EHV-1 FEI UPDATE
29/07/2021: In accordance with EHV-1 By-Law No.10, Athletes/Grooms must provide a signed Horse Health FEI Self-Certification form for all horses attending an FEI Event in mainland Europe, including mandatory temperature monitoring for the 10 days leading up to their arrival at an FEI Event.
As of 1 August 2021 this information must be submitted via the FEI HorseApp for all Events taking place in mainland Europe.
All readings are to be entered on the FEI HorseApp. Paper copies will no longer be accepted.
01/10/2021: FEI are introducing a sanction system for EHV-1 By Law non compliance, which comes into force on 1st October 2021 for all events in Mainland Europe (UK shows not included). Sanctions will be applied to non-compliance of the mandatory rectal temperature checks of all horses twice daily at events (readings to be entered on the FEI Horse App) and in the 10 days preceding the event, as well as the Horse Health Status Self-Declaration by athlete/groom.
First offence will incur a warnning, second offence a CHF 200 fine, third offence a CHF 300 fine and horse blocked for at least 10 days until future temperatures entered, fourth and further office CHF 400 fine and horse blocked for at least 1 month. Any false registration of temperature will be reported to FEI HQ for further disciplinary action.
- the EHV-1 By-Law Sanctions and how they will work can be found here.
- the FEI HorseApp and how to use it can be found here.
An update on Brexit and what we know about travelling horses to Europe can be found at https://www.britishequestrian.org.uk/equine/transport/brexit
FEI PONY MEASURING
EXTENSION OF PONY MEASURING DEROGATION: The FEI Board approved a recommendation by the FEI Veterinary Committee to extend a derogation from Article 1085 in the FEI Veterinary Regulations to allow newly registered ponies to compete within Europe without an FEI Pony Interim/Lifetime Measuring Certificate. This By-Law, which originally was set to expire on 30 June 2021 has now been extended to 31 December 2021 as the ongoing pandemic and challenges linked to travel in Europe have affected the organisation of FEI Pony Measuring Sessions.
Three events are exempted from the derogation: FEI European Pony Championships; FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Youth Final; FEI Jumping Ponies Trophy Final. The FEI Veterinary Regulations 2020 (Article 1087.4) will apply and measurement will be carried out in accordance with Annex IX of the Veterinary Regulations. Where possible, Measuring Sessions for the above three events will be organised for the newly registered ponies in advance of the Events.
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions the team are working from home with limited access to the office. Please allow 10 working days for the processing and amendments of FEI passports. The express service is limited so please plan ahead.
Thank you for your understanding.
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19 the FEI calendar is frequently changing and cancelled shows are being updated regularly. With this in mind we advise that you monitor the FEI calendar for updates by clicking on the link below.
If travelling abroad please make yourself aware of the COVID-19 protocols for each country you are travelling to and through along with the specific protocols each show may have in place. Advice for UK Nationals travelling abroad can be found on the UK Government website here https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
FEI Statement: Face Masks Strongly Recommended at FEI Events