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Equine Health Protocol for the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows


In response to the recent situation in Wellington, Florida and other locations related to the Equine Herpes virus, the management of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows would like to make the following recommendations to all exhibitors who plan to travel to the Kentucky Horse Park for any events this year. Monitor our website at http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com for any additional recommendations or requirements.

1. The state of Kentucky requires that all horses entering the state provide a negative Coggins test within one year of entry as well as a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health Certificate) signed by a licensed veterinarian within 30 days of entry. Horses originating within the state of Kentucky are required to have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection within 150 days. It is additionally recommended that all horses be vaccinated for Equine EHV-1 (either modified live or killed vaccine) no sooner than 7 days and no

later than 120 days prior to entry and that the date of vaccination be noted on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.

2. To facilitate the inspection process by Kentucky Department of Agriculture personnel upon arrival this paperwork must accompany the horses upon arrival and be available throughout their stay.

3. It is recommended that all horses arrive between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. If it is absolutely necessary to arrive at any other time you must call the Stable Office at least 24 hours before arrival to make those arrangements. That telephone number is 859-255-0605.

4. Please take your horseís temperature on a regular basis so as to establish a normal temperature. If that temperature is elevated prior to shipping to Kentucky please consult your veterinarian as to the advisability of shipping that horse.

5. Immediately upon arrival please take your horseís temperature and if it is elevated consult a licensed veterinarian.

6. If your regular veterinarian is coming to the Kentucky Horse Park to treat your horse(s) he or she must register at the Stable office and receive guidelines for the reporting of any suspicious occurrences. If any of your horses are going to be housed in the FEI Secured Stabling any veterinarians must register with Dr. Steve Soule, the FEI Veterinary Delegate. His contact information will be available in the Stable Office.

7. Isolation stalls will be available either on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park or at local veterinary clinics should the need arise.

8. Please be conscious of the need to exercise good hygiene and vigilance in the day to day care of your animals.



In compliance with the State of Kentucky Fire Code, the Kentucky Horse Park will no longer allow any of the following in stalls, barns or tents:

a) any 2 prong plug appliances (fans, etc.)

b) any 2 prong plug extension cords

c) light duty cords for indoor use

d) any 3-way adaptors unless specifically for outdoor use

e) any adaptors without 3 prong connections

Any equipment not in compliance is subject to confiscation.



a) Exhibitors wishing to bring their private golf carts onto Kentucky Horse Park property must purchase a Golf Cart License. This license can be obtained at Devers Show Services for $25 per show or $50 for the season.

b) All drivers must be at least 16 years old with a valid driverís license.

c) Golf carts are strictly prohibited in any tourist areas of the park.

d) Golf carts must obey all traffic laws & posted speed limits.

e) Golf carts can be rented through Devers Show Services (859-233-9702).

Document courtesy of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows


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