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New USEF Rule: Competitors at Federation-

Licensed Events Must Have Proof of Vaccinations

      The United States Equestrian Federation has amended its General Rules to add Rule 845.  This Rule requires competitors at USEF-licensed events to have documentation of the following vaccines:

 

  1. Equine Influenza Virus (EIV), and
  2. Equine Herpesvirus (EHV).

 

If these vaccinations are administered by a veterinarian, the documentation must show:

 

  1. The name of the horse vaccinated;
  2. The name of the vaccine; and
  3. The date of the vaccine administration.

 

If these vaccinations are administered by a non-veterinarian, the documentation must show:

 

  1. A receipt of the vaccine purchase, signed by the owner or agent with care, custody and control of the horse;
  2. The name, serial number and expiration date of the vaccine; and
  3. The date of vaccine administration.

 

      The vaccines must have been administered within six months prior to entering the show grounds or stables.  Failure to provide the requisite documentation can lead to expulsion from the show grounds or stables.

 

      PRACTICE TIP: KEEP COPIES OF ALL EIV AND EHV VACCINATION RECORDS, ALONG WITH ALL COGGINS TESTS, WITH YOU WHENEVER YOU TRAVEL WITH YOUR HORSE.

 

View a copy Revised Rule 845.