Submitted by Stephanie Bruggeman: Vincent is the schoolmaster Gypsy with a heart of gold. He happily carries his professional rider, a complete beginner or someone who just needs more confidence as they will find it from him.
This sweet boy was my training client for over ten years when his beloved owner fell ill from covid. She unfortunately ended up passing away leaving him to my family. We miss her every day but having Vin in the family still makes her feel close.
Gypsy Horse! We are celebrating them as our September Breed of the Month on YourDressage! We recently asked our social media followers to share a photo of their favorite Gypsy Horse or cross to be featured in an upcoming gallery on YourDressage, and we’ve compiled our first gallery here. Follow along all month as we share galleries and stories of these gorgeous, feathery friends!
Did you know that dressage riders who choose Gypsy Horses as their mounts are eligible for special awards through the Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards program, as Gypsy Horse Registry of America
GHRA & The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society are both participating organizations?
Do you have a story about your favorite Gypsy Vanner? Send us an email at
email@example.com for your chance to be featured!
Loving my dressage pony Katherine! So great to see all these photos 💕 – Equine Earth Store
This is me and Gypsy Moon, owned by Jeanne Schlenk with Aunique Ranch, an amazing horse that I was lucky enough to be able to show and a fantastic introduction to the breed by volunteering in my teens at her barn! – Siren W.
DWF Einar is a Drum (Gypsy+Shire) and is my heart horse 💙 – Dawn C.
Jazz’s Duet shown through 3rd level Western Dressage. – Carol Ann M.
My 3 y/o Gypsy x QH cross I put under saddle back in January! Super excited to develop this guy. He has been nothing short of perfect ❤️ – Kate K.
Gypsian .. shown by Ingrid Martin ♥️♥️♥️ – Gunner M.
Always smiles coming out of the dressage ring! – Margaret F.
My horse is RGF A Splash of Tumbler “Bayonne” 2022 ENYDCTA Intro Year End Champion now showing training level and going for All Breeds in 2024! I adore this boy and look forward to everything I do with him! – Nancy D.
Multiple all-breeds champion and reserve champion. Regionals 2x. Shown to 3rd level. Aodhan Lee, owned by Lori Greichen-Wilson – Gillian M.
WR Great Scott owned by Debbie McGhee Bull of Winsome Blue Farms went to 1st level with many great scores over the years ❤️ – Sabrina B.
Arthur, aka Thefluffyeventer – Amanda S.
– Candy O.
My sweetest Arabella from Belle-Reid Farm – Kelda K.
My favorite Gypsy is Shadow’s Oliver, owned by Melinda Schumacher, pictured on our way out of the arena at Finals in 2019. This picture was used for All Breed Award advertising for a while 😉 – Libby Z.
WR Scout by Pilot, just starting his career, 4 USDF shows under his girth and qualified for regionals and all-breeds with training level scores 65-70%, owned by Lori Greichen-Wilson – Gillian M.
We adore the gypsy breed! Pictured is 2018 Gypsy mare Gitt N Deja Vu, owned by Meadowbrook Gypsies. / Tasha Landman and in training at Ballantine Dressage, currently shown by young rider Shiane Wheeler. This is Deja’s first season in the dressage ring… she took High Point at training level her first two shows and came away with the High Point in the National Dressage Pony Cup division this weekend at Lendon Gray and Dressage4kids Youth Dressage Festival. Brain and body, she is the whole package ❤️ Gypsies can do anything!! 💪❤️🦄 – Shelby B.
This my Grey Ghost Phantom! He was the first registered Gypsy Vanner to qualify and attend the USDF Finals which he competed at First Level. He then also qualified to attend the Finals at Second Level. He was also All Breeds Champion several times for the GVHS. Heather M Caudill trained Phantom and is currently training Phantom’s niece, Athena as well as many other Gypsy Vanners to compete at USDF shows! – Debbie N.
RHRGV Cricket’s Song at World Equestrian Center Ocala – Sage S.
Starfire’s Five Card Stud – Stacy S.
The Kings Rendetion. Currently showing 4th with Heather M Caudill Olympus Sport Horses. Owned by Imperial Vanners. One of if not the highest placing teams at usdf finals. #imperialvanners – Jason A.
📷: @morgan Chapman media – Sarah K. Check out Sarah’s story about Guinness Stout here!
HSF Sapphires White Knight owned by Kathy Robertson Edwards 5 yr old Gypsy stallion finishing up his second year is showing at breed shows and first year doing some schooling dressage classes at those shows. Next year we have plans to start showing USDF with this amazing boy. He is progressing so well! – Monica G.
Bandera Tiger Moth at World Equestrian Center Ocala – Sage S.
Peperooga’s Parnoo Ori. Took me from first level to Grand Prix—earning me all of my medals. She’s my unicorn. 🦄 . – Sara B.
Just Do It 7 yr old Gypsy Cob and all around unicorn ❤🦄 – Maureen V.