Taking into account the current evolution of the epidemic of myeloencephalitis - EHV1 (rhinopneumonia), the FFE (French Equestrian Federation) and the SHF (Société Hippique Francaise) have jointly decided to extend by two weeks, i.e. until Sunday April 11 inclusive, the suspension of all competitions, national and international equestrian, equine gatherings and events organized under their aegis.
This follows the FEI's decision to suspend all equestrian competitions in continental Europe at least until April 11, and its strong recommendation to cancel all national events in order to minimize movements. of horses.
Although the initial outbreak was declared in February at the Valencia CSI in Spain, many positive cases have since been declared across Europe. The situation tends to be under control in most cases, however further contamination remains to be deplored, particularly in France, which is the second most affected country after Spain.
Everyone will be advised of further developments regarding the epidemiological situation on a regular basis. We renew our call for vigilance and respect for best practices in order to resume all activities as quickly as possible in an already heavily disrupted context.
At a time when only professional closed-door gatherings and competitions were organized, vaccination and booster shots against this disease remain recommended for exposed horses.