Arab - Teke cross FIRYUZA's first Race Ride - and first win!

 Annette writes, "Fizzy excelled herself...  We managed to win the 80km race at Hanslope - Fizzy's first ever race ride and the first one I've ridden in since 2009!!... She was brilliant all day, despite getting bored with being on her own for about 75 of the 80km, and had fantastic recovery rates. 


RIDE ACROSS WALES 2016                    

Jenny Barnes writes:

I look forward to this ride every year and it always comes up to expectation.

This year we were lucky with the weather - no rain, warm and plenty of sunshine. It makes such a difference when we are riding 6,7... 8 hours a day.

The scenery is spectacular - just out of this world. At every corner there’s another good view.

My mare Linhay Lale, a part bred Akhal Teke by Atamekan loves it too.

She is the only horse to do the whole ride bare foot. The terrain at times is stony, flinty and rough especially through the forestry tracks. This year at the beach it was high tide and we rode high up the beach on the large pebbles and stones.



Jenny and Lale leading...

... 2nd from right...

...Lale extreme right




Lanaken SSH

Solaris Sport Horses' colt Lanaken SSH was the highest-priced colt foal at the Brightwells sale of 49 selected British-bred foals, held in conjunction with the AES (Anglo-European Studbook). Lanaken is by Kambarbay, Solaris' perlino Akhal-Teke stallion.


“Buckskin foals seemed to have a certain appeal, and Lanaken SSH proved no different” wrote Carole Mortimer in Horse and Hound.

Kambarbay has around 30 foals due throughout Europe in 2017, says Rosalyn Serex of Solaris, and frozen semen has been shipped to the USA, Australia and South Africa. Headley Stud, former home of event mare Headley Britannia, has a lovely buckskin colt by him this year.





Emma Jones and Jargalan


`  Jacqueline Bradbury and Sipayi vK


For the second year running, Jacqueline Bradbury and Sypayi vK won the Fawkes Trophy for the Best Ridden Akhal-Teke at the British Palomino Society show at Malvern on July 9th. The BPS Gala Day, open to all breeds and colours, showcased World Breeds, and this year for the first time featured dedicated Akhal-Teke classes under saddle and in-hand. Sypayi vK won the Ridden Akhal-Teke class and collected four other placings.

Jill Thomas' Zolotaya Mechta won the Iriska Trophy for the best Akhal-Teke in-Hand and finished Reserve Champion overall, while her sire Salimrashid collected another trophy and several placings. Both Sypayi and Salimrashid represented the breed in the Concours d'Elegance. Meanwhile Jenny Barnes and Linhay Lale flew the flag for the part-breds, collecting a third place in their Dressage class.

Emma Jones and Djargalan won the Tipplers' Challenge, carrying a full wine glass through various movements and proving the effortlessly smooth paces of the Akhal-Teke; we aren't sure what it says about Emma… Djargalan was placed in three other classes including dressage.

Team Teke GB would like to thank the Palomino Society for opening its doors to World Breeds and particularly for its enhanced support of individual breeds, including the Akhal-Teke. Four pure-breds and one part-bred took part this year. For next year, Team Teke hope to offer some sponsorship for part-breds, which we believe have tremendous potential to promote the Akhal-Teke.

We would also like to thank Chase View Veterinary Clinic, Ross-on-Wye, for donating Team Teke Special rosettes.

Jenny Barnes and Linhay Lale

Ridden Akhal-Teke Class

Tipplers' Challenge: Emma and Djargalan

Ridden Sporthorse Sipayi vK



This was a very successful event organised by Jenny, with excellent refreshments and a lively raffle. Proceeds were divided between Team Teke and the Equine Grass Sickness Fund.

A big thank you to our generous sponsors: