2017 Para-Equestrian Dressage Calendar and FEI Grade Name Changes and Tests

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Following an exciting 2016 Rio Paralympics for the United States, the U.S.  Para-Equestrian Dressage riders are looking forward to 2017. The FEI recently announced changes to the Para-Dressage Grade names in addition to new FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Tests. The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced the 2017 Para-Dressage Calendar, making 2017 an exciting year. The show season begins with a CPEDI3* in Wellington, FL, January 19 – 22, 2017; followed by an additional CPEDI3* in Wellington, FL, March 9-12, 2017; then the CPEDI3* in Rancho Murieta, CA, June 15-18, 2017; and finally the USEF Para Equestrian Dressage National Championship Sponsored by Deloitte September 14-17, 2017. The new Para-Dressage Grade names will not change a riders classification they are strictly name changes. Grade 1a is now Grade 1; Grade 1b is now called Grade 2; Grade II is Grade 3; Grade III is Grade 4; Grade IV is Grade 5; and Grade V is Grade 6. For more information about the FEI discipline of Para-Equestrian Dressage please visit http://www.fei.org/disciplines/para-equestrian-dressage or visit USEF at

https://www.usef.org/_IFrames/breedsdisciplines/discipline/allparaequestrian/hpparaEquestrian.aspx. For riders interested in the Standard and non standard compensating aids summary please visit http://inside.fei.org/system/files/Standard%20and%20Non%20Standard%20Compensating%20Aids%20Summary%202016.pdf. For the classification request form please visithttp://inside.fei.org/system/files/FEI%20Classification%20Request%20Form%20for%20FEI%20Para%20equestrian%20Competition.pdf.

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NEW FEI PARA-DRESSAGE TESTS

U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage 2017 Calendar of Events
January 19 – 22, 2017, CPEDI3* Wellington, FL
March 9-12, 2017, CPEDI3* Wellington, FL
June 15-18, 2017, CPEDI3* Rancho Murieta, CA
September 14-17, 2017, CPEDI3* and USEF Para Equestrian Dressage National Championship Sponsored by Deloitte Tryon, NC
Para-Equestrian Dressage Tests
New tests for 2017 and beyond *note change in grade level names There is NO change to your previous classification*
Grade 1a=Grade 1
Grade 1b=Grade 2
Grade II= Grade 3
Grade III= Grade 4
Grade IV=Grade 5
Grade V=Grade 6
 
Photo Credit: Lindsay Y. McCall
About the United States Para-Equestrian Association:

 

The United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) includes every recognized equestrian discipline that is practiced by athletes with an eligible physical impairment with a focus on Paralympic Equestrian Sports. . The USPEA is a network of current and past athletes, owners, officials, event organizers, and equestrian enthusiasts. The Association assists athletes to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Disciplines of Para-Equestrian.

USPEA was created to fill a need to assist Para Equestrian disciplines when they came under the governance of the FEI.  While Para Equestrian disciplines were originally segregated, they now are integrated in international sport.  As each individual Para Equestrian discipline develops, it is USPEA’s mission to always serve as an advisory resource with the ultimate goal that the established able-bodied discipline affiliate will integrate within their organization.

In 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status and became a recognized International affiliate association of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) working together to grow the FEI recognized disciplines by helping to provide press, educational information, symposiums and competition opportunities for athletes with eligible physical impairments.

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