VICTORIAN JUMPING TITLES

29 APRIL - 2 MAY  2021

COMPETITORS

WELFARE OF THE HORSE

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WELFARE OF THE HORSE

  • In all equestrian sports the horse must be considered paramount.
  • The well being of the horse shall be taken above the demands of the breeders, trainers, riders, owners, dealers, organisers, sponsors or officials.
  • All handling and veterinary treatment must ensure the health and welfare of the horse.
  • The highest standards of nutrition, health, sanitation and safety shall be encouraged and maintained at all times.
  • Adequate provision must be made for ventilation, feeding, watering and maintaining a healthy environment during transportation. Emphasis should be placed on increasing education in training and equestrian practices and on promoting scientific studies in equine health.
  • In the interests of the horse, the fitness and competence of the rider shall be regarded as essential.
  • All riding and training methods must take account of the horse as a living entity and must not include any technique considered by the FEI/EA to be abusive.
  • National Federations should establish adequate controls in order that all persons and bodies under their jurisdiction respect the welfare of the horse.
  • The national and international Rules and Regulations in equestrian sport regarding the health and welfare of the horse must be adhered to not only during the national and international events, but also in the training.
  • Competition Rules and Regulations shall be continually reviewed to ensure such welfare.