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QUESTION ABOUT SCHOOLING SHOWS!!!!!

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  • QUESTION ABOUT SCHOOLING SHOWS!!!!!

    I have gone to A rated shows all over the country and i have never been asked for a coggins!!!! When i go to a local schooling show I can't enter the grounds without showing a coggins why is that??
    Author of COTH article "The Other Side of Aaron Vale"

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    I've always had to show Coggins in the office of rated shows....

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    • #3
      Probably because local shows tend to be at the organizer's farm instead of a large show facility and they are following the law as well as protecting their on-site horses.

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      • #4
        You should have a coggins when traveling with a horse ANYWHERE, not just a show. I've never been to a show and not been asked for a coggins.
        - paintmare


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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gry2Yng View Post
          Probably because local shows tend to be at the organizer's farm instead of a large show facility and they are following the law as well as protecting their on-site horses.
          Ditto this. And also a tip o' the cap to paintmare as well. I don't take a horse off the property (unless it's to the vet) without the coggins for that horse on my person.
          "Aye God, Woodrow..."

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          • #6
            Huh. I've NEVER been asked for Coggins proof except when we moved from another state down to AZ... interesting. When I was signing up for a show in Idaho, I asked them about it and they just brushed it off. Weird.

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            • #7
              interesting thing, i've probably been to roughly 45-50 horse shows in my riding life (only been riding for like 8 yrs, 50 seems like a ton to me but i understand that for some people that isn't exactly much..) and i've been asked for coggins once. having said that, i always carry it no matter what because i expect im going to be asked, and i never am. which is odd, but oh well. i go to both schooling and rated shows of every level, and i dont remember what show the one or two times ive been asked were.. i'd rather that they ask, though. it would certainly make me feel better about having my horse on the grounds.

              and you SHOULD carry the coggins with you at all times. local shows are generally held at the host's own barn, not a horse show facility or fairground. so the owners are trying to protect their own horses as well as everyone elses by asking for coggins. it would be mighty unfortunate if one person brought their infected horse in and several other horses, god forbid the entire barn, contracts it and all these horses get put down.

              carrying a coggins shouldnt be an inconvenience. it's about the safety of the horses.
              (|--Sarah--|)

              Blitz <3 & Leap of Faith <3

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              • #8
                Every single A-rated show I've been to has requested a copy of Coggins with entry forms. Prior to releasing numbers they insist upon seeing your Coggins, and if applicable interstate health papers, if you did not send them with entries. On the other hand I have never been asked for them at schooling shows! Go figure.

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                • #9
                  Seriously? What the hell? You can't enter an event without a copy of the coggins, and if you don't send it in, most events with big entries will move you to the waitlist until you produce the coggins, or at the very, very least will bug you until you get them a copy. Weird.
                  Amanda

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                  • #10
                    I would have thought FL would be STRICTER than average? We have to have them for everything around here.

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                    • #11
                      As others have pointed out it is the law. Not a horse show but we were stopped in Wyoming once (we were hauling my TB from TX) Policeman wanted to see papers health & coggins and actually had us unload him and take his blanket off of him so he could match his coggins to the horse in front of him even checked the tattoo # from coggins to horse. This was also right on the side of the highway.
                      The only time it has ever happened to me.
                      Horse showing schooling or rated have always asked for coggins at least that is my experience.
                      Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from behind, or a fool from any direction

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                      • #12
                        You don't get into KHP without a current coggins AND a health certificate.

                        99% of the shows I've been to, both schooling and rated, require a current coggins.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by saje View Post
                          You don't get into KHP without a current coggins AND a health certificate.

                          99% of the shows I've been to, both schooling and rated, require a current coggins.
                          No kidding, I remember going there for PC Nationals and all the trailers were lined up, parked. Every trailer driver had to present the coggins and health certificates for all the horses on their trailer. It's been a while but I'm pretty sure the official opened the windows and checked that the horses matched up to the coggins/health certificate description.

                          Every show I've ever gone to has requested a coggins sent in WITH the entry form. Before the horse is even there.

                          Are you usually the one that fills out all the entries? Maybe you're trainer usually mails in the coggins with entries and you just don't know about it.

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                          • #14
                            I've been showing up and down the West coast for for 15+ years, Thermal, Del Mar, Arizona, Sacramento, Oregon, Washington at A rated (and recognized dressage) and I've never been asked to show my coggins at the horse show office. Ever. The only time I've had to do that is at Spruce Meadows.
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                            "A good horse and a good rider are only so in mutual trust."
                            -H.M.E.

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                            • #15
                              All I can say is either you have to produce another type of document which proves negative Coggins.. or you have been luckly w/ slacker show organizers. I've been both rated and unrated shows and events and have always had to include a coggins if mailing entries or produce upon arrival at show.. OR the other thing is maybe a trainer or someone is doing entries for you and provides coggins...Some shows around here will maintain a file of coggins for those competitors who regularly support a show series.. So if I go to the first rated show at ABC stables show series... they will keep my Coggins on file as long as it is valid.

                              If the OP and some other posters have never had to produce a Coggins (either by mail or in person) then I would like to know which show facilities they are so I will never go there

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                              • #16
                                Every show that I've gone to in PA, MD and Va have always required a Coggins. Some even require proof of Flu/Rhino.

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                                • #17
                                  It's always amazed me that even though the rules always say "proof of coggins required" no one ever asks!
                                  Y'all ain't right!

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                                  • #18
                                    My question is, does this topic really require THIS KIND OF A TITLE???!!!???!!

                                    Valid question? Yes.

                                    Life and death importance? Not really.

                                    :|

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Horseymama View Post
                                      I've been showing up and down the West coast for for 15+ years, Thermal, Del Mar, Arizona, Sacramento, Oregon, Washington at A rated (and recognized dressage) and I've never been asked to show my coggins at the horse show office. Ever. The only time I've had to do that is at Spruce Meadows.
                                      Same here.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Monarch View Post
                                        Policeman wanted to see papers health & coggins and actually had us unload him and take his blanket off of him so he could match his coggins to the horse in front of him even checked the tattoo # from coggins to horse. This was also right on the side of the highway.
                                        Wow! This sounds really, really dangerous to me.

                                        What if your horse got loose and caused an accident? Or got hit by a truck? Or wouldn't load back on the trailer?

                                        I would have been getting in touch with the policeman's supervisor in a heartbeat.

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