Dellifay Gypsy Cobs
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Stud News

April 2013 

Well lots has been happening since the last update, so don't forget to like us on Facebook to keep up to date with our happenings on a more regular basis.  Gem is going really well under saddle and has been to Pony Club.  She has been entered in 3 Dressage Competitions, but to date they have all been postponed due to the bad weather we are having here in South East Queensland.  Quinn has been out a few times doing Dressage and is just going ahead in leaps and bounds.  We are now competing at Novice level and doing Official competitions also.  Quinn is just so laid back and really tries and we have so much fun together. 

The babies are growing up so fast and looking fantastic!  When the rain eventually stops we will take a heap new photos and update the site, but it seems to have been muddy and wet since February.

Congratulations to all our clients and their wonderful Quinn foals that were born over the last season.  Can't wait to get around and see them all.

October 2012

 We have had a very busy few months here, attending lots of shows and the very much anticipated birth of Dellifay Biker’s Cover Girl.  N’Co The Front Cover Story gave birth to a beautiful black filly at 3am on 13th June.  Cover girl is by the one and only Mr. Biker Conners N’Co, and she is a keeper!!  We are thrilled to bits with this little girl, who is not only extremely well put together, but has such a loving personality.  It has been great to get both Cover Girl and Story out of the quarantine paddock and now able to receive lots of pats and cuddles from all the visitors.

 Gem has now gone off to the trainers to be started under saddle.  We are very excited and can’t wait till we get to ride her in a few weeks.  It is however very strange not having her here in the paddock.

 Both Quinn and Gem have been out and about on the show circuit and doing extremely well.  Thrilled at how well behaved they have both been.  I have started a new page for ‘show results’ as there are just too many to mention.  The highlight however was when Quinn took out 1st in the Gypsy Cob Stallion class at the Brisbane Royal Show and Gem took out 2nd in the mare class.  Quinn will also be competing at some associate Dressage days over the next few months. So busy times ahead.

2011 Wrap up

What an adventurous fun filled year 2011 has been.  In April we travelled over to the USA and stayed with Deb and Jeff from Gypsy Elite Gypsy Cobs.  We had a wonderful time with them and meeting all their horses.  Was so nice meet Gem’s sire, Pride and Joy in the flesh and of course, Quinn’s daughter Gypsy Elite Quinntessa.  It was a trip we will cherish forever!!


In June the hunt began for another mare to join our stud, and in September we purchased from Pamela Litz from N’Co. Gypsy Vanners, the beautiful N’Co. The Front Cover Story who is also in foal to Mr. Bikers Conners N’Co.  Story finally arrived at home in December and she is everything and more that we could possibly have imagined.  Thank you Pamela.  Now we eagerly await the arrival of our filly (fingers crossed) in June!!

November was also a busy month with the arrival of Dellifay Rockstar.  Rocky is by Quinn and out of our TB mare Dizzy.  He is such a nice character with beautiful markings.  Rocky will be one to watch out for in the future.


Whilst 2011 didn’t see any of the Dellifay team out and about at shows, we are all on target for a big 2012.  Quinn is back under saddle and the diary is filling fast with shows to attend.

1st October 2010 - Update

It certainly has been an exciting few months at home.  Madeleine came to visit and spend some time with Dellifay Finnbar Fury (Finn).  Little Finn is growing up so very nicely and is getting quite a bit of feather on him.  He has such a nice temperament and is so very quick to learn.  Finn was gelded yesterday and will be making the big trip to South Australia sometime in November.  I'll put up some new photos shortly.

A big thank you to Kelly and Olivia from Advanced Horse Rugs for their help with the last few shows.  I really appreciate the help.  The preparation work that goes into getting one horse yet along two horses ready is such a huge task, and with their help, I still manage to get some rest the night before a show and have a spare moment on show day.

The Brisbane Ekka was heaps of fun this year with Quinn and Gem being the first ever Gypsy Cobs competing in the main arena in the Pinto classes.  It was a very jammed packed day, with both the horses out in the ring, Quinn in the Gypsy Cob breed display, Gem in the Pinto horse display, the Gypsy Cob breed demonstration and the main parade at lunch time.  I was so proud of both the horses, but Gem once again just blowing me away.  For such a young filly that hasn’t been out before, she just took everything in her stride, doing a great workout and not at all being fussed about the crowds.  The temperament of these cobs is just awesome!  Big thanks to John Chatterton for once again coming in and doing a great demonstration with Quinn and for helping me out with an extra pair of hands in the Pinto classes.  Gem won her filly class and Quinn placed third in the stallion class.  Gem’s rug came off after this show, and she’ll be out again next year at a few events.


Gold Coast Show was great with super weather, close to home and a great turnout of horses including a couple of part bred Gypsy Cobs.  It was a real treat for people to see and we had heaps of fun chatting to old and new friends.

QLD State Pinto Championships were held on the 18th September at Caboluture Showgrounds and what a great show this was, so nice and relaxed, and the second biggest turnout of Gypsy Cobs and part bred Gypsy Cobs in QLD.  I’ve been doing a bit of work under saddle with Quinn, not as much as I wanted to, but we decided anyway to do our first ever ridden event being the prep dressage test.  It was so much fun and Quinn did a great job finishing second with a very respectable score.  This is one event that will defiantly feature on the calendar again next year – we had a ball.


So with the show season for us officially over, we are now looking forward to another great breeding season and helping people realise the dream of breeding their own Gypsy Cob cross foal.

27th July 2010 - Update

Lots of preparation work going on at home for the upcoming breeding season.  We also have a very busy August and September ahead of us with a few shows coming up.  Both Quinn and Gem will be at the Brisbane Royal Show on Saturday 14th August competing in the Pinto Classes (hopefully they will have Gypsy Cob classes next year also) and throughout the day will be at the Gypsy Cob Breed display.  Quinn will also be at the Gold Coast show on Saturday 28th August and we're going to go to the Queensland Pinto State Championships at Caboolture Showgrounds on the 18th September.  If you happen to be in the neighbourhood we would love you to stop in and say hello at any of the events.

 30th June 2010 - Update

Winter certainly has hit here on the Gold Coast.  The horses are all nice and hairy.... except Quinn who had a body clip the other week.  He looks wonderful, and so much easier to wash :)  I started riding Quinn a couple of weeks ago and he is doing so well under saddle.  He's on a break now unfortunately as I've been really sick with the flu and I'm overseas next week, but I look forward to starting him again next weekend.

Jondaryn Horse show over the June long weekend was great.  Quinn won his class, stood in the breed display and was also used by John Chatterton and an equine dentist in their demonstrations.  We meet lots of really lovely people and got to talk lots about this wonderful breed.  It really was a great day out, and I'm sure we'll be back next year.


Quinn has also been fortunate enough to make his second magazine cover, for the winter edition of Equine News and Trade Services Directory.  A big thank you to Kerrie for this wonderful opportunity. 


 24th May 2010 - Esk Show

Well what a great day it was.  I must say it was thoroughly enjoyable and so very wonderful to see so many coloured horses out at the show.  There were classes for the pure bred Gypsy Cobs, Part Bred Gypsy Cobs and Drum Horses.  Some competitors travelled from as far away as Sydney, Rockhampton and Bundaberg.  It was such a great effort and so fantastic to see so many people out with their horses.  The next few years will be even better I'm sure as the numbers keep growing every month it seems with new imports and of course the new foals being born every year.

I must admit on Saturday when I had only washed Quinn’s tail, washed Gem and been at it 3 hours, I thought OMG…what was I thinking brining two gypsy cobs and only me to prepare both of them.  Anyway I got through it all and we made the 2 hour trek with Dave, Corey, and a good friend Kelly (from Advanced Horse Rug, who we couldn’t have survived without).  Not sure how I was originally planning on showing two horses and looking after a toddler with just Dave and I. LOL.  Kelly we owe you big time!!!! Thank you. 

So very happy with our little Gem.  This was her first show ever at 10 months old, the second time only she has been separated  from her little paddock friend since the passing of her mum 'Daphne' and she couldn’t care less.  She behaved perfectly and was such a credit to herself.  I love this girl, she is just so chilled out.  Was very cute with her and Quinn tied up to the horse float together eating out of the same hay net.  Somehow Quinn’s hay tasted so much better LOL.  Quinn is a dude and took it all in his stride.  

Gem ended up getting 2nd in the Gypsy Cob female class against the older girls.  Quinn and I won Best presented Horse and Handler, 1st in Gypsy Cob male, 1st in Coloured Heavy Horse over 3 years, Reserve Champion Coloured Heavy Horse, Champion Gypsy Horse, and he went on to take out the Supreme Gypsy Horse of the show.  


Next outing will be the 12th June at Jondaryn Woolshed, where we will be competing in the led classes and there will also be a Gypsy Cob breed display. 

1st May 2010 - Update

Another busy month has gone by here.  We did our first show for the season attending the Royal Toowoomba Show on April 17th competing in the Heavy Horse Stallion section.  It was great just to get Quinn out and show him off to more people.  Quinn did a lovely work out and took out second place and reserve champion stallion.  The judge had lots of lovely comments about Quinn and was so pleased that we were out pioneering the breed.  Unfortunately both Dave and I forgot to pack the camera, so no photos.  Such a shame, as I spent 5 hours preparing Quinn and not one photo.  I'll be sure to make certain the camera is packed for the next show!!!

ESK show will be holding the first ever Gypsy Cob, part bred and Drum horse classes on the 23rd of May.  We plan on not only taking Quinn, but making it the debut show for Gem.  Think I'm going to need some extra hands!!!

We received some wonderful photos the other day of Quinntessa, and boy she is one lovely filly.  More photos have been added to Quinn's page.  I've also managed to talk with the current owner of Quinn's dam - Quality.  She is beautiful!!!  More photos also on Quinn's page.


Quality                                                                                              Quintessa

23rd March 2010 - Update

Well it is with great pleasure that we announce we have finished for the 09/10 breeding season.  A big thank you goes out to all the wonderful people and mares we have meet during the past six months.  It truly was a pleasure dealing with everyone and we have made many new friends.  We now eagerly await all the foals due in the coming season.

Our little colt is growing up just wonderfully and has such a sweet nature.  He's going to be one to look out for in the future.  A few new photos of him can be seen in the for sale section.

The show season is also upon us and our first outing with Quinn will be to the Royal Toowoomba Show on Saturday April 17.  If you happen to be at the show, make sure you pop over and say hi.

5th January 2010 - Quinn's first Australian foal born

It is with great pleasure that I announce the birth of our first foal by Quinn and our TB mare Dizzy.  Very early on New Years Day, Dizzy foaled a beautiful colt.  He is healthy, strong and has a lovely nature.  We are very excited about watching this fellow grow up.


12th December - Update

Some good news and some not so good news to report in this update. 

Our beautiful mare Daphne has had to be euthanized on the 26th November after suffering complications following colic surgery.  She was just so beautiful and such a strong character.  Daphne fought to the very end, but there was nothing more that could be done for her.  She was much loved and will be missed greatly by us here in Australia but also Deb, Jeff and family in the USA.  Gem is doing wonderfully and has been buddied up with our little miniature mare.  They are great mates and have lots of fun together.

Quinn has graced the cover of the summer edition of 'The Horse Downunder' magazine.  There is also a Gypsy Cob feature in the magazine also that shows many of the beautiful Gypsy Cobs from around Australia.  It really is a great read.

Our mare Dizzy has started to bag up, so not long now before Quinn's first Australian born foal will be here.  Very exciting.

Will work on some more recent photos of all the horses shortly to share. 

24th October - Update

Wow, I can't believe its been almost two months since I've provided un update.  So much has been going on here its been hard to find the time :).  Both Daphne and Gem are in the country and are due home any day now.  It certainly has been a long three weeks since they arrived in Sydney. 

Quinn is doing great (as always).  He had a photo shoot earlier this week for the front cover of a horse magazine (details to follow once confirmed).  Quinn was the perfect model, standing nice and patiently as the photographers clicked away.  He also lapped up the attention from the two models and did great with one of the girls laying all over him for photos.

Quinn has also become a movie star in September.  He is on the front and back covers for John Chatterton's latest DVD - Step 6 & 7 of his Ten Step Program.  Quinn also features in the DVD - Doing a lesson with John Chatterton.  He did great whilst filming, and very funny when I'm introducing him in the DVD, all he wanted to do was give me kisses.  (

Here are two photos of Quinn getting a bath with the help of my nephew James and niece Brodie.  Once again, a great testament to how quiet he is!!!


30th August - Gold Coast Show

Well we decided to take Quinn back to the show today as he qualified to go into the Supreme Led Horse of the Show.  We didn't expect him to win, but thought it would be a great trip out and get all the judges to take a look.  The prize went to a beautiful big black warmblood stallion.  We had more great comments from the judges and we managed to take a couple of photos.


29th August - Gold Coast Show

Another successful day out showing with Quinn.  This was his third show and he came home winning Heavy Horse Stallion, Champion Heavy Horse Stallion or Colt and Supreme Heavy Horse Exhibit.  Unfortunately I forgot to put the camera battery on charge, so we don't have any photos to share just yet.  Hopefully some good ones from the professional photographer on the grounds will follow.  The judge commented on how impressed she was with Quinn and how well behaved he was.  Such a good boy!!  A big thank you to John Chatterton for coming down and helping us out today.

27th August 2009 - Daphne & Gem on their way

We just got news from the USA that Daphne and Gem have just been loaded onto the truck for the big haul down to Los Angeles where they will go into quarantine before the flight out to Australia around the 1st of October.  We're expecting them to arrive at our place around the 23/24th October.  Such an exciting time and all fingers and toes are crossed for a safe journey for our very special girls. 

16th August 2009 - EKKA Report

Well the EKKA has been and gone for another year, and we're pleased to have been involved for the very first time.  Our day started very early, getting not only Quinn but our little 4 month old boy Corey ready for the show.  Traffic was fantastic so we made it to Brisbane early.  Was nice as we got to look around a bit before all the people arrived.  Anyway to the important bits - Quinn.  Well as always he was a star.  It took us a few hours to get him looking nice and clean but it was all worth it.  This was only Quinn's third outing.  He did they gypsy cob breed pound standing all day in his stall, actually.... he did roll a couple of times despite me telling him he had to stay clean.  John Chatterton (the legend horse trainer) came in to do the 30 min breed display with Quinn, whilst I was on the microphone.  For the second time ever John cracked his stock whip next to Quinn, and I might add we were indoors so it echoed  quite a bit.  John worked with spooky objects like plastic bags, beer cans, umbrellas, balloons and he even had Quinn walking over and underneath a tarp.  It was all so new and Quinn was great.  A few times you could tell he wanted to step away, but he thought about it and decided it was best to stay still where he was.  John even got a little girl out of the crowd (maybe 5 years old??) and gave her a ride on Quinn.  Not bad for a 3.5 year old stallion to give a pony ride to a little girl in a strange place with lots of people watching.  We didn't get many photos, though we had one fan who took 96 during the 30 min session.  I've got a couple from her below - thanks again!!  More photos will follow from Katy Driver photographer extraordinaire shortly.  


8th August 2009 - Quinn pony rides

Today we had a visit from our two wonderful nieces Bianca and Rianne.  We thought we'd give them a ride on Quinn since Rianne is learning to ride.  This is such a great testament to Quinn's wonderful nature.  He just stood there as the girls mounted and dismounted and was happy to be led around the paddock.  Not bad considering we're still in the process of breaking him in.


28th July 2009 - Brisbane EKKA

Quinn has been confirmed and will be on display at the Brisbane Ekka on Thursday 13th August.  You will find him in the horse breed display section for the Australasian Gypsy Cob Society.  Make sure you stop in and say hello if your at the show.

24th July 2009 - New Gypsy Cobs

Well the last few days have been very exciting here for us with the purchase of our new Gypsy Cob Mare and her filly foal.   They are in the USA at present and we are currently organizing the transportation of them to Australia.  Here are a couple of pictures less than 24 hours since being born.


Mare is Gypsy Elite Daphne and the filly is Gypsy Elite Prides Gem.  Gems sire 'Pride and Joy'.  He is one beautiful stallion and has the sweetest nature.  We are very thankful to be able to own a filly from him.  Many thanks to Deb, Jeff and family of Gypsy Elite Horses.

27th June 2009 – Mudgeeraba Show

We took Quinn out to the Mudgeeraba Show today. It was Quinn's second time out and he was an angel.

We came home with 5 ribbons; First Heavy Horse Stallion and Champion, Champion Heavy Horse, Supreme Heavy Horse of the Show and Best presented.

Once we finished the classes we then had Quinn on display and the show society used him for 'guess the weight' selling tickets. This was such a test for him. We had to walk him past cows, this big twister spinning ride, a kids dance concert on the big stage, and up side show ally to get him to the pen. He was a gem, we had no problems at all. At one stage the pen was surrounded three people deep, all having a look and everyone wanting to pat him and take photos. Quinn of course was very accommodating.

All and all it was a great day out.

A couple of pictures below. Not the best as we couldn't get the camera closer so had to zoom in, but you'll get the idea. Grounds were super muddy, as they had over 10cms of rain leading up to the show.


 6th June 2009 – Jondaryan Woolshed Heavy Horse Expo

Quinn attended his very first horse show today and we couldn’t have asked for him to behave any better – he really was a superstar!  Many thanks must go to John Chatterton who has been working with Quinn as he very kindly attended the event and worked with Quinn on the day.   Quinn was entered in the Heavy Horse Stallion class as there were no designated Gypsy Cob classes this year, and I’m please to say he came home with the blue ribbons.  The Australasian Gypsy Horse Society had a breed display set up and Quinn was on display all day.  He did a great job posing for photos with the kids and getting lots of pats from adoring fans.  In the afternoon John Chatterton used Quinn for his demonstration when working through his ten steps training regime (for more information see ).  Quinn was a superstar.  There was approximately 70 people standing around and sitting in the grandstand.  There were loud speakers, lots of clapping and John did a whole pile of stuff he hadn’t done with Quinn before, including introducing ‘spooky objects’.  I think this was the first time ever that Quinn has seen an umbrella.  John also jumped on Quinn for the third time and rode him around in a circle.  Not bad for an unbroken horse, to do this in a strange place and with a big audience.  Can you tell – I’m so very proud of Quinn!!!


10th May 2009 – QuinnTessa update  

New photo of Quinn’s beautiful filly QuinnTessa.   What a stunner.


 22nd April 2009 – Corey Hinton arrives

Well it’s not horsey news, but exciting so I want to share.  Today I gave birth to our beautiful son.  Our first ever two legged baby.  It was amazing, and I can’t believe Corey was in my belly.  He was born at 1.34pm, weighed in at 8 pounds 4 ounces, and a big 55cm long.  Life will never be the same again (for the better of course). 


 I wonder if Quinn will recognise me when I get home without my big belly???? He’s only ever seen me pregnant.

 13th April 2009  -  Quinn’s first foal arrives

Today was such an exciting day as Ebony in the USA gave birth to a beautiful little filly ‘Gypsy Elite QuinnTessa’.  QuinnTessa is Quinn’s very first foal and will be the only one of his in the USA.  Deb and Jeff from Gypsy Elite Stud have a wonderful setup and have webcam in their stables so you can watch what’s happening when the mares are in just before ready to foal.  As it turns out, I was online the very night that Ebony went into labour.  I very quickly got on the phone and woke Deb and Jeff up at 3am to tell them.  They quickly rushed to the stables where they were able to supervise Ebony’s labour and the birth of QuinnTessa.  She is just a doll and from what I’m told has an absolutely wonderful temperament.  We’ll certainly be tracking QuinnTessa as she grows and will post updates here.


 7th March 2009 – Dizzy confirmed in foal

How exciting.  Dizzy our Thoroughbred mare is confirmed today in foal to Quinn.  Only 11 months to go to see their beautiful gypsy sport horse foal (foal will be available for sale).   


21st January 2009 – Quinn arrives

After much anticipation and almost three months since Quinn left the stud in Oregon, Quinn finally arrives at home on the Gold Coast, and he is better than we possibly imagined.  Thank you Deb and Jeff for selling us this truly wonderful horse!

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