Board of Directors Election

There will be an election in 2021 for 2 Director positions for terms January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024.  The electronic voting information will be available by early November and the vote date (final day to vote) is December 15th, 2021.    Candidate nomination form, signed code of ethics and biography,  must be RECEIVED in the GVHS office by October 1, 2021.  These can be emailed to
 Members of the Board of Directors are expected to:

1) Contribute to current and long-term strategic planning activities
2) Attend meetings (1-2 per year in person, average 1X/ month conference call)
3) Attend GVHS Annual Meeting and events held in your Region
4) Participate in the registration process as warranted
5) Oversee GVHS finances

  • Terms run for three years

Nominee qualifications include:

  • Read, understand and agree to comply with the GVHS Code of Ethics document.  The Code of Ethics applies to Director candidates the same as elected Directors.
  • Support of the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society as your exclusive Registry of choice through farm promotion (website, advertising etc.) and also through business and personal communications on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) This means Board nominees must not be members of other Gypsy Horse Associations set up to Register horses (GHA, GHRA, GCDHA, TGCA etc.)  Show organization membership is acceptable. It is also accepted that nominee’s horses may hold prior Registrations with other organizations but it is required that all horses owned by the nominee that qualify hold GVHS Registrations.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Gypsy Vanner Horse as a Breed through consistent use of the Gypsy Vanner/Vanner name in farm promotion (website, advertising etc.) and also through business and personal communications on social media (Facebook, Twitter etc.).
  • Active involvement in GVHS events and activities (Expos, Training – seminars, Evaluations, attendance at the GVHS Annual General Membership Meeting etc)
  • General or Lifetime member in good standing for at least 2 years, own a Gypsy Vanner Horse, have a passion for the Gypsy Vanner Horse breed and are committed to maintaining the Gypsy Vanner breed in accordance with the Goals and Mission of the GVHS.

Information regarding the election process is found in the GVHS Bylaws.  If you have any further questions, contact the GVHS office.

It is the responsibility of the voting member to be sure the office has your correct email address.  Voting information and link to qualifications of each candidate will be sent to voting members in November with a final vote date December 16.