Absolutely. Especially if you want to compete in USDF or USHJA, not to mention local organizations or breed (either registry or classes) all names, on all cards must match, otherwise you loose out on rankings, points, end of year awards etc.
For instance I show my young stock in dressage suitability classes. My babies have to be first breed registered, and then USEF, and USDF registered. To maximized points and awards they are also registered with USEF PHR and as yearlings USEA FEH. All of these names must match, and each org needs the other orgs Horse id #.
My weanling won 3 National titles this past year based on an accumulation of scores and points. If I used his barn name when registering with say USEF, his registered name with USDF, the names don't match his breed papers, so he is eliminated from the rankings, and due to a paperwork issue, HD no longer would be recognized/be qualified as the National Champion.
I know USEF PHR not only requires registered names only but requires papers and DNA sampling with registered name.
Show names are fun to create when registering and awesome to hear over the loud speakers when you win, but they serve a hugely serious purpose when you start competing at a serious level.
So if you're just doing schooling shows and non-recognized play dates I like: Veni Vidi Vici
Latin for: I came, I saw, I conquered Veni, vidi, vici - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
But if you're competing at recognized level, stick to the registered name.
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