The Famous Horses of Tori
In 1865 at the exhibition in Riga he dragged 358 poods on a gravel road.
In Moscow on the test competition in hauling, held for the exhibition in Paris, he dragged
200 poods in much worse conditions (a carriage with wooden axles and up the hill). After
that in 1867 Vapsikas was sent at the country`s expense to the International Exhibition in
Paris where he won the first prize - silver prize money - at the hauling competition
(proportionally to the body mass) and became famous.
Leidulaps was a result of crossbreeding an Estonian mare and a Tori stallion. One of
the most fertile mares to this day - 17 foals during her life.
Born in Tori Stud from cognate mating with reference to Hetman and
Vapsikas. His sire was a son of Hetman and dam a daughter of Meinhard.
Halis was a big stallion of his time with good breed characteristics. He was the Estonian
record holder in hauling in 1950, pulling 11 094 kilograms over the distance of 152
meters. Halis had very good inherited ability and he firmly passed on his type and
characteristics to his offsprings. The most outstanding offspring of Halis` line were his
son Halvak 1553T,
Halvak`s son Hormon 1715TA
and Hormon's son Hoius 3939TB,
who also became the founding sire of a new line.
As Leidulaps, Anala was a result of crossbreeding an Estonian stallion and a Tori mare.
She was the winner of the long-distance hauling and driving competition in 1947. In the
driving competition she covered a 25 km distance harnessed in front of an ordinary
carriage with iron axles and two passengers (with the weight of the fardel 369 kg) in 1
hour 24 minutes and 36 seconds. That means her average speed was 4,9 meters per second or
approximately 17 kilometers per hour. In the hauling competition Anala pulled 1260
kilograms over a 25 km distance covering it in 3 hours 37 minutes 30 seconds, an average
speed of 4,1 kilometres per hour.
In 1949 he became the champion in the competition of maximal hauling,
taking first place in the Republic competition. The weight of the fardel 7815 kg.
The champion of the maximal hauling competition in 1953, taking first place in the Republic competitions. The weight of the fardel 7865 kg. The best continuer of the Hingstar line. Acknowledged as the champion of Tori breed in 1954 at the all-Union Exhibition of National Economy. Hindo`s sons Hüvang 4413T and grandson Hürgo 6477T were also acknowledged as champions of the Tori breed.
The champion of the Soviet Union in 1960 by passing 2 km in walking with a time of 13 minutes 21.5 seconds (hauling power 150 kg). Driver Joann Tali.
Breed Champion in the all-Union Exhibition of National Economy in 1955. On the republic tests in maximal hauling ability he pulled a fardel with additions to the weight at 16 420 kg for 498 meters on a concrete road when he was only 3 years old. 91 sons and 102 daughters of his were entered into the national studbook.
In 1960 in the tests of maximal hauling the stallion Luhar set the world record by pulling a test sledge with a fardel of 2000 kg 7,1 meters on a gravel road with a hauling power of 880 kg which was bigger than Luhar`s body weight.By comparison, to calculate it against a carriage fardel (load), it would have been 26 tons. The driver was expert trainer Joann Tali. Luhar`s record was later repeated by his daughter Leeve 13305T. 38 sons and 44 daughters of Luhar were entered into the national studbook.
The first degree diploma in the all-Union Exhibition of National Economy in 1959.
Her time in 2 km trotting was 4 minutes 44.8 seconds (hauling power 50 kg), with that she became the champion of the Soviet Union. Driver Joann Tali.
65 of the best hauling horses of the Soviet Union took part of the all-Union Hauling
Horses Competition at the hippodrome of Pskov in 1969. Following the results of three
events the mare Huige from Tori Stud, led by Joann Tali
came third. Huige`s results were 2 km trotting time 5 minutes 17.6 seconds, 2 km walking
time 14 minutes 54 seconds and long-distance hauling of a fardel of 1000 kg 825.9 meters.
Was acknowledged as the champion of the breed.
In the all-Union hauling tests in Vilnius in 1981 the stallion Ankur took first place in trotting.
He was first in the Republic Contest in triathlon in 1980. Later he was first in 2 km walking in the all-Union Competition and in 1983 in maximal hauling. The Estonian record in 2 km walking set in 1983 is also held by the stallion Aaker, his time was 13 minutes 16 seconds and the driver was Lembit Karjel, an expert trainer of the Soviet Union.
The absolute champion of the all-Union Hauling and Driving competition in triathlon in 1983 and 1984. Driver expert trainer Vambo Tali.
First place in 2 km walking in the all-Union Competition. In 1989 she set the all-Union record in triathlon, still unbroken. The driver was expert trainer Lembit Karjel. Aroonia`s results were: 2 km trotting in 5 minutes 10 seconds, 2 km walking in 13 minutes 22 seconds, long-distance hauling 1178 meters.
In the all-Union Competition of Maximal Hauling in Heavy Draught in 1989 Laser gained first place with hauling power of 126% of his body mass. This is still the Union record for the proportion of body weight to hauling weight. In trotting he came third. The driver was Vambo Tali.
The Estonian high jump record - 2 meters - belonged to Helve for a very long time (over
30 years). The rider was Jakko Kosk.
From the trainers became all-Union champions:
1. Vambo Tali (Tori Stud) - 7 times
2. Maret Mikk (Puurmani) - 6 times
3. Joann Tali (Tori Stud) - 4 times
4. Lembit Karjel (Tori Stud) - 4 times
5. Ants Juursoo (Ülenurme) - 2 times
6. Margarete Nikopensius (Kambja) - 2 times
7. Martin Mänd (Tori Stud) - 1 time
NB! This is just part of the information that can be given about the history of Tori`s equestrian sport, there is still much not covered.