Vaccinations required for all competitors
At ADS-recognized events, all equines entering the event location must be accompanied by documentation of Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccinations within the six months prior to entering the competition venue. Equines not in compliance with this Rule are required to leave the driving event location upon request by Competition Management.
Frequency of vaccine administration should be as recommended by the vaccine manufacturer or veterinarian. It is recommended that vaccines be administered by or under the direction of a veterinarian.
Documentation should consist of one of the following:
- In the case of vaccines given by a veterinarian, the Person Responsible, upon request by Competition Management, must provide documentation from the Veterinarian, documenting that the equine in question received the vaccinations on the date administered and the name of the vaccine.
- In the case of vaccines administered by a person other than a veterinarian, the Person Responsible, upon request by Competition Management, must provide a receipt of the vaccine purchase which is signed by the Person Responsible, the equine’s name, the serial number and expiration date of the vaccine and the date of administration.
- In the case of an equine that is unable to receive either of the vaccines due to a history of adverse reactions, the Person Responsible, upon request by Competition Management, must provide a letter from a veterinarian on official letterhead stating the equine cannot be vaccinated due to medical concerns and a log of the equine’s temperature taken at least twice daily for the seven days prior to arrival at the competition grounds. These equines must also have their temperatures taken and recorded twice daily while on the competition grounds. The log of temperatures taken must be provided to the Competition Management, Steward or Technical Delegate when requested.