After July 1, 2016 all competitors entering HVDC competitions must abide by the following policy:
In addition, in the interests of best biosecurity protocols, it is requested that horses that are thought to be unwell, or are displaying symptoms of any disease, are not brought along to any event. This is especially the case for horses showing respiratory type symptoms. Ie we do not want horses with runny noses or coughs to be present at any of our events.
Please do not allow horses to share water buckets and bits.
Do not allow horses to "nuzzle" or "kiss".
Should a horse develop symptoms of an illness at an event, it is requested that this horse be removed from the direct contact of other horses where practical, and taken home as soon as is possible. A vet should be contacted if there is an urgent concern for the well being of the horse.