she is as cute as can be!
Another filly born!
shirin Giz gave birth to a filly out of Pan Tau. Not sure what color she actually is!!!!!
she is as cute as can be!
First foal of the year!
as the days went by, and due date passed, I got anxious I would miss this birth! Due to go to the Akhal-Teke convention in Turkmenistan, the morning before getting on the plane I did an early morning check and there she was! So relieved to see that all is well!!!
a much better way to start the long trip!
Every year the international Akhal-Teke conference is held in Ashgabat. About 25 or so of guests are chosen to be at the meeting. The night before we get to practice how the procedures will go and we are shuttled off to the meeting room. first we all get a place in line to shake the presidents hand and tell him our name and association. Then we all stand on a determent spot and have our picture taken. After that we proceed to the round table meeting room and find our seats.
The president of Turkmenistan sits at the head of the round table. We have headphones for translation, someone is doing their best to translate on the go...
Here are my notes:
The president welcomes everyone and declares the official language for the meeting will be Russian.
"welcome to the birthplace of Akhal-Teke horses, the Association now has 137 members from 32 countries, membership is growing. There is an increase of interest in the Akhal-Teke horse, and the breeding of AT horses the hart of horse breeding world wide.
Turkmenistan is bringing equestrian sports to the highest level. All 5 provinces of Turkmenistan are now developing equestrian sports and youth now learn about equine sports. An Equine quarantine center has been build. New specialties of horse breeding is introduced to the Turkmen culture. Development of top level equine athletes to compete at world level. The Heavenly horse magazine and website educates the world.
The objective is to popularize the Akhal-Teke world wide and make a registry of Akhal-Teke horses in all countries and improvement of training techniques.
Our task is to test our horses by participating in sports and experience new professionals to improve.
Sports such as endurance, Show jumping to be developed in Turkmenistan. The Asian Games in September will have show jumping competitions. The opening ceremony of the Asian Games will be in honor of the Akhal-Teke horse.
Soon the Akhal-Teke horse will be competing at the world class level. This will help the people physically and health wise.
Soon dressage will be added.
The Akhal-Teke is a miracle of nature and I wish you success in your noble efforts."
Amrita Ibold, perfectly Teke crazy in every way.