The Gypsies Vanner Horse is the worlds first Internet breed, making it vulnerable to confusing messages, multiple names and efforts focused on commerce – not the establishment of a breed.  In this … The Vanner Blog, we will bring clarity to the breed and honor recognition and a better understanding of the people,  by embracing the breeds original mission and goals with the pure intent of every word. 


History of the Gypsy Vanner Horse

It’s not often one has the opportunity to discover a horse, then go on to introduce that unique animal to the world and establish it as a recognized breed. Yet that is precisely the journey that Dennis and Cindy Thompson of Ocala, Florida made with the Gypsy Vanner Horse.

Dennis Thompson | June 2022


The Breed Standard and Essential Knowledge

A broad overview of the breed standards and common questions about the Gypsy Vanner horse.

Dennis Thompson | June 2022


People, Vision, Species

An explanation and breakdown of the name of the “Gypsy Vanner Horse”.

Dennis Thompson | June 2022


Keeping Them Quotable


“Your horses remind me of living carousel horses”

Dennis Thompson | July 2022


The First Internet breed

The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society is the first breed registry founded in the age of the internet. Learn about the challenges this came with

Dennis Thompson | July 2022