KURLAND EVENTING

Entries close: 1st June 2016

Standards: EV70 EV80 EV90 Ev100 FEI CNC1* CNC 2* CCN 1*
(Pony classes Ev70 – Ev90)

Link to Eventing SA for the Schedule and Entry Form

PRESS RELEASE RE AHS FROM WESTERN CAPE GOVERNMENT

No new cases of African Horse Sickness; containment zone revised

No new cases of African Horse Sickness have been detected in the Western Cape, resulting in a revision to the movement restrictions.

Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today (26 April 2016) announced the new borders of the containment zone.

“Movement restrictions are still in force within a smaller containment area surrounding the farm where the case was detected. No movement of horses into, out of, through or within the containment area will be allowed without a movement permit from a state veterinarian,” said Minister Winde.

The revised containment zone is as follows:

  • The eastern border of the containment area follows the border of the AHS surveillance zone from the Jonkershoek area along the Limietberg mountain range to the Voëlvlei dam. The boundary then extends westwards past the southern end of the Voëlvlei dam to the R46, which it follows through Hermon, Riebeeck Kasteel and to Malmesbury.
  • The western border of the containment area follows the R302 southwards until it intersects with the R304, which it follows into Stellenbosch and along Bird St until the intersection with Merriman Ave. The southern border follows Merriman Ave, Martinson Rd and Jonkershoek Rd to the east, through the Jonkershoek Valley and up the escarpment until it meets with the border of the AHS surveillance zone. The roads that make up the borders of the containment area are not included in the movement restrictions, and transport of horses along these roads is permitted.

Revised AHS containment zone-26 April 2016.

Minister Winde said the vets launched a surveillance programme immediately after the incident was reported.

“An initial census and surveillance programme by state vets in the area surrounding the affected property was performed to determine the extent of the outbreak. All properties on which horses are kept within 5km of the index farm were visited and approximately 200 horses sampled. About 90% of results have been received to date, all of which have been negative for AHS virus. Surveillance activities within the containment area are continuing. Part of this includes investigating the source of the infection, which has not yet been established.”

Private veterinarians in the affected area have also been requested to inform the state vets of any suspected AHS cases or cases indicative of infectious disease both within the containment area and within the AHS surveillance zone.

Prevention measures include:

  • Horse owners are encouraged to stable their horses from two hours before sunset to two hours after dawn to decrease the risk of the vector of the disease having contact with their horses;
  • Vets also appeal to owners to use a registered insect repellent on their horses during the vector feeding periods as indicated above;
  • Further protection of the stabled horses can be attained by covering all stable openings with 80-100% shade cloth.

Any owner within the AHS surveillance zone detecting illness in horses involving unexplained fever, swelling of the head and neck and difficulty breathing should report the case to their local State Veterinarian as quickly as possible. Contact details of regional state veterinary offices can be found on www.elsenburg.com.

An interactive map of the containment area can be obtained at www.elsenburg.com/vetepi under the Maps tab.

Permit applications should be made to authorised veterinarian Dr Camilla Weyer at: camillaweyer@gmail.com.

LINK TO THE AMENDED CONTAINMENT ZONE


For media queries, kindly contact:

Bronwynne Jooste
Spokesperson: Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities
Responsible for Tourism, Economic Development and Agriculture
Western Cape Government

Tel: 021 483 3550
Cell: 060 970 4301
Email: bronwynne.jooste@westerncape.gov.za
Website: www.elsenburg.com
Twitter: bronwynnejooste

GEORGE EVENTING MAY

PLEASE NOTE THAT CURRENTLY THERE IS NO EV100 CLASS HOWEVER IF THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST – GEORGE IS WILLING TO DO AN EV100 PLEASE MAIL:  jennypott@mweb.co.za

JUNIORS & PONY RIDERS:   The Western Cape Teams will only be selected AFTER the George Eventing Show and the results from this show will be taken into consideration for Team Selection !!

Link to the Show information on Eventing SA :

JUNIOR AND PONY RIDER TEAMS

PLEASE NOTE:

The 2016 Junior and Pony Rider teams will only be selected after the George Eventing Show in May.

Results from the May George Eventing Show will be taken into consideration for team selection.

Team forms will be posted once they have been signed off by the Western Cape Equestrian Federation

SDRC ARENA EVENTING

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS SHOW PLEASE FOLLOW LINK BELOW FOR PREVIOUS POST:

INFORMATION RE ARENA EVENTING

SCHEDULE:

05.SDRC-ARENA-EVENTING