EHV-1 By-Law Sanctions

The sanctions will be applied with regards to non-compliance of EHV-1 By-Law No. 5. and EHV-1 By-Law No. 10.

The sanctions apply per Horse and will be issued by FEI Headquarters following an automated process. The fine (where applicable) will be issued to the Person Responsible. Sanctions are not appealable. If the Ground Jury fails to eliminate a Horse when elimination is the applicable sanction, the FEI Headquarters shall be entitled to retroactively disqualify the relevant Horse.

The FEI may also, in accordance with EHV-1 By-Law No.1, impose EHV related requirements & restrictions against Athletes, Horses, FEI Officials, OCs at any time, even if an FEI Event is over.

For the purpose of establishing multiple violations of the requirements set out in the EHV-1 By-Laws, the period to take into consideration shall be 12 months from the first offence. For the avoidance of doubt, multiple violations at an Event will have the consequences set out in the relevant By-Law but, for the purpose of calculating multiple violations within a 12 month period, violations will be counted on a “Per Horse, Per Event” basis.

Horses blocked in the FEI Database will be unblocked after the Athlete/Groom has registered 10 consecutive days of twice taken rectal temperatures in the FEI HorseApp.

The Sanction System is described below:

5. Mandatory rectal temperature checks of all horses twice daily at events, with the readings entered in the FEI HorseApp (**)

Measures(s) Rule(s) Control(s) Responsible Party
TEMPERATURE TAKING

Temperatures of horses to be taken twice daily (morning/evening) by athlete/groom and recorded in the FEI HorseApp.
See below for sanctions for non-compliance. Sanctions applicable as of 1 November 2021

VRs

Spot checks to be carried out at the request of the VD to control compliance.

Athlete

FEI Officials

EHV-Bylaw Sanction Number

Violations

Sanctions

5.1

During the period of an event: First time failure of not taking the rectal temperature and registering it on the FEI HorseApp

Warning message
5.2

During the period of an event: Second time failure of not taking the rectal temperature and registering it on the FEI HorseApp.

Fine CHF 200
5.3

During the period of an event: Third time failure of not taking the rectal temperature and registering it on the FEI HorseApp.

- Horse eliminated by GJ and has to leave the venue or, where it cannot leave the venue, be placed in isolation.

- The horse will be blocked in the FEI Database for 10 days for future events and released after 10 days of rectal temperatures have been recorded in FEI HorseApp.

 

Fine CHF 300

5.4

During the period of an event: Fourth time or further failure of not taking the rectal temperature and registering it on the FEI HorseApp.

- Horse eliminated by GJ and has to leave the venue or, where it cannot leave the venue, be placed in isolation.

- The horse will be blocked for 1 month in the FEI Database for future events and released after 10 days of rectal temperatures have been recorded in FEI HorseApp.

- The Athlete reported to FEI HQ for possible further disciplinary action.

 

Fine CHF 400

5.5 False registration of rectal temperature.

- Horse eliminated and has to leave the venue or, where it cannot leave the venue, be placed in isolation.

- The Athlete reported to FEI HQ for possible further disciplinary action.

(**) Clarification of existing VRs

10. Self-declaration by Athlete/Groom including horse rectal temperatures for the three days prior to arrival at the event.

Measures(s) Rule(s) Control(s) Responsible Party
PRE-EVENT PREPARATION

Athlete/Groom to submit a Horse Health FEI Self-Certification Form via the FEI HorseApp for all of their horses on the event venue, including mandatory temperature monitoring for the three days prior to arrival at the event.

Sanctions applicable as of 1 November 2021

Prolongation of By-Law

Full documentation about the FEI HorseApp can be found here.

Athlete

EHV-1 By-law Sanction Number

Violation

Sanction

10.1

First time failure to present the Self-Certification using the FEI HorseApp at Examination on Arrival.

Warning

10.2

Second time failure to present the Self-Certification using the FEI HorseApp at Examination on Arrival.

Fine CHF 200

10.3

Third time failure to present the Self-Certification using the FEI HorseApp at Examination on Arrival.

- The horse is allowed to enter the particular event.

- The horse will be blocked in the FEI Database for 10 days for future events and released after 10 days of rectal temperatures have been recorded in FEI HorseApp.

 

Fine of CHF 300

10.4

Fourth time or further failure to present the Self-Certification using the FEI HorseApp at Examination on Arrival.

- The horse is NOT allowed to enter the event venue (by GJ member).

- Horse will be blocked for 1 month in the FEI Database for future events and released after 10 days of rectal temperatures have been recorded in FEI HorseApp.

 

Fine CHF 400

10.5

First time failure of not entering three days temperature recordings in FEI HorseApp.

Warning

10.6

Second time failure of not entering three days temperature recordings in FEI HorseApp.

Fine CHF 200

10.7

Third time failure of not entering three days temperature recordings in FEI HorseApp.

- Horse allowed to enter the particular event.

- The horse will be blocked in the FEI Database for 10 days for future events and released after 10 days of rectal temperatures have been recorded in FEI HorseApp.

 

Fine of CHF 300
10.8

Fourth time or further failure of not entering three days temperature recordings in FEI HorseApp.

- The horse is NOT allowed to enter the event venue (by GJ member).

- Horse will be blocked for 1 month in the FEI Database for future events and released after 10 days of rectal temperatures have been recorded in FEI HorseApp.

 

Fine CHF 400
10.9

False registration of rectal temperature prior to the arrival at the event.

The Athlete reported to FEI HQ for possible further disciplinary action.

(*) Prolongation of By-Law
Legend: Organising Committee (OC);  Veterinary Delegate (VD); Veterinary Regulations (VRs); Veterinary Services Manager (VSM).