May 24, 2023Golden State Dressage & Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) Virus Impact 

Due to the outbreak of the vesicular stomatitis virus in San Diego and Riverside counties, USEF has issued new biosecurity protocols that will affect all USEF shows in California and our show. Showing has NOT been shut down in California. The affected premises in Riverside and San Diego counties have been quarantined. We will all need to adhere to a set of biosecurity protocols in order to continue showing.

Biosecurity Protocols

1)     Temperature logs for two times per day temps will be sent out before the show and need to be presented when you arrive at the facility. Please start taking temps on Friday June 9th and continue to take temps while on the show grounds.

2)     You must obtain a health certificate from your vet 2 to 5 days before you depart from your facility. The certificate needs to include the following statement from your vet: “I have examined the animal(s) represented on this certificate of veterinary inspection and have found no clinical signs of vesicular stomatitis and they have not originated from a premises under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis.”

3)     A vet or vet technician will meet you at the gate of Rancho Murieta and will examine your horses for any signs of the virus (signs of lesions around the mouth). This will mean limited days/hours for arrival at the show. Those hours TBD and will be announced.

Stabling will be spread out as much as possible to keep groups of horses separated.

You can find the regularly updated CDFA info on the outbreak here:

CDFA – AHFSS – AHB – Vesicular Stomatitis (

The info from USEF is here:

USEF Biosecurity Vesicular Stomatitis Alert & Webinar | US Equestrian

Here is a fact sheet from CDFA about the disease:

Vesicular Stomatitis Factsheet (

Both CDS and I are continuing forward with plans for the CDS Northern California Junior Championships and the national show.  The situation is evolving, and I will strive to keep you informed of any changes asap.

Some people may not be comfortable with showing under these conditions. You can always request a refund of your entry before the close of entries on Friday June 2nd at 11:59PM by emailing me at [email protected] . The refund will come through your credit card used to pay for entries through Equestrian Entries. The Equestrian Entries surcharge is not refundable.

If you have friends that are thinking of entering the show please share this information with them.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Jan