Equine MediRecord Partners With Ballindenisk International 

April 20, 2023

Nicola Wilson riding Bulana, winner of the CIC3*S at Ballindenisk International Horse Trials in 2019 (Photo with kind permission of Irish Eventing Times)

To Make the Event a Leader in Equine Biosecurity Compliance

EMR Press Release

CORK, Ire.—Kildare-based Equine MediRecord will be deploying their revolutionary software platform for all the horses taking part in this year’s Ballindenisk International. This will include a new version of the Equine MediRecord platform to help all the horses and athletes competing at the event to comply with heightened bio-security rules for this year’s event where horses’ information will be checked in advance of the horses arriving at the event instead of once they have already arrived at Ballindenisk.

Having vaccine and other records submitted in advance of the horses entering the event grounds helps to ensure the biosecurity of the event. There have been a number of outbreaks of equine diseases at European equine events over the past number of years which could be reduced by having the records inspected in advance.

The platform will support the highly prestigious Ballindenisk Spring International. The Ballindenisk Spring International is the first international event on the Irish Eventing Calendar and with the upcoming Senior European Championships taking place later this year, Ballindenisk will provide one of a small number of qualifying events. For this reason, they expect to have some of the world’s top competitors arriving at the venue.  

The Equine MediRecord platform allows for the full veterinary history of the horse to be recorded securely, ensuring the best possible horse welfare as well as aiding with crucial biosecurity procedures. This platform will provide all entrants, trainers and vets, a system to comply with the latest biosecurity measures. This will allow all this information to be collected digitally. Integrity of this information will be ensured using the Equine MediRecord system and itsalgorithms which will guarantee the compliance for all horses who participate before they step off their trailers in Ballindenisk, ensuring the best equine biosecurity.

Equine MediRecord’s platform has seen extensive international traction after its launch only a number of years ago having already amassed an impressive list of clients and users including the Maryland 5 Star, The Saudi Cup, Thoroughbred Owners of California, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, the Arabian Racing Organisation, Pegasus World Cup, Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Last year Equine MediRecord received a multi-million-euro investment from Merits Holdings to become part of their Business Infusions group, the largest equine veterinary software group in the world.

Pierce Dargan (left) and Finlay Dargan at the Saudi Cup. (Deborah Burt photo)

The company sells and maintains a revolutionary software platform which allows for the full veterinary history of the horse to be recorded securely, ensuring the best possible horse welfare as well as aiding with crucial anti-doping and biosecurity procedures. The new system EMR that has been developed for the Ballindenisk International which will automatically inform competing athletes from across Europe of the biosecurity protocols that need to be followed and what documents need to be submitted through the system to allow horses to compete at this year’s Ballindenisk International.

Peter Fell, Owner and Chief Executive of the Ballindenisk International said “We are delighted to have Equine MediRecord come on board as a partner for our event. This system will give our competitors great peace of mind knowing that their horses have the vaccinations permissible for entry to the event, before they even leave home. This should also allow a smooth entry onsite at our venue. Equine MediRecord is leading the way in biosecurity and we hope this will be the start of a much greater thing in Irish Eventing.   

Pierce Dargan, Chief Executive Officer of Equine MediRecord said “We are thrilled about our partnership with the Ballindenisk International. We are excited to deploy this new version of our Equine MediRecord system with Ballindenisk International’s support. We have seen athletes being wary of entering events due to biosecurity concerns. We hope that Ballindenisk leadership in this area will drive adoption of our system by more equine events in Ireland and Europe who want to ensure the best equine biosecurity protocols are being followed at their events.” 

For more on Equine MediRecord, visit www.equinemedirecord.com.

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