IRHA Futurity & NRHA Euro Futurity Postponed Due to EHV-1 Outbreak

Considering the high number of horses and riders entered in the event and the necessary priority of preserving the health of athletes and horses, as well as respecting and applying the protocols imposed by International and National Federations with the aim to contain the EHV-1 (Equine Herpes Virus) contagion, IRHA and NRHA European Executive Boards, together with the Italian Equestrian Sport Federation (FISE), have made the decision to move the IRHA and NRHA European Futurity to May 1-8 2021 (horses may arrive on April 29).

The postponement was deemed necessary in order to facilitate the organizers in putting in place protocol procedures for the prevention of the contagion so as to safeguard the high number of horses and riders entered in the most important national sporting event.

Upon arrival, as requested by the Protocol, it will be MANDATORY TO PRESENT A NEGATIVE EHV-1 NASAL PCR SWAB (taken no more than 4 days before arrival to the event). All procedures specified in previous communication will be followed.

Until May 9, IRHA has suspended all reining competitions on the Italian territory which will regularly resume only following the Italian and Euro Futurity.

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