Turkmenistan Celebrates the Day of Turkmen Horse
Day of Turkmen Horse has been widely celebrated in Turkmenistan. The International Equestrian Sports Complex near Ashgabat was the venue of festive events that were attended by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Horse races were the main event of the holiday. In total, seven races were held at different distances, with each race accounting for 10 horses.
The races were followed by the award ceremony. Winners of the festive races as well as winners of the marathon and show jumping competitions held earlier in the week received valuable prizes on behalf of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Day of Turkmen Horse concluded with driving of new cars by the winners of festive races that were awarded to them as a gift by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Festivities marking Day of Turkmen Horse were held in all the cities and villages of Turkmenistan.