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    02-14-2008, 04:57 PM
Gypsy Vanners

Hi everyone,

I know that there are people on this forum from many different parts of the world...I wanted some international opinions...

I'm sure that many of us agree that Gypsy Vanners (Called Irish Cobs?") are a very wonderful breed and many of us call them the fairy tale horse!

Now, I am wondering, why in the world are they gosh stinking so expensive? In the US, expect to pay at the lowest, $7000 for an 'untrained' gypsy foal....expect to pay around $20000 for a nice mare.

Are they this much in other parts of the world too? What makes them soo much?? Is the US over pricing them?

I am just curious.
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    02-14-2008, 05:18 PM
Personally I think its that they are a fairly new breed to the US. I think they have only had a registry here since the late 90's. They are sort of the "breed of the moment" and its the rarity that keeps the price up.
    02-14-2008, 05:38 PM
I first time I saw the Gypsy Vanner, was a Breyer Model (i collect these) And I immediately went online and fell in love. I had no idea they were that expensive in the US. I would be interested to know the price of them in different parts of the world.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:18 pm Post subject:
Personally I think its that they are a fairly new breed to the US. I think they have only had a registry here since the late 90's. They are sort of the "breed of the moment" and its the rarity that keeps the price up.
wow, I never knew that. But I guess every breed has their day.
    02-14-2008, 05:44 PM
I have only seen one in my life, and that was in the horse deals... and it was in WA Australia for $28,000. It was gorgoues... but it was a gelding...yeh trained to medium dressage but still... I would hate to see the price of a mare!!
    02-14-2008, 05:55 PM
Hehe, 'Gypsy Vanner' - just a fancy term for 'carthorse'.

I understand that rarity = expensive, but really, it's cheaper to buy one HERE and SHIP it than buy one in the USA at the moment. It's a little bit crazy.

You could probably even get one for free here. Not a GOOD one, mind you, but from what I've seen of the gypsy stallions standing in the US and being represented as the 'best' of the breed, the exportation seems not to inculde what the UK would consider its best examples of the 'type' (never been a breed here, just a plain old cobby pinto grade horse). Some British horse dealers are being very very clever, and a little bit exploitative.
    02-14-2008, 07:40 PM
I remember when I was a kid. My mom would warn me to stay away from the gypsys when they came through town because they would steal and cheat you. Hope there are no gypsys on here if so, sorry if I offend, that was many years ago.
    02-18-2008, 06:49 AM
Do you even have gypsies in America?
    02-18-2008, 06:59 AM
Originally Posted by Kyani
Do you even have gypsies in America?
Yes, we do. As far as nationalities I think we have people from every country here. They don't travel around the country by cart anymore though.
    02-18-2008, 10:56 AM
I think they are so expensive because they are so new. Canadians here, are stupidly expensive as well, even for one who has barely any training on them. With them its due to the fact there is so few of them.
In the entire nation there is only a few hundred that are registered and that's what drives the prices right up. Many untrained foals can start anywhere from $6,000 up so you can only guess how much they are once trained. Very few breeders will sell their foals doe less than that.
All around gorgeous horses tho.
    02-18-2008, 04:55 PM
It's my understanding that actual Gypsy Vanners are hard to come by. That a lot of horses are referred to as Vanners, but most do not actually meet the breed standards set up overseas. I know there's a man here in Florida who really discovered the breed, and I've heard that a horse show down near Disney, Arabian Knights I think, is featuring them now. They certainly are beautiful, huh?

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