Equine Check in Process for World Show and Celebration
The MFTHBA requires all horses entering the MFTHBA World Headquarters have a current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, also known as a health certificate, and negative Coggins test. The Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is required regardless of state of origin.
Due to Vesicular Stomatitis, the Missouri Department of Agriculture requires horses from impacted states to request a permit from their office before entering Missouri. Currently, this includes horses originating from Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming. The board recommends that exhibitors work with the veterinarian to determine appropriate booster vaccinations needed before attending the show, including Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Equine Influenza, and Equine Herpesvirus. Those bringing a horse onto the MFTHBA showgrounds can find more information about disease prevention HERE.
Horses must enter through the equine entry gate to have the paperwork checked. There is a $10 per horse inspection fee. The equine entry gate will be staffed starting Friday, August 30.
Equine Entry Gate Hours:
Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 1- Saturday, September 7: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
After Hours Arrivals
For horses arriving earlier than Friday or outside equine entry gate hours, an individual will be available Friday, August 31 through Saturday, September 1 to check in horses at their stalls. This will occur between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. To have horses checked during this time, owners must sign up in the MFTHBA office.
After Sunday, any horse entering outside the equine entry gate hours must bring their horses to the gate to be checked promptly after the gate reopens.