The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society Annual Meeting, Judges & Breeders Seminar, and Horse Evaluations will be held on the beautiful 400 acre campus of The Florida Carriage Museum and Resort February 26th, 27th, & 28th, 2010. Located near The Villages in Central Floridas horse country, this location is a wonderful back drop for this annual event featuring this unique horse.
Gypsy Vanner Horses, also known as Gypsy Horses, are a new breed here in America of which there are only about 600. The Romany people used them to pull ornate carts while traveling about, and a small number of breeders have selectively bred them in England and Ireland for many years. The Gypsy Horse is normally of smaller draft horse build and has an abundance of feathers around their hooves and long flowing manes and tails. Most often they have pinto coloring, but can be represented by about every color of horse imaginable.
The weekend events will begin with a Judges & Breeders Seminar beginning at 8AM on Friday, February 26th, in a classroom-type setting. The seminar will continue at 8AM on Saturday, February 27th, and includes hands on real horses. The actual GVHS horse evaluations will be after lunch on Saturday. The GVHS annual general membership dinner meeting will be held beginning around 5PM. After concluding the in-hand evaluations on Sunday morning, February 28th, the under saddle and driving evaluations will be held.