Competitor Check-In Protocols
Red Hills weekend is fast approaching, and we are all looking forward to having you in Tallahassee. The continuing COVID-19 rampage and the heightened concerns about the EHV-1 outbreaks have prompted Red Hills to pay close attention to biosecurity measures to ensure that you and your horses enjoy a safe, virus-free weekend!
Modified Arrival Process
Out of utmost caution we are modifying the arrival process. ALL RIGS MUST ENTER THE PARK AT GATE A.
Our Welcome Volunteers and team of veterinarians will accept arrivals on:
— Wednesday: noon to 5:00 p.m.
— Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you are unable to arrive between those hours, please call Dr. Nancy Goyert at 850-556-3894 to arrange an alternative check-in time.
Requirements for Park Entry
Please pull into the field as the layout will indicate. Have all paperwork ready.
— Every horse must have a Three-Day Health Certificate.
— Every horse must have current Coggins and requisite passports and vaccination records.
The veterinary staff and the Welcome Volunteers will come to your rig to temp all of your horses and verify each person has signed both the USEF Waiver and the Red Hills Waiver.
— Competitors must sign the following waiver prior to entering the park.
— All non-competitors accompanying each rider must sign the USEF Participant Waiver & Release Form:
Equine Daily Temp Taking
All horses, FEI or National, will be stabled on grounds within the security fencing. Per FEI rule, any horse stabling within the FEI compound will be required to be checked upon arrivals for temps, and followed up with twice daily temps throughout the weekend.
Be sure to pack your own thermometers for you or your groom to temp your horse(s) upon arrival. We will check your horse’s pulse and respiration, and as well as his/her Three Day Health Certificate, Coggins, and vaccination documentation, while you temp your horse.
At check-in, should your horse register a temperature greater than 101.5 degrees, you will be asked to graze him/her in the shade, then be rechecked. Any horse with a sustained temperature of 102 degrees or more, and all horses traveling with that horse, will be asked to leave the show grounds
All FEI horses are required to adhere to the new HorseApp protocol
Please carefully read Dr. Debbie Williamson’s explanation of the FEI Horse App requirement.
All of the tents and stalls will have been pressure-washed, disinfected with Clorox, then sprayed with Synbiont Agricultural Spray. We are serious about biosecurity!
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR COMPETITORS FROM VET DELEGATES
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND COMPLY TO THE NEW RULES SO YOUR ARRIVAL EXAMS CAN BE DONE EFFICIENTLY!
As you know, in an effort to provide more thorough biosecurity at Events, the FEI has proposed new rules for 2022 concerning Arrival Exams and using the HorseApp.
Please remember to sign yourself up on the HorseApp and for the 3 days prior to your arrival (if you arrive Thursday it means Monday,Tuesday, Wed) to record twice daily (am and pm) temperatures on each horse you will be bringing to the event.
ALL HORSES STABLED IN THE FEI STABLING MUST MEET ALL THE FEI REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TWICE DAILY TEMPS ENTERED IN HORSEAPP even if not competing.
In addition, you must have your Horse Health Self-Certification Form completed in the HorseApp PRIOR to your arrival. Not doing so will only slow down the arrival exam process for you AND your fellow competitors.
Please bring your own thermometer for you or your groom to take your horse(s) temperature at the arrival exam to be entered into the HorseApp and for your twice daily temps during the competition.
We will do your horse’s pulse and respiration and check your passport while you temp your horse.
In the short format CCI, we will also have you trot your horse at the arrival exam. As Veterinary Professionals, we understand that your horse is just off the trailer and will take that into consideration when you jog.
In NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you go to the FEI Stables or Event arenas/riding areas prior to having your arrival exam. Doing so jeopardizes the biosecurity of the entire event and is against the FEI rules.
If you arrive outside of the designated Arrival Exam times, by FEI rule your horse will be put into the isolation stabling until an Arrival Exam is completed.
To find out more info, please refer to the FEI website.
We look forward to helping you get checked in and wish you much success!
Dr. Debbie Williamson