January 17 Update Slack Channel

For anyone unaware, the Gypsy Vanner Society has a channel on slack. This is a good place to be to offer input and suggestions as the GVS grows and develops. I plan to offer random imports and breedings here on occasion and encourage other members to do so as well!

GVS Promotional Auction & Raffle

Those of you who are in the Slack channel know that I'm planning a promotional auction and raffle. I will be auctioning off four Gypsy Vanner foals and a pair of foundations (who will be auctioned together as a pair), and raffling off another four foundations. These will be done two at a time to make it easier for me to keep track of. I hope to have the first auction up by the weekend.

Studbook

A studbook for the group should arrive within the next few months. I am still in the process of working out the details, but here are a few things you can expect:
• All Equus registered Gypsy Vanner stallions are eligible to be put on the studbook. The studbook will also allow Shires, Clydesdales, and Drum Horses who are at least 25% (1/4th) Gypsy Vanner.
• Equus Registered mares will be able to be listed on the stubook under the same standards. However, to add a touch of realism I encourage you only to list mares who you are not actively breeding yourself and to take them off the studbook for the rest of the Equus year if they are bred. This is not a rule and will not be monitored.
• Part-bred Gypsy Vanners may be listed with the requirement that they must be no less than 50% Gypsy Vanner and are registered on Equus as a breed that allows Gypsy Vanners as an outcross (Show Cob, Georgian Grande) or a Draft-type Grade.
• Changes to the studbook may be made at any time. This includes adding and removing horses, changing fees, etc.