Named the Most Beautiful Akhal-Teke Horse of 2020




Today, in the Presidential Akhal-Teke equestrian complex with the participation of the head of state Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, celebrations were held in honor of the National Day of the Turkmen Horse, as part of which the final round of the International Beauty Contest among Akhal-Teke horses was held.

Ten of the best representatives of the Akhal-Teke breed from Ashgabat, Akhal, Balkan, Lebap, Dashoguz and Mary provinces selected at the preliminary stages are brought to the observation deck.

The panel of judges, which included domestic and foreign experts and horse breeders, selected the most beautiful Akhal-Teke horse among the 10 finalists that were held twice before the judges. The first time without equipment, the second time with horse jewelry. Each horse was presented to the jury and the public: name, age, pedigree data, owner.

All the horses that made it to the finals continue this or that tribal line going back to the famous ancestors. Numerous fans of “heavenly” horses could appreciate the amazing exterior of the descendants of the prominent Akhal-Teke horses, who laid the main branches in the breeding of purebred horses.

With a truly royal article, horses demonstrated their external data and training, captivating with chiseled lines and impeccable proportions. Indeed, a thoroughbred horse is a sparkling diamond, faceted by the efforts of the best seys.


The most beautiful Akhal-Teke horse of 2020 was declared the black horse Gyrsakar, a descendant of Gerden and Ovadan. This horse belongs to the Akhal-Teke equestrian complex of the President of Turkmenistan. His seis is the honored horse breeder of Turkmenistan Mammetmyrat Gazakov, who was presented with the Audi Q8 car on behalf of the head of state.

Photo: Yuri SHKURIN

State News Agency of Turkmenistan