2022 Colorado Gypsy Fest

CO Gypsy Fest 2022 was held September 2-4 at the Montrose County Event Center & Fairgrounds. Competitors came from several Western US states, including Nevada and Utah. Our furthest competitors arrived safely from Texas!! The Western States Gypsy Horse Club has been hosting this event in Montrose Colorado for the past three years. This show series hosts several Gypsy Fest shows in the Western US allowing competitors to display the versatility of the Gypsy Horse. Disciplines included at these events are English, Western, Ranch Riding, Trail, Driving and Dressage.

One of the main highlights of the CO Gypsy Fest is the annual evening expo. During the expo all are welcomed to come and learn about this magnificent breed, their ability and their demeanor. You will see each discipline displayed at the expo, which truly showcases the Gypsies ability to do and please. You will also see several other draft type breeds represented, as Colorado is known for their draft horse shows. Other breeds represented this year included, Shires, Drums and Friesians! After the annual expo, held every season on Saturday evening of the event, spectators are encouraged to walk around the barns and meet the owners, breeders and trainers. Most importantly, to experience the Gypsy horse!!

The Gypsy Fest show series is put on by volunteers. Our sponsors are to be greatly appreciated; without them this show would not go on. Thacker-Rhodes Gypsy Cobs, Golden R Heart Ranch LLC, CowPie Clocks, Triple M Performance Horses, Ruffwood Gypsy Ranch, Broken T Ranch, Teskey’s, Stay Prickly Design, Straight Arrow Products, Dale Chavez Saddlery, A Cut Above Buckles, May Day Acres LLC, Schneiders Saddlery, Gypsy Vanner Horse Society. CO Gypsy Fest 2023 is already being planned! Don’t miss out, save the date: September 1-3, 2023 at the Montrose County Event Center & Fairgrounds. www.wsghc.org

Photos by: Fox Trot Photography