Studfarm d`Akhal, France, Akhal-teke horses
Dans l’Est de la France, sur les coteaux du Toulois, entre vignoble et cristal, au carrefour de l’Europe, l’ELEVAGE D'AKHAL a trouvé son havre de paix!


Until 1990, the Stud Book was held exclusively by the Russian Institute of the Horse to Riasan which was closely linked to the Ministry of Agriculture. All births appeared in the Stud Book; after perestroika, the holding of the Stud Book returned to the Russian organization Akhal Teke breed still sitting at the Russian Institute of horse which had become private.

Official institutions of the race

Creating a global organization:


In 1994, the MAAK was created in Stavropol in the presence or with the written agreement of the country organizations with Akhal Teke. For France, the IGATER organization which then included the largest number of French members was signed agreements establishing the MAAK.
France was also represented by a written agreement from the AFSAT (since dissolved) and representing several French producers.

The MAAK was declared by its founding members as the guardian of the only Stud Book closed Akhal Teke and new Stud Book high-bloods and half-bloods.

All procedures and elections within the organization were detailed and sent for approval and registration. The Russian state together in Turkmenistan was declared as the country of the organization.

Russian, Turkmen and German were chosen as official languages.

Every person belonging or not to a local association can become a member of MAAK. All associations have committed themselves to follow the rules set by the MAAK.

The breakup of the former Soviet Union has led to the independence of Turkmenistan. At the same time the interest that some wore the race was given (especially in France) publicized giving free rein to legends who opened the door to all kinds of abuse from casual profiteers and unfortunately some people who said "breeders". It therefore became urgent and important to confirm the livestock operation rules to limit if not prevent abuse ...

Initially, Turkmenistan thought establish its own Stud Book, but he soon realized that he did not have the means and decided to stay under the authority of the Russian Institute of the Horse.

In this country, the Akhal Teke was quickly seen as an important source of foreign exchange; it was followed by an orientation of farming and specific trade.

Thus in 1996, it was discovered that the horses bred in Turkmenistan, especially in the State Studs showed irregularities in their blood tests which showed that fathers and mothers advertised in papers could not have caused these foals!

This involved 15% of tested horses and a commission of MAAK, including its president Geldi Kerisov, Vice President and Head of the Stud Book Tatiana Riabova, and an expert from the Stud Book Alexandre Klimuk asked the Ministry of Agriculture of Turkmenistan and head of State Niasov that these irregularities are corrected and that these horses do not appear as part of the race.

Both refused you decided to open their own Stud Book turkmène.Y course have joined the state farms, while many private breeders choose to stay under cover of MAAK.

At the meeting of September 1997 MAAK This decision was approved by the General Assembly. Therefore, only the Turkmen horses for which we can verify that they do not have incorrect origins can be registered with the MAAK and receive the official papers of the race.

Officially, all the others can not be recognized as belonging to the race.

In 1997, Tatiana RIABOVA tested and recorded the last group of horses that had not been checked by the Stud Book: those raised in the USA.

Regularly, associations or major breeders stationed in Europe MAAK invite experts who are responsible for coming to control and qualify horses and foals being registered.


Since 2004 :

Haras Nationaux

In 2004, the National Stud have recognized the Akhal Teke breed Thoroughbred: it was for members Akhal-Teke France (ATF), the culmination of years of work.

This means, for breeders, simplified document management and the ability to get the horses compete regardless of the discipline ...

Through this tripartite agreement (MAAK, HN and ATF), France is the only country with an exception management and can register horses in the Stud Book closed with local papers.

In 2012, France opened the studbook of the partbred