Temecula, California – April 14, 2022 – Protecting the health of your horse and other horses at the Temecula Valley National Horse Show is of the utmost importance to Nilforushan Equisport Events. We are implementing Required Biosecurity Measures to decrease the risk of introduction and/or spread of contagious or infectious disease at all of our horse shows. For the Temecula Valley National Horse Show, all horses must arrive only between the hours of 8 am – 5 pm daily. Off-hours arrival must obtain permission from Show Management 24 hours prior to arrival.
Required Documents & Procedures
To Enter Show Grounds
Trainer Declaration of Health (Required):
The trainer must sign the Trainer Health Declaration form to confirm that all horses entering the show grounds have been in good health with no sign of infectious disease and have not had a fever above 101.5°F within the last 14 days. Signing this form (found on page 81) confirms that the horses listed are not demonstrating any signs of EHV-1, have not had any known exposure to EHV-1 in 21 days, and are not coming from a property with known EHV-1 positive cases.
USEF Vaccination Record (Required)
The USEF Vaccination Record form must be completed. The following information must be included: date of vaccination, place of vaccination, vaccine name, vaccine batch, and vaccine route mode. This form (found on page 80) must be signed and stamped by the attending veterinarian. Within 6 months (180 days) of each show: Equine Influenza Within 6 months (180 days) of each show: 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 that show.
14 DAY TEMPERATURE LOG (REQUIRED):
14 day Temperature Log (Required)
A 14-day temperature log (found on page 82), with temperatures taken twice per day, must be submitted for each horse 24 hours prior to arrival.
Vet Evaluation / Statement of Health (Required)
A signed letter must be submitted by the attending veterinarian stating that each horse is in good health and with no sign of infectious disease. This letter should confirm that the horses are not demonstrating any signs of EHV-1, have not had any known exposure to EHV-1 in the past 21 days, and are not coming from a property with known EHV-1 positive cases.
Evaluation Must Be Conducted Within 14 days of Arrivals
Presentation of Health Requirements (Required)
The Equine Health Requirements are Required for all horses entering the Show Grounds both Showing and Non-Showing. These documents must be in the Show Office before any competition numbers will be issued. In addition, random checks for Equine Health Requirements will occur. Be sure to keep a copy of all of your horse’s Equine Health Requirements in an easily accessible spot (in your tack room or tack trunk, truck or trailer) to ensure you can comply with this requirement. The results on all required papers must indicate the horse’s registered (show) name. 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 the proper documents are obtained. Any horse showing signs of fever/ illness/stress is subject to examination by NEE Officials and/or the Show Veterinarian, who may at their sole discretion, place the horse in quarantined stabling or take further action if deemed necessary.
In order for an AFFECTED/POSSIBLY EXPOSED horse to be eligible to
return to USEF competition, the following requirements must be met:
Two negative PCR tests within 14 days after leaving the facility with EHV-1 cases, one at day 7 and one at day 14
One negative PCR test within 21 days after leaving the facility
with EHV-1 cases, at day 21
Horse must be quarantined for 28 days after leaving the facility with EHV-1 cases.
The Following Two Forms Must Also be Submitted:
USEF Return to Competition Declaration and USEF Competition EHV-1 Declaration Form
Source: Press Release by Olivia Airhart I Phelps Media Group for Nilforushan Equisport Events
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