Vaccination Information

As Rockingham International Horse Trials is an affiliated FEI and BE event we must follow the rules for vaccinations as they state them. This goes for all horses on site, whether competing in the eventing classes or other arena competitions.

NATIONAL COMPETITORS – As per BE rulebook 10.2.1
Also applying for Pony Club, Riding Club, Arena Eventing & BYEH competitors.

No Horse may take part in a BE National event (which includes entering competition stables) unless it has current vaccination against equine influenza which complies with the following conditions:

  • Two injections for primary vaccination, not less than 21 days and not more than 92 Days apart, are required before being eligible to compete;
  • A first booster injection must be given within seven months (not more than 215 days) after the second injection of primary vaccination.
  • Subsequent booster injections must be given at intervals of nor more than 12 months, commencing after the first booster injection.
  • A horse may not compete if it has been given a relevant injection of any of the seven days before it is to compete at the event. Thus, a horse vaccinated on Friday 1st may not compete on Saturday 8th.


All horses intending to participate in FEI competitions must have at least received an initial primary course of vaccinations, given between 12 and 92 days apart. A first booster injection must be given within 7 months after the date of administration of the second primary dose, with at least annual boosters given subsequently.

No vaccination must have been administered within the previous seven days before the commencement of competition or entry to FEI Stables.   Any horse entering the FEI stable area at a FEI competition MUST be vaccinated in accordance with the current FEI Rules.

Members are therefore advised to check their horses vaccination dates carefully before applying for FEI passports and entering FEI events.

If the Horse is scheduled to take part in an FEI competition, the last booster must have been given within 6 months and 21 days of arrival at the FEI event (The 21-day window has been provided to enable vaccination requirements to fit with the competition schedule).


FOR STABLING, PLEASE NOTE – Under the new FEI regulations a BE Competing Horse and an FEI Competing Horse may not be stabled together unless the following is adhered to:-

  • BE Competing Horse must be registered with the FEI
  • BE Competing Horse must have had it’s most recent flu vaccine within the last 6 months.
  • BE Competing Horse must reside at the same yard as the FEI Competing Horse.
  • BE Competing Horse must have it’s temperature checked and recorded on the FEI App as per FEI regulations.
  • BE Competing Horse must be checked in by the vet as per FEI regulations.

If you are entering horses into both BE and FEI classes and wish all your horses to be stabled together, and you can adhere to the bullet points above, please email Jane Rudd at to advise her accordingly. If you don’t your BE and FEI horses will be stabled separately.