Akhal-Teke Foundation Program Areas

Genetic Preservation

Purebred Broodmares. Stallions at Stud. Akhal-Teke Frozen Semen Archive.

As the ancient rootstock breed of modern athletic horses, the Akhal-Teke is truly a vital component of the world's biodiversity heritage. And with only around ten foals born annually in the U.S. recently, the Foundation's breeding program is an essential component of Akhal-Teke breed preservation. The strategy includes both on-site and distributed community-based breeding, including active reproduction with the broodmares and stallions resident at the Akhal-Teke Center, mares and stallions out on breeding leases, reliable cooled and frozen semen stallion services, and the priceless frozen semen archive.

For the 2024 breeding we are presenting four great Akhal-Teke stallions at stud, including Adamek (2005) bay, Anduma (2011) chestnut, Ehyr Atlaz (2013) metallic bay, and Kiergen (2005) perlino.

The Akhal-Teke Foundation also manages a unique archive of frozen semen from notable purebred Akhal-Teke stallions, representing significant Akhal-Teke horses from the 1970s thru to the present. Donations to the archive of appropriately frozen semen from purebred Akhal-Teke stallions are appreciated.  


National Akhal-Teke Center

Dedicated to conservation breeding and Akhal-Teke breed education, the non-profit national Akhal-Teke Center in Lexington, Virgina is a cornerstone of the overall Akhal-Teke Foundation strategy for preservation and recovery of the foundation breed of today's athletic horses.

Located with the generous donation of long term substantial use of a beautiful 800 farm in the Blue Ridge foothills, and supported by public contributions, the Akhal-Teke Center serves breed preservation directly, with active, selected reproduction of resident and leased purebred mares and stallions.

This national center also provides a vital facility for hands-on Akhal-Teke training and education, and a soft landing place for Akhal-Teke horse rescues.

Visitors welcome!  

Akhal-Teke Breeder & Owner Consulting

A free and confidential resource

The Foundation exists to preserve the Akhal-Teke breed through information sharing and education. With deep backgrounds including both technical education and extensive practical experience, we are here to field your Akhal-Teke questions, and to help address Akhal-Teke issues.

Whether it's nutritional challenges, COI calculations, standard or unusual breeding questions, or evacuating Akhal-Teke horses from a war zone, we've probably either been there, or have good connections with those who have, from successful competitors to leading scientists. And if we don't know, we'll say so — and then continue problem-solving with you, as long as it's helpful.

Akhal-Tekes are incredibly special horses, and sometimes their needs are special, too. You're not alone with your Akhal-Tekes. We're here to help.

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Akhal-Teke Information, Education, and Research

Online Akhal-Teke Library. Akhal-Teke Database. Active Breeders List.

The Akhal-Teke Foundation collects and provides references regarding the amazing Akhal-Teke horse, its storied past, present, and future, and on relevant horse-related topics more generally, as part of our educational mission.

We also maintain a physical reference library with additional materials not available online. Please let us know if you have Akhal-Teke questions, or suggestions for additional useful references.  

Akhal-Teke Horse Rescue

There's something about Akhal-Tekes. Horse royalty since 4000 years ago on the Central Asian Steppes, their beauty and spirit inspire people's dreams. But such amazing horses are not always the easiest. And people whose dreams run toward profits are soon disappointed. Nor is today's world forgiving for horses in general.

Being rare and amazing clearly does not protect purebred Akhal-Teke horses from falling on to hard times. There are too many sad stories for a breed with only a few hundred horses in North America.

On a case-by-case basis, in alignment with horse rescue national best practices, the Akhal-Teke Foundation does what we can to rescue purebred Akhal-Teke horses in bad or precarious situations, and to help find their forever home.

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For 40 years, from the arrival of Senetir in 1979, to 2019, Phil and Margot ran The Akhal-Teke Stud with an expansive, generous spirit, making vast and invaluable contributions to establishing the Akhal-Teke in North America.

Over the millennia of Akhal-Tekes on Earth, these special horses have periodically relied on special people to step up in service of their survival.

Please consider donating to the Akhal-Teke Foundation in your will. Major gifts, bequests, and endowment donations are vital for the ongoing transition of the remarkable Case legacy, into a robust long-term non-profit model, to continue the timeless work of helping the Akhal-Teke horse thrive in North America.

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Akhal-Teke Foundation
2989 Maury River Rd
Lexington, VA 24450

541-514-4766 text and voice

Registered 501(c)3 non-profit
IRS EIN 84-4672826
OR SOS 1640416-92
OR DOJ #59803
DUNS 108172923