Currently we have a new effort at organizing promotion for the development of the miniature gypsy horse and it is being organized on Facebook. Please inquire and join in there to become involved in Mini Gypsy development in North America; we are hoping to link interest in this new equine world wide.
This organization designed to be a full service for members kind of endeavor, is the IGEA: International Gypsy Equine Association.
The IGEA serves all gypsy horse blends for registration purposes and has organized the stud books according to member need. The website was installed in January 2016 and our first year saw a member rewarded for activities during the year! Congratulations to Epona Ponies and their purebred imported gypsy cob pony, The Gambler.
You can search facebook for more info about IGEA and its member group as well as the registry page; also we have Bellbottom Farm page and a group for those who want to follow our horsey topics and posts on a more frequent basis than the business page: Friends who like Bellbottom Farm ….as well as our group page started in 2012 called Mini Gypsy Horse….these are the place to be!
Bellbottom Farm in 2017 is deeply into its design plan for creating a new breed of truly miniature gypsy horse that honors and totally reflects the foundation imported horses and ponies that have come to be loved world-wide. We appreciate using IGEA resources to help work our way thru this process to a new breed!
I do still have an old group still hanging around for reference at yahoo:
The above group was started pre-Facebook for us, and shifted over to the Facebook experience in 2012. Or, you are welcome to join the world wide fanciers of the mini gypsy on Facebook at:
Bellbottom Farm has presented our gypsy cobs at the Illinois Horse Fair several times, beginning in 2009 I believe with Lex/Cold Fusion and our two fillies, QT and Dolly. In 2011 we had two stallions to exhibit, Lex and Mr/The Executive. In March 2012 at the Illinois Horse Fair we presented our purebred gypsy stallion, The Executive who is just under 13 hands tall; our 3/4 bred gypsy cob colt “Doc” 11.2 hands; and our yearling “Lil Lex” maturing under 11 hands tall….and so on for five years we made the effort to get our ponies out into the public eye. This year we are going to focus on a new venue at DesMoines Iowa with the Iowa Horse Fair, and follow up with various show opportunities.
Here is a link to view our Horse Fair Stallion/Breed presentation from back then: http://youtu.be/eTcK3Pk4sLk
You are welcome to call us at (Cell 309-540-0181) and discuss where your place in the future of the mini gypsy will be.
We are also on Facebook (Melanie Block) and administer the group there, Mini Gypsy Horse. It is quite interesting to see the pictures that are shared of 10-13 hand fully feathered horses. The UK and Irish breeders support this Mini Gypsy Horse group on Facebook fairly well and in fact number the vast majority of the almost 5000 international members at this time in 2017. They find it valuable to see who has good small cob stock even among themselves; a lot of the horse sales are still done at various horse fairs around UK/Ireland but the group provides a good resource for networking and sometimes gives a heads-up about which horses might be available at a certain horse fair. We are able to discuss bloodlines and learn more about many aspects of the mini gypsy horse in development; moreover we enjoy looking at various breeders’ horses which are not in general available online on websites. You are welcome to join and learn as well!