The Heathfield Show has built up a brilliant reputation over the past few decades as a first class venue for many Show qualifiers attracting top class exhibitors. There are 90 horse classes over the day with almost 600 entries each year. Classes start early in the morning with 6 dedicated Equine Rings showing horses and ponies both in hand and ridden, from miniatures to heavy horse, from carriage driving to side saddle. Visitors can watch a full program of competitions throughout the day.
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2019 Schedule Update
Class 227 is no longer a Ponies (UK) Home Produced Young Handler Championship.
Photography of 2018 Horse Classes – Glamorous Event Photography
* STOP PRESS EQUINE FLU *
All horses coming to the Show must bring their proof of vaccination certificates with their paperwork, ready for inspection.
Horses must have been vaccinated to comply with the requirements of the primary course (1st vaccination and then 2nd vaccination between 21 – 92 days later), followed by the first booster (150 – 215 days) and all subsequent boosters. Horses may compete having received the primary course and prior to the first booster but not within 7 days of receiving a vaccine dose.
Horses must have been vaccinated within 6 months before the show but not less than 7 days of arriving at the show.
In-foal mares that have already had vaccinations of primary Equine Influenza course should be vaccinated 4-6 weeks before the foal is due to be born. Foals should be vaccinated for Equine Influenza at 6 months to commence their primary course.
We urge all owners to adhere to strict biosecurity protocols at all times. Vaccinations are subject to local risk assessments by the attending veterinarians.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NEITHER VACCINATION CERTIFICATES NOR PASSPORTS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SHOW OFFICE PRIOR TO THE EVENT. HOWEVER, RANDOM CHECKS WILL BE CARRIED OUT ON THE SHOWGROUND DURING THE SHOW.
If anybody has any questions about their horse vaccination status they should contact their vet for advice.
As the flu outbreak is an ever evolving situation we will keep updating this site as the situation develops.
In view of the recent outbreaks of equine flu the Heathfield Show Society would like to highlight the Horse competition rules already in place to ensure the good health of all horses competing at the Show: please see Rule 20 of our Ts & Cs for entering a horse.