Appeal

 

 

Team Geldy

 

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov,
Presidential Palace,
744000 Ashgabat,
Turkmenistan.                                                                                                           19th August 2015

 

 

Dear President Berdymukhamedov,

We would like to offer our congratulations to your Excellency and to Turkmenistan on the appointment of the first Turkmen to become a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of Great Britain, and also the first Turkmen Member of the international Long Riders' Guild: Mr. Geldy Kyarizov.

We are greatly concerned about the health and circumstances of Mr. Kyarizov, whom we hold in the deepest respect for his great personal integrity and for his historic contribution to the world of Turkmen Horses in Turkmenistan and around the world, as well as for the outstanding honours he has recently brought to his country.

Mr. Kyarizov has been invited to be the Guest of Honour at a meeting in Switzerland of the Long Riders' Guild. He has also long sought medical treatment abroad for a number of medical conditions, but last year his visa to travel to Russia for treatment was revoked.

We wish to draw his situation to your attention and respectfully request your Excellency to redirect the horse world’s attention to the generosity, rich history and outstanding reputation of the homeland of the Akhal-Teke Horse by allowing Mr. Kyarizov and his family to leave Turkmenistan and to take up their invitation to travel abroad.

With thanks for your attention to this matter.

 

Colonel Ajay Ahlawat:  The 16th & 61st Cavalry,  The Indian Army  INDIA

(www.rissala.in)

Leonid Babaev:  Owner,  V. Shamborant Stud   RUSSIA

Caroline Baldock:  Museum of the Horse,  Equestrian/Akhal-Teke Traveller/Writer    UK

(www.museumofthehorse.org)

Lawrence Bougault:   Equestrian/Akhal-Teke traveller    FRANCE

Jean Christophe Bourguignon: Breeder, Le Clos des Tekes      FRANCE

(www.leclosdestekes.com)         

Viscountess Marina Bury:  Breeder, Hurst Barns Akhal-Tekes   UK

Phil Case:  Breeder, Shenandoah Farm (Akhal-Tekes)  USA

Isabella Colloredo:  Vet. Surgeon, Turkmen Horse breeder  AUSTRIA

Jaroslava Havlickova:  Founder-breeder Akhal-Tekes in Czech Republic   CZECH REPUBLIC

Jeremy James:  Writer/Equestrian Traveller, author "The Byerley Turk"  UK

Aleksandr Klimuk:  Director, Stavropol Stud (Akhal-Tekes)   RUSSIA

(www.stavropol-teke.ru)

Prisse Könönen:  Founder-member Finnish Akhal-Teke Society1   FINLAND

Daud Kyarizov:  Geldy Kyarizov's son  TURKMENISTAN

Cathy Leddy:  Breeder, Cascade Gold Akhal-Tekes   USA 

(http://www.cgakhaltekes.com/)

Jessica Lee Meares: Breeder, Khan Tekes Australia   AUSTRALIA

Lisa Miller: Akhal-Teke/Equestrian Artist2   UK  

(http://www.thepaintedhorse.co.uk/)

Dr. Andrea Rauter: Breeder, Akhal-Teke Austria  AUSTRIA

(akhaltekeaustria.com)

Brough Scott MBE:  TV presenter, writer, founding editor Racing Post  UK

(www.broughscott.com)

Jas Shearer-MacMahon:  Breeder, Magic Valley Akhal-Tekes  USA

(www.magicvalleyakhal-tekes.info/)

Allegra Steck:  Breeder, Central Asian Equines3  USA  

(www.centralasianequines.com)

Gill Suttle:  Kyzyl Akhal-Tekes  Writer/Akhal-Teke Breeder/Traveller  UK 

(www.kyzyltekes.co.uk)

Victoria Tollman: Executive Director, Equus Survival Trust   USA
(www.Equus-Survival-Trust.org0

Sue Waldock: Founder/President, Akhal-Teke Society of GB    UK

 

Footnotes:

1 Currently being formally constituted

2 Exhibitor, "The Golden Horses of Tukmenistan", National Horse Racing Museum, Newmarket, 2014

3 Breeder current USA National Champion Akhal-Teke