President of Turkmenistan addresses the participants of the forum, dedicated to the National holiday – Turkmen Horse Day

I congratulate you on the opening of the International Trade Fair and XI International scientific conference A Turkmen Horse and World Art of Horse Breeding, held in our country on the occasion of the Turkmen Horse Day, says the President of Turkmenistan in his congratulatory address.

'Heavenly horses' are the pride of the nation, an invaluable asset, and therefore our country pays significant attention to the development of the horse breeding industry and equestrian sports, creates all the necessary conditions for the training of experienced horse breeders, equestrians and specialists, improving their social and living conditions. Considering the great interest of the world community to our graceful fast horses, cooperation with the Ahalteke horse breeding associations in foreign countries develops steadily.

The Ashgabat Equestrian Complex was reconstructed, the International Equestrian Complex was erected and put into operation in the foothills of the Kopetdag Mountains in Ahal Velayat, the modern equestrian complexes were built in Balkan, Dashoguz, Lebap and Mary regions, and a training center for equestrian sports was opened. All these vividly testify to the great attention paid to the development of the art of horse breeding, says the President of Turkmenistan.

It has become a good tradition in our country to celebrate the National holiday � the Turkmen Horse Day at the high level. Various events and competitions are held in the country on occasion of the holiday with the aim to further increase the glory of the 'heavenly horses'. It is notable that numerous guests from different countries take part in this year's trade fair.

The participation of leading foreign scientists, horse breeders and experts in the XI International Scientific Conference A Turkmen Horse and World Art of Horse Breeding proves the international recognition of Ahalteke horses - the elite horses among the purebred racers in the world.

I believe that the 2019 International Trade Fair and XI International scientific conference will be of great importance for familiarizing the world community with the achievements of the horse-breeding industry of Turkmenistan, sharing experience with foreign colleagues, and expanding mutually beneficial cooperation with interested companies and private horse breeders.

In order to further develop the horse-breeding industry, specialists in Turkmenistan have business trips to foreign countries to participate in international exhibitions, competitions and conferences. This positive experience contributes to the success of major international events in our country.

We will continue attaching particular attention to organization of equestrian competitions, national equestrian games and international beauty contests among Ahalteke horses, improving the selection and pedigree breeding, as well as increasing the success of Turkmenistan horse-breeding industry, emphasizes the President of Turkmenistan in his address.

Source: Turkmenistan State News Agency-TDH