East Cheshire Branch Committee have resolved to set up a database of all horses/ponies which are used (or likely to be used) by EC members at events, including rallies, competitions, camps and the like, to ensure as far as possible that our members and their equine friends are, as far as possible, protected from the threat to welfare and disappointment from being excluded from competition.
The database will have a complete record of the vaccination of all animals registered on it and will provide an early warning system for both members and officials where there may be issues or queries.What we need you to do NOW:
Attach a scanned image or photograph of the relevant pages of the passport for each and every horse/pony you expect to use at a PC event this year. The relevant pages are:
(a) the front page of the passport(s) showing the name and passport number for that animal; and
(b) every other page from the 1st preliminary injection to current point in time. DO NOT SEND JUST THE LAST PAGE – the record has to begin with the 1st injection of the current series – and DO NOT SEND THE PASSPORT ITSELF.
****This information can be uploaded using the UPLOAD information button on the entry page screen or sent to the address below. NO money is required.****
Venue: Alternatively you can deliver to: Pine View Farm, 69 Northwich Road, Cranage, Nr Knutsford, Cheshire
Notes: Please note:
The rules have NOT changed – the current PC Vaccination Policy can be seen here: https://www.pcuk.org/uploads/vaccs_rule_18.pdf
The establishment of the EC database is intended to assist members and ensure that they do not get caught unawares;
Even if your horse/pony is included on the database, you should still carry the passport when travelling with the animal – you are likely to be asked for it when arriving at non-EC Branch events and may well be excluded from participating;
By registering on the database, you and we can be confident that our members are up to date.
If we find that anyone’s passport is incorrect, don’t panic, we have time before the Area qualifiers to put it right. You can compete following the first and second primary vaccinations and these can be completed within a month;
Although inclusion of horses details on the database is NOT compulsory, it is unlikely that non-registered animals will be selected to represent the branch on teams or as individuals;
Do NOT expect your Vet to have picked up on any mistakes years before your annual boosters unless you have specifically asked them to check.
Brief summary of the current rules:
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 have been given at intervals of not more than one year, commencing after the first booster injection
If you are competing at the Winter Dengie Area Finals for Show Jumping and Dressage, we are happy to rush your checks through, as passports will be checked at the Area and the Championships at Addington Manor.
Please contact EC Head of Dressage Corrie McLellan, if you have any doubts or queries – email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE – INCLUSION ON THE DATABASE IS ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY – HAVING AN UP TO DATE VACCINATION RECORD IS NOT!
Entries open: 20 Feb 2019
Entries close: 31 Mar 2019