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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 220. Virginia Horse Breeder Incentive Program
6/23/2024

2VAC5-220-30. Statewide equine organization (SEO) acceptance criteria.

The term "statewide equine organization" or "SEO" may be assigned only to organizations meeting all of the following criteria:

1. Where applicable, the organization must be accepted by the breed's or breeds' national registry as the single entity responsible for the total breed's promotion and organization in Virginia.

2. The organization must be the only or the largest organization (in terms of membership) conducting the breed's or breeds' affairs or promotion within Virginia.

3. The organization must be open to all breeders in Virginia meeting basic requirements for membership. These requirements must follow the normal requirements for membership in a horse oriented trade or educational organization, and must not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, religion, or national origin.

4. The organization must be based in Virginia and be predominantly composed of members who are actively engaged in the breeding, use, or promotion of a specific breed or breeds in Virginia.

5. The organization must be registered with the State Corporation Commission of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-106 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-01-03 § 3, eff. February 17, 1988.

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