Metallic Chestnut, 15.3½ hh, 1989 – 2006

by Maksad out of Adjayip

On our Silk Road trek from Nisa to Merv: central park, Mari

This tremendously resilient horse was imported from Central Asia, having survived terrible famine and ill-treatment.

Atamekan raced for five seasons in Turkmenistan, and was classed Grade I. He subsequently made a long-distance journey on the Silk Road from Nisa to Merv, unshod and with little food other than grass. After surviving starvation he was brought to England, and two years later carried out the 2001 Odyssey for ME, a 500-mile journey across Britain raising money for Medical Research.

From just a handful of outings, Atamekan won several times showjumping and jumped Open Cross-Country. All his offspring are bold and natural jumpers. His courage, athleticism and intelligence mark all his foals, as does his breed’s natural affinity with people. His early foals are still competing in their late teens

Frozen semen still available – please enquire

Atamekan’s progeny include:

MIDOAK MAGIC IKON  winner of three classes and reserve Ridden Champion at the British Palomino Society National Championships, 2013; winner of the Team Teke GB Annual Performance Points Competition 2013
RUDI  upgraded Novice to Advanced Endurance horse in one year, 3rd The College One-Star 80 km race, winner Team Teke GB Performance Points Competition 2012
AINUR  multiple winner unaffiliated showjumping, placed twice Cricklands unaff SJ Championships of GB, completed Cricklands Derby, completed 10 BE-affiliated ODEs.
TEDZHEN  Winner Team Teke GB Performance Points Competition 2018, Triley Winter Dressage League trophy, multiple wins and places SJ, XC, dressage, Eventer’s Challenge, now BE-affiliated eventing.

Comments by Celebrity Riders in the 2001 Odyssey for ME:

ALISON DAWES GB Olympic Show Jumper and dual Hickstead Derby winner, who galloped Kaan up at Hereford Races  “I just let him go and he flew, he absolutely flew. Like a bird. He’s smashing!”
BROUGH SCOTT Broadcaster, journalist, author and former NH jockey, who rode the opening leg of the 2001 Odyssey  “One of the most beautifully balanced horses it has ever been my good fortune to sit on… This horse has the most heavenly canter.”
PETER SCUDAMORE Eight times Champion NH Jockey, after galloping Kaan up at Chepstow Races  “A cracking little horse”

PLEASE NOTE In the breeding table below, Atamekan’s sire is MAKSAD (black, b. 1980, Stud Book vol. IX), NOT SAINTWESTWELL MAKSAT (grey/buckskin, b. 1990)