Kazakhstan to export elite stallions to China
Elite stallions will be exported from Kazakhstan to the Chinese markets. Horse dealers have agreed to send the first stock in spring. The new cooperation promises to be very beneficial. Breeding elite horses is an expensive and hard process though.
ZHENIS SADYKOV, DIRECTOR, HORSE BREEDING FARM
- We are currently breeding Akhal-Teke and purebred English mares. There are also Don breeds, Kushum horses and ponies for children.
At present, there are about 200 breeds in the farm. Beautiful and graceful horse Aman is the most fancied. Aman is hard to handle. Nobody talks about its price out loud. On this farm, horses have long ceased to be a means of transportation, and turned into luxury.
KANAT SADYKOV, HORSE TRAINER
- Aman became a champion on show jumping in Pyatigorsk and in Tashkent, where he jumped more than 200 meters thus setting a record. He is 12 years old now and we are expecting his offsprings. This horse is fragile and requires constant care.
We provide full-time care for the horses here. They are treated very well. They are trained regularly. Thoroughbred horses run not less than 8 kilometers per day. The breeders hope that the word about the Kazakh stallions’ good qualities will spread throughout the world in the future; it will help to expand horse breeding business in Kazakhstan.