Here’s an update on where we are with the HorseFlicks ‘Rare Breeds’ series, featuring the Akhal-Teke breed.
EAST COAST- As the last two possible sites didn’t work out, here is ONE LAST OPTION. We have been offered the chance to film at the Kentucky Horse Park on a ‘Breed Weekend’. I’ve sent an email to everyone that has mentioned they might be interested, but please share this with anyone else that I might have missed.
WEST COAST- We’re going to be nailing down the date and place in the next few days. We’ve gotten a good response, but the more the merrier!
MID WEST- We’re gotten a few more horses that will come to the Conference for filming, so that is looking good.
MONEY- yes, money. We’ve had a great outpouring of support and have had over $3050 pledged so far, but that is a long way from $5800. Please, any amount will help! If you’re not sure what kind of production HorseFlicks can do, email me and I’ll send you a copy of the last one that was done, so you can see for yourself. The Akhal-Teke Horseflicks episode is one of their most popular and is still being played on National TV, 5 years after it was made, according to Jon Mays, the film director. This one could be even better. If you can pledge an amount, please contact me, Cathy Leddy at [email protected] or Terri Fender at [email protected]
TIME TO SEND CHECKS- And on that note, everyone that has pledged money, please send it to the ATAA Treasurer, Amrita Ibold, 2097 W. Valley Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. Make sure you mark what the check is for. Even if you can only do $20, those small amounts add up! So please, let us know what you can do.
Thank you to everyone!
Cathy, Tish and Terri
One of our members is enjoying her summer riding the back country and camping with her gelding Penta she purchased from Sweet Water Farm Akhal-Teke .
The website of Team Teke GB has been re-launched. Please visit www.team-teke.co.uk and let us have your comments/suggestions. Many thanks to Clare Harris for designing it.
You can read back issues of Team Teke Talk, place a free ad for items up to £100 (£10 charge above that, or for a photo-ad), or read everybody’s news up to the start of 2012. *Please* would you let us have your news from last year – we are playing catch-up here! Plus, of course, tell us what you and your horses have been up to so far in 2013. We look forward to hearing from you – either by the “Contacts” page or by replying to this email.
Please let us know if you would like a link to your site added. Existing links from the former website are already there.
Written by Jenny Rice: http://eventingakhaltekes.blogspot.com/2013/06/akhal-tekes-in-sports-article-by-jenny.html
Sweet Water Farm took 3 purebred Akhal-Teke geldings to the Aspen Farms Horse Trials in Yelm, WA.
15 year old Zoe rode Pasabi show name Darth Vader.It was Zoe's first recognized event and they finished 5th place in Junior Beginner Novice.
Marina rode Kegas, show name Alien Invasion. For Marina too it was her first recognized show and they finished 7th place in Junior Beginner Novice.
Amrita Ibold rode her home bred gelding Paktaly, show name Turkmen Air in the Novice division and finished 10th place.
We now offer color typing through the University of Texas!
It is a simple form you can submit yourself.
No more guessing what color your foal is or what color genes your horse carries!
Tish Saare is preparing a booth at the Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento, CA.
Please contact her if you can help her man the booth or any other volunteering job!
The ATAA has sponsored $150 to help offset the cost of the booth.
More news coming soon!
Endurance Champion, Jas Shearer-McMahon and MV Patrickhan (Astrachan x Minorka II)
Endurance Reserve Champion, Scott Sears, DVM and Aeolus (Alp x Samsa)
Limited Distance Champion, Cathy Leddy and Galen (MV Moondancer x Galka 4)
Limited Distance Reserve Champion, Monica Bretherton and Magdan (Astrachan x Meshhurlyk)
Awards were presented at the recent national AERC convention in Reno, NV at the Saturday night awards banquet. They are also in the AERC yearbook.
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Amrita Ibold owns Sweet Water Farm Akhal-Teke and is one of the lucky few to have AT's in her life...