A registered prefix is a combination of letters, words, or names proceeding or following a ponies registered name and is used exclusively by the owner of the prefix in regards to ponies registered with the International Chincoteague Pony Association & Registry LLC.
A name, word, letter, or combination of these, preceding a name, not recorded as a prefix with ICPAR, may be used by other breeders, until registered with ICPAR for the exclusive use of one breeder.
A prefix registered with ICPAR can only be used by the recorded owner of that prefix. The registered owner of a prefix may grant permission, in writing and on file with the Register, to designated person(s) to allow use of that prefix. (See PDF file below)
Prefix Example: MCC’s Scottish Princess (The “MCC’s” is a prefix that stands for “Midwest Chincoteague Connection's” and in this case it precedes the ponies name)
Prefixes must meet the following criteria:
1. The word is not the complete name of a Chincoteague pony that has lived in the past one-hundred years. 2. The word cannot be the complete name of a Chincoteague pony that has registered offspring. 3. The prefix applicant shall not have another registered prefix on record with the Registry. 4. The prefix application has been correctly completed and submitted with the appropriate fee. 5. The Register does not deem the prefix to be confusingly similar to a name or prefix previously recorded or otherwise unsuitable.
NOTE: You are not required to register all of your foals with your farm prefix.
Make check payable to: International Chincoteague Pony Association & Registry LLC Please mail completed application to: International Chincoteague Pony Association & Registry 10723 County Road 11 NE Elgin, MN 55932