Saturday August 15, 2020
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Vaccinations and equine passports

Askham Bryan and Bishop Burton do require 6 month flu vaccination boosters. We are keeping a note of horse names and vaccination dates, so please remember to bring your certificate with you on the first occasion you attend either of those venues for a YAS event.




DUE TO RECENT OUTBREAKS OF EQUINE INFLUENZA any horse or pony attending any pony club rally or training must be vaccinated with boosters up to date. Passports must be shown to who ever is in charge before unloading. Anyone failing to comply will be sent home NO EXCEPTIONS.  

Any pony who appears unwell, displaying nasal discharge or coughing will be asked to leave.






A valid passport and vaccination record must accompany the horse to all events.

It must be available for inspection.

It must be produced on request at anytime during the event.

Failure to comply with these requirements is a breach of these rules and the horse will only be allowed to compete at the discretion of the PC steward.


2 No horse or pony may take part in a PC event, which includes entering competition stables, unless it has a current vaccination against equine influenza  which complies with the following

Two injections for primary vaccination not less than 21 days and not more than 92 days apart are required before being eligible to compete.

A first booster injection must be given not less than 150 days and not more than 215 days after the second primary injection.

Subsequent booster injections must be given at intervals of not more than one year commencing after the first booster injection.

(In laymans terms the horse needs two injections approx. a month apart, followed by a third 6 months later. After that the horse requires an annual booster. Failure to comply with the dates given will result in the whole course of injections having to be restarted which is a costly process.

Remember to allow a week before being allowed to compete. This is not only a rule but good stockmanship as often horses can have a slight adverse reaction (despite denials from the drug companys) and may feel a little bit under the weather.


3. The record of vaccinations in the horse’s passport must be completed by the appropriate Vet in which the record of vaccinations is completed, signed and stamped line by line.