Evaluation Program

12_feb_gvhs_23_op_800x571The Gypsy Vanner Horse Evaluation Program has been developed as an educational tool for the horse breeder, to promote thoughtful breeding of Gypsy Vanner Horses of the type as detailed in the breed standard, and for the public to educate them about the breed.   The program’s purpose is to help breeders and owners to educate themselves about the strengths and weaknesses of their horses so they can use this knowledge in making educated breeding and purchasing decisions.

This system should be viewed as an important tool to help preserve the wonderful characteristics of the Gypsy Vanner Horse.  The conformation-movement evaluation is also an integral part of the GVHS Registration process.    Horses lacking DNA verification of both sire and dam require a certain minimum conformation-movement evaluation score to move from the GVHS Pre-Studbook into the Regular Studbook.

  • The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society offers a voluntary evaluation program as an educational tool for the horse owner and breeder to:
  • Promote thoughtful breeding of Gypsy Vanner Horses of the type as detailed in the Breed Standard
  • To educate about the breed.
  • As an important part of the Gypsy Vanner Registration.
  • Educate to identify strengths and weaknesses of an animal to make smart breeding and purchasing decisions
  • A unique marketing tool
  • Award levels,  versatility goals,  and hall of fame

View Our Evaluation Achievements



SF Blitz Patch Farm
14034 E. Laneden Dr
Holly, Michigan
June 17, 2018
Schaghticoke Fairgrounds
69 Stillwater Bridge Rd
Schaghticoke, NY 12154
July 20, 2018
Mesa County Fairgrounds
2785 US 50
Grand Junction, CO   81503
August 17, 2018
Simons Arena
28195 Harry Ave
Cannon Falls, MN
August 31, 2018
Bellefonte, PA 16823
September 23,   2018
Starfire Gypsy Ranch
5753 Laporte Rd
Bangor, CA 95914
October 19, 2018

Judge Seminar Oct 20/21


La Madriguera Ranch, Rozo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
March 9/10
Fort Worth, TX, USA March 22
Palgrave, Ontario, Canada May 18
Alberta, Canada TBD
South Jordan, UT, USA July 26
Saskatchewan, Canada TBD

contact gvhs@vanners.org to schedule your location.