Saturday September 23, 2023
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The Pony Club Equine Influenza VACCINATION RULE 2023
To protect the health of all horses and ponies and the biosecurity of the venue, the following rules will
apply to all Pony Club activities. 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.
1. 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
2. No horse / pony may should attend an activity, 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 set out in the Equine Influenza Vaccination Schedule below:
3. Equine Influenza Vaccination Schedule:
• An initial primary course of two vaccinations must be given: the second vaccination must be
administered within 21-92 days of the first vaccination.
• Horses may attend events 7 days after receiving the second vaccination of the primary course. (for
clarity: no horse or pony may compete on the same day as a relevant injection is given or on any of
the 6 days following such an injection)
• The first booster must be administered within 7 calendar months following the date of the
administration of the second vaccination of the primary course.
• Booster vaccinations must be administered at a maximum of 12 months intervals.
Please note, as a result of vaccine shortage in 2022, and in line with other BEF Member bodies, the
requirement for boosters to be within 6 months +21 days of Area level and above competitions has
been suspended for 2023.
For the period 1st October 2022 to 31st December 2022, lower risk equines may, with veterinary
advice and approval, extend the annual booster period to 15 months if there was a genuine veterinary
shortage of vaccine. The subsequent booster should be made within 9 months, resulting in 2 booster
vaccinations in 2 years and making the 2023 vaccine booster date no more than 24 months from the
2021 due date. Vaccination records which have this extension clearly approved and annotated by the


2023 Championship dates are 11-19th August, timetable to be confirmed.