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A meeting of the International Akhal-Teke Horse Breeding Association took place in Ashgabat
27 Apr
A meeting of the International Akhal-Teke Horse Breeding Association took place in Ashgabat

On April 26, 2019, the 9th meeting of the International Association of Ahal-Teke horse breeding was held in Ashgabat under the chairmanship of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Ahal-Teke horses are an integral part of the cultural heritage of the Turkmen people. Speaking about this, the head of state highlighted the successful performances of the group of national equestrian games "Galkynysh", which is the winner of many international competitions and festivals. So, recently, in mid-April of this year, Turkmen riders successfully performed at the opening ceremony of the international exhibition of animal husbandry in the Kingdom of Bahrain. And last year, the Galkynysh group won the golden prize of Gaetano at the first International Festival of Circus Art in St. Petersburg. This list can be continued further, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov concluded.

As is known, on the initiative of Turkmenistan, in the program of the competitions of the 5th Asian Indoor Games and Martial Arts, held in Ashgabat in September 2017, this was the first time that such horseback riding was included as jumping. Athletes of our country successfully performed on Ahal-Teke horses in this type of competition and won the gold medal.

Turkmenistan pays great attention to the development of various types of equestrian sports. In higher and secondary vocational schools of the country young specialists of the corresponding profile are trained. In addition, in order to adequately assess the work of horse breeders, such honorary titles as “Honored Horse Breeder of Turkmenistan”, “Master Jockey Mentor of Turkmenistan” and “People's Horse Breeder of Turkmenistan” were established, which are assigned to domestic and foreign horse breeders.

We will continue to highly appreciate the conscientious work of horse breeders President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.