I’m not going to be doing Teke.ca anymore but I will archive the blog portion as it still has a large reference value. I originally started Teke.ca when there wasn’t much information about or images of Akhal-Tekes available any where, and now there is lots all over the internet. I had a great journey discovering [...]
The Turkmen Atlary held an indoor jumping competition for their Turkmen horses. Jumping is a new sport to Turkmenistan but it looks like their program is moving forward quickly. The Akhal-Tekes were well suited for jumping, especially in the tight indoor ring. The horses were all stallions and former race horses.
The Turkmen Horse Holiday is on the last Sunday in April and that day is celebrated with horse racing at the hippodromes across Turkmenistan. We were at the main stadium for the event, the International Equestrian Complex. The main event was the horse racing of the beautiful Turkmen horses. These photos were [...]
The Turkmen Horse Holiday is on the last Sunday in April and that day is celebrated with horse racing at the hippodromes across Turkmenistan. We were at the main stadium for the event, the International Equestrian Complex, where the first part was the finals of the “most beautiful Akhalteke horse of the [...]
Here are some photos taken during the Day of the Horse celebrations. There are some photos from the market, people, opening ceremonies, circus shots and just around Ashgabat. Visit Kerri-Jo’s Flickr gallery, the Day of the Horse 2012, to see all the photos.
Here are some of the individual horses that were shown to us while we were on the invited trip to Turkmenistan for the Day of the Horse. The mares and foals in the green pasture belong to the President’s herd and the rest are private owners. and check out all the horses [...]
Art is very important in Turkmenistan and you see all kinds of art everywhere you go. As part of the Day of the Horse there was also an art contest. The international judges for the Turkmen Horse Beauty Contest also were invited to judge the exhibition. There were paintings, sculptures, ceramics and [...]
Organized endurance riding is new to Turkmenistan, although their Akhal-Teke horses are perfectly suited to the sport. Traditionally these horses have travelled swiftly over long distances for war and transportation. There are only a few competing throughout the world but that number is sure to rise as people discover [...]
Sundays are race days at the Akhal-Teke Horse Complex of the President of Turkmenistan on the south-eastern edge of Ashgabat. We went and enjoyed a nice day watching the great horses in action. Only Akhal-Teke horses are raced and the races held in the spring and fall. You can see all the photos from the [...]