A monument with a statue of the famous horse Akhan (White Khan), belonging to the Akhal-Teke Equestrian Complex of the President of Turkmenistan, will be installed on the territory of the Akhal Region. As the Information Program "Watan" of the Turkmen Television has reported today, the corresponding Decree was signed by the President of the country Serdar Berdimuhamedov.
The monument will be designed and built by the order of the Khyakimlik (Administration) of the Akhal Region by the private enterprise "Sport Yildyzy".
The document instructs to start construction this month and to hand the facility over with full readiness for operation in December 2022.
Akhan is a legendary horse that was personally raised by the ex-President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. In 2018, it was famous with a record all over the world – he reared up and walked 10 meters in 4.19 seconds. This achievement was registered in the Guinness Book of Records. A year earlier, an Akhan horse rider lit the flame of the V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games during the opening ceremony of these complex competitions in Ashgabat.
It should be noted that this will not be the first monument erected to the Akhal-Teke horse. In April 2013, in the near Kopetdag Valley, at the entrance to the International Equestrian Complex, a grand opening of a sculptural composition dedicated to the legendary Akhal-Teke horse Polatly took place. A year later, in the southern part of the Turkmen capital, a monument was opened in honor of the famous horse Yanardag, its image is placed on the State Emblem of Turkmenistan.