Para-Equestrian Driving

“Horses were driven long before they were ridden. As vehicles have eliminated the need for horses as a primary form of transportation, Driving has turned into a fast-growing sports discipline”

What is Para Driving?
Para Driving consists of drivers sitting on a vehicle drawn by a single horse or pony while facing three trials – dressage, marathon and obstacle driving. Since 2006 Para Driving has fully joined the ranks of the other 7 FEI disciplines with national and international competitions in Driving for individuals with a disability. A Para Driver is classified into one of two grades according to his or her functional ability to ensure a level playing field.

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Competition Venue and Testing
All rules and regulations with regards to competition venues and testing are governed by the same principles as other disciplines. The General Regulations, Statutes and Discipline rules that are available on this site apply. The formula for the shows is the same as for standard Driving with Dressage, Marathon, Cones/Obstacles phases.
A dedicated page is available for FEI Classification details and documentation. Please click here.

Competitors must wear the appropriate equipment as stipulated in the classification manual, and are only permitted the use of special equipment when this has been formally documented and approved.
Main competitions
FEI World & Continental Championships