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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 Pony Club Race Day must be vaccinated against Equine Influenza. All vaccination certificates will be checked at declaration, anyone not able to produce a valid certificate meeting the Minimum Vaccination Requirements will not be allowed to run.  This is a requirement of all Licensed Racecourses.

This Rule applies to ALL Pony Club Race Days:

1.  Passports –

A valid passport and a Record of Vaccinations meeting the Minimum Vaccination Requirements must:

• accompany the pony to the event,
• be available for inspection,
• be produced on request at any other time during the event.

Failure to comply with the Minimum Vaccination Requirements is a breach of this Rule.

2. No pony may take part in a Pony Club Race Day (which includes entering competition stables) unless it has a Record of Vaccination against equine influenza which complies with the Minimum Vaccination Requirements.

3.  The Minimum Vaccination Requirements for a pony are that it has received:

• A Primary Vaccination followed by a Secondary Vaccination given no earlier than 21 days after and no later than 92 days after the Primary injection; and
• if sufficient time has elapsed, a booster vaccination given not less than 150 days and not more than 215 days after the Secondary Vaccination and further booster vaccinations at intervals of not more than a year apart

4. No pony may compete on the same day as any relevant vaccination is given or on any of the 6 days following such a vaccination.

5. The Record of Vaccination in the pony’s passport must be completed by a veterinary surgeon, signed and stamped line by line



Other Sport Rules

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