FEI Classification Documentation

The competitor’s mobility, strength and coordination are assessed in order to establish their Classification Profile. People with similar functional ability Profiles are grouped into competition Grades. For Para Dressage the Grades range from Grade I for the most severely impaired, to Grade V for the least impaired. For Para driving the Grades range from Grade I for the most severely impaired, to Grade II for the least impaired. The competition within each Grade can therefore be judged on the skill of the individual competitor on their horse, regardless of the competitor’s impairment.

FEI Calendar of Classification opportunities for Para Equestrian Athletes - Dressage and Driving

Classification for Athlete with physical impairments - the list of classification opportunities can be found published on the FEI Database
(as per the 2020 FEI Para Dressage rules, all CPEDIs will offer physical classification evaluations for Para Equestrian Athletes)

Classification for Athletes with visual impairment 

FEI VI Classification Event - the FEI Classification Events will be announced by NF News in due time

Please contact the Para Dressage Department for any Athletes requiring VI Classification, you will be sent the list of multi-sport Classification opportunities.


FEI Classification documents
FEI Para Equestrian Classification Rules - you will be redirected
FEI Manual for Classifiers - you will be redirected
FEI Classification Master List of Para Dressage athletes - automatic updates
FEI Classification Request Form - updated 10 April 2024
FEI Medical Diagnostic Form (formerly Certificate of Diagnosis) - updated 30 November 2018
FEI Consent for Classification - updated 30 November 2018
FEI Medical Review Request Form for Classification - updated 30 November 2018
Classifiers' report - you will be redirected
Visual Impairment Medical Diagnostics Form
FEI Classification Protest Form
FEI Classification Appeal Form
FEI Compensating Aids documents
FEI Compensating Aids Request Form 
FEI Para Dressage Compensating Aids Guidelines
FEI Para Driving Compensating Aids List