Judges


 JUDGES & BREEDERS 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, 404 W. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56301

  • 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: $75 for a GVHS member, $100 for a non member.

You can find the registration form on this page or contact the GVHS office at gvhs@vanners.org  Host Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott, 404 W. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-654-1661.

Click HERE to make reservations at the hotel and get the group rate.

Closest airport: Minneapolis/St Paul

The following people have participated in a GVHS Judges Educational Seminar. Their participation means they have been instructed in the conformation and type of the Gypsy Vanner Horse, and reviewed the application of the current horse show rules and regulations. They have completed training and experience requirements to be accepted as a judge for The Gypsy Vanner Horse.

Pamela Allen
Liberty, NC
humhill2@gmail.com
exp. Dec. 2021

Belinda Bagby
Hot Springs, AR
501-276-2736
bbag96@aol.com
exp Dec 2021

Ronald Bartholomew 
Martville, NY
315-209-9186
ronniegbinc@gmail.com
exp Dec 2020

Chris Bickford
Sherwood, OR
503-682-2282
cbstable@msn.com
exp Dec 2021

Susan Bragg
Palatka, FL
386-329-5553
Spur-dog@msn.com
exp Dec 2020

Robin Bray
Benton, AR
501-317-7268
robinbray001@gmail.com
exp. Dec. 2020

Leslie Connor
Joplin, MO
417-483-2910
lkcgf@aol.com
exp. Dec. 2020

Sandy Croote
Esperance, NY
518-875-6244
dps@myexcel.com
exp. Dec. 2021

Vickey Dunn
Moundsville, WV
304-312-5765
vickey_dunn@comcast.net
exp. Dec. 2020

Karen Doby
Prosper, TX
334-596-0284
autiger677@gmail.com
exp. Dec. 2020

Bob Giles
Morriston, FL
352-208-0476
exp. Dec. 2020

Wendy Gruskiewicz 
Jefferson, OH
440-294-3077
mithra@embarqmail.com
exp. Dec, 2020

Melinda Guy
East Leroy, MI
269-579-6801
gpurplehorse@aol.com
exp Dec 2020

Sandra Guy-Fox
East Leroy, MI
269-979-1846
snadyfox@aol.com
exp. Dec, 2020

Joan F. Harms
Sterling, IL
815-625-4961
copperbit@hughes.net
exp. Dec. 2020

Margo Hepner-Hart
Hillsboro, OR
503-645-0400
mhhorses@aol.com 
exp. Dec. 2021

Karen Iversen
Lecanto, FL
352-628-9186
diamondkranch@hotmail.com
exp. Dec. 2020

Adam Longman
Madison, MN
320-226-7229
adamlongman@yahoo.com
exp. Dec 2019

Karla Mayne
Conifer, CO
303-301-5570
speleonerd@hotmail.com
exp. Dec. 2019

Elaine Page
Morriston, FL
989-670-5702
epagehorsejudge@yahoo.com
exp. Dec. 2020

Tim Parkinson
Afton, WY
307-699-7365
timkparkinson@utah.gov
exp Dec 2020

Elizabeth Phillips
Geneva, OH
440-474-9801
gun00007@windstream.net
exp. Dec 2020

Teresa Pennington
Jacksonville, FL
904-710-5807
windemereeqctr@yahoo.com
Exp. Dec 2020

Jenny Pierucki
Burr Oak, MI
269-625-1222
Jingles49030@gmail.com
exp Dec 2020

Ray Randall
Saint Clair, MI
810-300-0003
rcrandall@att.net
exp Dec 2020

Nannet Read
Newberry, FL
352-215-7030
ShowYourHorseLLC@aol.com
exp Dec 2021

Janice Silvio
Allenton, MI
586-337-1501
amoremini@yahoo.com
exp Dec 2020

Mike Schmidt
Middlebourne, WV
304-758-2225
mikewschmidt@yahoo.com
Exp. Dec 2020

Julie Steinmetz-Usoff
Jacksonville, FL
904-880-0256
julie@usoff.net
exp. Dec 2019

Loralee Stevens
Marshall, MI
616-634-2933
lcarringto@yahoo.com
exp Dec 2020

Paulette Stoudt
Dunnellon, FL
941-628-0169
paulettestoudt@gmail.com
exp Dec 2022

Duane Stutzman
Fresno, OH
740-610-4129
horsejudge125@gmail.com
exp. Dec 2020

Jennifer Sullivan
Pembroke, MA
1. 617-750-4412
2. 339-933-8965
jenn.sullivan382@gmail.com
exp. Dec. 2020

Brooke Valverde
Jefferson, TX
903-578-4182
secretmeadows@aol.com
exp. Dec. 2022

Judith Warner
Ashville, NC
828-271-7960
warnerstjust@hotmail.com
exp. Dec. 2021

Joan Werner
Jacksonville, FL
904-652-8965
joanwerner@bellsouth.net
exp. Dec. 2020