Saturday February 24, 2024
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Vaccination Rules 2023
The Vaccination Rule 2023 is available on the website with the rulebooks  – click here. This has been simplified so that the vaccination schedule for Pony Club activities requires a booster every 12 months. Please be aware that other organisations and event venues may have different requirements, including Pony Racing and some racecourses.

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.