Belgian Equestrian Federation Establishs New Rules Concerning Choice of Horse Names

It is not uncommon that a horse’s sport name differs from the name that is registered with the breed society. The Belgian Equestrian Federation now has taken a firm standpoint and decided to follow the European norm, which means that the sport name needs to stay the same as the name registered with the breed society. If necessary for commercial reasons, it is possible to add pre- or suffixes with the sponsor’s initials to a horse’s name, the fee for such a change is 100 Euro. The original name of the horse, however, always has to be preserved.