WHEN DO I NEED A VETERINARY LETTER?

Appendix F of the 2010 USPC Horse Management Rule Book (see page 99) includes the following information:

All mounts in USPC-sponsored activities should be serviceably sound and healthy. It is recognized, however, that there are many different reasons a mount may be under the care of a veterinarian and on prescribed medications, either long term or for a short period of time. Mounts requiring legal (permitted) prescribed medications during a Pony Club activity must have a valid Veterinary Letter. The letter must be on letterhead from that veterinarianís practice or be stamped with the information for that veterinarianís practice and include the following information:

�� Rider name

�� Name of mount

�� Veterinarianís name and phone number

�� Specific diagnosis

�� Treatment regimen (medication, route of administration, duration of treatment and additional relevant information)

�� Veterinarianís signature and date

 

HOW LONG IS A VET LETTER VALID?

Part II 21b of the HM Rulebookís amplified instructions states that the Veterinary Letter will be valid for 30 days after your veterinarian signs.