The TGCA (Traditional Gypsy Cob Association) Ltd is a non-profit association, seeking to protect and promote the very best of our wonderful Traditional Gypsy Cob breed which originates from the British Isles and makes up the largest population of horses therein.
The TGCA Ltd is the BREED ASSOCIATION approved by DEFRA to hold the Mother Studbook for Traditional Gypsy Cob Breed and as a Passport Issuing Office (PIO) in the UK and European Union.
The TGCA Ltd holds an international studbook with registered horses and members worldwide.
Through our studbook we aim to record the old established bloodlines and encourage responsible forward breeding practices, so that we can uphold and build upon the legacy of these horses whilst maintaining the quality and true-to-type stamp of cobs as set out in our Breed Standard.
History and Growth
Registration on our studbook is open to ALL TGCs in ALL Countries and regardless of whether parentage is known or not.
If you would like to be involved with the TGCA, you will be made to feel very welcome!
These organisations represent the TGCA Ltd in territories outside of the UK. They are responsible for promoting the breed and delivering member services in their designated territory. This includes providing members with opportunities to showcase their horses and progeny through the implementation of a structured show series.
Members of these organisations have automatic (free) membership of the TGCA Ltd including access to member pricing for studbook services (available only from TGCA Ltd) and voluntary addition to the TGCA Ltd facebook forum.
All studbook functions will be managed by TGCA Ltd and will not be delegated. TGCA Ltd is the sole provider of these studbook services such as horse registration and passports. Territory representative organisations may become involved only to the extent that they can provide translation and paperwork coordination for their territory.