TGCA TOYS In Hand and Ridden Classes

No known breeding required to enter these classes

No Membership required to Enter these Classes

TGCA Breed classes are qualifiers for the Best of Breed Finals at the Traditional Gypsy Cob Association’s (TGCA) National Breed Championship Show “TOYS”.

Traditional Classes are open to all traditional gypsy cobs and are qualifiers for the Traditional Finals at ‘TOYS’.

Part Bred classes, are open to all part bred traditional gypsy cobs and are qualifiers for the part bred finals at “TOYS”. The exhibit must have one parent that is a traditional gypsy cob.

Stallions – All stallions (four years and over) in order to enter any TGCA affiliated class MUST be TGCA registered, have passed TGCA stallion evaluations and their TGCA stallion disc displayed on their bridle. Stallions and colts over the age of two, MUST be shown in a stallion bridle with a metal bit and chain lead as per the current TGCA rulebook.

Current TGCA members must present their Membership card and Qualification card to the judge in the ring for signature.

Non-members MUST receive a qualification card from the judge and have 21 days to join the TGCA and register their horse to validate the qualification. Please refer to for further details including membership, horse registration and showing rules (contained within the members handbook).


Quest for a Star Championship – TGC – 1st, 2nd and 3rd from the TGCA classes above may go forward to the Quest for a Star Championship as per below rule.

ONLY current TGCA members and horse/pony that is already TGCA registered can exhibit in this championship.

Membership card and Members qualification card (specific to that exhibit) must be presented upon entry into the ring. The Champion and Reserve qualify for the Ultimate Star Championships at TOYS.

Qualifier Shows will be April-June inclusive at DDRC.

Qualifier classes are as follows:

Youngstock (Class 14)

In Hand Cobs (Class 18)

Ridden Cobs (Class 28)