Vanner Fair 2013 September 2013

The Passion came alive for the Gypsy Vanner horse breed at Vanner Fair 2013 with an all-time North American record of 55 Vanners in a single horse show! Once again, the Fair showcased the breed, while promoting GVHS registration and educating both public and Vanner owners to be true to the breed’s vision & genetics.

The Equine-tourism model brings together regional communities to enjoy both a shopping experience of local merchants and an educational horse show promoting the Gypsy Vanner horse breed.

It is the Fair’s intention to continue with an educational format to both welcome and enable new Vanner owners to experience a performance judged horse show. The approach has been well received by the audience and it allows newbies and experts to enjoy camaraderie, sharing the passion of the breed.

The organizing Committee commends the efforts of international equine judge Wayne G. Hipsley’s approach to educational judging. So fitting to enhance this new breed, enabling Vanner owners to be part of a professional horse show event.

Vanner Fair is a gold moment for the Gypsy Vanner breed, and we hope its lasting memories enhance the development of the breed. The Organizing Committee would like to personally thank all of the participants, judges, sponsors and volunteers for their commitment and support.

The Opening Ceremonies were a highlight of the Fair, with 55 Vanners parading into the show arena; a memorial moment. The introduction to the drill team “Vanner Girls” plus an Acro-Fair Extravaganza were enjoyed by everyone. Likewise, the Fair show events were culminated with the new “Vanner Girls” Team Challenge, where participants, young & old, novice and expert and Vanners from yearlings to stallions, engaged the spectators with a series of fun and fast- paced relays.

This year we were honored with the presence of June Towill Brown, an acclaimed artist and Sculptor of Vanner Fair “Best in Fair” Perpetual Trophy, participating as a featured vendor and to award the Best in Fair trophy to this year’s winner, Westmoreland Lottery Roulette, of N’Co Gypsy Vanners.

We are looking forward to building on our past success and empowered to start working on Vanner Fair 2015, entitled Feathers N Flair.