VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Passports and Testing
The welfare of the horse and our athletes are of paramount importance to the SAEF. We have embarked on various initiatives to ensure education regarding the welfare of the horse and compliance in terms of the Code of Conduct of the horse (as contained in the SAEF Veterinary Rules and General Rules and Regulations)
To the extent that a discipline wants to test either equines and/or humans at an event, this must go via the SAEF, upon which we will agree on a SAEF testing veterinarian or get SAIDS to handle human testing. No testing may go ahead without consulting the SAEF via Robyn van Rooyen on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Furthermore, Veterinarians and Welfare Officers will be scheduled on a regular basis to attend equestrian events and it is imperative for you to inform your athletes that all horses competing at an event MUST have their passports with them at all times (physical passport, NOT photograph) for a spot check by these Welfare officers. There will be consequences for passports not in order i.e. warnings, fines or disqualification of the horse from the event. All Equine Flu and African Horse Sickness vaccinations must be up to date.
When a veterinarian and/or Welfare Officer arrive at your venue, please ensure that they are granted access to your event. All will have SAEF ID cards as shown below.
Random testing will start as of this coming weekend.
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
SAEF – Secretary General