Ahal-Teke Horse Complex

Ahal Teke Horses

The Akhal-Teke is one of the most beautiful and oldest equine breeds in the world. They have a reputation for speed and endurance, intelligence, and a distinctive metallic sheen. The shiny coat of palominos and buckskins led to their nickname "Golden Horses". These horses are adapted to severe climatic conditions and are thought to be one of the oldest existing horse breeds.

Turkmenistan created an International Association of Akhalteke Horse Breeding with its headquarters in Ashgabat. There are only 8.000 in the world, and 1.000 of them can be found at a horse complex. Well-equipped equestrian complexes operate throughout the country, the holiday of Turkmen racer for which the international beauty contest of Akhalteke racers dated is annually celebrated.

Today, when a steady interest in revival of horse-breeding centers and jockey clubs is shown in many countries, the traditions of Turkmen horse breeding, the national school of training of horses attracts a great attention of professionals.

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