Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
As far as I have understood (I could be wrong)....
At show (breed or open) you fill out the forms and your horse is announced using their registered name. You would be riding Impression In Time - awesome show name (barn name Vega), I ride Isa Perfect Dream (barn name, Dez), Our mare, would be Dry Sark (barn name Dreamer), etc. I believe that people who have unregistered horses are free to make up a show name, which would be pretty much the equivalent of the registered name of registered horses. Obviously non-registered horses would not be at a breed show, so you would only see registered names at a breed show.