are show names required?
My warmblood Huey is either not registered, or if he is, his papers are long-lost. His first career was as a GP stadium jumper (based on his demonstrated ability and experience, combined with veterinary assessment, not based on a record of his participation in the sport because that got lost right along with his papers if he had them). Now, at age 18, he's getting a 2nd career in dressage. We're almost ready to start doing local (small) dressage shows, which is awesome!
Here's the question: do I need to give him a show name? I notice the horses at shows all seem to have fairly "involved" names, even though I'm pretty sure that their owners do not use those names on any regular basis. Is this something that only is done for registered horses? Is it "expected" for a horse that is out doing dressage tests at shows?