It has been brought to our attention that unscrupulous individuals may be improperly using the Pintabian mark and that horses may be advertised for sale as PHRI registration eligible when, in fact, they do not qualify. ALWAYS inspect the PHRI Certificate of Registration papers prior to breeding or purchasing to insure that the horse is a Pintabian horse or contact the PHRI office for registration status.
FALSE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OF ANIMALS; FALSE REPRESENTATION AS TO BREED
"Every person who by any false pretense shall obtain from any club, association, society, or company for the improvement of the breed of cattle, horses, sheep, swine, fowls, or other domestic animals, or birds, a certificate of registration of any animal in the herd, or other register of an such association, society, or company, or a transfer of any such registration, and every person who shall knowingly represent any animal used for breeding purposes to be of a greater degree of any particular strain of blood than such animal actually possesses, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor."
History: (10338) RL s 5064; 2005 c 10 art 3 s 23
Pintabian horses have been recognized since 1992 and reputable breeders sell their horses as 'Pintabian' horses, not 'Pintabian eligible' horses. Pintabian horses are separate and distinct from that of an Arabian, colored Arabian, colored-Arabian, Colored Arabian, Colored-Arabian, half Arabian, part Arabian, part-Arabian, Part Arabian, Part-Arabian, part Arabian pinto, pinto part Arabian, Pinto Arabian, Internationall-Pintabian, International-Pintabian, Supreme-Pintabian, Paint Arabian, NorthAmericanPintarabian, Pintarabian, Paintarabian, Paintabian, Ara-Pinto, Pintara, Pintabien, Pintobean and/or Pinto Bean. Do not rely on the word of an individual, an applicationn or a non-PHRI certificate to ensure a particular equine is a Pintabian horse. If you have any questions, be sure to contact the PHRI office to verify the status of the horse. We reiterate and stress the importance of doing your homework to prevent problems or hard feelings later.
denied registration by the Pintabian Horse
Registry, Inc. ALWAYS inspect the Pintabian
Horse Registry, Inc. Colored Division Certificate
of Registration prior to purchasing or breeding
to insure that the horse is, in fact, a Pintabian
BL DAKOTA OREO
DAKOTA EL TIGRE
DAKOTA INK SPOTS
GP DAKOTA DANCER
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P. Paul Husband is an equine law and tax attorney serving horse businesses throughout the United States and internationally. He can be contacted at (818) 955-8585 or through his website: www.husbandlaw.com
The Pintabian Horse Registry, Inc. (PHRI) has officially censured the owner of a horse breeding farm located in central North Dakota.
Bonnie Vollmer, the proprietor of Double Diamond Ranch and former member of the PHRI, knowingly attempted to register two horses not under her ownership, known as DAKOTA WALKASAW and DAKOTAA DAWN. Serious allegations also arose with regard to claims that Ms. Vollmer may have purchased ineligible horses and intentionally represented them as the offspring of PHRI registered horses.
Proving that DAKOTA WALKASAW and DAKOTAA DAWN are, in fact, Pintabian horses as Ms. Vollmer claims is a simple matter of providing said horses to PHRI representatives for physical inspections to verify identity via current photographs and parentage verification. Although parentage verification is routine in the equine industry, Ms. Vollmer has refused to cooperate, will not provide the name(s) of the actual owner(s), and has made certain that essential Pintabian horses surrounding this controversy are untraceable.
Major breed registries report that horses 'not available' for parentage verification when concerns arise are often not of the lineage stated on an application. Pintabian horses are among the most pure horses in the world today, carrying over 99% Arabian blood and spotted with a pattern known as tobiano. These characteristics make the Pintabian horse unique among equines.
As the official registering authority for Pintabian horses, the PHRI may, at its discretion, make physical inspections, require current photos, and/or require parentage verification in order to ensure the integrity of registration certificates and protect the purity of Pintabian horses. Some registries have gone to mandatory bloodtyping or DNA testing to prevent these types of registration difficulties; the fees for these services, of course, are passed on to the breeder(s) or owner(s), at the time of registation.
Effective June 15, 2009, the PHRI began refusing to accept registration applications for Pintabian horses owned or bred by Bonnie Vollmer (or her business associate, Lois Trevethan, also known as Susan Smestad) that were not already registered with the PHRI. This censure remains in effect until the name(s) of the current owner(s) of DAKOTA WALKASAW and DAKOTAA DAWN are provided and their parentage is properly verified. All pending applications were returned with full refunds.
The PHRI reiterates the importance of inspecting the certificate of registration (not the application) prior to purchasing or breeding to a Pintabian horse. If the certificate is not available for inspection, phone the PHRI office at 218-689-4439 to determine its status.
The word Pintabian is a mark of the Pintabian Horse Registry, Inc. which has consistently promoted the Pintabian horse and the Pintabian horse industry for more than twenty-five years. A Pintabian horse is an equine member of the Pintabian Horse Registry, Inc. and will have a Colored Division Certificate of Registration issued by the Pintabian Horse Registry, Inc. Any horse being represented as a Pintabian horse that is not eligible for registration in the Pintabian Horse Registry, Inc. is counterfeit and is being fraudulently imitated.
ALWAYS inspect the PHRI Colored Division Certificate of Registration before purchasing or breeding to insure that the equine is, in fact, a Pintabian horse. The Pintabian Horse Registry, Inc. assumes no liablity for damages arising as the result of breeding to a counterfeit Pintabian horse or the purchase of a counterfeit Pintabian horse.
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