Equine Flu Update - 01/03/19
Unvaccinated horses attending shows / events
Throughout the current equine flu outbreak, the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has continued to urge equine owners to ensure that their vaccination records are up to date.
The BEF has also strongly recommended that all competition and event organisers check the equine ID passports of all horses to ensure that they comply with vaccination rules.
This is based on advice from experts in equine influenza and epidemiology with experience of managing previous outbreaks.
The BEF reminds organisers that, during the current outbreak, it is vital that unvaccinated horses do not mix with other horses because of the increased risk of such an infectious disease spreading. It is important that organisers and owners recognise that equine welfare is a priority and take steps to prevent the further spread of equine flu.
There is more guidance available on the BEF website and in our Q&A

Equine Flu Update - 01/03/19
Foal influenza vaccination
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) continues to monitor the outbreak of Equine Influenza (EI) and continues to urge all equine owners to make sure their vaccination records are up to date.
The BEF has also issued the following advice to try to maximise the immunity of young foals against EI.
1. We urge all owners to adhere to strict biosecurity protocols at all times.
2. Vaccinations are subject to local risk assessments by the attending veterinarians.
3. In-foal mares that have already had vaccinations of primary EI course should be vaccinated 4-6 weeks before the foal is due to be born.
4. Foals should be vaccinated for EI at 6 months to commence their primary course.

 

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 Contact IDHS(GB)
  Office Telephone : 0345 2300 399 (Mon - Wed 9.00am - 5.00pm)


 Out of Hours Helpline
 Brian & Liz Gates : 01461 700434 (Mon - Fri: 6.30pm-9.30pm)

 Enforcement agencies' emergency contact number outside these hours and horse inspection queries only
 Heather Chaplin : 01823 601625
 
 

 
2019

IRISH DRAUGHT HORSE SOCIETY(GB) 40th ANNUAL BREED SHOW 

 

Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th August 2019
Arena UK, Allington, Grantham, Lincolnshire. NG32 2EF

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  The Showing Council’s agreed training provider is Haddon Training 
 

 

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Mare Inspections - update May 2019

 

Summer venues (for animals aged two years and older):

Thursday 11 July 2019: c/o Allan and Ogilvy Webster, Laighlands Stud, Glenfarg, Perthshire, Scotland PH2 9PX.

This venue has been timed to allow applicants to compete at Perth Show in early August. The closing date for this venue is 7 June 2019.

If you live in Scotland and have a mare to be inspected, now is your opportunity, as Irish Draught numbers are relatively low in this country and inspections cannot take place every year.

Friday 16 August 2019: Annual Breed Show, Arena UK, Grantham. These inspections will be held from 2 p.m. on the Friday afternoon at the Annual Breed Show venue, to enable owners to show in-hand at the show. The closing date for this (and all subsequent venues) is 15 July 2019.

 

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Judges Assessment Day - 16 October 2019

JUDGES’ ASSESSMENT DAY
TO BE HELD AT HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING on 16 October 2019
This Assessment is for those who wish to be considered for inclusion on the Conformation and/or ride Judges’ Panels.
To obtain an application form, please email : judges@idhsgb.com

 

   

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