As our team prepares for the Sacramento International Horse Show, September 27 – October 8, we have important information to share with you regarding our safety protocols. Our updated policies are available on the homempage of our website – click the bio security button. 


Updated 09/01/2023

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS: As per USEF GR844.1, all horses are required to have proof of vaccination for Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis) within six months prior to entering the grounds. If you have competed at a West Palms Events show this summer and your vaccinations are current, we have your records on file and you do not need to resubmit them. If not, or if your vaccinations have expired, email them to [email protected].

HORSES COMING FROM AFFECTED COUNTIES: Any horse that has been in the following counties (see list below) within the 14 days before their arrival at Murieta Equestrian Center for the Sacramento Welcome Week or the Sacramento International Horse Show will be required to have an arrival appointment and will have a required onsite VS inspection. They will also need a CVI (Certificate of Veterinary Inspection) completed on an official state form which has been issued within 14 days of arrival and current three day temperature logs. They will be assigned temperature cards at the show and are required to keep temperatures posted twice daily for all horses. Affected counties: Fresno, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. This list is subject to change. If your horses are coming from an affected county, please send an email to [email protected], to set up your arrival appointment.

ALL OTHER HORSES: All other horses, those who have not been in an affected county in the 14 days before their arrival at MEC for the Sacramento Welcome Week or the Sacramento International Horse Show are not required to have a CVI, arrival examination, arrival appointment or temperature logs.

RECENTLY IMPORTED HORSES: All recently imported horses must have a temperature log for the ten days prior to the show.

Due to the severity of equine health cases, the paperwork that will be required to bring horses to the Sacramento Welcome Week and Sacramento International Horse Shows will be considered truthful and factual. In the event of any non-compliance of these protocols, we will refuse further entries from all related horses and we will inform USEF for further disciplinary action. Failure to remain in compliance with these required protocols will result in horses not being allowed on the showgrounds.

Our Equine Health Coordinator is available to answer any questions related to our horse health policies at [email protected] note that there are inherent risks when traveling and competing with horses. It is critical to mitigate these risks by following Best Practices. We are counting on everyone’s cooperation with all the protocols we are putting in place to run a safe horse show for all.

Best of luck to all our competitors!

Thank you,

Caroline Jones

Show Manager
[email protected]