Anniversary Forum of the International Association of Akhal-Teke Horse Breeding: New Members, Online Congratulations of Foreign Horse Breeders

 

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In the capital, under the chairmanship of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, an expanded meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers and the jubilee, X meeting of the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding took place. Heads of ministries and departments, khaykims of velayats, members of the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding, and heads of the media were invited to participate in the joint meeting.

Noting that this year the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding is ten years old, the head of state warmly congratulated the audience on this significant date, as well as on the National holiday of the Turkmen horse, wishing everyone great success in the development of horse breeding.

During the current meeting, the President said, issues of further development of the Akhal-Teke horse breeding and equestrian sport at the international level will be considered.

In addition, today new members will be admitted to the International Association of Akhal-Teke Horse Breeding, and Decrees are signed on awarding state awards of Turkmenistan to members of the Association who are carrying out fruitful work to develop Akhal-Teke horse breeding in our country and abroad.

In addition, the place and time of the XI meeting of this organization will be determined, the tasks for the future will be discussed and appropriate decisions made, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted.

In the 10 years since the creation of the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding, a lot of work has been done. At present, 155 legal entities and individuals from 34 states are members of the Association. They did a lot for the development of horse breeding, which had a positive impact on the increase in the number of Akhal-Teke horses and the number of their connoisseurs abroad.

As the President of Turkmenistan emphasized, in our country a lot of planned work is being done to popularize the "paradise" horses raised and cultivated for many centuries on the Turkmen land. In order to develop the horse breeding industry and to conduct competitions and competitions of the international level, equestrian complexes that meet international standards have been built and commissioned.

Much has been done to prepare specialized highly qualified specialists, modern structures have been created for the scientifically substantiated development of horse breeding, and the strengthening of the material and technical base of the industry.

To improve the social living conditions of our horse breeders, the state allocated funds in the amount of 680 million US dollars. We will continue to carry out large-scale work in this direction, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.

As you know, in Turkmenistan annually on the last Sunday of April the National holiday of the Turkmen horse is celebrated. To celebrate this holiday, an international beauty contest of Akhal-Teke horses and a scientific and practical conference devoted to pressing issues of horse breeding, horse racing, equestrian competitions are held.

In order to artfully embody the beauty of our "paradise" horses in the works of fine and decorative arts, creative contests are organized. These events raise the glory of the world famous Akhal-Teke horses even higher.

As President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov further noted, with the creation of the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding, a solid foundation was laid to preserve the thoroughbredness of Akhal-Teke horses in the world, increase their population and widespread popularity.

Along with this, in our country all conditions are created for holding international competitions - horse racing, national horse riding games and other equestrian sports, including show jumping, horse marathon.

Much attention is also paid to the training of masters in horse racing and other equestrian sports, show jumping competitions and national equestrian games. For this purpose, a special training center has been opened at the Ashgabat equestrian center, modern outdoor and indoor arenas have been built that meet international standards.

Corresponding work has also been done to form the legal, economic and organizational foundations for the development of horse breeding and equestrian sport. The Law of Turkmenistan “On Horse Breeding and Equestrian Sports” has been adopted, aimed at protecting the gene pool of purebred Akhal-Teke horses in our country and regulating relations arising from the cultivation, breeding and use of horses.

This document creates legal guarantees to improve breeding in horse breeding, to preserve the breeding core of the national horse breeds that are part of the international gene pool, their breeding and improvement, contributes to the development of horse breeding and equestrian sport, as well as achieving good results in this direction, the President said.

A worthy contribution to the glorification of the Akhal-Teke horses, the popularization of the art of horse breeding is also made by the Galkynysh group of national equestrian games. Speaking about this, the head of state cited the successful performances of this group at international circus festivals in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Italy, the People’s Republic of China, and the Kyrgyz Republic, where Turkmen riders were awarded grand prix and gold cups as an example.

As you know, the program of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games held in September 2017 in Ashgabat in Ashgabat included for the first time such an equestrian sport as show jumping. Continuing, the head of state emphasized once again that in our country - the ancient homeland of horses - large-scale work is being carried out aimed at the development of world-class equestrian sports.

We will continue to make every effort to ensure the successful performance of our Akhal-Teke horses at international competitions, the head of state said.

As noted, the priority tasks are the development of the horse breeding industry, the restoration of ancient clan lines, maintaining the purity of the breed and increasing the number of horses. In these areas, mutually beneficial cooperation with foreign horse breeders has intensified significantly.

In higher and secondary special educational institutions of the country, young cadres are trained in various fields of horse breeding and equestrian sports.

For these purposes, as well as for in-depth study on a scientific basis of the unique features of the Akhal-Teke horses, their history, horse breeding and breeding, the International Higher School of Horse Breeding and the Research and Production Center are being built in the new administrative center of the Akhal velayat.

And this, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized, is yet another eloquent testimony to the special attention of the state to the development of the horse breeding industry at the international level.

The noble work of Turkmen and foreign horse breeders on the cultivation of Akhal-Teke horses is appreciated. We give them such honorary titles as the Honored Horse Breeder of Turkmenistan, the Master Jockey-Trainer of Turkmenistan and the National Horse Breeder of Turkmenistan. And this work will continue.

An important role is played in the magazine “Heavenly Akhal-Teke Horses”, published by the International Association of Akhal-Teke Horse Breeding in Turkmen, Russian and English languages, in the matter of wide coverage and bringing to the world community of historical and other valuable information about domestic horse-breeding art.

The coordination of the activities of this structure, horse breeders, specialists and experts is also called upon to promote the special website of the Association, created on the Internet, where you can get acquainted with news in the horse-breeding industry, collect information about ongoing competitions of Akhal-Teke horses, international exhibitions and conferences.

As you know, Akhal-Teke horses attract connoisseurs for their exterior, grace, agility, and therefore are bred in many countries. In this regard, the President noted with satisfaction the fact that with the creation of the Association in the world, the number of connoisseurs of this breed of horses has significantly increased, as well as those who wish to breed them. And this number is growing year by year.

Emphasizing the positive role of the Association in establishing fruitful cooperation between Turkmen and many foreign horse breeders, the head of state expressed confidence that the interaction between the members of this public organization will continue to develop.

 

 

Further, the floor was given to the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers E. Orazgeldyev, who reported on the ongoing large-scale work on breeding purebred Akhal-Teke horses in our country under the patronage of the head of state, achievements in the field of conservation and growth of this unique breed.

As noted, consistent measures have been taken in Turkmenistan to create a modern equestrian infrastructure, which, in turn, has stimulated the development of equestrian sports and international cooperation in the field of breeding and breeding, creating a race industry, and training riders and trainers. The techniques of Turkmen horse breeding, the effectiveness of which has been tested for centuries, the national school of horse training, attract the most interested attention of professionals from different countries.

A huge merit in the revival of the world glory of the Akhal-Teke horses belongs to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, whose asceticism, national horse breeding has found a worthy place in the life of the country, combining the heritage, culture, historical experience of the people and its hard work.

Ten years ago, at the initiative of the head of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding was created, uniting horse breeders specializing in breeding purebred Akhal-Teke horses, training high-class horses for equestrian competitions, as well as equestrian scholars from different countries and other countries .

For a short period by historical standards, this organization has become an effective platform for the interaction of domestic and foreign horse breeders. Regular meetings and consultations of members of the Association give a new impetus to joint efforts aimed at preserving the phenomenon of the Akhal-Teke breed as a unique phenomenon of world culture, provide an opportunity to exchange experiences, get acquainted with innovations and achievements in the industry, enrich the partnership with new projects, relevant ideas and business contacts.

On behalf of all industry workers, expressing gratitude to the President of the country for his great attention to the development of Turkmen horse breeding, for constant assistance in strengthening his material and technical base, comprehensive care for domestic horse breeders, E. Orazgeldyev voiced the proposal to establish the honorary title “Türkmenistanyň ussat halypa seýisi”.

Having approved this proposal and turning to the chairman of the Mejlis, the head of state drew attention to the need for proper work to introduce appropriate amendments and additions to the country's legislation.

Then, to the applause of the audience, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed decrees on awarding the most distinguished horse breeders of the country with state awards and awarding the active members of the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding, including foreign ones, with the honorary title of Türkmenistany atazyan gaz ").

The Turkmen leader cordially congratulated the domestic and foreign horse breeders, thanking them for their work to enhance the world fame of the Akhal-Teke horses and wished everyone new great professional successes.

Then the head of state gave the floor to the member of the International Akhal-Teke Horse Breeding Association, director of the Jeýkob Ferdezuçt GBR horse breeding company of the Federal Republic of Germany, Ms. Katarina-Irena Anne-Margarita Jacob, who was participating in the meeting by video conference.

Addressing President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Ms. Katarina-Irena Anna-Margarita Yakob noted that thanks to the tireless care of the Turkmen leader, the “paradise” horses became a constant decoration of celebrations not only in the hospitable land of Turkmenistan, but also in all corners of the planet, in countries where also breeding Akhal-Teke horses.

It was emphasized that as a result of the ascetic activity of the head of state, demonstrating a high example of sincere love and reverent attitude to the "heavenly" horses, Turkmenistan is an example for the whole world in the development of the horse breeding industry and the strengthening of its material and technical base.

The noble labor of horse breeders is given a worthy assessment. Honorary titles in this area, along with distinguished Turkmen horse breeders, are assigned to their foreign colleagues. And this is a sign of great respect and support for industry workers around the world.

As noted by Ms. Jacob, conferring on her, along with several colleagues, this honorary title became an unforgettable, historical event in her life and caused a huge sense of pride. Expressing deep gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the honor, the director of the horse breeding company Jeýkob Ferdezuçt GBR cordially congratulated the head of state on the National holiday of the Turkmen horse and wished him good health, longevity and success in his many-sided activities.

Congratulating Ms. Jacob once again on her honorary title, the President wished her new successes in developing the Akhal-Teke horse breeding and enhancing the glory of the “paradise” horses - the pride of the Turkmen people - at the international level.

Further, the President of Turkmenistan gave the floor to the President of the Hungarian Association of Akhal-Teke Horse Breeding, Mr. Jozsef Gyule Nyeki, also participating in today's meeting by video link.

Expressing deep appreciation to the head of state, Mr. Nyeki noted that the Turkmen people have accumulated vast experience in the art of seizing for thousands of years. At present, Turkmen horse breeders at the world level are working to improve this art and develop Akhal-Teke horse breeding.

It was emphasized that in Turkmenistan, the achievements of world science and modern technologies are actively being introduced into this primordial industry, which brings it to the leading position.

As noted, the head of state treats the Akhal-Teke horses with great love, devotes his time to them, enthusiastically glorifies the “paradise” horses in his literary work. The books of the President of Turkmenistan devoted to “heavenly” horses describe the unique traditions of raising and raising Akhal-Teke horses, faithful companions of the Turkmen people, which are inextricably linked with its rich centuries-old history and fate, passed down from generation to generation.

Expressing gratitude for conferring such a high rank, Mr. Nieki emphasized that this was for him a truly unforgettable and joyful event. Taking this opportunity, the head of the Hungarian Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding warmly congratulated the head of state on the National holiday of the Turkmen horse.

Congratulating Mr. Nyeka on conferring the honorary title “Türkmenistanyň at gazanan atşynasy”, the President wished him further success in his noble efforts to preserve the purity of the breed and popularize the beautiful Akhal-Teke horses in the world.

To the applause of those present, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed the Decree on the admission of the corresponding citizens of foreign countries and Turkmenistan to the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding.

The head of state congratulated the new members of the Association and wished all of them great success in solving the problems facing the organization.

Then the floor was given to the Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for the Environment of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Sheikh Faisal bin Rashid bin Isa al Khalifa, who participated in the meeting on digital video communications.

Taking this opportunity, Sheikh Faisal conveyed warm greetings from the King of Bahrain, who addressed to the head of Turkmenistan congratulations on the occasion of the holy month of Oraz and wishes for good health, prosperity and peace.

Thanking sincerely for admission to the membership of the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding, a frequent guest of Turkmenistan noted that for many years he had studied with interest the culture and history of our beautiful country, where the art of horse breeding is rapidly developing.

You are making great efforts to preserve and popularize the world's oldest horse breed - the Akhal-Teke horses, who conquer their beauty and article, stressed the Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for the Environment of the Kingdom of Bahrain, proudly noting that he himself devoted his life to the development of horse breeding and equestrian sports in his country, where a lot of work is also being done in this direction.

Expressing his utmost readiness to make his contribution to the activities of the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding, uniting lovers and lovers of “miracle” horses from around the world, Sheikh Faisal bin Rashid bin Isa al Khalifa congratulated everyone on the national holiday of the Turkmen horse and addressed the wishes of peace to the brotherly people of Turkmenistan , goodness and prosperity.

Thanking for the informative speech and kind words addressed to Turkmenistan, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed confidence that Sheikh Faisal, as a new member of the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding, will actively participate in the development of Turkmen-Bahraini relations in the field of horse breeding.

The floor is given to the deputy of the Parliament of Romania, the head of the Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Commission of Romania-Turkmenistan, Mr. Antal Istvan Janos.

Expressing gratitude to the President of Turkmenistan for the election of members of the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding, the speaker emphasized that he perceived this event as a great honor.

During the opportunity for me to travel through the ancient Turkmen land, Antal Istvan Yanosh continued, I was lucky to get acquainted with the traditions, customs, culture and history of the Turkmen people. Akhal-Teke horses, one of the oldest and most beautiful horses on the planet, were especially admired.

Indeed, the Akhal-Tekeans confirm the fact that the world has no equal to your culture and the art of horse breeding, they are amazed at the methods of breeding, the methods of raising horses. I am very glad that I am witnessing the achievement of these high lines, said the Romanian parliamentarian.

Noting that for many years he has been promoting the purebred Akhal-Teke horses in his country, the speaker assured that in future parliamentary work will contribute to the development of the Association.

Once again expressing gratitude for the admission of the Akhal-Teke horse breeding to the International Association, Antal Istvan Yanosh congratulated President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and all members of this representative organization on the National holiday of the Turkmen horse, wishing them good health, longevity, and success in activities for the prosperity of Turkmenistan.

Thanking Antal Istvan Janos for the kind words about our country, the head of state expressed confidence that the Romanian deputy, along with the development of inter-parliamentary relations, as the new member of the Association will take an active part in promoting the Akhal-Teke horses in the world.

Further, the President of Turkmenistan, to the applause of the audience, signed the Decree on holding in April 2021 in Ashgabat the next - XI meeting of the International Akhal-Teke Horse Breeding Association.

As the head of state emphasized, our horses made a significant contribution to the formation of a world culture of horse breeding. And therefore, we will continue to continue the traditions inherited from the ancestors on the development of this sphere. We will further expand the scope of our activities in bringing these traditions to the young generation, in fostering their love for these beautiful animals.

Concluding the meeting, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov once again congratulated its participants on the tenth anniversary of the creation of the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding and the National holiday of the Turkmen horse, wishing everyone great success in their work.

 

 

Speech of the President of Turkmenistan at the Government Meeting and the X Meeting of the International Association of Akhal-Teke Horse Breeding

 
 
 
Dear members of the Cabinet of Ministers!
Dear members of the International Akhal-Teke Horse Breeding Association!

Today we are holding an expanded meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers and an anniversary meeting of the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding. We invited heads of ministries and departments, khaykims of velayats, members of the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding, and heads of the media to the meeting.

As you know, this year the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding celebrates 10 years. I congratulate everyone on this significant date, as well as on the National Day of the Turkmen Horse! I wish you great success in the development of horse breeding!

At this meeting, we will consider the development of the Akhal-Teke horse breeding, the art of horse breeding and equestrian sport at the international level, and we will accept new members to the Association. Decrees will be written on awarding state awards of Turkmenistan to members of the Association who are conducting fruitful work on the development of Akhal-Teke horse breeding in our country and abroad. We will also determine the place and time of the XI meeting of this Organization, discuss future tasks and take appropriate decisions.

As I have already noted, this year the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding marks 10 years. A lot of work has been done over the years. Currently, 155 legal entities and individuals from 34 countries of the world are members of the Association. Since its inception, its members have done a lot for the development of horse breeding, which has had a positive impact on the increase in the number of Akhal-Teke horses and the number of their connoisseurs abroad.

Dear friends!

In our country, a lot of planned work is underway to popularize the "paradise" horses raised and fostered for many centuries on Turkmen soil in the world. In order to develop the horse breeding industry and to conduct competitions and competitions of an international level, we have built and commissioned equestrian complexes that meet international standards.

Much has been done to prepare specialized highly qualified specialists, modern structures have been created for the scientifically substantiated development of horse breeding, and the strengthening of the material and technical base of the industry. To improve the social living conditions of our horse breeders, the state allocated funds in the amount of 680 million US dollars. We will continue to carry out large-scale work in this direction.

As you know, in our country annually on the last Sunday of April, the National holiday of the Turkmen horse is celebrated. In commemoration of this holiday, an international beauty contest among Akhal-Teke horses and a scientific and practical conference on topical issues of horse breeding, horse racing, equestrian competitions are held. All these events are organized and at the highest level.

In order to artfully embody the beauty of our "paradise" horses in the works of fine and decorative art, creative contests are organized. These events raise even higher the glory of our Akhal-Teke horses, which have already gained worldwide fame.

This year, we planned to hold celebrations dedicated to the National holiday of the Turkmen horse in the capital - the city of Ashgabat, as well as in the Akhal and Lebap provinces. Taking this opportunity, I urge all of you to take an active part in them.

Dear friends!

By creating the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding, we have laid a solid foundation for maintaining the thoroughbredness of Akhal-Teke horses in the world, increasing their number and widespread popularization.

Our ancestors always paid special attention to the cultivation of these wonderful, graceful, sensitive, swifter horses, attaching great importance to breeding and breeding. And today, Turkmen horse breeders worthily continue their work.

Along with this, in our country, all conditions are created for horse racing, national horse riding games and other equestrian sports, including at the international level - show jumping, horse marathon.

The provinces have modern world-class equestrian centers, and the International Akhal-Teke equestrian center has been built and commissioned in the Geoktepe district of the Akhal province. In addition, to conduct horse racing and equestrian competitions in accordance with international requirements, modernization was carried out and the race tracks of the International Akhal-Teke equestrian center, equestrian centers of Ashgabat and Lebap were covered with a political secret.

Much attention is also paid to the training of masters in horse racing and other equestrian sports, show jumping competitions and national equestrian games. For this purpose, a special training center has been opened at the Ashgabat equestrian center, modern outdoor and indoor arenas have been built that meet international standards.

Corresponding work has also been done to form the legal, economic and organizational foundations for the development of horse breeding and equestrian sport. The Law of Turkmenistan “On Horse Breeding and Equestrian Sports” has been adopted, aimed at protecting the gene pool of purebred Akhal-Teke horses in our country and regulating relations arising from the cultivation, breeding and use of horses.

This document creates legal guarantees for improving breeding in horse breeding, preserving the pedigree core of national horse breeds that are part of the international gene pool, their breeding and improvement, contributes to the development of horse breeding and equestrian sport, as well as achieving high results in this direction.

A group of national equestrian games “Galkynysh. This team has visited dozens of countries of the world, demonstrating the unique abilities of our "paradise" horses at prestigious international festivals.

With particular pride, I want to note that this group has successfully performed at international circus festivals in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Italy, the People’s Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic and won the grand prix and gold cups!

Dear members of the Cabinet of Ministers!
Dear members of the Association!

As you know, the program of the V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games held in September 2017 in Ashgabat in Ashgabat for the first time included the equestrian sport - show jumping. This opened up broad prospects for a worthy continuation of the glorious path of the Akhal-Teke horses in equestrian sports, the full disclosure of their abilities in this area.

As I have already noted, in our sunny country - the ancient homeland of horses - large-scale work is being carried out aimed at the development of world-class equestrian sports.

We will continue to make every effort to ensure the successful performance of our Akhal-Teke horses in international competitions. Because our priorities are the development of the horse breeding industry, increasing the glory of the Akhal-Teke horses, the pride of the Turkmen people, restoring the ancient tribal lines, maintaining the purity of the breed and increasing the number of horses.

Currently, we have significantly expanded mutually beneficial cooperation with foreign horse breeders. Fruitful work is also underway to develop equestrian sports.

In higher and secondary special educational institutions of the country, young personnel are trained in various areas of horse breeding and equestrian sports.

In order to train specialists of an international level, as well as to thoroughly study on a scientific basis the unique features of the Akhal-Teke horses, their history, horse breeding and breeding, we started the construction of the International Higher School of Horse Breeding and the Research and Production Center in the new administrative center of the Akhal velayat under construction.

And this is another eloquent evidence of the special attention of the state to the development of the horse breeding industry at the international level.

The noble work of Turkmen and foreign horse breeders on the cultivation of Akhal-Teke horses is appreciated. We give them such honorary titles as the Honored Horse Breeder of Turkmenistan, the Master Jockey-Trainer of Turkmenistan and the National Horse Breeder of Turkmenistan. And this work will continue.

Dear friends!

I want to emphasize that in our country the journal of the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding "Paradise Akhal-Teke horses" is published in Turkmen, Russian and English. The publication describes the breeding of horses of this breed in Turkmenistan and abroad, their history, provides other valuable information, including the great work of our horse breeders to popularize Akhal-Teke horses in the world.

The valuable information published in the magazine allows fans of Akhal-Teke horses from different countries involved in their breeding and dressage to share experiences.

In order to coordinate the activities of members of the Association, horse breeders and specialists of this industry on the Internet, a special website of the International Akhal-Teke Horse Breeding Association has been created in digital format. It is designed to obtain data on Akhal-Teke horses grown in different countries, to get acquainted with news in the horse breeding industry. The site helps in collecting material about competitions of Akhal-Teke horses, international exhibitions and conferences.

Dear friends!

As you know, Akhal-Teke horses attract connoisseurs for their exterior, grace, agility, and therefore are bred in many countries of the world.

It is noteworthy that after the creation of our Association in the world, the number of connoisseurs of this breed of horses, as well as those who want to breed them, has sharply increased. And this number is growing year by year. Currently, mutually beneficial and fruitful cooperation has been established between Turkmen and many foreign horse breeders.

I want to emphasize the positive role of the Association in establishing such international cooperation. I wish the members of the Association from different countries of the world - legal entities and individuals - success in their noble work! I am firmly convinced that these relations will continue to be strengthened and developed!

Ashgabat, April 24, 2020

 


State News Agency of Turkmenistan