Equine vaccination information:

 

  •  PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE YOUR HORSE’S VACCINATION RECORDS AND PASSPORTS AT THE SHOW.
  • DO NOT UNLOAD BEFORE YOU HAVE SHOWED YOU COMPLY WITH THE VENUE’S CURRENT VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS.

 

“ It is the show organisers responsibility to require / pre check horses passports.

Any horse not correctly vaccinated or showing any signs of ill health, will not be permitted to compete, will not be permitted to unload on the premises and will be asked to leave by the show organiser.

You can attend if your “booster” was within 7 days. You cannot attend if you have started a new course of vaccinations within 7 days. You can then attend after the 2nd vaccination has been administered.

We recommend if your horse hasn’t been vaccinated within the last 6 months that you have a booster for Equine Flu, with a vaccine that contains the Florida Clade1. There are 2 such vaccines currently licensed in the uk, ProteqFlu and Equillis Prequenza. However we are not insisting on 6monthly boosters.

This is subject to review based on evidence/guidance from the Animal Health Trust/BEF

We have a duty of care to the horses stabled with us, and we thank you for your cooperation with this matter.”

 

Please read the Championship 2019 Qualifying rules – click the link below to view:

 

Championship Rules 2019 Qualifying Rules

Image above:  The UK British Bred Trophy designed and created by Gill Parker. 

 

AQHA-UK BEST UK BRED QUARTER HORSE

 

In previous years this award was run in conjunction with the AQHA-UK Futurity Scheme.

From 2018 it will now form a part of the entire AQHA-UK Breed/Championship Show.

 

  1. 1. The purpose of the award is to encourage participation and promote ‘British Bred Quarter Horses’ at the AQHA-UK Breed/Championship Show.
  1. 2. To be eligible for this award the following criteria must be met:
    1. a. The horse must be currently registered with both AQHA and AQHA-UK (Section 1 or Appendix)
    2. b. The horse must have been conceived and foaled in the UK, a veterinary breeding certificate may be required if deemed necessary.
    3. c. The registered owner of the horse must hold current AQHA-UK and AQHA membership
    4. d. The exhibitor(s) of the horse must hold current AQHA-UK and AQHA membership
    1. 3. The award will be given to the horse that meets the above criteria and attains the highest number of points over AQHA classes in a single division (Youth, Amateur or Open – L1 not included) held at the AQHA-UK Breed/Championship Show under all Judges.
    1. 4. Points will be awarded as per AQHA All-Around Rule SHW803.8, i.e Horses placing in the top 9 will be given one point for each horse/contestant placing below them plus one point not to exceed 9 points. E.g. in a class of 9 or more horses, the 1st placed horse shall receive 9 points, 2nd place shall receive 8 points and so on through 9th place.
    1. 5. In the event of a tie break it shall be resolved as per AQHA Rule SHW803.9. i.e.

1st Tiebreak: Horse that earned points in the greatest number of events

2nd Tiebreak: Horse winning over the greatest number of horses

3rd Tiebreak: Horse earning the most points in performance events

 

 

 

AQHA UK Show Welfare Policy

Statement

The welfare of competitors, animals and spectators at AQHA UK Shows is of paramount importance to AQHA UK.  Attendance at an AQHA show should be a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, either competitor or spectator.  The treatment of animals at the show, particularly the horses is a primary factor involved in the enjoyment of the show.  It is appreciated that animal welfare is a subjective issue but AQHA have specific standards that we require everyone to comply with.

The AQHA’s Statement of Position on Animal Welfare is available on their website. Follow this link AQHA Statement

Show Management

To support competitors and spectators who have any concerns about the welfare of a horse at AQHA shows we plan to appoint a Welfare Liaison Officer at the UK Breed Show.

The role of this official is:

  • To be the first point of contact for competitors or visitors with any questions or queries in relation to showing and any reports of horse welfare issues. 
  • To monitor the warm up areas and stables for any signs of welfare issues and report to the Show Management Team
  • To approach the relevant competitor, along with a member of the Show Management Team, to advise that an issue has been reported, to explain what that issue is and why we consider it to be a welfare issue.  
  • Unless they have a satisfactory explanation, they will receive a warning and be told that if they continue with the same offence, they run the risk of being removed from the competition and reported officially to AQHA.

    AQHA UK Show Welfare Policy

    Statement

    The welfare of competitors, animals and spectators at AQHA UK Shows is of paramount importance to AQHA UK.  Attendance at an AQHA show should be a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, either competitor or spectator.  The treatment of animals at the show, particularly the horses is a primary factor involved in the enjoyment of the show.  It is appreciated that animal welfare is a subjective issue but AQHA have specific standards that we require everyone to comply with.

    The AQHA’s Statement of Position on Animal Welfare is available on their website. Follow this link AQHA Statement

    Show Management

    To support competitors and spectators who have any concerns about the welfare of a horse at AQHA shows we plan to appoint a Welfare Liaison Officer at the UK Breed Show.

    The role of this official is:

    • To be the first point of contact for competitors or visitors with any questions or queries in relation to showing and any reports of horse welfare issues. 
    • To monitor the warm up areas and stables for any signs of welfare issues and report to the Show Management Team
    • To approach the relevant competitor, along with a member of the Show Management Team, to advise that an issue has been reported, to explain what that issue is and why we consider it to be a welfare issue.  
    • Unless they have a satisfactory explanation, they will receive a warning and be told that if they continue with the same offence, they run the risk of being removed from the competition and reported officially to AQHA.