Cascade Gold Akhal-Tekes is home to Salam, an elite-graded stallion imported from Russia.  He is sadly retired from riding due to a pasture injury, but I am excited about seeing some of his handsome youngsters performing in the coming years.   Our breeding this year didn’t go well, we tried Aya several times using Gallo (Anahita’s sire) and she got pregnant and lost it twice.  So, in 2018, we will start early and breed Aya, Alamet and one more mare, probably all with Salam.  Salam’s 4 foals this year are stunning, 3 fillies and 1 colt, see them here!  Our two 2016 foals, Menze Khan and Anahita continue to grow and develop nicely.  Both are sold, congratulations to Karen and Sea.  We also list other breeder’s horses on our Sale page –  check them out!  I’m hoping I will be able to get back out competing, but a lot of that will depend on if I can stay ‘sound’ long enough.  We had the 2017 ATAA Conference in conjunction with the AT class at Dressage at Devon and the ATAA is now working on promotions for 2018 and beyond.


I have two youngsters for sale right now, Menze Khan, 2016 bay colt, Merdan x Asalari, sold

And, Anahita, 2016 metallic buckskin filly, Gallo x Aishet, sold

For more info on either youngster, go here.


Breeding horses is about envisioning a bright future – but nearly thirty years ago, when I met my first Akhal-Teke, I could never have envisioned this moment. There are now over 600 pure and many more part-breds in North America. The growth in awareness of the breed has been astronomical. The breed booth at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky attracted visitors and competitors from around the world who were fans of the breed, including many owners.


True to their origins in Turkmenistan, where they were raised in close quarters with their nomadic owners, these are horses who succeed best in a partnership with their rider. Their athleticism and stamina are a good fit for the disciplines of jumping, eventing, dressage and endurance, but can excel in western pleasure, horsemanship and trail competition, driving or high-country riding.




Angela 2Please see the individual horse and sale pages for lots more photos, and the blog for our latest adventures as we compete in endurance and dressage, participate in clinics, expos and other horse-centric activities.  We love to hear from breed enthusiasts, and are happy to have visitors even if you are not planning on buying a horse in the near future.


In addition to the background materials on this website, the Akhal-Teke Association of America website is a great resource for general breed information. We encourage you to join as a friend of the organization, even if you can’t own an Akhal-Teke. Dream big, start small – look where it got me!

— Cathy Leddy

To contact me:

425-870-9789 or c.leddy@frontier.com