Member Report from Kazakhstan

REPORT FOR 2010 as submitted by the Kazakh Association of Pure Arabian Horses:

In 2010 Kazakhstan has published the 2nd volume of the Arabian Stud book covering the years of 2004-2007 inclusive. The next volume (2008-2011) is planned to be published in 2012.

For the last 3 years in Kazakhstan there were changes in Arabian breeding. The global financial crisis has made a negative impact on horse breeding development as a whole that was reflected, in particular, on Arabian horse breeding. In 2008 we have registered 18 foals, in 2009 – 26, in 2010 – 14. Still the smaller quantity of foals is registered in 2011. It is likely that due to the recession and in order to reduce their expenses, owners have reduced their breeding of Arabian horses and have reduced the quantity of foals for registration.

Before registration in the Arabian Stud book, all foals are confirmed by DNA in Czech Laboratory. The use of blood-typing is only necessary when one or both parents of a foal are outside of Kazakhstan and DNA is not available, in these cases parentage can only be confirmed by blood typing. Kazakhstan doesn’t use artificial insemination, import or export of semen, or embryo transfer. Now in view of small number of the Arabian horses we are not using microchips. Passports are issued only after DNA and blood testing, and after registration in the Kazakhstan Arabian Stud Book.

Racing has been temporarily suspended at the central hippodrome of Kazakhstan. Endurance riding events have become popular for all breeds, including Arabians. Preparation for these events doesn’t demand the same expensive conditions of maintenance and training as for racing and they enjoy wide popularity of the horse-owning population. Horses of any breed can participate without registration in a Stud Book and without passports. A feature of our national endurance races is that any breeds of horses participate in them, but it is important to note that more than 90 % of winners in these races are Thoroughbred horses or Anglo-Arab horses. Therefore the Arabian horses in Kazakhstan has begun to be used more often for crossing with thoroughbreds, especially for breeding Anglo-Arabians.

With the reduction of races, imports of Arabian horses to Kazakhstan has decreased. But, despite all complexities, there are still many fans of Arabian horses in Kazakhstan, and today more than 20 owners have Arabian horses. One of the newer and enthusiastic owners of Arabian horses is the horse-racing club “Ajar” incorporating excellent Arabian mares. In 2006 the club has imported two stallions, Kair and Kamelot, from the best horse-breeding centers of Russia.

1. Kair, grey stallion, 2001 (Adres-Koldunia), successful race winner in Russia, the regional champion of Russia in 2004, the grandson of Drug who was the champion of Europe among stallions of 1990 and the best race horse of Europe in 1991.
The winner of the WAHO Trophy of 2010 in Kazakhstan was the daughter of Kair – beauty Malika grey, 2009. Malika – the grand daughter of one of the best stallion of the sire line of Korej in Russia – Prikaz and the great-granddaughter of the champion of the USSR –Mascat.
2. Kamelot, bay stallion, 2000 (Anchar-Kamea), the participant of 14 races in Russia, the winner of the Big prize for horses of 3 years in Russia, the son of the well-known stallion – Anchar, the winner of the championship of Russia in the Liberty class. Kamelot’s mother – Kamea, the winner of the Oaks prize in Russia.

President,N. Tlevlessov

In 2008 The Kazakh Association of Pure Arabian Horses reported 21 registered foals. There are estimated to be 27 active broodmares and 11 active breeding stallions. 5 horses were exported to The Kyrgyz Republic, and 6 were imported from Russia.

The main activity for Arabians is racing, with 29 races each year. They also take part in endurance and shows.


The first Arabian Stud Book for Kazakhstan covers the period from 1999 to 2003. The next volume will be printed and distributed at the beginning of 2009 covering the period 2004-2007. The number of purebred Arabian foals registered in 2005 was 18; in 2006 this has increased to 20. The annual number of foals born in the main is stable. As you know, only recently has Kazakhstan begun to breed Arabian horses. During the last 5 years, there has been a substitution of older broodmares for young ones. At present there is a trend to increase the number of foals born. It is not expected that the number of active breeding stallions and mares will change considerably.

In 2006 10 registered Arabian horses were imported to Kazakhstan from Russia, this is the greatest indicator for the last 5 years. All our Arabian foals must pass mandatory parent verification before registration. From 2006 Kazakhstan has been using DNA typing in the laboratory of the Czech Republic. As there is a relatively small number of Arabian horses in Kazakhstan, and they do not leave the country, microchipping is not used. Artificial Insemination, export or import of transported semen, Embryo transfer as well as multiple foals per mare per year, are not used.

The Jockey Club of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the main initiator of flat racing with the participation of Arabians. Races are held in the southern capital Kazakhstan, Almaty. Every year Arabian horses from the age of 2 years old compete from May to August over distances ranging from 1000 metres to 2,800 metres. Besides this, some Arabian horses compete together with other breeds, including thoroughbreds, in long-distance races, from 15 kilometres for 2 year olds up to 35 kilometres for horses older than three years old. These races are conducted by the National Federation of Equestrian Sport of Kazakhstan. The Arabian horses which win in such races become very popular. Arabian horses also participate in endurance rides from 60 to 120 kilometres, also organized by the National Federation of Equestrian Sport. Endurance riding is a young discipline in our country, officially starting in 2005 with the participation of different breeds of horses. In 2006 the winner of such rides was an Arabian stallion.

As for promotion and popularisation of Arabian horses, during the days of the Classic races a lot of official museum and show programmes are conducted. The exhibition of different breeds of horses is conducted with the direct participation of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Arabian horses take part in this.

Trophy Winners

NURDAN – 2016 WAHO Trophy Winner – Kazakhstan

NURDAN, Bay stallion, 2005 (Dottar / Nupia)
Breeder: Rahat Stud, Owner: Elena Garkushkina
Strain: Kehailan Moradi (Sahara, ca. 1840)

The Kazakh Association of Purebred Arabian Horses has awarded their 2016 WAHO Trophy to the 11 year old bay stallion, Nurdan.

Nurdan’s pedigree is rich in famous horses from Russia and many countries around the world. In the ranks of his ancestors can be found such famous names as Gwizd from Poland, Aswan from Egypt, Menes, Naftalin, Topol, Nabeg and Patron born in Russia but with Polish blood through their ancestor Piolun. No less famous are the names of the mares that can be found in his pedigree, prize-winners at shows and of classic races such as Molva, Nemezida, Palmira and Simpatika. On his female line he traces to the all-important foundation mare, Mammona, through her daughter Nomenklatura by Naseem.

Nurdan’s sire Dottar did not race although he was in training at the stud. Nurdan’s dam Nupia was the winner of ordinary races in Russia and of prestigious races in Kazakhstan.

Nurdan himself also did not race, but he has proved to be an excellent athlete both in show-jumping and in endurance. In 2009, starting his endurance career, he came second in a 30km ride. In October 2016, returning to endurance he came second in a 60 km ride. Besides this, Nurdan is in training for show-jumping, currently competing in open classes of 110 cm and he recently won first place in the class of “fans” at the Equestrian Federation Cup in 2016.

Nurdan has very good Arabian breed type, superlative movement and correct conformation. He also has a charming temperament, is easy to train and has a strong capability for athletic achievements under saddle.

At the Kazakh National Arabian Horse Show, which took place in October 2016 in Almaty, Nurdan was recognized as the best Arabian horse of the year.

KALKEN – 2015 WAHO Trophy Winner – Kazakhstan

KALKEN, Grey Stallion, *2012 (Kair / Kamelita)
Breeder: KFH Ajar Stud Farm
Owner: Jazylbelkov Bulatkhan
Strain: Kehailan El Krush (Dafina, 1921)

The Kazakh Association of Purebred Arabian Horses is proud to announce that their prestigious WAHO Trophy for 2015 has been awarded to the attractive young grey stallion Kalken. He shows great promise and is an excellent example of the quality of Arabian horses being produced in Kazakhstan.

Kalken, 2015 WAHO Trophy Winner of Kazakhstan

Kalken, 2015 WAHO Trophy Winner of Kazakhstan

His sire Kair (Adres/Koldunia) was born in 2003 at Tersk Stud in Russia, where he raced with success from the age of 2 to 4 and also won the title of Liberty Champion at the Russian National Championships Show, before his import to Kazakhstan. To date he has sired 18 foals in our country.

His dam Kamelita (Anchar / Kameia) was also born in Russia, at Khrenovoe Stud. Both her sire and dam were bright stars of racing in Russia. Anchar raced 38 times, with 11 wins including the European Cup in Warsaw. Kameia won 6 of her 8 races including the Russian Oaks.

Kalken is currently in race training, and his owner/trainer Jazylbelkov Bulatkhan has high hopes for his successful future both on the racetrack and, in time, as a breeding stallion.

Kalken, 2015 WAHO Trophy Winner of Kazakhstan

Kalken, 2015 WAHO Trophy Winner of Kazakhstan

MAMLUK – 2012 WAHO Trophy Winner – Kazakhstan

MAMLUK, Chestnut stallion, *2008 (Status/Madiazka). Owner and breeder: KFH “Ajaz” Azhar Farm. Strain: Kehailan Moradi (Sahara ca. 1840)

Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the winner of their 2012 WAHO Trophy, the chestnut stallion Mamluk. In the year 2007, his dam Madiarks was sent to Russia to be covered by one of the most promising young Russian stallions, Status (Sarkazm/Svita), who had an excellent racing career. Between the age of 2 and 4 years he raced 20 times with 10 victories, including the Moscow Derby, Great All Russian prize, and many others.

The lovely dam of Mamluk, Madiarka, was bred at Tersk and traces on the female line to the world-famous mare Monogramma. Madiarka is the daughter of the best Russian race horse for decades, and well known sire, Drug (Prizrak/Karinka) out of the excellent broodmare Mamba (Balaton/Maltuka).

Mamluk Kazakhstan 2012 WAHO Trophy Winner

Mamluk Kazakhstan 2012 WAHO Trophy Winner

Mamluk himself is a good looking stallion with excellent movement and even though he is still quite young, he is already competing under saddle in equestrian sports.

MONARKH – 2011 WAHO Trophy Winner – Kazakhstan

MONARKH, Grey Stallion, *2008 (Nadir / Mara).
Breeder: Ajar Farm. Owner: Mr. Maksim Ivanov.
Strain: Kehailan Moradi (Sahara)

The Kazakh Association of Purebred Arabian Horses has awarded their 2011 WAHO Trophy to the son of the winner of their 2005 WAHO Trophy, Mara.

Monarkh is a young stallion of excellent pedigree, he is by the exceptional race-winner Nadir (Diplomant/Nezabudka) who raced in Kazakhstan for 2 seasons, winning 6 and being placed 6 times from 13 runs, including several Classic Races and the Kazakhstan Derby. His dam Mara (Anchar/Mumia) raced for 3 seasons in Kazakhstan, taking part in 20 races of which she won 17 including the Kazakhstan Derby and Oaks.

Monarkh is already an excellent sport horse and with the heritage of his bloodlines, good looks and powerful movement, he has very good potential as a breeding stallion in the future.

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Monarkh, Kazakhstan 2011 Trophy Winner

MALIKA – 2010 WAHO Trophy Winner – Kazakhstan

MALIKA, Grey Filly , *2009 (Kair / Moldir)
Breeder and owner: KFH ‘Azhar’.
Strain: Kehaileh Moradi (Sahara, ca. 1840)

The Kazakh Association of Purebred Arabian Horses has awarded their 2010 WAHO trophy to the filly Malika. Her sire Kair (2001, by Adres out of Oaks winner Koldunia) was imported from Tersk Stud in 2007, having raced for 2 seasons in Moscow and Pyatigorsk, where he won 3 handicaps and was placed in 7 Group races. He was also regional show champion at the Open North Caucasian Competition Show in 2004. Malika’s dam Moldir was also bred by Azhar Farm, by Prikaz (1978), one of the best stallions from the Korej sire-line in Russia, out of the Mascat daughter, Mnimaia. Moldir took part in races over long distances in Kazakhstan.

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Malika, Kazakhstan 2010 Trophy Winner

VENETSIYA – 2006 WAHO Trophy Winner – Kazakhstan

VENETSIYA, Bay mare, *2005 (Benuar – Verhushka).
Owner/Breeder: Rahat Stud Farm.
Strain: Hamdanieh Simrieh (Selma).

The Arabian Horse Society of Kazakhstan has awarded their 2006 WAHO Trophy to the young mare Venetsiya, born at Rahat Stud and considered the best filly in the country. This attractive young bay is sired by Benuar (Negasimyi / Bukva), a stallion imported to Kazakhstan from Russia. Benuar produced many excellent foals and was recognized as the Supreme Champion at the special Horse Exhibition which was held in Kazakhstan in 2003.

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Mr. Oryntai Amirgaliyev, Director of “Rahat” stud farm, with Venetsiya.

Her dam, the lovely black mare Verhushka (Bahrein / Veda) was also born in Kazakhstan, at Rahat Stud, in the year 2000. She took part in racing as a 2 and 3 year old, and won the prestigious “Oaks” prize. At the special Horse Exhibition, she was recognized as a champion among the Arabians of Kazakhstan.

It is hoped that, apart from her beauty, Venetsiya will follow in the hoof-prints of her dam to fulfil all her athletic potential and, in time, to become a valuable addition to the Arabian broodmare band of Kazakhstan.

MARA – 2005 WAHO Trophy Winner – Kazakhstan

MARA, Grey mare, *2001 (Anchar / Mumia).
Breeder: Khrenovoe Stud. Owner: Akylbai Stud.
Strain: Kehaileh Moradi (Sahara).

The President of Kazakhstan Association of Purebred Arabians, Mr. Atamkulov, has informed WAHO that the Association has determined the best Arabian horse in Kazakhstan to receive the 2005 WAHO Trophy. The award has been given in the athletic discipline of racing. Although normally the WAHO Trophy should only be awarded to horses born in the country giving the prize, an exception has been made in this case, since Kazakhstan is a relatively new Member of WAHO. Mara was born in Russia at the Khrenovoe stud in 2001. At the age of two years she was bought by the stud-farm “Akylbai” and was brought into Kazakhstan.

Click to Enlarge - Mara on her way to the start.  Her excellent race record made her Kazakhstan's choice as their 2005 WAHO trophy winner.
Mara on her way to the start. Her excellent race record made her Kazakhstan’s choice as their 2005 WAHO trophy winner.

Mara raced at two to four years and showed the highest results: In 2003 she raced five times, was the winner of four races and was second in the chief prize for the horses of two years. In 2004 Mara raced nine times, winning eight races, including the major prizes of The Oaks and the Derby. In 2005 Mara raced six times, and was the winner of five races. The Kazakhstan Association of Purebred Arabians is delighted to award their 2005 WAHO Trophy to this wonderful Arabian mare.