The International Akhal-Teke Horse Racing Complex of Turkmenistan held a festive horse race. The guests of the complex were presented with an exposition of paintings, arts and crafts, photographs, artistically conveying the noble image of Akhalteke horses. The solemn atmosphere was created by music played by skillful bakhshi and musicians, competitions of palvans, traditional competitions, and jigging by the group of national horse racing "Galkynyysh".
A total of 7 races on different distances were held. The winners were:
In the 1200 meters distance
- for the Polatly prize of the financial and economic complex - the horse Gutly (Akhalteke horse complex), under the jockey B. Kuliyeva, with the result of 1 min. 19.9 sec.
- for the "Meleguş" prize of the oil and gas complex - the horse Garabur, from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, managed by the jockey O. Yalkabov, with the result of 1 min. 19.2 sec.
- for the "Gelşikli" prize of the trading complex - the horse Tedzhen (Akhalteke horse complex), under the jockey S. Chariev, with the result of 1 min. 19.2 sec.
- on the "Ýanardag" prize of the transport and communication complex - Gyzlarym (Baherden horse farm of the oil and gas complex), under the control of jockey A. Orazdurdyev, with the result of 1 min. 19 sec.
In the 1,400 meters distance
- for the Pereň prize of the construction-industrial complex - Kararym (Akhalteke horse complex), led by jockey N. Agamyradov, with the result of 1 min. 33 sec.
- on the prize "Garader" APK - Ulker (Turkmen Agricultural University), led by jockey B. Berdimukhammedov, with the result of 1 min. 29.1 sec.
- for the "Akhan" prize from the President of Turkmenistan and the Challenge Cup - Bezirgen (Akhalteke Horse Farm), under the jockey B. Agamyradov, with the result of 1 min. 32.2 sec.
The jockeys were given the above mentioned awards, valuable gifts, solid monetary rewards. In addition, the triumphators of the previously held competitions were named: the horse marathon - Dorbedev (Akhalteke horse complex), led by jockey H. Toiliyeva, as well as Riding - Altynkhan from the National Equestrian Center, led by jockey Y. Garadzhayev.
Source and photo: turkmenistan.gov.tm