Department updates in Main Para Dressage

  • 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.

  • 8 Dec 2022
    FEI Board Resolutions, 6 December 2022

    The FEI Board held its monthly teleconference on 6 December. The main resolution related to Para Dressage taken on this occasion is listed below.

    Para Dressage
    Para Dressage World Ranking List Rules 2023

    The Board approved the Para Dressage World Ranking List Rules for 2023 with the modification to the maternity leave provisions as outlined above.

    The updated rules are available here.

  • 23 Nov 2022
    Classification for Athletes with vision impairment

    The FEI, in cooperation with the Organiser of the CPEDI 3* Waregem (BEL) and the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA), is pleased to inform you that Para Equestrian Athletes with vision impairments will have the opportunity to be internationally classified in Waregem on 19 April 2023.
    No fee will be charged to athletes attending this particular Classification Evaluation.
    National Federations are kindly requested to submit their VI Classification requests to the Para Dressage Department by Wednesday, 8 March 2023 at the latest with the following documents:

    • The FEI Classification Request Form
    • The FEI Consent for Classification Form
    • The IBSA Medical Diagnostics Form completed by a registered ophthalmologist.

    All of the above forms can be found on the FEI Para Equestrian Classification webpage and must be completed in full, legibly and in English or with a signed translation in copy. All Athletes, including Athletes with a Review status, must supply all of the above documents, which must be current, i.e. completed in the last 12 months.

    Please also note if the Athlete will be competing at the CPEDI 3* Waregem (BEL) and will require transportation to the Classification Evaluation.

  • 26 Oct 2022
    FEI Secretary General approves FEI Calendar 2023

    We are pleased to inform you that the FEI Secretary General has approved the FEI Calendar for 2023 for all disciplines. It can be consulted online in the FEI Database.

    In accordance with the FEI General Regulations, Article 112 Official Calendar, National Federations (NFs) had until 1 October 2022 at the latest to send in applications and modifications to CIs taking place in 2023 to the Secretary General. The Secretary General approves the official Calendar for the following year.

    Approval of the 5* Jumping Calendar for 2024 is scheduled for late November/early December 2022 but could be postponed should the FEI General Assembly in Cape Town (RSA) approve FEI’s proposal to change the deadline for receipt of applications for 5* to 1 May (the year before the Event takes place).

    In addition, the Secretary General has extended the measure taken on 28 February 2022 to remove all international equestrian events in Russia and Belarus from the FEI Calendar. As a consequence, no FEI events will be accepted/entered in either country in the FEI Calendar for 2023.

    The other measures approved by the FEI Executive Board in February remain in place, as follows:

    • Cancellation or relocation of Officials’ course scheduled to be held in Russia and Belarus (if any);
    • Freezing all FEI Solidarity projects planned for/ongoing in Russia and Belarus; and
    • Cancellation of any other FEI activities scheduled to take place in Russia and Belarus.

    Detailed information on the decision taken by the FEI Executive Board on 28 February is available here.

    The Secretary General has also confirmed that the FEI Board’s Emergency Board Resolution of 2 March 2022 prohibiting all Russian and Belarusian Athletes, Horses and Officials from participating in FEI Events remains in place until further notice.

    Should you have any questions, please send an email to

  • 14 Oct 2022
    FEI Hybrid General Assembly 2022 - Agenda & Annexes / Recruitment begins for new FEI Director Dressage, Para Dressage & Vaulting

    FEI Hybrid General Assembly 2022 - Agenda & Annexes
    We are pleased to inform you that the Agenda & Annexes for the FEI Hybrid General Assembly taking place in Cape Town (RSA) from 10 to 13 November 2022, have been published in the GA hub on

    You will also find the supporting documents for the FEI Sessions (Equine Ethics & Wellbeing Commission; General Regulations & Calendar related proposals; Rules Session; and, Paris 2024 Rules) to be held on 12 November also available in the Meeting Documents section of the GA hub.

    For further information on the FEI Hybrid General Assembly 2022, visit the GA hub and don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

    Recruitment begins for new FEI Director Dressage, Para Dressage & Vaulting
    The FEI is looking to recruit a new Director for the Dressage, Para Dressage & Vaulting Department to replace outgoing Director Bettina De Rham, who will be leaving at the end of the year to explore new horizons and to whom we wish all the very best and thank for her many years of service.

    The detailed job description can be found here and the FEI encourages NFs and Associate Members to share this news with relevant professionals that meet the requirements of this important role.   

    The deadline to apply is 25 November 2022.

  • 13 Oct 2022
    Draft Schedules 2023 now available online

    The new and updated Draft Schedules 2023, to be used for all international events taking place next year, are now available on
    Below you will find the direct links to the schedules for each discipline as well as the relevant contact email should you require further information and/or assistance:
    Click here for Jumping // Person in charge : and/or
    Click here for Dressage // Person in charge:
    Click here for Para Dressage // Person in charge:
    Click here for Eventing // Contact email:
    Click here for Vaulting // Person in charge:
    Click here for Driving // Contact email:
    Click here for Endurance // Contact email:

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