Department updates in Main Para Dressage

  • 7 Jul 2023
    FEI Tack, Equiment and Dress Database and FEI TackApp

    Following the successful launch of the FEI Tack, Equipment & Dress Database and its mobile version the FEI TackApp, the FEI would like to provide the community with an update and clarification, following several queries received from different stakeholder groups.


    The FEI Tack, Equipment & Dress Database is still in its first phase of development, as tack, equipment and dress items are currently being entered into the system. This entails uploading existing tack, equipment and dress items with accompanying photographs and/or videos across all FEI disciplines and marking them as “Permitted”, “Not Permitted”, “Not Applicable”, with exceptions where required.


    Due to the high number of tack that is being used, or is attempted to be used, in FEI Competitions, this first phase of populating the Database will continue in the following months. Please note that pending items, which have not yet had their designation processed by the FEI, are temporarily marked as “Not Applicable (N/A)”. The FEI is currently developing an additional designation “Pending Review”, which will be used for those items so that the “N/A” designation can be used for items that are truly Not Applicable, i.e. not used in certain FEI disciplines.


    This first phase is the most time consuming and once concluded, the number of new items being uploaded to the Database will diminish significantly. Once the first phase is concluded, a thorough review will be carried out to ensure consistency across disciplines and a good quality of photographic and video content. Each time a new item of tack, equipment and dress is added or amended, it will appear in the “Recently Updated” section of the Database.


    Following an FEI decision, all “Not Applicable (N/A)” items which will be marked as “Not Permitted” items, will be uploaded into the Database only once a month i.e. on the first Monday of each month. These items will appear in the “Recently Updated” section of the Database. This will allow all stakeholders to acquaint themselves with any new item that may be relevant to them for upcoming competitions. At a later stage, the FEI aims to develop notification alerts which users will be able to activate for their respective discipline(s), when a new item (marked “Not Permitted”) is added. All other “Permitted” items will be uploaded into the Database on a regular basis. Together with items being amended during the final review, “Permitted” items will also appear in the “Recently Updated” section of the Database.


    The FEI will continue with developing new features of the FEI Tack, Equipment & Dress Database, to further enhance its practicality and usefulness. In the future, FEI Officials and others will be able to submit new items of tack, equipment and dress directly to the FEI via the FEI TackApp for review and eventual designation in the Database.


    In the meantime, we are grateful for your patience while the Database is being populated and perfected. We strive to make the FEI Tack, Equipment & Dress Database and its mobile version, the FEI TackApp, an essential, indispensable and user-friendly tool for FEI Officials, Athletes, their Support Personnel and other stakeholders. 

  • 28 Jun 2023
    FEI Rules Revisions 2023

    The Rules Revision Process 2023 is well underway with the first draft of the proposed changes now available to National Federations and Stakeholders for review and feedback by 16 August 2023 prior to being submitted to the General Assembly for approval in November as per the timeline below: 
    1 March 2023
    National Federations and Stakeholders with whom the FEI has signed an MOU have the opportunity to propose Rules changes as per the FEI Periodical Rules Revision Policy.
    28 June 2023
    The FEI provides National Federations and Stakeholders with the first Draft of proposed Rules change.
    The 1st Draft of proposed Rules changes Memos as well as the Templates to provide feedback by 16 August 2023 can be found HERE. ONLY proposals submitted online on the Rules Revision Platform using the respective Templates will be accepted.
    16 August 2023
    National Federations and Stakeholders are given seven weeks to review the first Draft and the proposed amendments in this first Draft and make comments and/or propose any changes in relation to the first Draft.
    24 October 2023
    Final Draft of the proposed Rules changes is provided to National Federations and Stakeholders.
    20 November 2023
    Rules Session at FEI General Assembly in Mexico City (MEX).
    21 November 2023
    Voting of Rules at the FEI General Assembly.

    For more information on the FEI Rules Revision processes and timelines, click here.

    If you have any questions please contact the FEI Director Governance & Institutional Affairs at

  • 21 Jun 2023
    Elections & Appointments 2023

    The names of candidates vetted by the FEI Nominations Committee for the Elections & Appointments 2023 are available on For the positions to be elected by the FEI General Assembly 2023, the candidacy files can also be consulted.

    The open positions are:

    •    Chair of Regional Group III – Board Member
    •    Chair of Regional Group VII – Board Member
    •    Chair of Driving Technical Committee – Board Member
    •    Chair of FEI Tribunal
    •    Members of FEI Tribunal
    •    Member of Audit & Compliance Committee
    •    Members of Nominations Committee, all Regional Groups

    •    Member of Jumping Committee          
    •    Member of Dressage Committee
    •    Member of Para Equestrian Committee     
    •    Member of Eventing Committee      
    •    Member of Driving Committee      
    •    Member of Vaulting Committee            
    •    Members of Veterinary Committee
    •    Member of Medical Committee
    Should you have any questions regarding the FEI Elections & Appointments 2023, please contact the Director of Governance & Institutional Affairs, Francisco Lima.

  • 6 Jun 2023
    Course for FEI Officials applications 2024

    The FEI Sports and Veterinary Department would like to draw your attention to the application deadline to host FEI Transfer Up or CES (FEI Competency-based Evaluation System) Maintenance Courses in 2024.


    We kindly ask you to download the relevant application & budget forms, which can be accessed via the links provided below, and to send them to the FEI via the corresponding email address also provided below, no later than the 31 July 2023.

    Discipline Email Documents
    Para Dressage
    Driving & Para

    Should you have any questions regarding the administration of our courses, please contact the relevant FEI Sport or Veterinary Department who will be able to assist you.

  • 20 Apr 2023
    Stakeholder consultation for Para Dressage Tests – 2025 & Para Dressage Qualification Criteria

    The Para Equestrian Technical Committee have tasked the Para Dressage Tests Working Group to develop a new set of tests to be in use from 1 January 2025.

    The level of competition at CPEDI3* and above has risen in the time since the tests were last updated for 2017, so the working group will be tasked to update the Para Grand Prix tests (used for CPEDI3* and above), and to then see if changes are needed to have a structured progression of technical levels in CPEDI1* and CPEDI2*.

    Stakeholder input is always an integral part of the test update process, so that the group can be made aware of expectations and suggestions for the changes to be made.

    We ask National Federations please send the Para Dressage Tests Survey 2025 out to Athletes, Coaches, Judges and Classifiers to have the maximum input from stakeholders before the Working Group get underway.

    You can either click on the following link or copy and paste it to your browser -

    Para Dressage Qualification Criteria

    Following some questions, we would like to clarify the qualification criteria in Para Dressage from CPEDI2* to CPEDI3*.

    All new athletes wishing to compete in a CPEDI3* must reach a qualifying score of 60% in any test at a CPEDI2*, or CDI1* or above. Scores achieved in CDIs must have been obtained in the 12 months prior to the Athletes first appearance in a CPEDI3*. Athletes who had competed in CPEDI3* events prior to 2023 are automatically qualified to compete at that level.

    We would like to emphasise that it is the responsibility of the Athlete’s NF to make sure that Athletes are qualified for CPEDI3* events.  

  • 16 Mar 2023
    FEI Board Resolutions, 15 March 2023 - Para Dressage

    CPEDI3* Qualification Criteria for 2023
    The Board approved the modifications to the Para Dressage Qualification Requirements for CPEDI3* Events, allowing athletes to achieve a minimum score of 60% in a CDI1* (or above). Scores achieved in a CDI must have been obtained in the 12 months prior to the athlete’s first appearance in a CPEDI3*.
    The updated Requirements will be published here.

  • 31 Jan 2023
    FEI Board Resolutions 31 January 2023 - Para Dressage

    The FEI Board held its first teleconference of 2023 on 31 January. The main resolutions taken on this occasion are listed below.


    FEI Para Dressage World Challenge Rules 2023 – Update

    The Board approved minor modifications to the FEI Para Dressage World Challenge Rules 2023.
    The updated rules will be published here.

    FEI Para Dressage Rules Update*
    Emergency Board Resolution*

    The Board approved a modification to Article 8441 of the FEI Para Dressage Rules for 2023 to allow Organising Committee to appoint a minimum of two Level 1 FEI Stewards or above in addition to a minimum Level 3 Chief Steward for CPEDI3*.
    The updated rules will be published here.

  • 24 Jan 2023
    FEI Para Dressage National Classifier Survey

    The FEI Para Dressage Department would like to collect information on National Classifiers around the world. Therefore, we would be grateful if you could provide us with the following information regarding your National Classifiers:

    • How many active National Classifiers do you have in your country? (active = classifying in the last four (4) years)
    • Is your National Federation trying to increase the numbers of Classifiers?
    • Have you held a National Classifier Course in the last four (4) years? If yes, what year did you run it?
    • Are you planning to run a National Classifier Course in the next twelve (12) months? If yes, when?

    To reply to the short survey please click here.

    For more information about the Para Classifiers Education System, please consult the Education System for Para Dressage Officials page.

    If you are interested in developing Para Dressage in your country, please consult the FEI Para Dressage World Challenge page, which was launched this year.

    We thank you in advance for your collaboration.

  • 22 Dec 2022
    Latest information about Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    As 2022 draws to a close, we are pleased to bring to your attention the latest information on preparations for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    The attached document contains detailed updates on:

    - Paris 2024 Equestrian Delivery Entity: Appointment of GL Events Equestrian Sport
    - Jumping Co-Course Designers for Paris 2024 Olympic Games
    - Eventing Course Designer Pierre Le Goupil Paris 2024
    - Competition schedule for Paris 2024 Olympic Games
    - Eventing Horse Inspection

    - Paris 2024 Olympic Games
    - Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

    - Qualification systems for Paris 2024 Olympic Games
    - FEI Olympic Group Qualification Events (Jumping, Dressage, Eventing)
    - Paris 2024 Paralympic Games - Para Dressage Qualification System


    Accreditation FOR HORSE OWNERS


    We hope you find this information useful and take the opportunity to wish a very Happy and Merry Holiday Season!

  • 21 Dec 2022
    FEI Para Dressage Challenge pilot phase launches in 2023

    The FEI Para Equestrian Committee, together with FEI Solidarity and the relevant Sport Department, are pleased to inform you of the introduction of the FEI Para Dressage Challenge, effective as of January 2023. This first edition will be proposed as a “pilot” phase throughout 2023.

    The format is designed to offer three different levels of Competition, ranging from Beginner to Advanced. For the Beginner and Foundation levels, the Para Dressage tests will be below the first level required at international Para Dressage events, and for the Advanced level the lower Para Dressage test from CPEDI1* events will be used. All Para Dressage test are available on the dedicated page of

    The FEI Para Equestrian Committee hopes that this new programme will help new NFs develop Para Equestrian activities in their region.

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