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 Amazon of Peace has now completed another great ride. This time Laurence Bougault rode a Turkoman mare from Iran (Almila) for their 7,000 km journey from Isfahan, Iran to Paris, France (through Iran, Turkey, Greece, Italy and France). I have very crudely translated some of her blog posts, they are a definite must read. [...]
Dear Akhal-Tekke Friends, To paraphrase my friend Dr. Alf-Eckbert Füssel of SANCO, in Brussels, “We will either find a way, or make one” Hannibal (247 – 183 B.C.)… In response to our questions regarding the EU import rules for the temporary import of our mare Almila to Europe, to achieve our aim, a new WDR [...]
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 [...]