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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan. 25, 2013

    Default Registering Broodmares/Foals, Your Name or Farm Name?

    When registering your broodmares/foals do you register them in your name or your farm name and why?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 9, 2005
    Upper Midwest


    The first thought that jumped into my head is make sure you reserve your farm name with your secretary of state. At least a DBA. Someone else could come along and call their farm the same name otherwise and it sounds like their program!
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan. 27, 2012
    Barboursville, VA


    We register horses we bred or own with our business name. It can certainly be done with my name but may not be as well known as my business name in the long run. So the proper recognition method for us is using the business.
    Hyperion Stud, LLC.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan. 17, 2010


    My horses' names all end with "LL" for Laurel Leaf Farm if they are home breds.

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun. 8, 2009


    My home breds start with theprefix "EEF" for Elegant Expressions Farm. I also have my farms name (c/o myself) on the registration papers.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar. 11, 2006


    We have a registered prefix which is given to all our homebreds. As for registration papers including prefix and name all homebreds are put in my name since our farm is not an incorporated business.
    Ranch of Last Resort

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov. 5, 2000


    Registering with USEF, or a breed registry?

    USEF doesn't have any naming conventions, so you could use a prefix or suffix as you wish. Most of the European type WB breeding organizations require that you follow their naming conventions, and the use of a prefix may not be allowed in those cases.

  8. #8


    Our ponies are named with our prefix (Lorelei), which is very common for Welsh Ponies. The WPCSA allows for breeders to register prefixes and only they can use them, but that certainly doesn't stop anyone from using the same prefix when they register a pony/horse elsewhere, or from people dropping the prefix when they are showing at non-Welsh shows (unfortunately).

    As for what name we register the ponies under, it is our farm name, not my personal name (for similar reasons as Hyperion).
    Lorelei Farm - Welsh and Riding Ponies - Visit us on Facebook!
    Breeding show quality Welsh Ponies for hunters, dressage and driving!

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