Important News from the Registrar
Friday, July 29, 2005
1) Please be advised that the Certificate of Registration has been revised to reflect the new transfer procedure. All registrations from this time forward will be on the revised format. The Constitution was changed at the 2004 AGM to make the Seller/Gift Giver responsible for submitting the necessary information and fees to the Registrar within 60 days of the change.
2) Due to the limited number of Newfoundland Ponies and the diminishing gene pool, the Society wishes to maintain more formal records for those equines which do not meet the requirements for a Certificate of Registration, but which carry Newfoundland Pony genes (e. g. (1) the offspring of a Newfoundland Pony and another breed of horse or pony, or grade (2) ponies for which documentation proving ancestry to Newfoundland is unavailable). If you have such a pony, please contact the Registrar for more information.
3) The government of Newfoundland and Labrador funded a DNA program in Newfoundland from 1998 to 2000. Hair samples from ponies which appeared to meet the registration requirements were taken by the regional vets. Many owners of these ponies have since applied for and received full registration for their ponies. Others have not applied which is a shame because their ponies are not receiving proper recognition. In order to remedy this situation, the Society is offering free registration from now until the end of the 2005. Please contact the Registrar for more information.
4) The Society wishes to encourage input to the Genome Blood Typing Project organized by Rare Breeds Canada. Input has been good so far but we would like to encourage the largest base possible for the study. In an effort to meet this objective, the Society is offering free registration from now until the end of 2005 to pony owners who submit blood samples to the University of Kentucky for this purpose. The necessary DNA tests for registration will be performed by the University of Kentucky and if necessary, for the parental verification, by Maxxam Equitest Inc. Please contact the Registrar for more information.
5) Our website is being updated and improved on an ongoing basis. We encourage your photographs and stories. We will advertise Newfoundland Ponies that are for sale for free. We want the website to be the 'Newfoundland Pony Place'. We want to bring people together and promote the best pony ever.
6) We would also request that correspondence to the Registrar be sent directly to the Registrar whenever possible rather than the general Society address. This will facilitate earlier responses and expedite document handling.
July 28, 2005
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