TGCA TOYS In Hand and Ridden Classes

No known breeding required to enter these classes

No Membership required to Enter these Classes

TGCA Classes at Dacorum & District Riding Club – Affiliation No -22/2404/STQ (April) & 22/1109/3/STQ (September).

Breed classes are qualifiers for the Best of Breed Finals at the Traditional Gypsy Cob Association’s (TGCA) National Breed Championship Show “TOYS”.  Classes are open to all traditional gypsy cobs. Competitors do not need to know the breeding of their cob, but they must meet breed standard to enter the class.

Stallions – All stallions (4 years and over) in order to enter any TGCA affiliated class MUST have be TGCA registered, have passed TGCA evaluations and their TGCA stallion disc displayed on their bridle.  Colts/Stallions three-year-old and over MUST be shown in a stallion bridle with a metal bit and chain lead.

Existing TGCA members that qualify MUST present their qualification card to the judge in the ring and MUST have already completed the cobs name and registration number prior to judge signing.

Non-members that qualify should receive a non-members qualification card from the judge in the ring 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, if exhibit already has their Quest for a Star Qualification in particular section, they should be ask stand aside to allow members that have not yet qualified.

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.

The Greatest Gelding Award – Traditional Gypsy Cobs – The award is aimed to encourage the showing of geldings, therefore creating a market for often unwanted colt foals and enabling the creation of a network of potential performance prospects to represent the best Traditional Gypsy Cob breed in the World at the highest level.

This Award should be given to the highest placed registered Traditional Gelding (must be current TGCA Member).

Qualifier Shows will be April & September at DDRC.

Qualifier classes are as follows:

Youngstock (Class 14)

In Hand Cobs (Class 18)

Ridden Cobs (Class 29)