About 200 purebred Turkmen horses took part in the equestrian festival held in the city of Bojnurd (Iran), Tehran Times reports.
The festival is held annually in Northern Khorasan (a region bordering Turkmenistan), which is considered one of the world's largest genetic reserves of purebred Turkmen horses, explained the head of the tourism department of the province, Ali Mostofyan.
This breed of horses is distinguished by its elegance, harmony, endurance. Locals believe that breeding such horses is one of the most difficult jobs in the world.
According to the source, Iran and Turkmenistan are preparing a nomination dossier for the nomination of the Turkmen breed of horses to the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage.
We remind that in Turkmenistan since 1992 the national holiday of the Turkmen horse is annually celebrated on the last Sunday of April. The holiday is dedicated to the Ahal-Teke horses. This breed is considered the oldest of the cultural breeds of horses, which is a reference.