Turkmenistan widely celebrated the National Holiday of the Turkmen Horse

On April 28, 2019, Turkmenistan widely celebrated the Holiday of Turkmen Horse. In the framework of the celebrations in Ashgabat at the International Akhal-Teke Equestrian Sport Complex, a series of festive events on the occasion of the National Holiday of the Turkmen Horse were organized.

The guests from many countries arrived to our country to participate to the celebrations on the occasion of the Turkmen Horse Holiday, including a delegation headed by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan of RF Rustam Minnikhanov, a delegation headed by the Minister of Environment and Agriculture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Abdulrahman Abdulьohsen Al-Fadley, delegation headed by the brother of the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tani bin Hamad Al Thani, delegation headed by the Vice-Chairman of the High Council on Environmental Protection, President of the Federation for Horse Breeding and Horse Races of the Kingdom of Bahrain Sheikh Faisal bin Rashid bin Isa Al-Halifa, as well as delegates of the IX meeting of the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding.

Members of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of the Mejlis, military and law enforcement agencies, ministries and departments of the country, hyakims of velayats and the city of Ashgabat, heads of foreign embassies, International organizations accredited in Turkmenistan, members of the International Association of Akhal-Teke horse breeding, thousands of Turkmens, as well as foreign scholars and horse breeders, businessmen and journalists gathered in the Akhal-Teke International Equestrian Sport Complex, which during the holiday became a huge platform of a large-scale performance.

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived to the International Equestrian Sport Complex, where the crowd greeted the Head of State with applauses. Warmly welcoming the gathered, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov passed to the area of the festively decorated complex. There was an atmosphere of a large Turkmen holiday, music and songs were played, the best creative teams of the capital and welayats, as well as young athletes demonstrated their skills.

Djigits of the equestrian art group of Turkmenistan “Galkynysh” performed to the public, astonishing everyone by performing the most complex and spectacular maneuvers.  During the holiday, traditional horseracing took place in the International Equestrian Sport Complex.

At the end of the races, the award ceremony to the winners of competitions was held at the International Equestrian Sport Complex.