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Tersk Stud Celebrates 125 Years

Horsereporter.com - Full Article

September 12, 2014
by Pamela Burton

Tersk Stud celebrates milestone event at August Open House

9 September 2014, Caucasus, Russia ~ 125 years ago, here at the foot of the Mt. Zmeyka in the Caucasus, Count Stroganov laid the foundation of Arabian horse breeding in Russia. At the end of August, Tersk hosted its 4th annual festival of Arabian horses, this year celebrating the 125 years of this most important stud.

More than 3,000 people attended the 2014 Tersk Open House on August 22 and 23. As part of a two-day event program, Tersk held the Star of Five Mountains National C- class show and Summer Stakes of Tersk. The festivities also included a children’s show-jumping competition, supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, and the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Horse Breeding (VNIIK), ECAHO and RAHBA (Russian Arabian Horse Breeding Association).

The attention of the audience was gripped by the Tersk history play, where Count Stroganov himself told the story of discovering the most appropriate environment for horse breeding, here in the Northern Caucasus, the hard years of the War, the Victory of the Russian people, culminating with the Victory Day Parade with Marshal Zhukov on the back of the snow-white stallion Kumir. The audience was captivated...

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