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.

NOTICE:  The horses actual birthdate applies to evaluations.  If a horse is under age 3 (actual birth date) at the time of evaluation it is considered youngstock.


Contact the GVHS at gvhs@vanners.org for details in how to get an evaluation in your area.  Sign up your horse(s) at anytime for these locations.  It is important we have enough participation in order to move forward with a location

January 10, 2024 – Jacksonville, FL -prior to the FHC Show

June 6, 2024 – Crookston, MN

June 24, 2024 – Bangor, CA

August 22, 2024-Ashland, OH – prior to the Heritage Classic Gypsy Vanner & All Breed Show

August 29, 2024 -Rifle, CO – prior to the Colorado Gypsy Fest

September 20, 2024- Winona, MN- prior to the Heart of the North Gypsy Vanner Classic

October 14, 2024- Cobleskill, NY-following the NEGHC Autumn Gypsy Show

Red Deer, Alberta, Canada – August 9-10, 2025