Cathy Leddy shows her 5-month old Akhal-Teke, Mazan, at the Breeders Classic at the Monroe Fairgrounds. The stallion is now almost three years old.
Photo courtesy of Cathy Leddy.
For the first time in North America, owners of Akhal-Teke horses will meet. The conference will be held at the Best Western Kirkland Inn March 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.
A parade of Akhal-Tekes and a barbecue is scheduled for March 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Cascade Gold Akhal-Tekes in Snohomish.
Cathy Leddy,of Snohomish, conference organizer, describes them as arguably the oldest breed in the world, but not well-known outside the former Soviet Union, where they were in danger of becoming extinct.
Leddy fell in love with Tekes and now has two mares and a stallion. She describes the unusual breed as not only beautiful, but highly intelligent.
The public is invited. For ticket information, call Cathy Leddy at 485-4970.