Marek Doruch was born on January 24, 1963. He loved horses since he was a child. As a boy, he spent all his holidays in the countryside with horses.
In high school, he trained in horse riding at the Horse Stud in Jaroszówka and won the title of the Champion of Poland in dressage.
He worked as a horse riding instructor and later he set up a driving stable.
In 1991, the Marek Doruch Carriage Production and Renovation Plant was established, specializing in the restoration of historic vehicles in accordance with their historical patterns. Many of these carriages competed in traditional competitions in Europe.
The company of Marek Doruch restored private vehicles and museum collections in Poland and in Europe.
Marek was the first Polish participant in International Traditional Driving Competitions. He has participated in over 20 competitions.
He was a precursor of traditional carriage driving in Poland and a co-organizer of competitions in Książ and Koszęcin. He has been a technical delegate of AIAT many times and judged traditional carriage driving competitions organized by AIAT.
Everything Marek did professionally, with passion and a smile. This is how we will remember him.
I am extremely sad to announce the passing away of marek Doruch, a charming Polish driver, always happy and smiling, a very influential member of the Polish Carriage Society and much appreciated in the Association Internationale d’Attelage de Tradition. He was one of the first to understand and appreciate traditional carriage driving in his country and to participate in many events, in and out of Poland.
In the name of the members of AIAT, I offer my deepest condolences to his wife and his sons, and to all our dear Polish driving friends.
With warmest regards,
Baron Christian de Langlade,
President of AIAT