Painted by Jennifer Bell (from photos by Amrita Ibold!) for the exhibition 'The Golden Horses of Turkmenistan', Newmarket, UK from 30th April 2014.
Debbie Burt is organizing an Akhal Teke exhibition at the National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket later this year.
"I was invited to Turkmenistan for their National Horse Festival last year and went out with fellow artist and Committee member Michelle McCullagh. The horses were incredibly striking and I wished to get something more out of our trip than sketches and lots of photographs. "
Having learnt that the Akhal Teke were probably involved in the creation of the early Thoroughbred, I approached the NHRM to see if they would be interested in holding an exhibition of work based around our trip as we have been holding small exhibitions with them throughout 2013.
Since arriving back in the UK I have visited one of my fellow delegates to see her four Akhal Tekes and have found out more about the breed in this country and hope to curate an informative and interesting exhibition featuring a variety of artists styles and (time allowing!!) a piece of my own sculpture.
The exhibition runs from April 26th to July 15th and we would hope to have images on the website and on our facebook page.
We got a little taste of life before technology on the islands...
I'm still not sure what happened exactly, and apparently it is still not completely fixed..we we experienced a week long of no internet access and no phones on all islands!
Shops were closed, the grocery store only took checks, some of the banks closed because the computers didn't work.
We just caught up on fence repairs, building shelters, friends took pictures of the horses...
Sure is nice to be online again...even if it's to pay bills...
John is a local photographer and has been here to take pictures...this is my favorite shot of Sheherezad.
There is a new group on Face Book created by Lisa Bellehage, originally from the US but moved to Denmark, she decided to have people post their results with links to websites.
Here are some of our results, but the USEA wasn't that organised 14 years ago..not all of our horses and placings are on it throughout the years.
The FB page is here:
And Sweet Water Farm's Akhal-Teke results with the United States Eventing Association are here:
Jenny Rice is now a contribute writer for the online Saddle and Stirrups magazine!
She will continue to have articles and news about the Akhal-Teke breed in it!
We are very excited to gain some popularity for the breed, Saddle and stirrups is currently the #1 online horse magazine.
"On an emerald green island in the pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest, a rustic farm is home to one of the world’s rarest, oldest, and undoubtedly most mesmerizing breeds. Meet the Akhal-Teke."
Be sure to tell all your customers, clients, fans and followers of the new issues and the even more incredible reduced monthly subscription of just $1.99!! Just send them the link:
Featuring Talk of the Turkoman on the cover...hope he'll live up to his name!
Hello to all friends of Association Akhal Teke Italy.
Inform and invite you to read an interesting article in the prestigious journal the web HORSE LUXURY MAGAZINE.
Here is the link .... www.horseluxurymagazine.com in October from page 108 to page 125 the journalist friend Martina Folco Zambelli has published his historical research on the breed Akhal Teke, documented with a good selection of images.
Good reading .......
Ciao and the appointment is in Verona Horse Fair from 8 to 11 November.
If you want to meet us look forward to your e-mail contact.
Secretariat Association Akhal Teke Italy
Top right picture is our stallion Pan Tau!
We have been working on this all year...and finally...we see the fruit....
First Jenny and I became full partners and made SWF A-T an LLC.
Then we both rallied and came up with a down payment, and the impossible became possible...after many ups and downs.
We have not closed yet...but we are in escrow!
Our farm plan has been approved to keep the property in Agriculture, hence we know we are soon to be proud owners of some soil called Semiahmoo Muck.
Sad news, we were too late to purchase the barn and riding arena we jused to lease, the 9 acres got sold and will be turned into a house and the arena into a hobby shop.
The good news...we will have 76 acres of grass land plus minus some forest.
We picked up 4 mares last Friday. First we dropped of 3 horses on Whidbey island for the show were were supposed to attend, then we went to the meeting place and waited for the shippers to arrive,...and waited....
Finally they did come, but we had to take the late boat home, to turn around early in the morning to ride at the show.
Most importantly, all the mares arrived in good health, and are gorgeous.
Aktepel is the dam of 3 mares, Ahli Rhatan a filly I bred, Shirin Giz, a mare I bred, and Gagatli is here from Florida.
Amrita Ibold, perfectly Teke crazy in every way.