Para dressage

Athletes classified into five grades (1–5) depending on their levels of mobility, strength and coordination. Grade 1 tests are ridden in walk, grade 2 and 3 include walk and trot, and grade 4 and 5 are comprised of walk, trot, canter and lateral work. 

To assist them during their tests, riders may use additional aids such as looped reins or callers, and can enlist 'friend' horses to stand just outside the arena to help the competing horse stay relaxed. The aim is to ensure that all riders within a grade are competing on as level a playing field as possible. i8g

At senior championship level, para dressage is contested at European, World and Paralympic level. 

The World Class Programme is designed to provide a targeted approach to British athletes demonstrating high potential in the equestrian Olympic and Paralympic sports, including para dressage, by offering the right support and environment to enable them to realise their medal winning potential. There are four levels to the World Class programme...

  • Podium
  • Podium Pathway
  • Podium Potential
  • Podium Potential Pathway

Podium

  • Natasha
    Baker MBE
  • Sophie
    Christiansen OBE
  • Nicky
    Greenhill
  • Erin
    Orford
  • Sir Lee
    Pearson
  • Sophie
    Wells MBE
  • Georgia
    Wilson

Podium Potential

  • Charlotte
    Cundall
  • Mari
    Durward-Akhurst
  • Diane
    Green
  • Izzy
    Palmer
  • Julie
    Payne
  • Amanda
    Shirtcliffe
  • Marcelle
    Ward

Podium Potential Pathway

  • Gabriella
    Blake
  • Kyrby
    Brown
  • Rowan
    Crosby
  • Alicia
    Griffiths
  • Jessica
    Phillips
  • Katie
    Radzik
  • Leonie
    Saffy