We have done a variety of promotions over the years, with the largest one in the past few years being the organization, filming and production of a new promotional DVD about the Akhal-Teke. We have the Rare Breeds Show for 2016 and who knows what else coming up.
Of course, each of these promotions costs money! The more members we have, the more funds we will have to promote our wonderful breed. So please, even if you aren't interested in awards (which we have), or a newsletter (which we have) or a great website (which we have) consider joining to help promote our breed! There IS strength in numbers! For membership info and to join online, click here: http://www.akhal-teke.org/membership.html
Rare Breeds Show, June 14, 15 and 16th, 2016 in Lexington, VIRGINIA at the Virginia Horse Park.
2015 Promotions Kentucky Horse Park Breeds Weekend - May 2015
HorseFlicks DVD for sale, prices here. If you are planning an Expo or Equine Trade Show, contact the secretary about Clubs and Associations Insurance, use of banners etc.
2014 Promotions done by the ATAA: From the ATAA Newsletter, October 2014
Promotions Report –
Tish Saare – HorseFlicks – We have a draft, will look at it after lunch.Expos – BetsyOct. 17th, Sabrina went to Heirloom Expo, Terri
went to MN Horse expo and MN State Fair.$150 per event is available.Jas
and Betsy might do the Rocky Mountain Expo.
2013 Promotions done by the ATAA:
HorseFlicks DVD -
the ATAA Newsletter, July 2013
ATAA has been invited to participate in an American Livestock Breeds
Conservancy (ALBC) Series titled ‘Extinction is Forever’, produced by HRTV and
their production arm HorseFlicks TV.The
intention of this series is to highlight the breeds on theCritical, Threatened, and Watch
categoriesof the ALBC’s ConservationPriority List.As you know, the Akhal-Teke is listed as threatened on this list.
Akhal-Teke film in this series is an excellent outreach and promotion
opportunity to reach a large base of ‘horse’ viewers and get people interested
in and involved with the breed.
is offering a ½ hour production highlighting the Akhal-Teke, to be aired atleast 18 times over a 36 month period (itcould air as many as 30 times with bonus
episodes).HRTV is reaching our target audience.In addition, the ATAA may use the TV episode
in its entirety on our website or on DVD, for our own marketing purposes.
We have contracted for 2 and
most likely 3 film locations with HorseFlicks, to give everyone (OK, as many as
possible) an opportunity to show off their horses.Right now we have a Pacific Northwest site at
the Washington State Horse Park in Cle Elum, WA on August 10th, a
Midwest site at Spring Creek Stables in Otsego, MN during the ATAA Conference
on October 4th and we’re trying to plan one more day at the Kentucky
Horse Park for our more southernly friends.
We’ve had a great response of
donations, thank you to everyone for your support.We couldn’t do it without you!
Fast Forward to the ATAA newsletter, October 2013
HorseFlicks Update:We screened a draft of the new HorseFlicks
DVD at the Conference.Overall, it was
pronounced very good and only a few minor changes were suggested.We have ordered 1500 copies and will have them for sale
soon, amount to be determined.Contact
Tish to buy them at [email protected]
From the ATAA Newsletter, July 2013
at the Western States Horse Exposition
Well, we did it and I think it was a great
success!On June 7 – 9, the ATAA had a
booth at the Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento, CA.The booth had photos and educational flyers
and material, plus we brought two Akhal-Teke horses to show off and meet the
public.We brought Atly, and eight year
old buckskin gelding owned by Sabrina Impelido and Kooskia, a yearling palomino
filly that is starting to grey, owned by Jack and Tish Saare with Pleasant
Grove Akhal-Tekes.Despite the awful
heat (on Saturday it was 109 degrees!), the horses did great.We did a 15 minute demonstration with the
horses in the arena each day and we participated in the breed parade on Sunday.
From the ATAA Newsletter, October 2013
Promotions Committee: Tish Saare. Our big promotion for 2013 has been the
HorseFlicks video filming.It is going
very well, with 2 of 3 film shoots done at this time.We got donations for most of the expense and
several people went above and beyond.There were quite a few Expos done this year with at least some ATAA help
– either monetary or use of banners.Remember, the ATAA can put in $150 towards a member going to an expo, IF
the request gets to us at least a month ahead of time.
ATs at the Kentucky Horse Park
Kentucky horse park has two Akhal-Tekes on display there now.
Magnatli, donated by Anne-Marie Rasch of Freedom Run Farms
Gelding, donated by Terri Fender of Shad 'Zadeh Akhal-Tekes LLC photos to come soon
2 costumes donated by Amrita Ibold of Sweet Water Farms
1 women's headdress donated by Cathy leddy of Cascade Gold Akhal-Tekes