KaraKum Select Sale

Sasha - dark buckskin colt b. 2017 by Sephard out of Malva - Agilas.

Presentation at the VI Conference of IAHA

A brief overview of Akhal-Tekes in Sweden and the USA and updates on the Akhal-Teke Genomic Project at the Swedish University of Agriculture.

From Another World

Article written by Cornelia Dreyer Rendelsman. First published in German on September 2013 in StGeorg.
Photo of Bechtau b 1966 by Gelishikli out of Ball.

The Introduction of the Heavenly Horse to China

Presented at the 2014 International Akhal-Teke Horses Association Special Conference and China Horse Cultural Festival. The Imperial Ancestral Temple, Beijing China.

The Horse, the Myth, the Legend

Presented at the Vth International Scientific Conference, Ashgabad April 26 2013.

Genomic study of the Akhal-Teke

A genomic study of the ancient Akhal-Teke breed has been funded by an American philanthropist with a keen interest in the breed and is performed at the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in cooperation with researchers at Uppsala University.

Systematic selection of Akhal-Tekes for sport

presented at the IV Annual Conference Turkmen Horse Breeding in the Art World Ashgabad, Turkmenistan April 27, 2012.

A new year for the Akhal-Tekes

The annual meetings of the new International Akhal-Teke Horse Association - IATHA founded and funded by Turkmen Atlary has inspired us to start some new projects to benefit the breed and our fellow breeders all over the world.

Sephard b 2008 at Shael Stud, Russia by Murgab out of Dargansara - Polot

Dark bay colt Sephard from Shael Stud, Russia by top producer Murgab out of Dargansara (Polot - Garem) will stand at KaraKum Akhal-Tekes for training and breeding during the 2012 breeding season . Sephard is owned by A&A Jackson.

Turkmenistan’s Equestrian Heritage

prepared for the Turkmen Horse and Horse Breeding in the Art World. The III International Scientific Conference. April 22, 2011, Ashgabad, Turkmenistan. Abstract published in catologue of Abstracts of reports issued by Turkmen Atlary p 106.

Russian documentary about the Akhal-Teke

The documentary is from 2009 and translated to English. Watch the film here

KaraKum Akhal-Tekes welcome Sergei Byakin as trainer

Sergei will train and show our young stallion Orion. Sergei is educated at the Equestrian Sport School in Ivanovo, Russia.

Foaling Checklist

This checklist is provided by KaraKum Akhal-Tekes. It is based on notes from the course “From stallion selection to weaning” at the Agricultural University of Uppsala, Sweden in 2001.
The checklist is recommended to use as a guideline to time ranges and events in a normal foaling situation. The checklist is not intended to replace contacts with a veterinarian.

VNIIKs misrepresentation of their legal status in Russia

Importan information for Akhal-Teke owners who register their horses with VNIIK or any of their representatives.

Another falsification and fabrication from VNIIK

I hereby send my deep apologies to my Russian colleagues for believing that they had undersigned the letter I refer to in my article “The crisis for the integrity of the Russian Studbook is getting worse” that I published on my website yesterday.
Some of the breeders that had their names signed to the letter have come forward and acknowledged that they had not read the letter published on www.ruhorses.ru prior to the publication and they had not admitted to sign such a letter with their names. Russian translation added March 24.

The crisis for the integrity of the Russian studbook is getting worse.

Read more about the concerns caused by a letter published at www.ruhorses.ru UPDATE March 24, the letter referred to here has been removed from ruhorses.ru after several persons claimed their names had been used to sign the letter without their permission. A copy of the letter, in Russian is therefore added below the article.

VNIIK Corruption and Cameradery part I

I was born free and I live in the greatest democracy in the world. I will never give in to threats against my free life in the USA from a Russian official. Russian version available.

VNIIK Rules & Reality part IV

Errors are made when Akhal-Tekes are inscribed into the general studbook. Incorrect points, gradings and measurements are inscribed into the studbook.

VNIIK Rules & Reality part III

Offspring produced with A.I. from stallions not officially approved and listed by VNIIKfor the year they where used in breeding with A.I. should be removed from the closed section of the studbook and moved to the open section together with the partbreds. Before you breed to an Akhal-Teke stallion available on A.I. make sure he has appropriate licensing from VNIIK. If you are uncertain contac VNIIIK. A Russian translation is added below the English text.

VNIIK Rules & Reality part II

VNIIK is breaking their own rules by inscribing class II Akhal-Tekes into the studbook.The question is of class II horses and their offspring must be excluded from the closed studbook and entered into the open studbook together with the partbreds. Russian translation added below the English version.

VNIIK Rules & Reality part I

This is a series that will look into the rules and realities of the VNIIK maintenance of the Akhal-Teke breed. There are currently great concerns for the integrity of the General Studbook and is management and thereby the assurance that our breed is protected from false pedigrees and foreign blood. Not only is the breed at risk, stakeholders such as myself has been targeted by VNIIK's smearing campaigns for quite some time now. This is proof, that our concerns are real and that we need to take action. Stay tuned if you care.
A Russian version added below the English version.

Response to Some Thoughts on Modern Breeding

Response to Leonid Babaev's article on breeding policies.

Happy New Breeding Year

It is time to get the breeding season started. Last year we had two fillies by Agilas out of the full sisters Maya and Merdjen.

WATO constitutions approved and published

Go to http://wato.argamak.org for more information.

KaraKum Akhal-Tekes breeding goals

Detailed breeding goals for our breeding program

Absent described as the first modern dressage type horse

in an article published by The Chronicle of the Horse June 2009

Incorporating ancient Turkmen breeding practices in your modern Akhal-Teke breeding program to maintain purity and type

Speech held by Jessica Eile Keith at the International Scientific Conference Turkmen horse and horse breeding in the art world. April 25 2009 Ashgabad Turkmenistan

Invitation to Star of Turkestan 2009

A three- day-event with Akhal-Tekes in beautiful Uzbekistan (Ferghana).

The Akhal-Teke Sire Catalogue of stallions in studbooks 3 - 9 is published

HITS Equestrian Art Gala

Congratulations to the buyer of Todd's photos of the beautiful stallions Yazaidim and Feisal from Stavropol Stud in southern Russia.

Selecting an Akhal-Teke stallion for breeding

Breeding Akhal-Tekes is a challenge for many reasons. The biggest obstacles for breeders that have a breeding goal of producing excellence is the small number of horses available in this breed as well as the lack of reliable breed and performance statistics for stallions offered for breeding.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Teke Year!

The year of 2008 has been a great year for us. We had our first foal since we relocated to Florida, the buckskin colt Artist. The birth of Artist is a dream come true for us as breeders. The history of how this outstanding colt was created is really a nice Christmas story.

European Championships 2008

RESULTS Gut Ising - Germany, September 26 - 28

World Akhal-Teke Organisation - WATO founded

NEW Meeting Minutes from August 18

The Russian General Studbook management 1941 - 1993

Letter from G.A. Grigoriev. Originally published at www.akhalteke.org in 2002


An article about the legendary stallion Dagestan by A.S. Klimuk

General breed standard

The Posman and Bek Nazar Dor lines

The Toporbai line

The El line

The Kaplan line

The Skak line

The Peren line

The Melekush and Sere line

The Kir Sakar line

The Karlavach line

The Fakirpelvan line

The Gelishikli line

The Everdy Teleke line

The Ak Belek line

The Arab line

Dor Bairam and Ak Sakal line

Sire lines of the Akhal-Teke breed

Sirel lines tree for the Akhal-Teke breed.
For trees per sire line go to Articles.

Akhal-Teke World Cup - Shael - RESULTS

Results from August 17 2008.

The Beginning of a New Era for the Akhal-Teke - Meeting

at Equiros - the 10th International Equestrian Exhibition
Moscow, Russia August 18. Open, moderated, discussion about the present situation for the breed and the studbook.
Learn more about the World Akhal-Teke Organisation (WATO) – initiative and become a part of the future of this breed.
Read more and discuss on http://www.worldtekecup.com

Stud farm Tour 2008

Visit Stavropol and Shael stud with us during a Russian Teke week, August 13 to August 20 including a visit to the World Akhal-Teke Cup - Shael and the official presentation of The International Akhal-Teke Jockey Club.

The International Akhal-Teke Jockey Club

The Club was founded in May 2008 with the goal to promote Teke racing world wide. Read more on www.teke-racing.com

Purebred Akhal-Tekes for sale

Top quality mares in foal to Agilas for sale.

The Akhal-Teke Colors

"in the Eastern part of Alexandria "....there are horses of a perfect breed, they are fierce, fast and enduring, their colors are white, the colors of the rainbow and the colors of the sunrise".
Alexander the Great

Heavenly horse and bird

by Wang Zhenshan and Jessica Eile Keith

Still being the fastest horse in Central Asia, the Teke breed has been surrounded by myths and legends about being faster than the bird.

The introduction of the Heavenly Horse to China

by Wang Zhenshan and Jessica Eile Keith

More than 2000 years ago, there was a breed of horses so superior and grand that they caused a war, by historians named the first war ever fought over horses.
This horse is today called the Akhal-Teke and is still bred to perfection by Central Asian nomads.

Orlan 1988-2007

One of the best sires of the Akhal-Teke breed of our times – Orlan - died on 17th of September 2007.
By Alexander Klimuk

The pure bred Akhal-Teke horse and it's influence on other pure bred breeds

by Alexander Klimuk, Zootechnician and stud manager of Stavropol Stud Farm.
Presented at The First International Akhal-Teke Conference in Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan 1998
translated from Russian to English by Andrea Rauter
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