Equine Health Entry Requirements

EVENT PARTICIPATION DECLARATION – REQUIRED
Signed by the owner/agent/trainer verifying that the horse has been healthy with no sign of infectious disease and has not had a fever above 102 °F within 72 hours (3days) of arrival. Required for all horses entering Sonoma Horse Park Show Grounds both Showing and Non-Showing. The Event Participation Declaration Form is available here.

A new Event Participation Declaration Form must be filed each time the horse enters the property. Horses stabled off the property that ship-in for their classes must comply with this requirement.

PROOF OF VACCINATION – REQUIRED
Signed statement from the attending veterinarian that the horse has been vaccinated against the following:
Within 6 months (180 days) of each show: Equine Influenza (EIV)
Within 6 months (180 days) of each show: Rhinopneumonitis (EHV 1 and EHV 4)
If a vaccination will expire during one of the shows, the horse must receive its new vaccination prior to being issued a competition number for the show.

PRESENTATION OF HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
The Equine Health Requirements are Required for all horses entering Sonoma Horse Park Show Grounds both Showing and Non-Showing. These documents must be filed in the Show Office before any competition numbers will be issued. All required papers must indicate the horse’s registered (show) name.

All horses permanently stabled at Riverside Equestrian Center and showing at Sonoma Horse Park must meet these Health Requirements.

Any horse not accompanied by these documents will be directed to the Show Veterinarian to obtain the required documents and/or vaccinations, and/or will be placed in quarantined stabling until proper documents are obtained. Any horse showing signs or fever/illness/stress is subject to examination by HMI Officials and/or the Show Veterinarian.

GR845 Equine Vaccination Rule

  1. At Federation licensed competitions, horses entering the grounds must be accompanied by documentation of Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccinations within six months prior to entering the stables. Horses not in compliance with this rule may be required to leave the competition grounds upon request by Competition Management. Documentation should consist of one of the following methods mentioned below. The frequency of vaccine administration should be per the vaccine manufacturers’ or veterinarian’s recommendations. It is recommended that vaccines are administered by or under the direction of a veterinarian.

  2. In the case of vaccines administered by a veterinarian, the exhibitor, upon request by Competition Management, must provide documentation from the veterinarian on documenting that the horse in question received the vaccinations; name of the vaccines and date of vaccine administration.

  3. In the case of vaccines administered by a person other than a veterinarian, the exhibitor, upon request by Competition Management, must provide a receipt of the vaccine purchase which is signed by the owner, or agent with care, custody, and control of the horse; name, serial number and expiration date of the vaccine; and date of vaccine administration.

  4. In the case of a horse that is unable to receive either of the vaccinations due to a history of adverse reactions, the exhibitor, upon request by Competition Management, must provide a letter from the veterinarian on official letterhead stating that the horse in question cannot be vaccinated due to medical concerns and a log of temperatures taken twice daily for the seven days prior to entering the competition grounds. These horses must also have their temperature taken and logged twice daily while on the competition grounds. The log of temperatures should be provided to the Competition Management, steward, or technical delegate when requested.