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


2018 Evaluation locations:
Oregon State Fair and Expo Center
2330 17th St NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
May 18, 2018
SF Bliz Patch Farm
14034 E. Laneden Dr
Holly, Michigan
June 17, 2018
Schaghticoke Fairgrounds
69 Stillwater Bridge Rd
Schaghticoke, NY 12154
July 20, 2018
Grande Junction, CO
August 17, 2018
Cannon Falls, MN
August 31, 2018
Watch for additional locations to be added
Scheduling for 2019:
Fort Worth, TX – March