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These guidelines provide general information for those organising Horse Events in Queensland. After the successful eradication campaign of Equine Influenza (EI) in 2007 it remains vital that equestrian activities continue to follow good biosecurity measures to minimize the risk of spreading infectious diseases.
Recommendation for Event Organisers:
Registration of the Horse Event
with Qld DAFF is encouraged at least 3 days before the event. Register your Horse Event online, or via the Qld DAFF Call Centre 132523. This will enable the PI&F to contact Event Organisers with information should an emergency situation arise while an event is in progress.
Prepare and Implement a RISK MITIGATION PLAN.
The RMP should include:
Veterinarian to be on call during event
Provide method of making emergencyphone calls or alternate communication
Limit public access to stable areas
Provide separate vehicle parking forcompetitors from spectator parking
Create single entry and exit to grounds
Provide designated isolation area (orStable) for sick horse
Officials/stewards (including gear check) practice good hygiene between horses Develop a CONTINGENCY PLAN should a stock standstill (Lockdown) be declared.
should be kept of:
Name of Horse
Identification of Horse/s (Brand/Microchip No., Sex, Colour
PIC (Property Identification Code)location where the horse came from
Event Organisers have a duty of care to participants and their horses. Event
Organisers should keep Event Attendance Records for a period of 6 months.
One of the easiest ways to implement this is to use a Horse Health Declaration, an example of one for download is at the bottom of the page.
However, Primary responsibility for Biosecurity at Horse events lies with the Horse Owners and Competitors, long before the event.
Biosecurity – Event Organiser
Biosecurity - Going to an Event
Biosecurity on your Property
Risk Management Plan Event Organiser
Accredited Tick Control Personnel
Application by Organisation for Tick Control Acceditation
Application for Travel Permit for Competition Stock
Application Multi Movement Travel Permit
Guide to Waybill Completion
Hendra Property Design
Hendra Virus Disposal
Horse Health Declaration
Horse Safe AHIC
Horse Safety Australia Explained
Horse Safety Aust Registration Form
Horse Venue Biosecurity Workbook
QHC Temperature Chart
QHC Visitor Register
Qld Cattle Tick Zones
Transport Coe of Practice CSIRO