Competitor info

Congratulations on qualifying for the 2020 NAF Five Star Winter Championships and Petplan Equine Area Festival Championships! 


As you prepare for the championships, take a look at the below information for everything you need to know about competing at this event.


Arriving at the Championships

Horses may arrive on the showground from 12.30pm on Tuesday 7 April, the showground entrance will close at 11.30pm.

Access to the showground will be open from 6.00am – 11.30pm on show days; with the exception that the entrance will close an hour after the completion of the competition on Friday and Saturday. Outside these hours the entrance will be opened for emergency access only.

Horses requiring stabling must arrive on the showground before 7.00pm. Should any competitor be delayed, they must contact the Stable Manager on 07779 788014. The Stable Manager's office will open at 6.00am and close at 7.30pm each day.


Only horseboxes/trailers bringing horses and/or ponies intending to compete at the Championships will be admitted to the showground.

Cars without passes will not be admitted through the equine entrance into the showground. All competitor cars must be parked in the designated car park sited on the main Hartpury College Campus and will not be permitted in the stable area or horsebox parking area.

Equine Flu Vaccination checks

All flu vaccination certificates and passports will be checked when horses arrive at the Championships to ensure they comply with the current BD rule as outlined in the 2020 Members’ handbook and summarised below:

  • An initial course of two injections for primary vaccination, not less than 21 days and not more than 92 days apart, are required before being eligible to compete.
  • A first booster injection must be given between 150 and 215 days after the second injection of primary vaccination.
  • Subsequent booster injections must be given at regular intervals of not more than 12 months, commencing after the first booster injection.
  • The most recent booster injection must have been given within six calendar months +21 days prior to the horse competing.
  • The full course or booster must have been administered at least seven days before arriving at the competition.

The vaccination record(s) in the horse’s passport, must be completed, signed and stamped line by line, by an appropriate veterinary surgeon (who is neither the owner nor the rider of the horse). The responsibility to comply with this rule lies with the competitor, who should consult with their veterinarian.

Horses without a valid vaccination certificate within passports on arrival will not be allowed to stay at the Championships.


Vaccination Check Process

Upon arrival at the event competitors will be required to take the vaccination certificates for all the horses/ponies they have at the event to the designated check point.

Stabled Horse

Competitors with horses/ponies stabled on site will be required to take their vaccination certificates within the passports to the Stable Manager's Office for verification before any horses/ponies are unloaded from the horsebox.

Non-Stabled Horses

Competitors with horses/ponies not staying in stables will be required to take their vaccination certificates within the passports to the Check Point in the lorry park before any horses/ponies are unloaded from the horsebox.


Official event photographer

Hoof Prints: Frances Gannon

Tel: 01933 418884 or 07909 683764