GVHS Registration Policy and Procedures

The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society[GVHS] maintains the studbooks of purebred Gypsy Vanner Horses. A horse cannot be called a Gypsy Vanner Horse until it has met all the criteria for registration with the GVHS studbooks as it is from time to time amended. There will be three separate studbooks maintained by the GVHS, The Regular Gypsy Vanner Studbook and The Gypsy Vanner Pre Studbook and a Temporary Studbook. All horse registered prior to April 1, 2009 are in The Gypsy Vanner Studbook.

 

I. TO BEGIN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

 

  1. GVHS Registration Application

  2. Appropriate photographs as shown in the document “How to Take Photos for Registration”

  3. Official DNA report

  4. Fees

  5. Other forms or documents as requested

II. REGISTRATION FOR HORSES WITH VERIFIABLE PARENTAGE

A. Horses with verifiable parentage:

  1. Sire is registered in the GVHS Regular Studbook, and
  2. Dam is registered in the GVHS Regular studbook, then
  3. Horse will be Registered in the GVHS Regular Studbook upon receipt of items in Section I, 1-5.

B.  Horses with verifiable parentage:

  1. Sire is registered in the GVHS Regular Studbook, and
  2. Dam can be DNA verified (registered in the GVHS Pre Studbook or unregistered), and,
  3. The Registration Committee approves, and
  4. The horse is between 13-16 hands, then
  5. The horse will be registered into the GVHS Regular Studbook upon receipt of items in Section I 1-5.
    1. If the horse is under age 3 AND is not yet 13 hands it will be issued a Temporary Registration which will expire upon the horses 5th birthday if they do not reach the height requirement.

C.  Horses with verifiable parentage

  1. Sire can be DNA verified (registered in the GVHS Pre Studbook or unregistered), and
  2. Dam can be DNA verified (registered in Pre or Regular Studbook or unregistered), and
  3. The Registration Committee approves, and
  4. The horse is between 13 hands and 16 hands, then
  5. The horse will be registered in the Pre Studbook after receipt of the items in Section I 1-5
    1. If the horse is under age 3 AND is not yet 13 hands it will be issued a Temporary Registration which will expire upon the horses 5th birthday if they do not reach the height requirement.

III. REGISTRATION FOR HORSES WITHOUT VERIFIABLE PARENTAGE

 

A.  Starting January 1, 2017, any mare or stallion with one or both parents not DNA- verified will not be eligible for registration until one of the following events occurs:

          1. DNA parentage qualification is confirmed on both sire and dam, at which time the registration will be processed based on the rules in place. OR
          2. The horse is between 13 hands and 16 hands and is presented at a GVHS evaluation and scores a 7 (x2) or higher in breed type, AND a 70 or higher overall score in conformation/movement. The registration fee and the evaluation fee must be paid prior to the evaluation.
            1. These scores will qualify the horse to be registered into the Regular Gypsy Vanner studbook after receipt of the items in Section I 1-5.
            2. If a horse fails to achieve the required scores it can be presented again at a later date for re-evaluation.

B.  GELDINGS with unverifiable parentage by DNA may be eligible for registration.

          1. Complete requirements in Section I 1-5, and
          2. The Registration Committee approves, and
          3. The horse is between 13 hands and 16 hands, then
          4. If Age 3 and older, will be registered in the Pre Studbook.
          5. If under age 3, will be registered in the Temporary Studbook.

C.  If the sire and dam of a horse submitted for registration cannot be DNA qualified “Foundation” will be put into that record as the sire and/or dam. If at a later date the sire or dam can be DNA verified then the GVHS records will be updated. The Registration certificate may be updated. (rev 1/1/2013)

 

MORE REGISTRATION RULES

For further Registration Rules information including Studbook Transfers, Registration Committee, Artificial Insemination and Transporting Semen, Frozen Semen of Gelding, Embryo Transfer, Cloned Foals, Cryptorchid Stallions, Registered Names, Registered Prefixes, Certificated of Registration, Ownership Transfer, Duplicate Registration Certificates, Name Change, Breeding Records, Death, Lease Agreements, Application Denial and Appeal Process for Declined Registration, refer to the Registration Rules document available in the Sidebar Menu.