By recommendation from the Breeders Committee, and a unanimous approval vote by the Board of Directors, there will be a change to the Rules of Registration, ARTICLE VI - NORWEGIAN FJORD HORSE NAMES. This is not a new rule but, rather a clarification that codifies our existing Registration policy. We invite comments due by February 28, 2020. Please send your comments to email@example.com
. All comments received will be forwarded on to the Board of Directors. This rule change is as follows:
ARTICLE VI - NORWEGIAN FJORD HORSE NAMES
A. In keeping with the Norwegian ancestry of the Fjord Horse, the Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry requests Norwegian names are used.
B. Horses presented for original registration in the NFHR will not be allowed to use an existing name. A roman numeral will be added to duplicate names if not submitted with an identifying farm name, prefix or suffix.
C. Farm names, prefixes or suffixes may not be duplicated without permission from the original user. The first individual to use a specific farm name, prefix or suffix has sole use of that designation unless they release use of it to another.
D. Imported horses presented for NFHR registration that have duplicate names, farm names, prefixes or suffixes within the NFHR shall be subject to the following:
a. The foreign registration number will become part of the horse's name.
b. Duplicate prefixes, farm names or suffixes will be removed if already in use within the NFHR.
E. Names already listed in any Registry will not be allowed to change whether the Registry is in the U. S., Canada or other foreign countries with the exception of ARTICLE VI, B or D above.
F. The NFHR Registrar has final approval of all names, farm names, prefixes and suffixes.