Critical measures/requirements for safe Return to Competition in mainland Europe post-EHV-1

Overall objectives

To protect FEI horses and global equestrian sports from the consequences of infectious diseases being transmitted before, during and after FEI Events.

To provide reassurance of the high health of equestrian sport horses to global, continental and national veterinary authorities and organisations in order to maintain and further improve the conditions for international movement of such horses.

Short term objective

Minimise the risks for a restart of FEI competitions in mainland Europe after the EHV-1 outbreaks.

Long term objective

Increase biosecurity knowledge, skills and awareness among all FEI stakeholders.

Temporary Provisions

The measures include a series of temporary provisions, which will remain in place until 30 May 2021, providing a science-based safety margin to allow for monitoring of any further related outbreaks. This date can be extended if required and advance notice will be provided to the community.

Number of Horses

The number of horses referred to in the below measures will be based on the maximum numbers as per the 2021 schedule for these specific events. If that is not available, the 2019 entry figures will be used. The Organiser will also be required to advise the FEI if there will be other competitions or non-competing horses onsite, as the overall number will include non-FEI horses.