Ymkje is the last of the adult mares currently at Tashkent. Like Tia, she was imported from the Netherlands and is Ster mare. When we first saw her, we were knocked over by the way she seemed to float above the ground, but she wasn't in foal, so we chose to buy Tia instead
Once we got back to Australia though, we just couldn't forget this mare and so made arrangements to buy her after all. She was now confirmed in foal but it was too late to fly her here, so she remained in NL until she foaled. She produced a magnificent colt, and despite the fact we had decided we would not bring a colt over here, he promised to be a good one, so we relented and he traveled out with mum.
Our decision was vindicated when, 4 days before he left NL, he was presented for his foal classification (Keuring) and was awarded a first premium. Something very rare and only given to the top 5% of foals. Ymkje had already proved her worth to our breeding program.