We were captivated by this breed’s beauty long before our first purchase of a Gypsy Vanner. Our initial desire was to own a “safe and sensible” horse to trail ride and pull a carriage. Over time, we have come to discover our purpose with this wonderful breed. Thank you for visiting our website and feel free to Contact Us with questions or to schedule a farm visit. We would love to have you!

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Mokete's Village
The Gypsy Vanner: Forward Movement
The Lion King Legacy continues with D' Jango Jazz and Blue Mountain Tiger

The Lion King is considered by many to be the greatest Gypsy Vanner Stallion ever to have lived.


For the Gypsy people of Ireland and England he was known as a  most “generous” stallion because he consistently passed on his wonderful traits - great conformation, heavy feathering, size and stellar temperament. Mokete’s Village is excited to have the good fortune to own North America’s TWO premier Lion King Sons- D’Jango Jazz and Blue Mountain Tiger. These two exceptional stallions possess the great qualities of their sire - displaying an abundance of feather, balance, size (over 15 hands), and a gentleman's disposition.  Furthermore, these two stallions have great movement, evidenced by their many championships in English, Western, Dressage and Driving disciplines.


At Mokete’s Village, you have to be more than just a “pretty face”. We are breeding for balance and structure to achieve excellent movement.  Ability to move though is not just an opportunity for us , it is a responsibility!  We believe a horse should not be asked to do what is unnatural to him, if so, soundness, mentally and physically will be undermined.   Therefore, it is up to us to understand  the particular horse's capabilities and train accordingly.  We then strive for forwardness , self carriage and rhythm at whatever discipline fits the particular horse.


The beauty of a vanner is not only in their physical appearance but in the fact the breed is versatile.  Whether you may enjoy English/Western, dressage, driving, competitive trail riding or just plain pleasure, they  is the perfect one for you!  And of course their demeanor is the icing on the cake!


If you are interested in breeding, Blue Mountain Tiger and D’Jango Jazz are standing at stud to approved mares.  We also have several other vanners for sale.


Please Contact Wendy B. Dean at 757-346-8782 for more information.

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Mokete's Village

Smithfield, Virginia  23430

Owner: Wendy B. Dean



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