Berdymukhamedov first to be awarded "People's Horse Breeder of Turkmenistan"
The President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly, on the Day of Turkmen Horses today, was named the first horse-breeder of Turkmenistan.
In late March he signed a law on the establishment of a new state award – the honorary title of 'People's Horse Breeder of Turkmenistan'. According to the law, it is assigned to Turkmen citizens, who have made a great contribution to the popularization of the Akhal-Teke horses in the world during the years of the independence of the state (since 1991), "a special contribution to the taming of Turkmen horses", the development of horse breeding industry, equestrian sports, etc.
Now the president of the country has become the first winner of this award. The decree adopted by Parliament was announced at the celebration of the Day of Turkmen Horses at the International Equestrian Sports Complex near Ashgabat. The award was handed over to the head of state by the chairman of the Turkmen parliament, Akja Nurberdieva.