Section I: Gypsy Cob
A Section I Gypsy Cob is defined as:
1. A horse or pony whose sire and dam is recorded as a Section I Gypsy Cob with the APSB Society Inc.
OR in the case of imported horses:
2. A horse or pony imported to Australia from the USA or Canada. The animal must have a valid and recognized registration as a purebred Gypsy Cob with one of the following registries:
a. GHA: The Gypsy Horse Association
b. GCDHA: The Gypsy Cob and Drum Horse Association
c. GVHS: The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society
d. GHRA: The Gypsy Horse Registry of America
3. A horse or pony imported from the UK, Europe or elsewhere.
Note: As the Gypsy people do not have a registry and at this stage there is no mother stud book the following applies:
a. For unregistered horses or ponies, proof of importation from UK/Europe must be lodged with each application. The horse or pony must also be approved as meeting the breed standard by the APSB Editing Sub Committee.
b. DNA verification to Gypsy Cob parentage is encouraged but horses and ponies will not be refused registration without it if all other criteria are met.
4. Regardless of country of origin, a copy of all importation documents/passport must be provided, plus DNA number, microchip number, and other registrations pertaining to the animal to accompany any application.
5. A colour photograph clearly showing both sides of the animal must also accompany any application.
6. Each purebred Gypsy Cob foal bred in Australia must have the sire and dam recorded as a Section I Gypsy Cob with the APSB Society Inc. prior to acceptance.
7. The sire of those imported in utero (in dam) from America or Canada must be registered with one of the societies listed in [2], with registration and DNA details provided for parentage verification.
a. All foals imported in utero (in dam) from the United Kingdom or Europe must either be by a purebred Gypsy Cob that is approved as such by the APSB Editing Sub Committee or if no sire information is available then the unregistered foal can be approved for registration as in [3] above.
b. Hairs from the sire for DNA typing and foal parentage verification should, if available, accompany all applications for registration. All samples must be collected by a veterinarian as per current APSB Regulations.
8. All Section I male or female Gypsy Cobs imported or bred in Australia must be DNA typed and those bred in Australia must be parentage verified prior to acceptance of any application to record as an adult Section I Gypsy Cob.
9. All DNA Typing of Gypsy Cobs born in Australia must be done through the APSB with samples taken by a veterinarian as per current APSB Regulations.
10. Applications to foal record male foals and adult record females from birth will only be accepted from the breeder who must be the registered owner of the mare at time of foaling. The breeder must also be a current financial member of the APSB Society Inc. as per current APSB Regulations.
11. Applications must be accompanied by an APSB Certificate of Service if the sire of the foal is not owned by the breeder.
12. All Section I Gypsy Cobs imported or bred in Australia must be micro chipped for identification. If bred in Australia all applications must include the breeders APSB recorded prefix and may include the breeders APSB recorded brand particularly in the states which require fire or freeze branding as part of DPI regulations.—. but must also be microchipped. Microchip number to be included on the registration certificate.
13. Applications for all APSB Section I Gypsy Cob foals must be supported by the breeders annual Breeding Returns as per the current APSB Regulations.
14. The Gypsy Cob will be allocated the suffix GC following their registration number.
15. There is no upper or lower height of the Gypsy Cob. They can be between 12 to 16 hands with the average height being 13.2.h.h to14.2.h.h
16. All colours and coat patterns are acceptable for a Gypsy Cob.
Section II – APSB Part Bred Gypsy Cob
A Part Bred Gypsy Cob is defined as:
1. A horse or pony with one parent recorded as a Section I Gypsy Cob with the APSB Society Inc. Colts, stallions, geldings, mares and fillies are eligible for recording as an APSB Section II Part Bred Gypsy Cob.
2. Colts and stallions must have a minimum of fifty per cent [50] APSB Section I Gypsy Cob blood. Females and geldings may have a minimum of twenty –five per cent [25] APSB Section I Gypsy Cob blood through one parent recorded as an APSB Section II Part Bred Gypsy Cob with fifty per cent APSB Section One Gypsy Cob blood.
3. All APSB Section II Part Bred Gypsy Cob stallions must be DNA typed. All DNA Typing must be done through the APSB with samples taken by a veterinarian as per current APSB Regulations.
4. Applications to record must be made on APSB Part Bred forms and forwarded with the appropriate fee to the Federal Office. Applications to record will only be accepted from current financial members of the APSB.
5. The APSB Part Bred Gypsy Cob will be allocated the suffix PBGC following their registration number.