About Us

Allegra Steck jumping in competition

We first became involved with the Akhal-Teke in 1987, as the breeding manager for the only A-T stud farm in the US. After leaving, we focused on competing the Akhal-Teke and did so successfully for many years in various of the FEI disciplines before acquiring our foundation stallion Gindarkh 13 in 1995. This prompted the switch to a breeding focus, which we have concentrated on since 1996. We have traveled to see Akhal-Tekes in their homeland of Turkmenistan, as well as in Russia and Europe, and continue to educate the American public to this treasure through attending equine expositions and other publicity functions.

Akhal-Teke Karakhan doing Dressage Allegra Steck jumping in competition Allegra Steck jumping in competition Akhal-Tekes on Hunt

Allegra Steck graduated from Lake Erie College with a B.A. in Equine Stud Farm Management and has been employed in the equine world continuously since graduation, in every aspect from boarding stable manager to apprentice trainer. She has competed in USDF dressage, USEF showjumping, and USEA eventing, as well as occasionally foxhunting, and has cliniced with professionals including Anne Kursinski, Ralph Hill, Dr. Henri VanSchaik, Gabor Foltenyi, Jimmy Wofford, Chris Kappler, and Bent Jensen. She took a few years off from riding to have her own child but is once again focused on returning to the show ring.

We intend to continue our endeavours for many years to come to insure not only the survival, but the flourishing of this most precious equine resource.

Allegra Steck jumping in competition