Regulations of the Closed State StudBook
of purebred Akhal-Teke Horses
Ministry of └griculture of Russia, March 04, 1998
Abridged, this document will be published in full in a separate edition
The State StudBook is published not less than once every four years and represents a
collection of data on all registered horses belonging to the thoroughbred Akhal-Teke
The StudBook number of the horse is assigned only once, on entry. It appears before
the horse's name, does not change and is not repeated during the horse's life.
The StudBook of thoroughbred Akhal-Teke horses consists of two sections. I - sires,
II - broodmares. The first section - SIRES - consists of three parts:
a) a register of sires entered in the StudBook for the first time;
b) sires appearing in previous volumes of the StudBook who have produced offspring from
thoroughbred mares entered in the present and previous volumes of the StudBook;
c) sires whose daughters are entered in the present and previous volumes of the StudBook
The second section - broodmares - consists of two parts:
a) dams entered in the Stud Book for the first time;
b) information on the progeny of mares entered in previous volumes of the Stud Book.
Stallions and mares of three years old and above who have progeny and
confirm to the requirements of selection are entered in the Stud Book.
The grading must not be lower than 1 class. Entry in the Stud Book is made on
application of the owner who presents all the necessary information contained in
the Stud Book.
The authenticity of the horse's origin is confirmed by the selection centre of MAAK (VNIIK)
on the basis of immunogenetic and DNA tests carried out in the immunogenetic laboratory (-s)
which is a member of the International Society for the study of genetics in animals (ISAC).
After the origin of the offspring has been identified, a nine-figure number is assigned and
it is entered in the "Register of Young Stock" of its year of birth. On the basis of its entry
in the "Register" the progeny is entered in the StudBook under the dam's name.
The thoroughbred Akhal-Teke sire and mare from wich the offspring was produced and/or their
antecedents must be blood tested and registered in the StudBook.
The documents for the registration of progeny in the "Register of Young Stock" must be presented
by the lst December of the year in which they foaled.
An offspring produced by A.I. can be registered in the "Register of Young Stock" and entered in
the StudBook under the dam's name only if it is sired by a stallion approved for A.I. by the
selection centre. An official document confirming artificial insemination as well
as data on immunogenetic and DNA tests of both offspring and parents must be presented.
Registration of such offsprings is more expensive.
Owners are refused entry of their horse in the Stud Book if its quality and documentation do not
meet the conditions of Stud Book entry. A horse can be excluded from the Stud Book. A proven
chance error or deliberate falsification of parentage are reasons for exclusion. Any doubt about
the pedigree of a horse will be interpreted as proof of its non-thoroughbred origin.
A census of non-thoroughbred Akhal-Teke horses and their crosses is carried out in the same way
as that of thoroughbred Akhal-Teke horses. The Stud Book of half-bred Akhal-Teke horses and their
crosses contains data on all registered non-thoroughbred Akhal-Teke horses and their crosses.
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