Whilst we patiently await confirmation from all the authorities, the governing body and the sport’s chief medical officer on their guidance on resumption for the sport, here are a couple of answers to questions now being asked..
When will entries open?
It is appropriate to open entries ONLY when government guidance has been released which means that the event itself can go ahead. Therefore, until the anticipated guidance is received, we will not open entries on the BE Website. Once the Dept. Culture, Media & Sport gives the go ahead, Members will be informed through the website news section, and social media.
What is the current situation with vaccinations?
British Eventing is aware that some members will not have been able to have their horses vaccinated during lockdown. On the advice of the BE Chief Veterinary Officer that the risk of Equine Influenza is currently low, there will be an amnesty on the requirement for a booster within 6 months prior to the date of competition, effective from 1st July through to the end of October.
For clarity, horses competing in national classes during the 2020 season must have up to date annual vaccinations. The requirement for the horse to have had the most recent booster within the six months and 21 days prior to the competition will return for the 2021 season.
If your horse has missed the annual vaccination renewal date ( i.e. 12 calendar months after the last recorded vaccination in the passport) then you will need to restart the course of injections again before competing. This means you need to have had a first and second vaccination within no less than 21 days of each other and 7 clear days after the second vaccination before the date of competition.
Keep watching this space for more info…