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Racing Rules

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Pony Racing Rule Book 2018

Racing Rule Book 2018


All ponies taking part in a Race Day MUST be vaccinated against Equine Influenza. All vaccination certificates will be checked at declaration, anyone not able to produce a valid certificate will not be allowed to run. This is a requirement of all Licensed Racecourses.

The Pony Club Vaccination Policy 2018
For ALL Competitions at Area Level and Above:

1. Passports
A valid passport and vaccination record:
• must accompany the Horse to all Events
• must be available for inspection
• must be produced on request at any other time during the Event

Failure to comply with these requirements is a breach of this Rule and the Horse will only be allowed to compete at the PC Steward’s discretion.

2. No Horse 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 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 not less than 150 days not more than 215 days 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

3. The Record of Vaccination(s) in the Horse’s passport must be completed by the appropriate veterinary surgeon in which the record of injection(s) is completed, signed and stamped line by line.

4. Notwithstanding the above, at the discretion of the Event Veterinary Officer, in consultation with the PC Steward and/or the Area Representative in cases where:
• The latest booster vaccination is overdue by no more than 14 days, and/or
• There are other historical discrepancies in a Horse’s vaccination record.

That Horse may nonetheless take part in an Event on such conditions as the Veterinary Officer considers appropriate, but the circumstances must be noted on the certificate. The Horse must be re-vaccinated so as to comply with this Rule and the certificate duly completed before it becomes eligible to compete.

5. No relevant injection may have been given on the day of competition or on any of the 6 days before a competition

6. No Horse whose latest booster vaccination is more than 14 days overdue may take part in an Event under any circumstances.

Events that are held at other venues may be subject to additional specific rules. E.g. Any horse entering a Licensed Racecourse Property MUST comply with the Vaccination requirements as set by the BHA. 

In addition, if you are intending to compete under FEI Rules you will need to ensure you are compliant with those Rules.

This rule will be strictly enforced at All 2018 Pony Club Championships.

Other Sport Rules

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