To all competitors, please be aware that we will be asking for passports/vaccination records to be presented on arrival at dressage on 3rd March at the Yorkshire Riding Centre.
Flu vaccine to be inline with FEI rulings, differences to BD rule 9 in bold
10.2.1 No Horse may take part in a BE National Event (which includes entering competition stables) unless it has a current vaccination against equine influenza which complies with the following conditions:
- 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 within seven months after the second injection of primary vaccination;
- Subsequent booster injections must be given at intervals of not more than one year, commencing after the first booster injection;
- The most recent booster injection must have been given within the six calendar months prior to the horse arriving at the competition.
Further quidance detailed below the latest guidelines from BEF and BD.
Equine Flu Update BEF/BD Guidelines:
- Vigilance – check your horses regularly
- Consider a booster for your horse if you’ve not had one in the last six months
- Check with venues before you travel on their requirements as some are mandating six month boosters
- Isolate new arrivals into a yard
- Don’t allow vaccinated and unvaccinated horses to mix
- Urging venues (competition and training) to carry out passport checks to ensure vaccinations are in line (with rule 9 for BD).
Please continue to spread the word on the seven day rule (seven days between any vaccination and competing) as we still have riders being caught out.
BD Rule 9:
9. Equine Influenza Vaccination
To protect the health of the other competing horses and the biosecurity of the venue, a valid passport must accompany the horse to all competitions and be produced on request. Failure to comply is a disciplinary offence and will debar the horse from competing at the event for which it has been entered. A horse will not be permitted to compete unless it has a current vaccination against equine influenza which complies with the following conditions: • An initial course of 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 between 150 and 215 days after the second injection of primary vaccination
Section 1 Horse registration
• Subsequent booster injections must be given at intervals of not more than one calendar year, commencing after the first booster injection • The full course or booster must have been administered at least seven days before the competition.
The vaccination record(s) in the horse’s passport, must be completed, signed and stamped line by line, by an appropriate veterinary surgeon (who is neither the owner nor the rider of the horse). For those competing under FEI rules, please refer to FEI rules.
The responsibility to comply with this rule lies with the competitor who should consult with their veterinarian
Date(s) - 03/03/2019
Yorkshire Riding Centre
Bookings are closed for this event.