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Akhal-Tekes are the oldest, purest and most versatile breed known to man. They have
been cultivated through the centuries first as war horses. Much prized and coveted
by many cultures for their beauty, speed and stamina they are the forerunner of our
own modern thoroughbred and are today used as race horses in their native Turkmenistan.
We here at the Saintwestwell stud pride ourselves on breeding and producing quality
pure part and Anglo Akhal-Tekes for a variety of discipline and our blood lines are
only of the very best. The great "Arab" (said A'rab) who completed the grueling famous
1935 Ashkhabad-Moscow race and became the most prized Akhal-Teke of the Russian people.
“Arab’s son”, the sire: "Abscent", the most famous Akhal-Teke of modern times competed
in several Olympics at Dressage winning Gold and bronze individual medals.
Originating from the oasis cities of Central Asia, the Akhal-Teke is the world's
oldest yet also it's rarest horse.
Our own MAKSAT, a top class stallion from Turkmenistan who is himself a winner on
the race track is an advanced endurance horse and has now produced many stunning
youngsters for performance & showing.
It's hard to refer to the Akhal-Teke other than in superlatives. We believe it will
become the worlds best endurance horse. An Akhal-Teke was the most successful Olympic
Dressage horse ever. Many would claim it's the world's most beautiful breed. Certainly,
it's emerging as Central Asia's best kept secret.
Nowadays, they are widely used for show jumping, eventing and - their most notable
arena - endurance riding, as well as for racing. While still mainly concentrated
in Central Asia and Russia, they are now bred throughout Europe and the USA and there
is even a stud in Australia. While numbers are still small, their future has never
looked more secure.
It's ancestors were the world's first big, strong, fast warhorses - the nuclear missile
of their day. They were held sacred by the Medes and the Persians, while the Chinese
Emperors referred to them as Celestial Horses. It was to obtain them, first as spoils
of war and later by trading, that the Chinese drove routes through the deserts and
mountains of Central Asia for their armies and then their merchants - routes were
to become knows