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

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Contact the GVHS to schedule an evaluation in your area.

2019 Evaluation Locations:

COLOMBIA- March 9/10, 2019  Location – La Madriguera Ranch, Rozo, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.   In addition to Gypsy Vanner evaluations there will be an educational seminar.  EMAIL to schedule your horse and to attend the seminar or go to acolgvs.com

TEXAS – March 22, 2019  Location – Will Rogers Arena, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX.  This evaluation is the Friday of the Annual General Membership meeting weekend.  There is also a Gypsy Vanner show that weekend at the same location.

OHIO- June 7, 2019  Location – Ashland, Ohio at the Ashland County Fairgrounds, same weekend as the JJ Horse Show held at the same location.  Contact the GVHS office to sign up for evaluations and contact the horse show management to enter the show and obtain stabling.

MINNESOTA – October 25, 2019  Location – Rosies Gypsy Ranch & KD Performance Horses,  12564 CR 160, Saint Joseph, MN.  Breeders & Judges Seminar following on October 26-27.

To schedule an evaluation in your area contact the GVHS office.