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  1. #1
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    Default A note to Princeton Show Jumping/Hunter Farms

    Fine, you've decided to require your exhibitors to have a veterinary health certificate within 48 hours of when the horse shows (not from the start of the show). You require proof of rhino vaccine within 90 days. Great! Good idea! Never mind that vets are out-of-their-minds busy this time of year actually practicing medicine, not driving all over the world taking temps and doing paperwork. Never mind that the health cert 48 hrs out is probably minimally effective in preventing people from inadvertently spreading disease...fine, we will comply to help prevent a rhino outbreak.

    Now, when an exhibitor calls and is told by someone in your office to have the vet back date the cert/make up a date to make it easier and then to NOT EVEN CHECK any of the health certs or proof of vaccines at the show? Complete biosecurity fail. Encourage fraud and then not even pretend to care about the spread of disease. Well done, you.

    If you aren't going to care, please stop making exhibitors spend extra money on house calls and health certs and please stop making the vets run around like lunatics so their clients can show. Everybody has better things to do and ways to spend their money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by currycomb321 View Post
    Fine, you've decided to require your exhibitors to have a veterinary health certificate within 48 hours of when the horse shows (not from the start of the show). You require proof of rhino vaccine within 90 days. Great! Good idea! Never mind that vets are out-of-their-minds busy this time of year actually practicing medicine, not driving all over the world taking temps and doing paperwork. Never mind that the health cert 48 hrs out is probably minimally effective in preventing people from inadvertently spreading disease...fine, we will comply to help prevent a rhino outbreak.

    Now, when an exhibitor calls and is told by someone in your office to have the vet back date the cert/make up a date to make it easier and then to NOT EVEN CHECK any of the health certs or proof of vaccines at the show? Complete biosecurity fail. Encourage fraud and then not even pretend to care about the spread of disease. Well done, you.

    If you aren't going to care, please stop making exhibitors spend extra money on house calls and health certs and please stop making the vets run around like lunatics so their clients can show. Everybody has better things to do and ways to spend their money.
    Excellent Post! It's this type of behavior that helped spread the disease in the first place. It's also an indicator of the level of concern Princeton Show Jumping/Hunter Farms has for its competitors.
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    Y'all bitch when they DO have strict health requirements and then y'all bitch when they don't (witness the perceived laxity of bio-security at HITS Ocala) So what exactly would make you happy?? Pity those busy vets, too busy to conduct their businesses.....
    The thing about smart people, is they look like crazy people, to dumb people.


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    It is frustrating however when a show requires certain things and then they never look at it. What was the point of having the requirements in the first place? Why go to the "extremes" if people who didn't are looking at the same entry process? Not fair to you for protecting your horse and other horses when they don't require everybody to follow the same standards...



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    I thought Princeton was really well run and the Horse Show office staff were above and beyond friendly and helpful, which is far more than I can say for a lot of other horse shows. (I was just at Duncraven last week and had the privilege of dealing with extremely rude and impatient office staff). While their last minute asking for health certs was not ideal, I don't think they actually forced anyone to pay to get one, it was just a "great if you have one" type thing.

    Biosecurity protocol begins at home, not at horse shows. Was there not a thread about last weekend's show at Duncraven, where they strictly required certs for each horse and checked them, about how they were a PITA and ineffective?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumphigh83 View Post
    Y'all bitch when they DO have strict health requirements and then y'all bitch when they don't (witness the perceived laxity of bio-security at HITS Ocala) So what exactly would make you happy?? Pity those busy vets, too busy to conduct their businesses.....
    Bitching when they tell you to jump through a hoop... that they then withdraw Them-Cotton-Pickin'-Selves seems fine to me.

    I think vets won't mind the extra income, but it's also vaccination season so they are already busy and this is a new source of "get here on exactly this day" business for them. That's always tough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumphigh83 View Post
    Y'all bitch when they DO have strict health requirements and then y'all bitch when they don't (witness the perceived laxity of bio-security at HITS Ocala) So what exactly would make you happy?? Pity those busy vets, too busy to conduct their businesses.....
    The issue was that they stated that 48 hour health certificates were required, so everyone went through the trouble of getting them, but the show never checked anyone's paperwork. Seriously annoying. The form on their website (http://www.princetonshowjumping.com/...curityForm.pdf) stated that no horses will be allowed on property without a health cert, so I don't think it was a suggestion.


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