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The Colts

The full-colour photography book concentrates on colt breeding. In the first part, author Stanislav Hosak dedicate about foals from birth to breeding techniques. He highlights the importance of every newborn colt to its breeder. Life manifestations of colts are discussed together with their behavior, essential senses, and instincts. The second part of the book centers on colt breeding issues, including descriptions and breeding selection criteria. The remaining two parts are devoted to stabling, feeding, attendance and other general aspects of colt breeding. All photographs are by Opava-based artist Dalibor Gregor.

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Publishing house: Photo & Publishing Ing. Dalibor Gregor

Photo: Ing. Dalibor Gregor

Text: Ing. Stanislav Hošák

Lipicani – Lipizzaners

A new book published by Opava’s publisher foto & publishing Dalibor Gregor “Lipicani – Lipizzaners”.

The book is a truly unique full-colour photographic publication which will take the reader into a special world revealing the excellence and nobleness of the Lipizzan horse – a breed that have, for centuries, created enthusiasm not only among aristocrats, artists and other luminaries, but also among common people. This bilingual book, written in English and Czech, will acquaint the reader with European major national breeding studs engaged in breeding the Lipizzan horse. Perfected by centuries of expert breeding, every Lipizzaner today, regardless of its country of origin, carries a vestige of Slovenia’s windy Karst region and hopefully, this publication will help the reader appreciate the beauty and elegance Lipizzaners possess.

The entire book is comprised of photographs by Dalibor Gregor, a well-known photographer of horses hailing from Opava, the Czech Republic, who has presented his work in books such as I Spent a Year with Horses, Kingdom of the Horse, The Beauty of the Horse of Camargue, Colts Said So, and Hunting with Dogs and Horses and Its Beauty.

KOBILARNA LIPICA

SPANISCHE HOFREITSCHULE BUNDESGESTÜT PIBER

ISTITUTO SPERIMENTALE PER LA ZOOTECNIA

DRŽAVNA ERGELA LIPICANACA DAKOVO

ÁLLAMI MÉNESGAZDASÁG SZILVÁSVÁRAD

NÁRODNÝ ŽREBČÍN TOPOĹČIANKY

HERGHELIA FAGARAS – SAMBATA DE JOS

ERGELA KARADJORDJEVO

ERGELA “VUČIJAK” PRNJAVOR

Bonus:  NÁRODNÍ HŘEBČÍN KLADRUBY NAD LABEM

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Publishing house: Photo & Publishing Ing. Dalibor Gregor

Photo: Ing. Dalibor Gregor

Text: Ing. Dalibor Gregor

The Magic Spell of Parforse Hunts

Opava’s Dalibor Gregor Publisher has released a new book entitled “Parforsni hony a jejich kouzlo” (The Magic Spell of Parforse Hunts). This unique and truly exceptional full-color book release is the reader’s guide to a beautiful yet exacting horse-riding event, which boasts a spectacular tradition and is staging a comeback to the Czech Republic, winning ever more admirers and upholders.

The magic spell and tradition of parforse hunts, their rules and conventions that must be honored, hunting codes, sigequipment, parforse hunting dog breeds – all of this is discussed by a real connoisseur and specialist, Horst Richter, an active parforse hunter and member of ASBACH FOXHOUNDS – one of Germany’s best-known hunting associations.

In the second part of the book, prominent Czech actor and horse lover Vaclav Vydra reflects on how he and his horses discovered the beauty of parforse hunts which he says should bring joy to both riders and animals.

All photographs are by the Opava-based artist Dalibor Gregor, who introduces himself for the first time as a publisher.

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Publishing house: Photo & Publishing Ing. Dalibor Gregor

Photo: Ing. Dalibor Gregor

Text: Václav Vydra, Horst Richter

The beauty of the horses of Camarque

“The Beauty of the horses of Camargue” – a new full-colour book which subtitle is “A Journey to the Childhood Landscape of Chantal Poullain”

This is essentially a book of photographs by Dalibor Gregor, the author of bestselling “My Year with Horses”.

The Opava-based photographer visits the Camargue region in Southern France, which is home to a unique horse breed and, to this day, also the “gardians”, or traditional bull rearers. In addition to the horses and gardians, the Camargue swamplands are also noted for their black bulls and pink flamingoes.

Actress Chantal Poullain’s grandfather, Marcel Poullain, once owned a horse ranch in Camargue. Chantal worked with author J.M. Kminský to capture her childhood impressions, and memories of her granddad and the Camargue country.

The book also includes general information about Camargue and its white horses.

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Publishing house: Růže

Photo: Ing. Dalibor Gregor

Text: Chantal Poullain, J. M. Krnínský

My year with horses

Horses will let you in the most important part of Vaclav vydra’s life.

This colour publication stands for more than just a glossy book of photographs: by virtue of Vaclav Vydra’s humanely vivid account of his feelings, findings, faults and fervor of a horse rider and ultimately also horse breeder, it serves as a rich font of information and the author’s personal discoveries in the field of communication with horses. Therefore the book could dispel many fuzzy thoughts and doubts and give the answer to many practical questions encountered by riders and breeders in their everyday routine.

The book will make you feel like you have just taken part in a parforse hunt, Hubertus Fox Hunt, or the General Custer Memorial, held annually at Hnevsin near the Slapy River Dam, south of Prague.

The book proves that to Vaclav Vydra horses mean more than a celebrity pastime: horse riding is actually his second naturalness. The equestrian world has doubtlessly found in Vydra a man noted for his sympathy for the less conventional horse-breeding techniques and ingenious search for all that is good for horses. And still on the sympathetic note, he is a rebellious horse racer, who finds it easy, even at the cost of losing points, to persuade the public that, say, show-jumping can be done with or without the rope hackamore.

The other member of the creative tandem, the renowned Opava photographer Dalibor Gregor documented one year in the life of Vaclav Vydra the Horseman and produced a collection of photographs that are both eloquent in their message and highly valuable on the art side of the project.

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Publishing house: Růže

Photo: Ing. Dalibor Gregor

Text: Václav Vydra

The Kingdom of the Horses

“The Kingdom of the Horses” is a book of about eighty atmospheric pictures of horses accompanied by a narrative about human and four-legged friends, penned by the popular Czech comedian and stage actor Bolek Polivka. The horses were photographed at the breeding stud of Kladruby, Topolcianky, Napajedla, Tlumacov and Albertov, the Bolek Polivka’ farm, together with many other smaller farms, on which concise information is provided.

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Publishing house: GRAFIS 2000, s.r.o. in collaboration with Dalibor Gregor

Photo: Ing. Dalibor Gregor

Text: Bolek Polívka

Kittens told…

The book for children is appended with rhymes about colts and photoghraphs of them.

Edition Colts to the children.

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Publishing house: GRAFIS 2000, s.r.o

Photo: Ing. Dalibor Gregor

Text: Radmila Gregorová

Puppies told…

The book for children is appended with rhymes about colts and photoghraphs of them.

Edition Colts to the children.

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Publishing house: GRAFIS 2000, s.r.o

Photo: Ing. Dalibor Gregor

Text: Radmila Gregorová

Colts told…

The book for children is appended with rhymes about colts and photoghraphs of them.

Edition Colts to the children.

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Publishing house: GRAFIS 2000, s.r.o

Photo: Ing. Dalibor Gregor

Text: Radmila Gregorová