On April 28, 2019, a nationwide celebration was widely celebrated in Turkmenistan - the Holiday of the Turkmen Horse. As part of the celebrations in Ashgabat at the International Akhal-Teke Equestrian Complex, a series of ceremonial events on the occasion of the National Holiday of the Turkmen Horse has finished.
Guests from many countries of the world came to our country to participate in the celebrations. Among them are the delegation headed by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation Rustam Minnikhanov, the delegation headed by the Minister of Environment and Agriculture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Abdulrahman Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley, the delegation headed by the brother of the Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tani bin Hamad Al Thani, the delegation led by the Vice-Chairman of the High Council on Environmental Protection, President of the Federation of Horse Breeding and Equestrian Racing of the Kingdom of Bahrain Sheikh Faisal Bin Rashid Bin Isa Al Khalifa, as well as the delegate You are the IX meeting of the International Association of Akhal-Teke Horse Breeding.
Among the highlights of the series of celebrations was the final of the International Beauty Contest among Akhal-Teke horses held in the Akhal-Teke equestrian complex, where the best representatives of the breed were shown and the most brilliant of them, according to the professional jury, was recognized as Parasat. There was also an awards ceremony on behalf of the head of state to the winners of the competition among creative figures who dedicated their works to the “heaven” horses.
An international exhibition-fair and the XI International Scientific Conference “Turkmen Horse and World Art of Horse Breeding” were held for the widely celebrated holiday of the Turkmen horse.
On Sunday, the center of the final celebrations was the International Akhal-Teke equestrian center, where members of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of the Mejlis, military and law enforcement agencies, ministries and departments of the country, khyakims of velayats and the city of Ashgabat, heads of foreign embassies, international organizations accredited in Turkmenistan, members of the International Association gathered. Akhal-Teke horse breeding, thousands of Turkmen citizens, as well as foreign scientists and horse breeders, businessmen and journalists.
The participants warmly welcomed President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who took part in the celebrations.
Djigits of the Galkynysh group of the State Circus of Turkmenistan performed to the public, admiring the skill of performing the most complex and spectacular stunts. During the holiday, traditional horse racing took place in the International Equestrian Complex.
At the end of competitions in the International Equestrian Complex held a ceremony for awarding prizes to the winners of races.
During the festivities, on behalf of all compatriots, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on behalf of all compatriots in honor of the great holiday, which occupies an important place in the life of the Turkmen people, were given a gift of selected Akhal-Teke horses.