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For the Attention of Show Organizers and Competitors
There seems to be some confusion about the documentation of Flu/Rhino vaccinations. Rule Art 6.3 says that equines entering an event venue must have had Flu/Rhino vaccinations within 6 months prior to entering that venue. This is usually done twice a year…My ponies are vaccinated in January and June because it’s easier for me to remember. (Here in Florida, I also vaccinate for Eastern/ Western/West Nile and Rabies, although not on the same day. Those vaccinations don’t have to be documented.)Documentation can be either a receipt/letter on the Vet’s letterhead stating the name, serial number and expiration date of the vaccine, a passport (National or FEI) which is filled in with the same information and is signed and stamped by the Vet or, in the case of a vaccination given by the Person Responsible (usually the owner) a signed receipt showing purchase of the vaccine.In the case of the PR giving the shot, the PR must have a receipt from the Vet or Clinic from whom they purchased the vaccine which cites the name of the Clinic or Vet, the name, serial number and expiration of the vaccine. Usually this winds up being the cash/credit card/check receipt.
What Organizers ask for is proof that the animal actually received the shot. In the case of the Vet/Clinic’s letter, that is pretty conclusive evidence that the vaccination was given. Same with a passport as the Vet has to sign both of those documents.
The Organizer has to take the PR’s word for it that the shot was given as the only documentation is a receipt. There isn’t a Vet signature and stamp. I do suppose that provides a chance that the receipt was faked and the shot wasn’t actually given. Why (or how) anyone would do this is a mystery as the vaccinations are for the good of the animal and the peace of mind of the Owner and other competitors.
There is a third situation which happens when an animal has had a bad reaction to the vaccine. In that case, the PR has to have a Vet’s letter stating that the animal cannot be given the vaccination. Then the PR must be able, if asked, to furnish a log of the animal’s temperature taken twice daily for a week before the competition. Temps also must be taken twice daily while on the show grounds and a log of those shown to the Organizer, TD or Steward when asked for.
The Organizer merely wants proof that the vaccination was given. Any of the above methods of proof are acceptable.
The American Warmblood Registry is giving a High Point Award
at the licensed Level 3 Dressage Show
PVDA Ride For Life Competition and Breast Cancer Research Benefit
Prince George’s County Equestrian Center, Upper Marlboro, MD
Show Date: June 24 & 25, 2017
The 2-day event includes:
Qualifier for the 2017 Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse Dressage Championships
2017 Children Dressage National Championship
2017 AGCO/USEF Junior and Young Rider Dressage National Championship
Prize List and additional information available at www.pvdarideforlife.org
[Beginning December 1, 2015, all horses entering the grounds of a Federation-licensed competition must be accompanied by documentation of Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccinations within six months prior to entering the stables.]
According to the new rulings, USEF/FEI and some of their affiliates now require across the board microchipping, i.e. for passports, registration cards, competitions, etc.
The American Warmblood Registry therefore highly recommends its members to microchip their foals and all their registered horses!
A microchip also identifies a horse in case it gets lost or stolen.
Our at-cost price includes the microchip and lifetime enrollment in the Equine Protection Registry EPR.
It is as easy as this: AWR will send you the ordered microchip/s and enroll your horse in the EPR. The microchip ID will also appear on the Certificate of Registration for all newly registered horses. YOUR task as the horse owner is to have your veterinarian implant the microchip, return the filled in Microchip Implantation Certificate to our Office which gets the actual enrollment process started, and THEN report the microchip ID to all relevant organisations like US Equestrian, USDF, USHJA, etc.
Here is the Microchip Order Form.
American Warmblood Registry
P.O. Box 1332, DeLeon Springs, FL 32130
For inspection site information, please contact
Safe Horse Training with Joyce Lewis at 704-836-6201
The American Warmblood Registry is giving a High Point Award
at the Maryland Dressage Association Licensed Show
Dressage at Heavenly Waters
Heavenly Waters/Harford County Equestrian Center Bel Air, MD
Show Date: May 27th and 28th, 2017
The show is licensed USEF & USDF
Beginning December 1, 2015, all horses entering the grounds of a Federation-licensed competition must be accompanied by documentation of Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccinations within six months prior to entering the stables
The AWR is again sponsoring
ODS Down Centerline 1 & 2
ODS Down Centerline 3 & 4
at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, Delaware – OH
Ohio Dressage Society
Congratulations to the youngster LOVIN LIFE FLF
(Le Andros/FoxTrot, owned by Juliana Whittenburg of Flying Lion Farm, FL)
with his great trainer Phoebe Devoe-Moore and even greater rider Matty Harrel
on winning the AWR High Point Award at the
DRESSAGE AT THE MEADOW
(A Great American/USDF Dressage Championships Qualifier, recognized by the USDF)
The American Warmblood Registry offers an award for the highest scored American Warmblood shown at the East and West Coast Sallie B. Wheeler/US Hunter Breeding National Championship. The Sallie B. Wheeler/US Hunter Breeding Championship was created in 2002 by the United States Equestrian Federation to increase awareness of the Hunter Breeding division and provide an arena for handlers, owners, and breeders to showcase their talented young hunter prospects.
The National Championship is open to yearlings, two-year olds, and three-year olds and $1000 in prize money is offered in each class. There are no qualifying requirements for the Championship and any horse that is recorded with USEF and USHJA is eligible to compete. Classes are judged on conformation, way of moving, quality, substance, and suitability to become hunters.
The Sally B. Wheeler Championship will be held at the East Coast on August 27 at the Virginia Horse Center, Lexington/KY, and at the West Coast on August 31, 2016, at the Del Mar Horse Park in Del Mar, CA.
The American Warmblood Registry is proud to again participate in the US Dressage Finals High Score Breed Awards. The high score breed awards are a valuable opportunity for additional recognition available at the 2016 US Dressage Finals, to be held on November 9-12, 2016 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
There are four awards offered, two high-score awards for adult amateur riders, one for the national levels (Training through Fourth Levels combined) and one for the FEI Levels (Prix St. Georges through Grand Prix combined).
There will also be two high-score awards for open riders, one for the national levels and one for the FEI Levels, as described above.
This year, the Registry will again recognize the Champion and the Reserve Champion of the various levels of the Open Division from Training through Grand Prix. In addition, up to five placings will be recognized in all optional categories.To be eligible for participation in the USDF All-Breeds Awards Program, horses must be registered with the AWR, shown as AWR horses, and their owners must be current AWR members in good standing.
Important note: Please make sure that your horse is AWR-registered and entered in the USDF All-Breeds Awards Program 2016 as an American Warmblood. And please check if your AWR membership is current. Because only then will you and your horse be eligible for the awards! The registration deadline is Aug 1, 2016!
Please refer to the USDF website for the rules and the details on the Open Division and the Optional Categories.
From the USDF’s desk – New as of 2015: It has been determined that as of the 2015 Regional Championship Program year, the Intermediate B test will no longer be used as a qualifying test for the Great American/USDF Regional Championships. The Intermediate II test will be the only test used to qualify for the Intermediate II level of the Great American/USDF Regional Championships. The test to be ridden at the 2016 Regional Championships and US Dressage Finals will be the Intermediate II test.