Educational Seminar

Location:  Rosies Gypsy Ranch & KD Performance Horses 12564 CR 160 St. Joseph, MN

Education for Gypsy Vanner owners, breeders, judges and anyone interested in the breed.

The Saturday and Sunday sessions are part of the required training for potential judges and judge renewals.

Schedule of Activities

Friday, October 25, 2019 – Gypsy Vanner Horse evaluations at Rosies Gypsy Ranch & KD Performance Horses.

  • Learn more about the evaluation process unique to the Gypsy Vanner breed
  • Create a foundation for understanding breed type and appropriate gaits
  • Learn the fundamental elements of the GVHS Performance Tests
  • Learn about the presentation styles for Gypsy Vanners

Saturday, October 26, 2019– Educational seminar classroom session, 8 am – 5 pm in the meeting room at the Courtyard by Marriott

  • History and foundations of the breed
  • Learn breed standard for evaluating Gypsy Vanner Horses Desirable type, conformation and way of going
  • Impacts upon genetic factors when selecting and breeding Gypsy Vanners
  • Learn conformation faults and their impact upon the breeding of Gypsy Vanners
  • Learn the fundamentals of balance, frame and their impact on the athletic horse
  • Brief review of the GVHS show rules and regulations

Sunday, October 27, 2019-Educational seminar live horse session, 9 am – 3 pm at Rosies Gypsy Ranch & KD Performance Horses

  • Apply the techniques learned in the classroom session
  • Learn how to use your ‘eye’ to measure and assess balance and proportions
  • Understand tracking, stride, balance movement
  • Understand how the handler can impact upon the image and athletic expression of the horse
  • Assessment of performance horses as it relates to the breed standards

Registration Fee:  GVHS Member-$75,  Non Member $100

To register for the seminar contact the GVHS office at

Host Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott, 404 W. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-654-1661.  CLICK HERE to make reservations and get the group rate.

Closest airport: Minneapolis/St Paul