The 2019 Akhal-Teke National Championship Endurance Ride will be held in conjunction with the Arabian Horse Association Distance Nationals in Vinita, OK on Friday October 25, 2019 at the “Owl Hoot Spook” ride. The ride is located at the Franks Ranch and is an AERC-sanctioned 50-mile ride.
Please let us know ASAP if you are planning on attending with your AT or AT cross so we can plan awards! :)
We are also looking for an Akhal-Teke enthusiast that would be interested in volunteering at the ride as our "Akhal-Teke ambassador"! Contact Betsy Wandler for details @ [email protected], we could even arrange housing if needed!
More information about the ride is on the following link:
This year's ATAA Conference looks like it will be educational and FUN! Click on the link for details, payment info is below link.
Click on which registration you are interested in.
ATAA Members Early registration (by August 31st)
ATAA Members Conference registration (September 1st and beyond)
Non ATAA Member Day Pass Saturday
Non ATAA Member Day Pass Sunday
Our 2019 ATAA Conference will be hosted by Giles and Katrina Ardiel of Akhal Valley Farms, in Clarksburg, Ontario, Canada!
Friday Oct 4. -
3:00-4:00 ATAA board meeting
4:30- 6:00 ATAA AGM
7:30 8:30- Kick off Conference with Meet and greet cocktails in the barn.
Saturday Oct 5. - open to general public for a fee.
Held in town: speakers
9:00-10:00 - speaker #1 -Thinking Like a horse
10-11:30 - speaker # 2- Sports Medicine
1:00- 2:00 - speaker #3-Sports nutrition
2:15-3:15 - speaker #4- When things go wrong in the show ring
4:00-5:00 - speaker #5-Chiropratic and horses
7:30 Dinner for ATAA members only to be held at our farm.
Sunday Oct. 6- held at a farm down the road from us. open as well to general public for a fee.
Clinic with 5 riders
I am really trying to get other Tekes to come for this! If no one else can bring horses we can offer 4-5 horses to have other people ride in the clinic. This clinician is an excellent teacher and is wonderful to watch or to ride with. I really hope everyone can take something away from this weather watching, or riding. I also really hope this is an opportunity for us as ambassadors of the breed to be able to show some of the public what these horses can do. If any of you know anyone with a Teke that would be interested in bringing a Teke or two or anyone who would be interested in riding please let me know. I will give first come to those brining horses, and if there is enough interest from riders I will do a raffle for the riders spots.
Equine Sports Medicine, Marketing your Equine, Equine Nutrition, Welcome to the Akhal-Teke breed (public invited), Saddle fitting, Awards Banquet, and a clinic with Megan Lang - Canadian Dressage Team, Olympic, WEG rider, pan American medalist. There will be 2 clinic spots raffled off to attending conference goers, with the use of Akhal-Valley horses.
We are also negotiating for special guests from Russia – information to be announced later!
This will be a jam-packed Conference at a lovely facility! Circle the dates on your calendar.
Watch this website for further details.
Photos from the recent SANA West Rare Breeds Show, all taken by Mattie Tucker (who did an awesome job!)
Just a few photos to enjoy! We will put more up later, along with names of both horses and riders.
We had 38 horses come to sunny Sacramento during the Western States Horse Expo, May 9-12th, 2019. I'm pretty sure it was a big hit from the comments, most which seemed to be to the tune of 'When we do this next year'. Everyone looked like they were having a good time, horses all behaved well (almost all of the time, lol), much food was eaten, questions answered, photos taken and lots of networking and making new friends!
As I'm still writing up results and playing catch-up, here are the Most Versatile Awards.
Most Versatile Awards - These awards were given to the horse in each category that competed in at least two disciplines, such as dressage and jumping, dressage and obstacles, jumping and obstacles, or all three. Tekes or Teke crosses also needed to be in an In-Hand breed class.
Our sponsors sponsored the classes and also bought lovely coolers for all awards (except the Rare Breed Pony - we awarded a lovely engraved plate as the ponies ranged from 12 hands to 15+ and we couldn't quite figure out how to do a cooler for that)
Most Versatile Awards:
Most Versatile Rare Breed Pony or Cross - sponsored by Penny Thom, JPT Gingerbread Li'l Gypsy Cobs, LLC, Carson City NV
Qualified Horses: #150 Fell Legend Holy Toledo
#104 Brough Hill Hadrian's Wall
#111- Circle H Glen Livit
And the winner is: #150 Fell Legend Holy Toledo!
Most Versatile Rare Breed Horse- sponsored by The Irish Draught Horse Society of North America
Qualified Horses: #123 Dream Boy Kurt
#108 MCD's Joshua's Bobbi
And the winner is: #123 Dream Boy Kurt
Most Versatile Rare Breed Cross horse- sponsored by Steadfast Farms, Tuttle, OK, Boutique Breeder of Select Hackney Horses and Hackney Crosses for Sport. Please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/steadfastfarm
Qualified Horses: #131 Another Whisper
#106 Lucky Punch
And the winner is: #131 Another Whisper
Most Versatile Purebred Akhal-Teke- sponsored by Silver Hill Akhal-Tekes, Billings, MT
Qualified Horses: #125, Alajoz
There was a tie for 1st place, between Alajoz and Kismet. Judge ruled in Kismet's favor, so winner is: Kismet.
Most Versatile Akhal-Teke Cross, sponsored by Susan Greer and Ricardo Viteri, Lafayette, CA
And the winner is: #120 Diesel
We're now counting down to the start of the SANA West Rare Breeds Show, May 9-12th during the Western States Horse Expo near Sacramento, CA.
We have our RBS T-shirts ordered (Thank you to The Painting Pony, as always!) Each Exhibitor and volunteer will get one! Two colors, blue and gray.
Our postcards (which will be added into the WSHE spectator packets, given out with admission, have arrived.
Ribbons and Awards are ordered, including those sponsor paid for awards for the Most Versatile Awards- these are test patches that will go on the nice FinnTack coolers.
Our Saturday night BBQ Meet and Greet is set up - get your orders in now!
Regular BBQ - Tri-tip, Chicken and sides
Vegan/Vegetarian - Portobello mushrooms and sides
Approximately 7 pm, place TBD, catered by BlackJack Grill - $20 per person
And, last but not least, our Show Program is at the printers now! A huge shout out to Yorke McGillivray for her design and hard work! Thank you!
Come and visit with other exhibitors, volunteers, judges, etc!
Catered by Black Jack Grill, Texas style BBQ with vegan and vegetarian options!
BBQ Tri-Tip, Chicken, Portabello Mushrooms, Green salad with dressing on the side, Baked Beans, no meat.
Get your tickets by May 5th, so we can give numbers to the caterer. $20 per person, beverages included.
Make sure you click on the correct button, so we get the right numbers!
See you there!
Entries have closed for the SANA West Rare Breed Show. Does this mean that if you are already participating and decide to try something new, you can't? OF COURSE NOT! We will take late entries (you won't be in the show program and you need to pay a premium). Late entries for classes are $25, Clinics are $40. Dressage and Obstacle Clinics are both full, In-Hand Presentation is still open and possibly the Jumping Clinic.
We'll see you at the Show!
Deadline: April 1st (sooner is better) for a Breed Booth or Breed Demo at the SANA West RBS
Demos: We need: Length of demo, Description of Demo and Script.
Booth: Will you have a booth (farm, breed, etc) in front of the barn and/or in front of your stalls? Stall displays are a maximum of 2 feet wide. Booths are up to 12 x 12.
There is NO CHARGE for a Booth or Demo, but you will need to make arrangements beforehand!
Contact Tish Saare at [email protected] or call her at 530-400-9909
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