2024 Vaccination Update

From 1st January 2024 vaccination rules for Equine Influenza (flu) have changed for many of the equestrian disciplines in accordance with advice from British Equestrian (BEF).

Vaccination intervals after 1st January 2024 have reduced date ranges between the first two vaccinations in a primary course and the first booster. Any horse restarting their vaccinations or commencing a new primary course with effect from 1st January 2024 will be affected by the changes. Vaccinations that are up-to-date and correct will not be affected.

Competition horse owners should ensure that their horse or pony is vaccinated for Equine Flu in accordance with the rules of the appropriate sporting governing bodies under which they are competing (e.g. BHA, FEI, British Eventing, British Dressage, British Showjumping, The Pony Club, British Riding Clubs, etc)

Vaccination Intervals for many sporting governing bodies have changed from 1st January 2024 as follows:*

 Intervals before 1st January 2024Intervals from 1st January 2024
1st Vaccination (V1)  
2nd Vaccination (V2)21-92 days21-60 days
3rd Vaccination (V3)150-215 days120-180 days
BoosterWithin 6 months or 12 months
(depending on governing body)
Within 6 months or 12 months
(depending on governing body)

* Please note: VACCINATION RULES DIFFER BETWEEN ORGANISATIONS. It is your responsibility to ensure that your horse or pony’s vaccinations are up to date and comply with requirements. Any lapse in the vaccination history, even by a few days, will be considered by the relevant governing body to be a breach of its rules. This may result in your horse being unable to compete or penalties being imposed