Just like in any breed, if you look around, I think you will find the outrageous prices and the reasonable. We have sold our youngsters for very reasonable prices, compared to some advertised. And yes, our breeding stock were extremely expensive, when adding upwards of $10-$12 thousand dollars for the importing fees. Some of our breeding stock, were also picked on trips to the UK. Most people I think, look at a very few websites of those who have enormous advertising budgets and have their horses priced accordingly. But there are thousands of Gypsy breeders in the US, who have lovely stock, but don't ask or command, some of the prices of others. And there again, one wonders if some ever actually get, the prices asked. As in any breed, it's all about the homework one does and not necessarily just looking at the first ads which might appear on google. Our shows are also very well attended, with sometimes over 100 horses entered.
There must be about 40,000 Gypsies in the US now, so few are importing. The majority have known backgrounds and DNA'd backgrounds. Our world-wide Gypsy DNA project is immense. This includes Gypsies in the UK, the US and all European countries. I believe there are two registries in the UK now.