To start competing in para equestrian competitions, you will need to be classified to determine which grade you can compete in. In order to be classified, you must be medically diagnosed with an eligible, permanent medical condition that can be measured objectively by a Para Equestrian Classifier.
Not all physical or visual impairments are eligible. Please refer to the eligibility section for further details.
It's important that you check your elgibility to become classified before sending in an application, read through the Classification Rules document, we have listed helpful pages below.
If you are still unsure whether your impairment will be eligilble for a classification, contact Felicity Towers, firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
Head to the ‘Get classified’ page to get started on your application.
There are many options for you to continue progressing within your chosen discipline:
Riding for the Disabled Association work to support and develop riders, as well as providing opportunities for achievement. Visit the RDA website or contact their main office for more information.
British Dressage offer dispensation for athletes to use compensating aids in able-bodied competitions. There is an application process for this, please contact British Dressage Para Officer, Natasha Pearce, via email or phone 02477 087803 for more information.
The Carriage Driving Sport Group for Drivers with Disabilities is a charity dedicated to supporting drivers with disabilities to reach their aims and goals ranging, from improving their every day driving to competing at the highest level of competition sports driving.