Mission of the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society

It is the mission of the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society to respect the spoken words of the Gypsy families who had dedicated lifetimes in the pursuit of developing and breeding the perfect caravan horse…the Gypsy Vanner. The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society’s mission is to bring honor, recognition, and a better understanding to these horses which the Gypsy people love so dearly. This registry was established to protect a vision that was born over half a century ago to create the perfect horse to pull their colorful caravans.

A perfect caravan horse is strong, intelligent, docile, athletic, and colorful and has excellent endurance. These same traits make this breed well suited for any number of pursuits. The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society remains quality based, culturally sensitive and socially responsible in the pursuit of preserving this unique breed. Come share the dream with us!

Horse Welfare Statement:

We expect our members to consider the welfare of their horses paramount and to always treat them with dignity, respect and compassion.  All interactions and veterinary treatment must ensure the health and welfare of the horse.

Goals of the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society:

Preserve & protect the breed with:

  • The look & temperament envisioned by dedicated Gypsy families, as defined in the Breed Standard.
  • The genetics that created the look, by documenting & verifying pedigrees within the Registry.
  • The feelings of the status, pride & values that Gypsy families felt for their selectively bred horse.

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