Photos © 2011 Kerri Jo Stewart

Purebred Akhal Teke stallion Maruk born in Russia in 1995, metallic buckskin, Ak Sakal line, bred by Dr. Tito Pontecorvo.  Maruk is one of only two sons of Munir in North America.   Maruk's dam Ataka was of the Peren line with a deep and wide chest and productive movements.  We are grateful to Dr. Pontecorvo for giving us the opportunity of adding this incredible stallion to our breeding program.  Maruk will be standing at stud starting in 2011 to pre-approved mares.  Please contact us for breeding contract details.

Please note that Maruk has a calcified lump on his right hind leg.  Dr. Pontecorvo explained to us that when Maruk was 5 years-old, he hit his leg on a bar during a jumping session.  After a while, a lump appeared.  As the lump grew larger, Dr. Pontecorvo consulted several veterinarians.  The consensus was that it was prudent not to operate on his leg given Maruk's high value as a breeding stallion.  Fortunately, the lump has not changed size in the last few years.  Moreover, Maruk is not lame because of it.  Finally, please note that all of his offsprings have excellent bone and no conformation problem.

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Potranca, 2011 golden buckskin filly by Maruk, out of Dikarka (Kogan X Daugava).  The owner is M. Guillermo Lockhart of Uraguay.  Congratulations!