Everything You Need to Know about FEI Horse Health Requirements in 2022

Lausanne, Switzerland – December 23, 2021 – In accordance with the FEI Veterinary Regulations 2022 the Horse Health Requirements are being rolled out globally as of 01 January 2022. Derived from the EHV-1 By-Laws, applied in Mainland Europe from 31 May to 31 December 2021, the Horse Health Requirements have been put in place to:

  • protect FEI Horses and global equestrian sports from the consequences of infectious diseases being transmitted before, during and after FEI Events
  • provide reassurance of the high health of equestrian sport Horses to global, continental and national veterinary authorities and organisations
  • maintain and further improve the conditions for international movement of sport Horses
When and where do the Horse Health Requirements apply?In accordance with Art. 1029 and 1031 of the FEI 2022 Veterinary Regulations, as of 1 January 2022, ALL Horses competing at ALL FEI Events must fulfil the Horse Health Requirements via the FEI HorseApp
Who is concerned by the Horse Health Requirements?Athletes, Grooms, FEI Veterinarians, FEI Officials, Organising Committees, Trainers and Owners all need to be aware of the Horse Health Requirements
How do we fulfil the Horse Health Requirements?All Stakeholders must use the FEI HorseApp to fulfil the requirements in accordance with the FEI 2022 Veterinary Regulations
How are the Horse Health Requirements controlled?The relevant requirements are controlled by FEI Veterinarians and FEI Officials at the Examination at Arrival and throughout FEI Events
What happens if we don’t comply with the Horse Health Requirements?In accordance with Annex VI of the FEI 2022 Veterinary Regulations, sanctions will apply for non-compliance

Please note: Sanctions for non-compliance are already in force for Horses competing at FEI Events in Mainland Europe; these will be introduced worldwide in due course.

Each Stakeholder will find information below regarding the Horse Health Requirements and what this implies for them. Each section contains information, guidelines and tutorials on how to use the FEI HorseApp.

Source: Press Release from FEI – Fédération Equestre Internationale

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