner Jack, and faithfully did whatever was asked of him.
*Efort passed from this earth at the age of 20 due to an advanced heart condition. He left us with four outstanding daughters AFORIA and ARTIMA, out of *Asmara PASB by *Penitent; HULANKA, out of Fifinella by Probat; and SERRENADA, out of Sierra Nevada by Aloes. Numerous sons were sold as show and pleasure horses including ARSENAL, out of *Asmara by *Penitent, who has excelled as a Parelli Level 2 horse and HEVELIUS out of Hennah by Woslaw, driving and endurance.*Efort is grandsire of AFRODYTA by Etyk and out of Aforia; AFSAAR by Legion VF out of Aforia; SENTAR by Etyk and out of Sierra Nevada; SELAVI by PS Afire Chief out of Serrenada; HUBAL by Etyk out of Hulanka; HULAK by Monopolii out of Hulanka; AMMANT (hunter/jumper champion) by Edytk out of Aforia; and ADDORIA by Europejczyk out of Aforia.