British Showjumping – Flu Vaccination Reminder
Friday 08 February 2019
In light of the situation in respect of Equine Flu, British Showjumping would like to remind all members that it is mandatory for all registered horses and ponies to be in possession of a valid flu vaccination certificate.
Rule 42.5 in the Members Handbook which refers to the requirement can be found below and a link to the current advice being issued by the British Equestrian Federation to all horse owners in Great Britain can be found here .
British Showjumping Handbook 2019
Rule 42.5 Flu vaccinations are mandatory for all registered horses and ponies and they must be in possession of a valid flu vaccination certificate. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure that the horse's vaccinations are up to date and correctly recorded on the diagrammatic vaccination record. Spot checks will be regularly carried out at shows. The horse/pony must have received two injections for primary vaccination against equine influenza given no less than 21 days and no more than 92 days apart. Only these two injections need to have been given before a horse/pony can compete in competitions. In addition, a first booster injection must be given no less than 150 days and no more than 215 days after the second injection of the primary vaccination. Subsequently, booster injections must be given at intervals of not more than one year apart.
Please be aware that Show Organisers are permitted to request passports to check vaccinations are in line with this ruling.