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Color, personality, and lots of hair! These are just a few things about the beautiful Gypsy Vanner breed that will capture your attention. The Gypsy Vanner originated in the United Kingdom. Created by the Gypsies, these horses were not only bred to be beautiful, they also needed to be useful.
Serving as a mode of transportation, Gypsy Vanners needed to be strong to pull large wagons in caravans, and kind enough to be around a family's children. Resembling a small draft, Gypsy Vanners typically have a heavy feathering on their legs, and have lush manes and tails. They can come in many colors and patterns, including piebald (black and white tobiano), skewbald (combinations of brown, red and white including tri-colored tobiano), and blagdon (solid color with white splashed up from underneath).
The very first Gypsy Vanners were imported to the United States in 1996. Today, this sturdy and intelligent breed is gaining popularity and is used for driving, a riding mount, and can be seen on the trail and in the show ring.
March 19-21 IASHA Spring Warm-Up Show Cloverdale, IN
April 8-10 Bridlespur MHSA Kick-Off Show Lake St. Louis, MO
May 6-9 F.A.S.H. Spring Show St. Paul, MN
May 19-22 Summer Spectacular Shipshewana, IN
May 27-30 May Classic (was Madison Classic) West Allis, WI
June 2-5 Indianapolis Charity Horse Show Indianapolis, IN
June 9-12 Cleveland Tri-State Charity Horse Show Cleveland, TN
June 15-19 Midwest Charity Horse Show Springfield, IL
July 1-3 Tri-State All Morgan Horse Show Shipshewana, IN
July 15-17 Asheville Summer Fun Show Asheville, NC
July 20-24 Blue Ridge Classic Asheville, NC
August 9-13 Illinois State Fair Week 1 Springfield, IL
August 19-21 Illinois State Fair Week 2 Springfield, IL
September 8-11 All American Horse Classic Indianapolis, IN
Sept 29-Oct 2 St. Louis National Charity Horse Show Lake St. Louis, MO
October 9-16 Morgan Grand Nationals Oklahoma City, OK
November 8-13 UPHA American Royal Kansas City, MO
Lauren Thompson & Allen Cintas
Lauren Thompson has been riding since she was 6 years old, and began a long career in Academy at 7. During the end of high school she began working at a local barn.
She attended the College of Wooster and competed in intercollegiate hunt seat and dressage. Whenever she had time during breaks and the summer, she continued showing in Academy and working at local barns. She graduated in 2014 with a BA in Psychology. After a year at home, and her first time showing out of Academy in the Arabian world, she started at William Woods University.
At William Woods Lauren pursued her love of riding and training horses, and found herself in a new passion in leather working. Soon after her 2017 graduation with a BS in Equestrian Science (saddle seat concentration), she began making her own tack, wallets, and other leather goods. In 2019, she purchased her first horse, an ASB gelding named Mr. Tomfoolery. Lauren now attends shows as a competitor, a vendor, and sometimes both at the same show!
Allen Cintas is new to the equestrian world, with more of a background in "steel horses". Allen enjoys going to shows and supporting his Show Horse Tack customers by both supplying them as a tack resource and cheering from the sidelines.
Show Horse Tack, Inc. was founded in 1990 Marvin Huber and Cathy McKinley. After they retired it was purchased in May 2020 by Lauren and Allen.