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Rules: Equine Influenza

EQUINE INFUENZA

AT ALL QUALIFIERS FOR BRITISH RIDING CLUBS, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR FLU CERTIFICATE WITH YOU, YOU MUST HAVE HAD IT CHECKED BY YOUR TEAM MANAGER OR CLUB OFFICIAL AND IT MUST BE CORRECT TO TAKE PART. ALL CERTIFICATES SHOULD HAVE BEEN PHOTOCOPIED AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT AND SENT TO YOUR TEAM MANAGER.

Our equine influenza rules are based on the Jockey Club Rules.

8.1: VACCINATION PRIOCEDURE
Each pony or horse must have a valid vaccination certificate which undeniably relates to that pony or horse, completed, signed and stamped on each relevant line by a veterinary surgeon who is not the owner of the pony or horse. It must state that the pony or horse has received the appropriate course of injections:

  • Primary Vaccination: Two injections, the 2nd between 21 and 92 days after the 1st
  • First Booster: An injection between 150 and 215 days after 2nd primary injection
  • Annual Booster: An injection not more then 1 year after the preceding injection

None of the vaccinations may be given with the preceding 7 days including the day of competition or entry into the competition stables.

Annual Boosters may be given on the same date each year, but this is not recommended.

It is the competitor's responsibility to ensure that their pony or horse has a valid certificate that fully complies with the Jockey Club Rules in all respects.

8.2: CHECKING OF CERTIFICATES
The vaccination certificate and/or passport must accompany the pony or horse to all official competitions and the rider must produce it on demand, failure to do so will result in disqualification.

All vaccination certificates and/or passports will be checked at all Area Qualifiers and at all Championships before the pony or horse is allowed to compete, and anyone with an invalid certificate will not be permitted to compete.

Any pony/horse disqualified at an Area Qualifier under the flu vac rules will be reported to the BRC Office and if the pony/horse qualifies for a Championship then they cannot be replaced with a reserve for that Championship. The disqualified competitor may compete at the Area Qualifier HC (E to be shown on the scoreboard), no reserve may take their place. No disqualified competitors will be allowed to compete HC at any Championships.

Every effort will be made to ensure that the checking at Area Qualifiers is carried out correctly. BRC accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any losses suffered, whether directly or indirectly, due to incorrect checking at any BRC Area Qualifier or Championships. It is the sole responsibility of the competitor to ensure that their certificate is valid and it should not be assumed that because a certificate has been accepted at one competition in good faith it would also be accepted at another competition.

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