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.
I have an old group still hanging around for reference at yahoo:
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.
Here is a link to view our Horse Fair Stallion/Breed presentation: http://youtu.be/eTcK3Pk4sLk
We did present Wyatt along with The Executive, two yearling fillies, Tiny and Doc at the 2013 IL Horse Fair but was not able to get a video done at that time. In 2014 we plan to have Wyatt or Executive (both) being presented either driving with a cart or under saddle. We will also have at least a couple youngstock along; planning to present our little 3/4 colt stud prospect to make ten hands!
Bellbottom Farm invites you to share the mini gypsy horse dream!
Bohemian Gypsy Cobs has evolved in a short time to refocus our original love of the 12-13 hand versatile pony suitable for athletic sports programs, into a new horizon where there are miniature gypsy cobs that truly reflect the wonderful wagon horses developed by the Romany Gypsies and Travellers/Tinkers in UK/Ireland. In the last couple of years we have been astounded to find there are lots of small feathered ponies available for sale in UK and Ireland!
Our first excellent pony crosses with The Toymakker, a beautiful gypsy vanner horse in USA (Pennsylvania) with one of the best head pieces in the breed, blessed us with three daughters in 2007! At present we have M&M who is a daughter of Bellbottom Quite the Pony still here on the farm; the Toymakker daughters have moved on and are loved in their new homes.
In 2007 we had decided to go all the way and three purebred gypsy cobs made their way to the farm. In 2010 we had our first crop of exciting filly prospects born; it was a very good year for our foundation pony stallion, purebred 13 hand gypsy cob BoHo’s Cold Fusion, AKA lovingly known as “Lex” for Lexington KY where he was born when his mother was in quarantine when imported into the USA from Britain. She is now living in California with R-Gypsies who bought her thru Black Forest importers, and is their lead mare on their six and eight horse hitch wagon teams. Only the most steady and reliable horses earn the title of “Lead” horse in a hitch. Meanwhile, “Lex” (who has that same awesome steady temperament) in the fall 2011 moved on to live with his new owner in sunny Florida.
Lex left us with a handful of wonderful daughters to enjoy, with eventual breeding to our new stallion, The Executive, a son of the famous Producer gypsy stallion. “Mr. X” was born in the Tom Price herd and imported to USA by Blarney Stone Acres farm. We were blessed to obtain this young stallion with superior athletic build, who has exceeded expectations!
Please surf thru our blog pages to learn about our herd of mares and youngstock. The latest news is that in summer of 2012 we acquired our newest stud prospect, Wyatt, who is one of the smallest mature gypsy stallions in the USA, still under 12 hands tall as a two year old. He is of premium quality and has outstanding traits including a huge mustache that develops in winter. We look forward to our future with Wyatt.
You are welcome to call us at 309-594-2318 or (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 Group on Facebook fairly well and in fact number the vast majority of the 1800 members at this time. 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!