Thursday December 8, 2022
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Vaccination Information 2022

Please see the Pony Club rules on vaccinations required for those competing or attending PC rallies and events via this link.  If you need to restart your pony/horses vaccinations you will be eligible to compete/attend all PC activities 1 week after the second vaccine has been given. 

The Pony Club has worked with British Equestrian and other member bodies to achieve a consistent vaccination policy across the organisations. The agreed ruling is very similar to the current (2021) rules, however from 1st January 2022 there are some changes to the intervals between injections.

  • The initial primary course of two injections are given with an interval of 21-92 days in between.
  • The first booster (3rd injection) must be administered within 7 calendar months of the 2nd vaccination (previously 150 – 215 days)
  • Subsequent boosters must be administered at a maximum of 12 month intervals, however for competitions at Area level and above*, this booster must be received within 6 months + 21 days of the competition(but not within 7 days of the competition) * Horses competing at the Spring Festival Finals and at qualifying competitions for Summer Championships (including Grass Roots Championships)
  • Horses may attend a competition 7 days after receiving the second vaccination
  • Passports – a valid passport and vaccination record:
  • must accompany the horse / pony to all events
  • must be available for inspection by the event officials
  • must be produced on request at any other time during the event
  • No horse / pony may compete (or be present at the event as a companion) unless it has a Record of Vaccination against equine influenza completed by the veterinary surgeon who gave the vaccination, signed and stamped line by line, which complies with the Minimum Vaccination Requirements.

EVENTS THAT ARE HELD AT SOME VENUES MAY BE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL RULES. E.G. ANY HORSE / PONY ENTERING A LICENSED RACECOURSE PROPERTY MUST COMPLY WITH THE VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS AS SET BY THE BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY, SIMILAR RESTRICTIONS APPLY IN THE CASES OF POLO VENUES.