Horse Health Requirements

In accordance with the FEI Veterinary Regulations the Horse Health Requirements have been rolled out globally as of 1 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. 1027 and 1029 of the FEI Veterinary Regulations, as of 1 January 2022, ALL Horses present 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 Veterinary Regulations
How are the Horse Health Requirements controlled? The relevant requirements are controlled by FEI Veterinarians and FEI Officials at the Examination on 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 Veterinary Regulations, sanctions will apply for non-compliance

Please note: Sanctions for non-compliance have been introduced worldwide as of 1 September 2022. ALL Horses competing at ALL FEI Events worldwide must fulfil the Horse Health Requirements via the FEI HorseApp.