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 [...]
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 [...]
I was invited to visit Iran by the Turkmen Horse Breeding and Consulting Cooperative (THBCC). It’s founder, Dr. Abdoljalil Ghiadi, is the head of a group of eight breeders and researchers involved in Turkmen horse breeding, pedigree research and genotyping. They have worked as a cooperative since 1998, centred in Jergelan, Iran.
The Yazdani Breeding Farm, located in Gez Village, Jargalan, North Khorasan, is a cooperative Turkmen horse breeding farm specializing in mares and with a successful racing program. All the breeders are members of the popular co-op of horse breeders in North Khorasan. The late Mr. Aman Mohammad Yazdani was the founder of the breeding farm [...]
The Turkmen Horse Breeding and Consulting Cooperative is a group of eight researchers in Turkmen horse pedigrees and genotyping and has worked as a cooperative since 1998 centered in Jargalan, North Khorasan, Iran. They have been involved in presenting their work and results to all the Turkmen horse breeders and the equestrian community, and have [...]
Check out my photo journal from my trip to Turkmenistan in October: Turkmenistan Celebrating 20 Years of Independence by Kerri-Jo Stewart
Some of the IATHA members (from the International Akhal-Teke Horse Association) had the opportunity to visit an Akhal-Teke studfarm in the mountains east of Ashgabat in Turkmenistan. It was dark and raining so the photos are not great, but at least you can check out their horses. It is in a wonderful setting and I [...]
I was lucky enough to accompany Dr. Tatiana Ryabova (MAAK) and Julie Kayznecova (Akhal-Teke Inform) on their inspection visit to a Turkmen Studfarm where they breed and race Akhal-Teke horses. Petra Maresova of Achateke Tukleky also came. We went out to their farm east of Ashgabat and then went to see his stallions in training [...]
And the winner is Khan Begler, bred by Ovliakuli Scharipow: And some of the people: Ovliakuli Scharipow when they announced his horse as the winner Alla Karnazhevskaya toasting the winner great Russian photographers: Vitaliy Osovskyy & Julia Kuznetsova On the right is French association president, Jean de Bannes Those handsome Hungarians are on the left, [...]
Here are my photos from the second component of the Beauty Contest, halter: 1. Melegush 2007 (Melekhan-Talvas) 363.1 points; 9th place 2. Khanbegler 2008 (Bitaraplyk x Gyulyalek) 401.9pts, 1st place 3. Kapdagy 2008 (Kararym-Karkara) 365.1 points, 8th place 4. Khanburgut 2005 (Bitaraplyk-Patma) 392.0 points; 4th place 5. Dostbag 2006 (Kararym-Adzhap) 368.8 points; 7th place 6. [...]
Beauty Contest II: Here are some photos of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov riding his favourite stallion Sagadam during the final judging of the Beauty Contest for Akhal-Tekes bred in Turkmenistan. Note the dove that flew onto his shoulder, peace symbolism is prevalent everywhere in Turkmenistan as are their Akhal-Teke horses. The last photo is of the [...]
The final judging of the Beauty Contest for Akhal-Tekes bred in Turkmenistan at the Ashgabat Hippodrome and Equestrian complex. First some horses were presented to the President: 1. Melehan: 2. Melenan: 3. Dowletli: 4. Akhan: ______________ 5. _________ 6. ______________ 7. ______________ 8. ________________ 9. ________________ 10. Unfortunately the program didn’t come with the horse’s [...]
This was day 8 for me and the second official day of the program for the official Horse Holiday. In the morning The Third International Scientific Conference, “Turkmen horse and the world horse breeding art”, was held. Various people gave their impressions of where the breed was at in their countries and also where it [...]
The opening ceremonies of the “The Horse is the Winged Symbol of Revival” on the occasion of the Turkmen Horse holiday at “Sergi Koshgi”. Here we are waiting outside for the opening to begin: There is always lots of great entertainment! left photo: Dr. Celine Chantry-Darron (France), Jessica Eile-Keith (USA) & Michele Van Kastern (Belgium) [...]
Akhal Texas has kept Eramay, one of Arim’s sons out of Europa) for breeding this year. He has one filly on the ground (Kenar) and will have more for 2011. You can reserve your foal now!
These Akhal Texas fillies are all for sale, Hasil is of course just sold to Canadian Endurance.They are hesitating in selling Kenar as Katrin is currently pregnant with perhaps her last foal so if it is a colt they may sell him and keep Kenar. They are all nice of course but I really like [...]
Akhal-Teke mare Hope 2006 (Pan-Hrizantema), line Kaplan Hope is a correct, big bodied strong mare who would be great for an endurance broodmare. She was bred by Akhal Texas and located near San Antonio. She is thought to be in foal to Maruk. Video of Amanat, sire of Pan More photos of Hope
My favourite Akhal-Teke stud in North America is Arim 1997 (Melesur-Abrai). He is standing at stud (live cover only) at Akhal-Texas. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to visit him in March. Even in his winter coat he looks amazing!
Congratulations to Willy Lockhart for the birth of his gorgeous new Akhal-Teke filly!! She was born yesterday (Jan 18) out of Dikarka and by Maruk and is the first Akhal-Teke to be born in South America. Here are some photos Willy sent me:
Here is Erin breaking Davinia. She didn’t seem to mind much. Rocky stood by and supervised. We had the saddle on Davinia a couple days ago with no reaction so we decided to try mounting her. The idea came from Tatyana who was very surprised that no one had Tekes trained to saddle who were [...]
Our hosts for the VNIIK grading in British Columbia were Lone Larch Akhal-Tekes. We had exceptional food and stayed in a beautiful spot. Kamileshen and Davinia got along really well in their paddock. Here are some photos the day after the grading around their place in Lumby, BC:
Tito Pontecorvo (Akhal-Texas) and Tatyana Riabova (VNIIK) on the Canadian Akhal-Teke grading tour. I went to the one held at Lone Larch Akhal-Tekes in Lumby, BC. The results and a photo of each horse in attendance is posted on the Akhal-Teke Canada site. Cindy will be posting the rest of the Canadian results on ATSBA [...]
February 6-7, 2010 in the town of Pyatigorsk held election meetings of the Association Akhalteke Horsebreeding Russia (AATK). It was attended by most members of AATK, including Ryabova TN, Abramova NV (VNIIK), Ismoilov Avaz (Horse Factory “Uz-Begim, Uzbekistan), Klimuk AS, (Stavropol stud), Timchenko VI (Krasnodar Region), Sirotenko VI (Rostov oblast), Gasanov R. (Dagestan stud), Karachi, [...]
Aad from Pontecorvo Trust, TX Aliger from Sharon Saare, MT Aran from Akhal-Teke Ranch, ID Arhar from Silk Road Akhal-Tekes, MO Arim from Pontecorvo Trust, TX Chinook Reeh from Akhal-Teke Ranch, ID Dolomite from Golden Sand Farm, FL Durkkhal Shael from Jim & Lisbeth Oury, SD Dutar from La Liberal Endurance, Uruguay [...]
My first photo book for publication! It is a compilation of the photos I took at the shoot at Akhal Texas this past summer. For the next two weeks it is being offered on sale ($15 off), paperback: $34.95 and hardcover: $52.95 Akhal Texas 2009 Photography by Ker… By Kerri-Jo Stewart Book Preview [...]
Naib Idris Stud Farm has launched their web page, and they have an English version. Until we are fortunate enough to visit this incredible studfarm in Dagestan we have to rely on photos of their gorgeous horses. One of my very favourite horses of any breed is their Garaysup 2000 (Mangit-Oprava): And here is one [...]
I have just ordered a preliminary book for the Pontecorvos: Akhal Texas 2009 By Kerri-Jo Stewart Book Preview Check it out and let me know what you think!
Here are some stunning videos from Shael Teke that show off some of their gorgeous athletes. These are all offspring by Garant. Colts: Otman-Shael 2007 (Garant-Ayaman) 163-179-20 : Oyun-Shael 2007 (Garant-Dubur) 162-163-185-20 : Mares: Gaykhat-Shael 2007 (Garant-Djagali) 161-180-19.5 : Halisat-Shael 2007 (Garant-Tas’ikuli) 160-175-19.5 : Nadiyat-Shael 2007 (Garnat-Gangia) 160-161-18-19 :
thanks to Erlan Sergazin of Stud Farm “DACOR” in Almaty city, Kazakhstan, for sending us the following information and photos of his gorgeous Akhal-Teke horses: Dacor stud farm is in a picturesque region of Zailiysky Alatau foothill and has been performing its activity in the Republic of Kazakhstan for more than fifteen years; has its [...]
Murgab 1999 stallion (Murager x Gozakhal), imported from Sport Club Insterburg in Russia by Bold Vantage Farm “Murray” is standing at stud at Bold Vantage Farm in High River, Alberta. His beautiful movement and conformation is producing some great sport horses and he will have lots of foals on the ground that are available for [...]
Karat is a yearling buckskin colt. He is by Arim and out of Katrin and was bred by Akhal Texas. He is going to be one big athletic colt! If you want a nice big Teke you better get him now!! You can see all his photos on Flickr.
Aad is a tall elegant older stallion. He is by Anchar and out of Azochka and was imported from Russia by Akhal Texas. Although he is older he is in good shape and hopefully we will see lots more of his foals! You can see all his photos on Flickr.
Kogan is another massive built stallion who jumps and does dressage. He is 16 years old and by Koshili and out of Gerel and owned by Akhal Texas. Kogan has been out of training for years but hopefully his training will resume shortly. You can see all his photos on Flickr.
Tarzan is a a stunning golden buckskin colt born in 2005 by Arim and out of Toscana bred by the Pontecorvos of Akhal Texas. He has a sweet and curious temperament and is just started training under saddle. You can see all his photos on Flickr.
Eramay is a a very elegant shining bay colt born in 2005 by Arim out of Europa bred by the Pontecorvos of Akhal Texas. He is truly stunning. You can see all his photos on Flickr.
Arim is a big handsome black stallion by Melesur out of Abrai bred by the Pontecorvos of Akhal Texas. He is a well behaved and polite stallion. They are just starting him under saddle. I want a colt out of this magnificent beast! You can see all his photos on Flickr.
Daper is a two year old grey colt by Pan and out of Dikarka bred by the Pontecorvos at Akhal Texas. He is breathtaking to watch. Although he is cautious as he hadn’t had any handling he is very curious and is mostly likely the type to closely bond with one person. He is offered [...]
Martin Hoffman Akhal-Tekes has some gorgeous yearling fillies for sale by Džasman 1185 Džasman (1115 Jasman 9 - Damdža) born in Dagestan and belongs to the Gelishikli line. Elite II, 162 – 163 – 178 – 19,5 They are offering his semen for sale at 110 EUR/dose ALTIA 2008 (Džasman - Alem) AL-DŽAIRA 2008 (Džasman – Al-Kaira) [...]
Yea, Stavropol Stud has put up a few videos! I am sure there are more to come. And they put up my two favourites from their sales page, Polus and Ghitana, the third video is Fakir Serdar. The video that I am dying to see is of Ghench, my most favourite!! I hope to see [...]
Aad from Pontecorvo Trust Aliger from Sharon Saare Arhar from Silk Road Akhal-Tekes Arim from Pontecorvo Trust Astrachan from Cascade Gold Akhal-Tekes Chinook Reeh from Akhal-Teke Ranch Dolomite from Golden Sand Farm Durkkhal Shael from Jim & Lisbeth Oury Dutar from Pontecorvo Trust Gam from Gisa Brinks & the Pontecorvo Trust Gidasp from Irus Stables [...]
Allevamento Santa Chiara is offering North America a sweet deal on frozen semen from Ornay & Arkadi. 1. ORNAY: 2000 Ashug x Olivia, line Kaplan, 160 cm, class elite Ornay is very well skipped on a hippodrome and winner of the AT Derby in 2003. He was also a prizewinner of AT Championship of Russia [...]
A quick visit to Bold Vantage Farm in a gorgeous location across from where I used to live when I was in High River. I want to move back!! Plus Cindy, the manager, is a very knowledgeable horsewoman from whom I hope to learn lots! Bold Vantage is a large Akhal-Teke breeding farm now. They [...]
A winter visit to Brent and Grace Seufert at BGD Ranch in Calgary, Alberta (At Boisin) to see the Akhal-Tekes and of course those cute Caspians!! The Akhal-Tekes were so cute and fuzzy (except for the Californian who seems to be taking the cold in stride!) The Caspians were the kid’s favourites and the cows [...]
Laurence Bougault is planning her trek, the Amazone of Peace, from Ashgabat to Paris, starting in April of 2009. Her plan is to cover the 7,000 km in six months, traveling through Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Italy and through France by September. You can buy her book, “Sous l’œil des chevaux d’Afrique“, where she chronicles [...]
These photos of Akhal-Tekes from Naib Idrise horse farm are by White Bear, Artem Makeev: Saburbey (Garayusup – Siringa) 2005 Stallion, line Posman Medonbey, stallion / Ghisarg (Gyaurs – Hiss) 2006 stallion, line Posman Gyaurs (Gaigysyz-Garuda) 2000 stallion, line Posman / Garaovlak Amuzghi (Polot – Aria) 2001 stallion, line [...]
Youpekli is Habib and Akpay’s first foal and Pagoda is finally doing well and even has a belly now: I will take tons of photos when I go visit again, I’m waiting until after Darginka has had her baby. Thanks to Tracey Adams for the photos and of course thanks to Brent and Grace for [...]
by Maria Marquise Baverstock Co-Director of Akhal-Teke UK Ltd (NOTE: this report is the personal opinion of Maria Marquise Baverstock but the following questionnaire has been approved by Klimuk and Babaev and will be fed back to the Executive Committee so please fill it out if you want to have an input in the formation [...]
Congratulations to Akpay who just had Habib’s baby at 3:30 today!!! Here are the first photos of her just over an hour old today courtesy of her owner, BGD Ranch: It’s a girl! So she was a bit of a surprise as we didn’t think they were bred last year. All the horses were thrown [...]
The World Akhal-Teke Organization is now officially founded. I think that WATO is going to be a great benefit to all, hopefully opening up more information about this breed. The group constitutes many major breeders and many have taken on multiple rolls to get WATO going. I think this is all very exciting for the [...]
Habib is standing at Lone Larch to breed a couple of their lovely Akhal-Teke mares as well as a couple of Arabians mares.
BGD Ranch near Calgary is standing Dazyrdi, by Gindarkh 13 line Gelishikli. They also have a young bay mare, Dazzle, and a part-bred palomino gelding, Banjo Boogie (ATxArabian).
Here are some examples of the great crosses made from breeding to Akhal-Tekes!
You can read the article I wrote for Saddle Up here and see it’s layout on the Akhal-Teke Canada site as well.
Akhalt-Service is selling off their stock, retaining 10-15 young broodmares and one stallion.
Here are only a few that they have available, check them out and find your next riding horse or breeding stock.
Our first visit to a Canadian Akhal-Teke stud farm and we were amazed, not only by their fine hospitality, but with their great Akhal-Tekes. I am especially impressed with her fine brood mares. We will be seeing some great athletes from this stud.
This directory was compiled by Shirley Schulz and Lisa Belhage. Thanks so much for all your work!!
You can browse the stallions listed by sire lines and download a printable version of the entire directory.
A positive story to bring in the New Year:
Saad is approved as a refiner for Danish Palomino Association and awarded with the title; Stallion of the Year 2007.
Thanks to Cathy Leddy for keeping our new trailer there until we were ready to “import” it! And thanks for a great day, which included babysitting and a riding lesson for me. Our husbands got to geek together out as well.
We were honoured to visit two amazing Akhal-Teke breeders, Milena Stoszek and Cathy Leddy, unfortunately too quickly…
I have been trying to find the documentary video – “Geldi: A Horseman of the Turkmen Steppes” by Jonathan Maslow. I think it was not used? He must have some great footage of the Turkoman horses though!!
This directory was compiled voluntarily for the Teke community by Shirley Schulz with layout by Lisa Belhage.
Download a printable version of the entire directory from here and browse the stallions listed by sire lines.
On-Line Auction for Bolya, the Freedom Horse, for Geldy Kyarizov, his family and his horses!
We are putting up a boxed 1991 Breyer model of Bolay, The Freedom Horse, an Akhal-Teke. In Russian her name means “freedom”, and this model was made to honour the breed and the emerging democracy in the USSR.