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Para Dressage

Para-Equestrian Dressage is the only Equestrian discipline that is included in the Paralympic Games, where it has been a regular fixture since 1996. With the idea of creating opportunities for all people with impairments to compete and achieve their goals in equestrian sport, athletes are classified according to the level of their impairment so as to provide for meaningful competition. The FEI was one of the first International Federations to govern and regulate a sport for both able-bodied and athletes with impairments.

At the FEI European Championships Para-Dressage riders will compete in 5 grades, depending on their degree of disablement. There are individual and tea medals at stake.

Currently the Dutch Para-Dressage riders are in great shape. During latest FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon they brought home a record of 9 medals. Let’s see how they perform on home soil.