Longleat Horse Trials

Question 1/4 in Event Rules for Competitors FAQs



Which Flu Vaccination rulings are you enforcing in 2013?


Where possible, and rulings exist, the Longleat Horse Trials will always enforce British Eventing (BE) rulings.

This is the case with Flu Vaccination records.

The BE ruling states:

10.2.1 No Horse may compete (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 nor 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;
  • any relevant injection was given not less than seven days from the commencement of the competition.

Within the Your Stable section of our website, once your passports have been uploaded, you will see a record of all the vaccinations held on file for your Horse. Beside each record will be reference for the vaccination, as to whether it is a Primary, Secondary Injection, First or Annual Booster. These references are calculated using the ruling above.

With regard Flu Vaccinations Rulings, there are many other Bodies which implement their own rules. Due to the safety and well-being of all horses and ponies in attendance at this event, and on veterinary advice, we will only accept horses and ponies onto the event field which have a passport which complies with the BE ruling.

The Organisers will check your passports against these rulings, but it is your responsibility as a competitor owner to ensure your horse has a valid vaccination record prior to attending the event.