Akhal-Teke Stallions

Gindarkh 13

1984 metallic buckskin stallion (Gaukhar 4 x Takappara 2), Gelishikili line, born Lugovsky Stud Farm, Kazakhstan

Holding the highest grading level of Elite, given by the International Association of Horse Breeding in Ryazan, Russia, Gindarkh is an excellent example of type combined with classic bloodlines. He received grading points of 8.0 for pedigree, 7.9 for type, and 8.0 for conformation. His sire, Gaukhar 4, was a very successful racehorse and sire of the Gelishikili line, while his dam, Takappara 2, of the Arab line, was the best daughter of the famous stallion Absent. Both lines are noted for their sport ability, and this line cross is called "the Golden Cross".

Gindarkh was born at the renowned Lugovsky Stud Farm, then was sold as a two-year old and travelled the world for much of his life, first with the Mongolian State Circus, then with the Ringling Brothers Circus. The stamina, intelligence and tolerance necessary for this difficult and unnatural lifestyle are evident in his good-natured disposition and friendly attitude. Unfortunately, by the time he came to us, the stress and pounding of many hard years had taken their toll, and so he was retired to stud immediately, forgoing the reschooling and competitive career we wish he could have had. His beautiful elegant movement, with natural collection, would make his grandsire Absent proud. He is balanced, light and fast, and his presence is breathtaking. Gindarkh is a prime example of the medium style of Akhal-Teke type, resembling the sporthorse mold. He has produced many excellent offspring, despite his late start in the breeding shed, and he continues to surprise and thrill us with his soundness, good health, and fertility in his twilight years.

His foals show his wonderful attitude and lovely movement with great toplines and plenty of bone, he especially passes on his front end, head and neck carriage. Their trainability and intelligence make them a pleasure to work with. They look forward to work and learn incredibly fast with natural athletic ability and balance. Gindarkh has offspring competing successfully in multiple disciplines, as well as many who are foundation broodstock in other breeding programs. He sired the current US National Champion Purebred; US National Champion Partbred Mare; and the Canadian "Future of the Breed" recipient.

 

Gindarkh is still sound, healthy, and full of vigor at almost 30 years young. We do have a few foals by him still available for sale, please check the Sales List for more details. We also maintain a bank of his frozen semen which may be available to approved mares.

Pedigree Analysis:

Gindarkh, though technically Gelishikli line, is by percentage more inbred on Bek Nazar Dor than any other ancestor in his pedigree, at a degree of .484%. His coefficient of inbreeding is low at 3.3878% and other contributing ascendents include, in order, Suala, a 100% pure Dor Bairam granddaughter; Askol, an elite-graded grandson of Dor Bairam, and Slutshai, the grandsire of Gelishikli and Fakirpelvan. He is currently the only grandchild of Absent left alive in the world.

Offspring:

  • Penny, 1997 Arabian cross mare, most recognized AERC miles of partbred Akhal-Tekes.
  • Kasia, 1997 TB cross mare, owned by Cheri Chandler of Warsaw, MD, cherished family companion.
  • Gindarkh's Dance, 1998 TB cross gelding, owned by The Lewis family of Sylva, NC. Sadly deceased, competed in jumping.
  • Ginseng, 1999 Selle Francais cross gelding, owned by Mindy Beebe of Cary NC. Competing in dressage and beginning eventing.
  • La-Goosh-Ka, 2000 percheron cross mare, owned by Rowan Carell of VA. Sadly deceased.
  • Ginskh, 2000 purebred gelding, owned by the Lewis family of Sylva, NC. Cherished riding horse and family companion.
  • Mantia, 2000 purebred mare, owned by Page Creek Akhal-Tekes of Oregon, foundation broodmare.
  • Kalmykia, 2002 purebred mare, owned by Oasis Akhal-Tekes of Waxhaw, NC.. Competing in dressage.
  • Desana, 2003 purebred mare, owned by Marla Braun of Hawaii. Trained in dressage and currently the only purebred Teke mare in Hawaii.
  • Jakyrdy, 2003 Selle Francais cross mare, owned by Natasha Boraas of Lynchburg, VA, training for dressage.
  • Stoli Gold, 2004 Appaloosa cross mare, owned by Linda Jackman of MI. Sporthorse broodmare.
  • Dar-Khanum, 2004 purebred mare, owned by Oasis Akhal-Tekes of Waxhaw, NC. Foundation broodmare.
  • Garzhan, 2004 purebred gelding, owned by BGD Ranch of Alberta, Canada. Being trained for endurance.
  • Dazyrdi, 2004 purebred stallion, owned by BGD Ranch, Alberta, Canada. Showing successfully in showjumping.
  • Tazym, 2004 QH cross gelding, owned by Carolyn VanDyke of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Showing successfully in hunters, eventing, and showjumping.
  • Mariposa (Darkh Amber), 2004 Paint cross mare, owned by Brooks Diesel of TX. Competing in polo.
  • Samovar, 2004 purebred stallion, owned by CAE. US National Champion purebred and being trained for dressage.
  • MV Fergazel, 2004 purebred mare, owned by Magic Valley Ranch of Livermore, CO. Foundation broodmare.
  • Merdana, 2004 purebred mare.
  • Kamila, 2004 purebred mare, owned by Karen Yates of Alabama. In training for eventing.
  • Elmydam, 2004 Arabian cross mare, owned by Spiritwood Farms, Sumerduck, VA.
  • Elbetde, 2005 Arabian cross gelding, owned by Spiritwood Farms, Sumerduck, VA.
  • Gavinka, 2005 purebred mare, in basic training.
  • Adamak, 2005 purebred stallion, competing in eventing.
  • Alykhat, 2006 Mustang cross mare, owned by Brooks Diesel of TX, being trained for polo.
  • Kermanshah Sierra, 2007 Caspian cross mare, owned by Central Asian Equines.
  • Kermanshah Jalil, 2007 Caspian cross, owned by Central Asian Equines.
  • Galindar, 2008 purebred stallion, owned by Central Asian Equines.
  • Delguli, 2009 purebred mare, owned by Central Asian Equines.
  • Gibralter, 2009 purebred gelding, owned by Joanne Hodeen of Hampton, VA. In training for eventing.
  • Gyrgy, 2009 purebred stallion, owned by Jessica Drake of TN.

Alp

1993 metallic bay stallion, Amelit x Perigozel, Gelishikli line

Alp was bred and born in Dubna, Russia, by the well-known successful breeder Tito Pontecorvo, he is a son of the wonderful stallion Amelit. He was imported to the US in 1995 and stood at stud for many years at Ots Sunrise Farm, among others, siring many, many successful competition horses in multiple disciplines. We acquired him in 2012 and found him to be a delightful addition; affectionate, intelligent and well-mannered, with remarkably good fertility for his age. He has classic Teke conformation- lean, tall and long-legged, with excellent legs and feet. He gave us two stunning foals in 2013 and we hope to have many more. He stands at stud to outside mares and is an excellent choice to improve conformation, character, and athletic ability, as well as add size and bone to finer-built mares.

We are still attempting to track and inventory Alp's offspring, though he has registerered purebred offspring who compete successfully in showjumping, eventing, and endurance, including the AERC reserve champion Akhal-Teke Aeolus (out of Samsa). If you have or know of any other of Alp's offspring, please contact us with details.

Offspring:

  • 2013- Alabahar, purebred buckskin colt, owned by Central Asian Equines.
  • 2013- Altyn Belent, purebred light buckskin colt, owned by Central Asian Equines.

Samovar

2004 metallic perlino stallion, Gindarkh 13 x Senova, Gelishikli line

Sam is our pride and joy, the result of many years of attempting to get a foal from his incredible dam, and he is growing up to be everything that we anticipated him to be. If we could only get one, and Sam is that only one ever, we feel we have accomplished what we set out to do, and it was well worth the effort and money spent. We are more excited about this young stallion with every passing day.

His dam was the first Akhal-Teke ever born in the US, and we believe the perfect combination of type and performance. She was the #2-ranked mare in this country, with scores of 8.0 type/8.0 conformation, and was also the highest-performing mare ever here, competing successfully through Intermediate/CCI** Level eventing. Her full brother Sengar was long-listed for the 1996 Olympic Games in eventing. Sam's sire is our beloved and spectacular stallion Gindarkh 13, and Sam is the only one of his sons that we have retained to date. He is linebred on the Olympic Gold Medallist Absent, through both sire and dam, at a level of 3 x 4, making him quite possibly the closest Akhal-Teke descendent alive to that legendary performer.

Sam has outstanding conformation; clean, straight legs, a medium build with a great hindquarter and superb topline, and a long, lovely neck, with a refined, beautiful head. He has simply breathtaking movement, with definite FEI-dressage potential, natural passage and an extended trot to take your breath away. He has been carefully started under saddle and will continue dressage training this year. He is already exhibiting his parents' great work ethics and trainability. We plan for him to have a sport career before entering the breeding shed full time, but his first foal arrived in 2011 and we are thrilled with her quality and character. Sam is a refining-type stallion, ideal to add elegance, grace and athletic ability to heavier mares.

Pedigree Analysis:

Samovar, while maintaining a low inbreeding percentage of 3.9384%, is linebred on the Olympic Gold Medallist Absent, through both sire and dam, at a level of 3 x 4, making him quite possibly the closest Akhal-Teke descendent alive to that renowned performer. His next 5 contributing ancestors, in order, are the legendary names Dor Bairam, Ag Ishan, Kir Sakar, Slutshai, and Bek Nazar Dor. Pedigrees like this are impossible to come by these days.

Mergen (In Memoriam)

1990-2013 metallic buckskin sabino stallion, Meidanli x Grenada, Sere line, born Lugovsky Stud Farm, Kazakhstan, graded elite by MAAK 1999

Born at the now-extinct Russian stud farm Lugovsky, home of many breed and sport champions, Mergen's journey to the US took him first through France, at the stud farm Acot-Teke, where he produced many beautiful offspring over several years. He arrived in the US in May of 2004 and had only a few foals here. Mergen was the first stallion we added to our breeding program in 13 years, his combination of pedigree, conformation, type, and performance were what we had been searching for. His sire Meidanli was one of the best sons of the sensational Sere, and one of the least-represented of that line. His dam was a granddaughter of Absent through her sire Ararat, providing us with yet another connection to that dressage superstar.

A truly striking stallion, Mergen has the unmistakable true Akhal-Teke conformation; long thin neck, high withers, long legs and extremely dry head, set atop a lean, long body with a superb slanting croup. The color of his coat is incredibly metallic as well. His movement is ideal- gliding, elastic and free, with ground-covering strides and endless scope. His temperament is intelligent, alert, and aware, and his work ethic is outstanding.

Mergen was also an accomplished athlete, performing equally well in dressage, showjumping, and endurance, and we expect him to produce fine athletes to carry that on torch. His first foals are huge, tall and free-moving, the eldest here in the US beginning an eventing career.

His sire Meidanli was one of the best sons of the sensational Sere, and one of the least-represented of that line. His dam was a granddaughter of Absent through her sire Ararat, providing us with yet another connection to that dressage superstar, and only had two purebred offspring before dying young at the age of 14, making Mergen's pedigree quite unique.

He had his first US filly, who will stay with us, in 2010, had a very striking large buckskin colt in 2011, and blessed us with his successor, the stunning Mylakat, in 2013.

Pedigree Analysis:

Mergen's coefficient of inbreeding is low at 3.7755%, with his highest contribution being Gelishikli, despite his being Sere line. He also has inbreeding to linefounders Slutshai, Bek Nazar Dor, Dor Bairam, and Sapar Khan among his top 7 contributing ancestors.

Offspring:

  • 2000- Sayagul, purebred mare, located in Europe, owner unknown.
  • 2000- Sogdai, light bay gelding, located in Europe, owner unknown.
  • 2001- Mairba, buckskin mare, located in Europe, owner unknown.
  • 2001- Mergusha, bay mare, located in Europe, owner unknown.
  • 2002?- Tcharyn, cremello stallion, located in Europe, owner unknown.
  • 2005- Kiergen, cremello stallion, owned by The Akhal-Teke Stud, USA. Competing in eventing.
  • 2006- Merglet, sooty buckskin stallion, owned by The Akhal-Teke Stud, USA.
  • 2006- Mejal, bay stallion, owned by Central Asian Equines. Sadly deceased.
  • 2007- Kiev, palomino stallion, owned by Don and Kate Allen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sadly deceased.
  • 2010- Mydama, chestnut mare, owned by Central Asian Equines.
  • 2011- Menzemek, buckskin stallion, owned by Matt Brasher of Idaho, future endurance horse.
  • 2013- Mylakat, buckskin colt, owned by Central Asian Equines.