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THOROUGHBRED Q & A

AKHAL TEKE Q & A

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GRADING OF HORSES


Grading is carried out by Tatjana Riabova in accordance with certain categories.

Each category is assigned a score out of 10.

 

1) Pedigree
Score out of 10
2) Type
Score out of 10
3) Measurements
Score out of 10
4) Conformation
Score out of 10

5) Performance

(Racing, Jumping, Eventing, Dressage etc.)

Score out of 10
6) Quality of progeny
Score out of 10

 

They are then graded as follows:

Elite, (I, II or III)

Class I

Class II.


HOW TO MEASURE AN AKHAL TEKE

LEGEND

1= HEIGHT AT WITHERS in cm

2= GIRTH OF CANNON BONE in cm

3= GIRTH OF CHEST in cm

4= BODY LENGTH in cm

© Swift 2000 with thanks to Nadya Abramova

Example:

SVENGALI aka "Teke"

Timbarra Valley Stables (see picture)

Stud Book Reference: Volume___p.____No.____

BASIC MEASUREMENTS (cm)
RATING (in points)
AGE WHEN MEASURED
AGE WHEN RATED
1997
HEIGHT AT WITHERS
   
PEDIGREE
 
8.0
BODY LENGTH
   
TYPE
 
8.5
GIRTH OF CHEST
   
MEASUREMENTS
 
GIRTH OF CANNON
   
CONFORMATION
 
8.0
WEIGHT (KG)
   
PERFORMANCE
 
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QUALITY OF PROGENY
 
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CLASS
 
ELITE-III
           

Svengali was graded in 1997 at the age of 2years, by Dr Tatjana Riabova


GRADING OF STALLIONS


Stallions are recommended for breeding (or not) depending on this grading method. The purpose of this is to ensure that the quality of the breed is kept as high as possible.