The Victorian Gypsy Cob Spectacular

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In 2021, the All Breeds Show Society partnered with the Australasian Gypsy Horse Society to bring a brand-new event to the Victorian show calendar. The Victorian State Gypsy Cob Spectacular, was Australia’s first 2 day, dedicated, feature show for pure and part bred registered Gypsy Cobs. The program was jammed packed full of classes including young stock and senior led, coloured classes, versatility course, fancy dress, long reining and an extensive ridden section, and the turn out was amazing. You would be hard-pressed to find a  better lineup of Gypsy Horse any where in the country.

The AGHS generously sponsored this new event, ensuring that the Gypsy Cob community and horse owners have quality events to attend with their beloved horses. This allows us showcase such a wonderful breed and provides a great opportunity for people to come together with liked-minded people. The ABSS are grateful to the AGHS for their support and are looking forward to a productive and mutually beneficial relationship. Please head over to the AGHS website or AGHS Facebook page for further information and to keep up to date with all things Gypsy Cob.

Event Dates

Despite the shaky start we suffered due to COVID-19 lockdowns in our debut year, the 2021 event was such a success that we ran for the second time on the 26th and 27th February, 2022. This show will now have a permanent place in the ABSS calendar and we have booked the 2023 Gypsy Cob Spectacular for the 4th and 5th March 2023, at the Elmore Equestrian Park. We are aiming to make each year bigger and better than the last, and are expecting loads more competitors and the same great prizes.

Stallion Parade and Show Features

Each year at this show, we aim to bring you a special feature to celebrate a different aspect of the Gypsy Cob breed. The first year we hosted a roast dinner and a Stallion Parade on the Saturday night, and in our second year our sponsors offered a special award to the most decorated Gypsy Cob breeder, based on the results of our competitors. The 2023 feature is still in the planning phase and we will announce the details as soon as they are confirmed.

Showcasing the Gypsy Cob versatility

Gypsy Cobs and their derivatives are a very trainable and personable breed that make great horses for families and for those wanting to do a range of equine activities. At the Gypsy Cob Spectacular we highlight this versatility in our obstacle course. Spanning across the led, ridden and long reining classes, our obstacles are a very popular activity for both competitors and spectators.

Long Reining

For those commencing a harness career or just wanting to further their horse’s skill set, our long reining sections are loads of fun. While the more educated and experienced Cobs may be shown in collars and formal harness, competitors are also welcome to use training rollers, standard bridles and suitable long reins. Don’t let lack of experience slow you down! Long reining is a great foundation for a career under saddle or for those who prefer not to ride.

Sponsorship and Support

We were overwhelmed with the sponsorship we received in previous years and hope that you will get behind this great event for Cob owners and lend your support again in 2023. You may not have a Cob to show, your pockets may not extend deep enough to offer sponsorship, but you can all help by sharing the page/program, encouraging friends to attend, and coming along to watch.

Show Sponsors

If you would like more information regarding becoming a Victorian Gypsy Cob Spectacular sponsor, please view our sponsorship packages and head over to the event page on Facebook or contact us and one of our team will assist you.

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Our Gypsy Cob Spectacular’s supportive, relaxed but competitive atmosphere makes it a great event for those new to the show scene, as well as those seasoned competitors. We can’t wait to see you there!

Entry Form

All Breeds Show Society Victorian Gypsy Cob Stallion Parade Entry Form PDF

Stallion Parade Entry Form

All Breeds Show Society Victorian Gypsy Cob Entry Form PDF


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