There is an excellent Excel spreadsheet on the British Riding Clubs website where you can check that your primary course is correct, and also whether your latest vaccination is within 6 months and 21 days of the competition you are attending. https://www.bhs.org.uk/enjoy-riding/british-riding-clubs/brc-downloads?fbclid=IwAR1kcI6aD2efFFY55lUZhOlD8o0MCnY4Bh9v_jLqNBcWxLFMwW8mFEXxj30
The six month rule is in place for 2020 for all MGAGB competitions.
Please note that spot checks will be made at all competitions. Any horse/pony found with an out of date vaccination/not vaccinated will have to leave the showground immediately.
The Mounted Games Association (GB) Ltd
No Horse or Pony may take part in an MGAGB 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 within seven months (not more than 215 days)and specifically between 150-215 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;
- In order to compete a horse must be vaccinated in accordance with the above rules and MUST also have had a vaccination within 6 calendar months and 21 days of the competition, BUT:
No vaccination of any kind should have been given within the 7 days prior to arrival at the competition site/stables
Example: “If my pony is due for its annual booster in August 2020 and I want to compete MGAGB this season, my pony will need to have a booster before the season starts. So that any competitions I attend will fall within the six months and 21 day window and I will be covered.”
You do not need to have your pony vaccinated every six months provided it has been vaccinated no more than six months and 21 days prior to the competition. eg I could have the booster vaccination in April 2020 which would be eight months after the last yearly booster in August 2019 but would cover me for the next six months and 21 days.(ie until approx. end Sept/Oct 2020).
After this, provided you are competing during the main season – April to September, your booster could be annual.