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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.  

An Introduction to the Akhal-Teke

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

as the Silk Road.