Welcome to Akhal-Teke Spain

Living in Spain is to live in the land of horses, surprisingly though the magnificent Akhal-Teke breed is relativly unknown here. There is little infomation to be found about Akhal-Tekes in Spain and actual horses very few at all. In August 2007 we purchased 3yr old Golden Palomino pureblood stallion Liman and 1yr old light buckskin (dun) pureblood filly Serbia from the Ltd Akhalt-service studfarm in Yesk, Russia. They were imported into Spain and the Balearic Island of Mallorca in October 2007, becoming the first Akhal-Tekes in the Balearic Islands.

Akhal-Tekes are certainly one of the oldest breeds in the world and were originally bred for many centuries by the people of the Teke Tribe in the Akhal Oasis in the Karakum desert of Turkmenistan.These horses were and still are an immense source of pride to their owners, living tied to the yert huts in which the tribe people live and cared for by all the family. The breed name has changed many times over the centuries are are still known today as `the divine argamak´, `the celestial horse´, `the heavenly horse´, and `the jewel of Turkmenistan´ to name a few. From Kazakhstan to China these horses have been sought after by warrior chiefs and kings, even Alexander the great is known to have ridden a predecessor of the Akhal-Tekes into battle.

When the Russians invaded Turkmenistan they  were very impressed by the breed and it´s extreme endurance capabilities, and returned to Russia with them. The breed is now controlled in Russia by the All Russian Institute of Horse breeding also known as VNIIK, combined with The International Association of Akhal-Teke Horse  Breeding also known as MAAK. http://www.maakcenter.org

Akhal-Tekes are known for passing on their speed, agility,  grace and amazing shine to their offspring. Akhal-Tekes range from just under 15hh  to over 17hh, they are an elongated horse with the shape of a greyhound. Long sculptured ears, almond eyes and an amazing shine are all classic features of the breed.
The lack of Akhal-Teke blood and knowledge  of the breed in Spain is quite surprising especially as they excell so well in all aspects of sport, and Spain enjoys so many equine sports. While in many other countries this breed is well known and represented, here in Spain few people have even heard of this wonderful horse with his amazing traits and phenominal character.   


 

Stallion Liman

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart.

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Mare Serbia

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart.

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