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Price Increases as from 1st January 2014

Members are asked to note that as from 1st January 2014, the cost of re-entry of a stallion as a gelding will be £8. There is currently no price charged for re-entry, however this has resulted in a substantial loss of income (circa. £14,000 per annum) to the Society at a time of rising costs. If you wish to take advantage of the free re-entry, please ensure that you submit your applications to the office by 31st December 2013 at the very latest or the new fee will apply.

Another fee increase will be that for Transfer of Ownership. The current cost to record a Transfer of Ownership is £12.50 however as from 1st January 2014, this will rise to £15. You are reminded that it is a legal requirement to notify the Society of the transfer of ownership of any animal registered or entered in the Welsh Stud Book within 30 days. Failure to do so could incur a fine of up to £5,000.

All other registration fees will remain the same in 2014. A proposal will be made to the membership at the 2014 AGM to increase the Life Membership fees as follows:

• Under 21 years old - £950

• 21 to 40 years old - £750

• 41 to 59 years old - £550

• 60 years and over - £350 (new category)

Members are also reminded that the annual membership fee will be £35.50 as from 1st January 2014, however if you pay by Direct Debit you will receive a £5 discount and only pay £30.50 (the current subscription fee). Direct Debit forms can be found here.

19th Nov 2013