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."