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    Spring Festival

    The National Pony Society 17th Spring Festival 2019

    Saturday 27th April 2019 – Returning to the Royal Three Counties Showground, Malvern!

    The Spring Festival is the host of the highly contended M&M Winter Finals, with many M&M, SP and SHP Summer Championship qualifiers up for grabs, and the first NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Ridden M&M Pony of the Year and Junior Ridden M&M Pony of the Year HOYS Qualifiers of the season.
    Vaccinations – Equine Influenza All horses and ponies will be inspected prior to entry to the showground. Any horse or pony without a certificate that complies with the regulations set out below will be refused entry to the showground. The Vaccination Requirements are applicable to every horse or pony at the NPS Spring Festival. This rule applies in respect of any horse, apart from any foal less than 6 months old whose dam was vaccinated in accordance with this rule. A DEFRA acceptable passport must be produced for every horse entering the showground. It is understood that some horses whose primary vaccinations pre-date the official passport may still have these entered on a separate document; this document must also have the identification of the horse or pony completed. 1. Two injections for primary vaccination, not less than 21 days and not more than 92 days apart, are required before being eligible to compete; 2. A first booster injection must be given within seven months after the second injection of primary vaccination; 3. Subsequent booster injections must be given at intervals of not more than one year, commencing after the first booster injection; 4. The most recent booster injection must have been given within the six calendar months prior to the horse arriving at the competition. Forgotten passport. Any horse without a passport will be sent home (plus travel companions). Unvaccinated companion horse. Passports and vaccination records in accordance with the new rules must be carried for all horses on board any vehicle. Any horses without passports and compliant vaccination records will be asked to leave the site, along with any others which they may have travelled with. Only primary course given. This is fine, as long as the horse has had the first two injections that make up the primary course, and the second injection was given within the last six months. Primary course given, but first booster (due within seven months) has not yet been given. Fine if second injection was less than six months ago. Historical discrepancies In cases where there are historical discrepancies (e.g. booster was given five days late in 2014), but the primary course is correct and the horse has had the most recent booster within the last six months, it will be at the discretion of the NPS Steward as to whether the horse may compete. We thank all members and competitors for their cooperation with the new rules and remind all competitors to please make sure that all horses’ passports are available for checking on arrival at the showground
     
    image NPS Spring Festival 2016. Photos Courtesy of Equinational
    Entries Secretary: The National Pony Society National Pony Society, Arthur Rank Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG.

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    • Pre-Entry Numbers
    • 2019 Timetable
    • 2019 Judges List
    • Schedule
    • Entry Form
    • HOYS Qualifier Entry Form
    • Stable Booking Form
    • HOYS Mark Sheets
    • RIHS WHP Mark Sheets
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