Stud Book: Part bred Arab Register
Tarnik was a Malopolski or Polish Anglo Arab Stallion who was bred at the Janów Podlaski Stud in Eastern Poland. Brought to the UK by Mr and Mrs T Sutcliffe, he was produced, trained and showed by Patrick Kempe. Tarnik won the Part bred Arab Stallion class at the AHS show at Ascot in 1977 and went on to take the Reserve Part-bred Championship. The same year Tarnik proved himself as an all round sports horse, placing in numerous hunter trails and winning the AHS Marathon, just ahead of Lord and Lady Moyne’s Ansty ridden by Finn Guinness, with a record breaking time of 1 hour 36 minutes and 49.5 seconds. From his second position Finn was impressed and sought to have Tarnik on loan for several years where the stallion made a considerable impression on the sports horse stock of the stud including siring the Badminton and Burghley winner Tamarillo.