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Magic Valley Akhal-Tekes

The Akhal Teke in America


Currently, the Akhal-Teke is rare by modern breed standards, with less than 2,000 existing worldwide.  The major population of about 1,400 is in Russia, with the second largest group in Turkmenistan.  Here in the United States there are fewer than 200 Akhal-Teke purebreds.

The Akhal-Teke Association of America was incorporated in 1983 to preserve, promote, and protect the breed and oversee two registries: The Akhal-Teke Registry of America for purebreds and the Akhal-Teke Sporthorse Registry of America for crosses of one-half or better Akhal-Teke blood.  The sporthorse registry is not for the creation of a new breed, but to record the birth, lineage and achievements of sporthorses whose breeders have utilized the Akhal-Teke gene pool in their programs.

As their numbers in the United States increase, we believe the Akhal-Teke will distinguish itself as an elegant all purpose athlete and, with its linebred prepotency, make a major contribution to American sporthorses through crossbreeding for performance.

 

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