Tuesday December 5, 2023
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Vaccination Rules

The Pony Club Equine Influenza VACCINATION RULE 2022

The Pony Club Equine Influenza Rule is aligned with the FEI policy alongside other member bodies of British Equestrian (BEF) including British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping.

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.

To protect the health of other competing horses and the biosecurity of the venue, the following rules will apply to all Pony Club Competitions:

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 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. Horses competing at the finals of the Spring Festival and at qualifying competitions for summer championships, including the Grassroots Regional Championships, must have received a booster within the 6 months +21 days (but not within the 7 days) before arrival at the competition.