EcoGypsy Stud is owned and run by Fred and Dona. Although we breed cobs under this name and prefix since 2012, history reaches many years back as not only Fred but also Fred’s dad, like almost all the Romany Travellers these days, was a Gypsy horse breeder.
Dona has many years of experience as professional rider, apprentice and a trainer’s assistant in the horse racing industry, stud manager and Thoroughbred horses breeder. She was also studying Equine Science at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

In 2012 a Traditional Gypsy Cob Association was set up in Canterbury, Kent, and since this time all our horses are TGCA passported and registered in the studbook alongside with their DNA profiles. Our registered breeding prefix is ECOGYPSY. Thanks to our family connections to the renowned Walker family, we have direct access to the best of  the bloodlines.

In October 2014 we have moved the stud from east Anglia to Eastern Poland.



Dennis Frederick, late Fred’s father


Good old friends at the Red Lion Pub in Soham, Cambridgeshire; from the right hand side: Steve Lavarage, Dennis Fred Samuels, Kenny Tidd, Fred Walker and his son, our brother-in-law Fred Walker, who’s married to Fred’s sister. Taken in 1970s before the Walkers moved out to Northamptonshire.


Fred and Sir Jack, stallion bred by Tom Price out of Roadsweeper lines.
Fred Samuels having a deal with his brother-in-law Fred Walker on a top class mare and filly