is our newest addtion, having
been imported in November of
look forward to adding more
to this page and updating photos.
Check back soon!
Tonka for the first time!
in the snow!
of the photos below are provided by
(Fran Scott). The photos may not be
used without her permission. Fran
was the first person from the US to
see Tonka in person while still in
we embarked on a long and stressful search
for a stallion, because we didn't, it just
sort of happened!! What we were looking
for was a top notch mare (or two).
our search for a mare, which started in
July of 2007, Fran Scott and Bobbi Bowie
topic of us looking for a mare came up,
in which both almost in sync said "did
you contact Andrea Betteridge?"
Well we had
met Andrea in the past and of course have
been on her website, but it never really
dawned on us to import (another) mare.
Fran had told me that
there was a full sister to her stallion,
out of Tonka available. We contacted Andrea
the next day (as did Fran) and I received
an email with several fillies, but no info.
I picked the very last filly on the list
and asked Andrea to send more pics and info,
which I later found out was Olivia, Val's
full sister of course out of Tonka!
Fran emailed me pictures of Olivia, the
same filly I had picked out of Andrea's
Rhonda and I (Vonnie) talked it over with
Fred and Daniel and we all agreed Olivia
would be a good purchase, but we wanted
to see more photos of Tonka, which Andrea
sent me more of him driving and Fran sent
me more from her visit to the UK. Well,
I immediately sent them to Rhoda and said
"LOOK at this stallion"...I had
heard at one point he was for sale...so
I included "It's rumored he is for
sale"! Rhonda almost immediately emailed
me back and said "We HAVE to have this
stallion, find out if he is available".
To make a long story short, Fred very graciously
humored us, mostly Rhonda who was bound
and determined to buy this stallion :) and
over the next few days we worked out a price
and Tonka was on his way to the US!
have since received 20+ emails on this stallion!
We want to thank everyone for the congratulations
and interest! We truly feel blessed to have
him at Old Mill Farm! At this time we feel
it is in his and his offspring's best interest
not to stand him to the public.
Fran during her visit loving up on Tonka
and even getting to sit on him!