This young Gypsy Vanner stallion lives at Gypsy Vanner Ranch. He is out of Kuchi, a mare owned by WR Ranch...the same place that owns Clover's dam, Esmeralda. And he is by Latcho Drom, a stallion owned by Gypsy Gold, the same farm who has Clover's sire, The Gypsy King.
Gypsy Vanners are also known as Gypsy Cobs, Gypsy Horses, or Tinkers...it's all just a personal preference. Some think that using the term Gypsy Cob (which is what their creators still call them!) will devalue the breed here in the US, so they try to convince the unknowing public that Vanners are a different breed, which is nonsense. In fact, when I first learned about the breed, this is what I was told. However, after much education, research, and talking to the Gypsies who developed the breed overseas, I finally discovered the truth.
All of the foundation horses of this breed were called Gypsy Cobs or simply Gypsy Horses by their breeders overseas, then we brought them here and called them Vanners. A good example of the breed will always be worth top dollar, and so the reverse is true...no matter what name you choose to use. The Gypsies in the UK and Ireland are STILL getting top dollar for their top horses overseas and they never use the term Vanner...in fact, they do not like the term to be honest.
The Gypsy Horse Association, which is the Official Registry for the Gypsy Horse, has more information. www.gypsyhorseassociation.org. There are several other registries, as well, but all register the same spectrum of horses from not-so-good examples to the best of the best.
And, the American Gypsy Horse Breed Association exists to educate the
public about these wonderful horses and welcome lovers of the breed
whether you are owned by a Gypsy Horse or not :)