Our Mares

North Fork Besy
Not Verified
Not Verified
Jan 1, 2001
Besy is an absolutely amazing mare ​that in our eyes is ​perfect in every way. Originally owned by Simey Doherty, ​she appears in many beautiful photos in John S. Hockensmith’s book, "Gypsy Horses and the Travel​l​er’s Way – The Road to Appleby Fair​"​. Within those pages are many scenes ​of Besy doing what she did best ​while there​, pulling Simey’s Vardo along side of Sydney Harker and other legendary breeders of our time. She ​is also​ in Mark J. Barrett’s film, ​"​Gypsy Vanner Horse".

This stunning mare was graded a solid 5 star mare with the GVHS in 2015 and according to the judges, had the best rear legs and hock set they had ever seen on any Gypsy Vanner evaluated. To say this girl is forward moving would be a gross understatement…there is little prompting needed to make her go. Beautiful movement, flawless conformation, a willing attitude and a kind sweet personality make this mare one in a million. Besy stands a solid 15hh.

 

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North Fork Delphina
North Fork Aslan
Bailey
June 17, 2012
This mare is simply stunning.  As Bailey’s second foal and Aslan’s very first daughter, this pairing has produced a very unique baby to say the least. Delphina is a smokey buckskin Sabino with a silver mane and silver streak through her tail. There is no doubt that Delphina will have her mother’s height passed on to her and a great body to go along with it.  She is a supermodel in the making and will certainly be an exceptionally valuable future brood mare.

 

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North Fork Mimi
Billy Boy
North Fork Mana
May 22, 2012
Mimi is our one and only Billy Boy filly this year…his very last filly before his passing in 2011.  What a precious girl she is and everything we could have asked for.  Sweet personality like her mom and dad, put together exceptionally well, and again, the best of the world’s best breeding behind her.  She is a keeper and will be a priceless addition to our farm.  Mimi will carry the torch for The Lob and Billy Boy bloodlines for us for years to come.  She has the lucky white ear and her name means “ear” in Japanese.

 

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North Fork Hana
Tullamore Dew
Clononeen Lioness
May 21, 2013
This filly is going to be simply amazing. As her sire Tully is for sale, we decided to keep this incredible her for our own future breeding stock. Her dam Lioness and Tully have together given her the very best of of both of them. She simply floats when moving across the field just like papa Tully, and the hair and feather we expect on Hana should be nothing short of breathtaking as both sire and dam have hair and feather to spare and then some. This exciting combination is exactly the kind of filly we strive so hard to produce here at North Fork.

 

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North Fork Silver Lace "Lacey"
BH Phantom Knight
Carousel Gardens Livvie
May 28, 2010
We have kept this beautiful Silver Dapple mare a secret for long enough!  It is with great pleasure we introduce North Fork Silver Lace.  Lacey is an amazing mare with fantastic conformation, movement and loads of hair and feather.  Coming from the best breeding in the history of our breed, her sire BH Phantom Knight is by The Business (aka The Boss) who was by The Road Sweeper who was by The Coal Horse. Phantom’s dam was the Diamond Cutter Mare.  Lacey’s dam is Carousel Gardens Livvie who is by SD Chief, who goes back to greats such as The Old Horse of Wales, the Midget Mare, the Old Horse of Ireland, The original Kent Horse and The Wagon Mare.  So you can see that this mare comes from the royalty of the Gypsy breed to say the very least.  Watch this girl as she has been bred to our very own North Fork Cayenne for a 2015 foal.  This will be the first foal from from both Cayenne and Lacey.

 

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Rollin' Thunder Bailey
Dalcassian
Glencarraig
June 2, 2007
Bailey loves people and at 15.1hh has a natural athletic ability with her elegant and leggy body type. She learns quickly and is eager to please, and her gentle and playful nature paired with her unique colouring and fantastic mane and tail led us to use her as one of our show horses at the Calgary Stampede and Spruce Meadows. Fully broke to ride, Bailey does her parentage proud in colour, feather and form and has proven to also to be able to contribute rare colour combinations in her offspring when paired with our palomino stallion North Fork Aslan, as evidenced by this year's foal, Delphina.

As with all our foundation stock, Bailey is registered with the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society. (Additional pictures are available in the Gallery and Events Section of the Media Tab.)

 

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North Fork Mana
Tumbleweed
Lioness
April 15, 2008
Mana is truly a winner being of the lineage of legends such as Lion King and Clononeen Tumbleweed, two of the biggest names in the Gypsy Cob world. Her mother Lioness has more mane, tail and feather than many stallions! Mana is showing the same traits and is the best of the best. Quick to learn, eager to please and well handled, we believe she is one of the best examples of a traditional Gypsy Cob filly we’ve seen for a long time. Her foal from 2012 with Billy Boy (Mimi) has brought together some of the best blood lines available in North America.

 

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Clononeen Violet
Female Piebald
Billy Boy
Not verified
January 1, 2002
Approximately 14.2hh, Violet is a spectacular example of everything a Gypsy Cob should be. Her soft heart matches her romantic appearance produced by a long flowing mane and the striking combination of one blue eye and one brown. Beauty, born late in 2008, promises to carry on the tradition of her mother in looks and stature. Since then, Sierra, Akasha, and Cayenne are all striking examples of her wonderful “jaggedy” patterns and lovely conformation.

 

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Clononeen Priceless
Female Grey
Bob the Blagdon
Not verified
May 31, 2006
This mare certainly has her sire’s stamp and is a top quality and traditional example. She is just over 14.1hh with a dappled grey colouring, great feather, mane and tail. Priceless is trained under saddle, and is very quick to learn as well as eager to please. She was one of our show horses at Spruce Meadows one year, and continues to prove herself with beautiful offspring such as Bettie and Tyrion. Priceless not only always looks beautiful, but has consistently passed on her beautiful grey colouring with copious amounts of mane and feather.

 

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Clononeen Celestial
Horseshoe Boy
"Billy Gaskin" Mare
January 1, 2002
Celestial is possibly one of the best bred young mares from the UK and in North America at this time, and the most stunning mare we’ve seen yet. At approximately 14.1 hh, she comes from a line of phenomenal breeding. Her dam (“Billy Gaskin” Mare) is famous enough in her own right, as her sire was the Old Paddy Horse from Ireland. Celestial’s sire, Horseshoe Boy, was from the Original Horseshoe mare. With a background like that it is no wonder that Celestial possesses all the wonderful characteristics the top Gypsy breeders are trying to achieve. She is also heterozygous for the red factor (E/e) so has the ability to produce sorrel or chestnut offspring depending on the colour genes of her mate. Her 2012 colt with Billy Boy is a keeper with his bay and white colouring and beautiful blue eye.

 

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Clononeen Layla
Clononeen Joker
Not confirmed
January 1, 2005
Layla has a dark mane and piebald combination that adds to her beauty and possesses a very sweet disposition. Her sire is a DNA verified Checkity Horse son, and she is on the taller side at approximately 15hh. Layla has one blue eye and tons of quality feather, bone and type. Very easy to handle and very affectionate, Layla consistently produces top of the line colts and fillies, among them Lux, Bullet and Francis.

 

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North Fork Star
Tully
Celestial
May 20, 2011

Sadly, Star passed away Feb 8/16 of colic. She will be sorely missed.

Star is a beautiful and dainty black and white filly with one blue eye and the distinctive "dot" Tully puts on all his foals. She is sure to be stunning as both Sire and Dam carry tons of feather and mane, and already shows their perfect conformation. It's hard to tell this early, but watching her play in the pasture she may even have Tully's beautiful movement - so keep watching for updated pictures and perhaps even a video as she matures. She is already well handled and very curious about everyone. We can tell Star is going to steal some hearts already!

 

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North Fork Faith's Glory - "Faith"
Love Biscuit AKA Doc
Madison
April 14th, 2011
Sadly, Faith passed away August 2/16. She will be sorely missed.

From Gone Gypsy’s herd, we are pleased and excited to have been able to purchase Faith’s Glory.  Faith is an amazing chestnut and white pearl gypsy mare that was bred for a willing disposition, excellent conformation and tons of hair and feather.  Out of Gone Gypsy Farm’s mare Madison (out of an SD bloodlines mare) and sired by Bar None Gypsies amazing buckskin pearl stallion Love Biscuit aka Doc,  Faith is the result of incredible, calculated breeding that has resulted in near perfection.  Faith has completed a level 3 obstacle course and was shown as a yearling.   She is a simply stunning mare with marvelous movement and is in foal for a 2015 foal to Gone Gypsy Farms stunning spotted dressage stallion Indigo’s Royal Knight. This is certainly a mare you will want to keep your eyes on.

Red and White Tobiano Pearl

Black – ee   Tobiano – TO/to   Pearl – nPrl

 

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North Fork Beauty
Silky Boy
Violet
July 13, 2008
Sadly, Beauty passed away August 2/16. She will be sorely missed.

Beauty’s sire is Clononeen Silky Boy, who should need no introduction. Silky Boy is by Desert Jewel Lenny, one of the finest producers England has ever seen. Beauty suits her name in every way, possessing a gentle character and eager to please, much like her dam Violet and her grandsire Billy Boy. Beauty already has huge amounts of mane, tail and feather, so much so that we had to use her as our display horse in shows. Add to that her striking dark blue eye, traditional colouring and delicate head and she is sure to please. Beauty had her first foal in 2012.

 

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