Department updates in Main Para Dressage

  • 16 Sep 2021
    Olympic and Paralympic Games - Watch on Replay

    With the Olympic and Paralympic Games behind us, not everyone was able to follow all the sporting action which took place in Equestrian. Should you who have missed out on certain competitions, or wish to see some of your favourite performances again, then you will be happy to hear that you can watch everything on replay! 
     
    The Equestrian Olympic replay of competitions can be found here.
     
    The Equestrian Paralympic replay of competitions can be found here.

  • 28 Apr 2021
    Classification Athlete Evaluation at a Non-Competition Venue for Para Dressage Athletes in Myerscough (GBR) on 22 May 2021

    The FEI, in cooperation with the British Equestrian Federation, is pleased to inform you that Para Dressage Athletes will have the opportunity to be internationally classified at a Non-Competition Venue in Myerscough (GBR) on 22 May 2021 in connection with the National Event taking place. This Classification will be reserved for Athletes who require Classification to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Information on Observation Assessment will be available following the FEI Board meeting on 4 May 2021.

    National Federations are kindly requested to submit the Classification requests to Laetitia Gilliéron by 3 May 2021 with the relevant Classification documents which can be found in Inside.FEI.org and must be completed in full, legibly and in English or with a signed translation in copy.

    For any questions, please contact the FEI Para Dressage department.  

  • 8 Mar 2021
    FEI speaks to the Para Dressage Podcast about Tokyo 2020, Classification, the future and that special bond

    The Para Dressage Podcast was launched in August 2020 and is hosted by the FEI's Para Dressage correspondent, Rob Howell.
    Every few weeks Rob talks to a member of the Para Dressage community, from Paralympic champions to upcoming stars of the sport.
    Tune into this latest episode where Rob puts listeners' questions to some of the FEI's key Para Equestrian spokespersons and pioneers: FEI Secretary General and President of APSO Sabrina Ibáñez; Director for Para Dressage Bettina De Rham; and Chair of the FEI Para Equestrian Committee Amanda Bond.

  • 12 Feb 2021
    FEI 2021 Rules Explainer Videos now available on FEI Campus

    The FEI Education & Officials Department have recently published explainer videos for the major FEI Dressage & Para-Dressage 2021 Rule changes.

    These videos are mainly aimed at Officials and Athletes who are required to be up-to-date with the different rules. For the wider audience these videos will serve a rather informative purpose, providing a deeper understanding of our sport. The goal of these short videos is to highlight the most impactful rule changes and their rationale in each discipline, as well as more general regulations including the Equine Anti-Doping Controlled Medication Regulations and the Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes which underwent a full review in 2020.

    Here are the direct links to the below listed videos on FEI Campus by clicking on the relevant name:

  • 11 Feb 2021
    FEI 2021 Rules Explainer Videos now available on FEI Campus

    The FEI Education & Officials Department have recently published explainer videos for the major FEI Para Dressage 2021 Rule changes.

    These videos are mainly aimed at Officials and Athletes who are required to be up-to-date with the different rules. For the wider audience these videos will serve a rather informative purpose, providing a deeper understanding of our sport. The goal of these short videos is to highlight the most impactful rule changes and their rationale in each discipline, as well as more general regulations including the Equine Anti-Doping Controlled Medication Regulations and the Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes which underwent a full review in 2020.

    You can access all the videos on FEI Campus by clicking on the relevant discipline pages as well as the Veterinary hub. Here are the direct links to:

    FEI Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes Changes 2021

  • 29 Jan 2021
    Para Equestrian Classification in 2021

    The Para Equestrian Technical Committee and Classification Working Group have worked hard to try to make Classification accessible to Athletes during the Covid-19 Pandemic and following the FEI Covid-19 Guidelines for Para Dressage Events. Although the aim is to run Classification fully as per the rules, it is acknowledged that this may not be possible for all Events and for all athletes. A list of exemptions was drawn up and approved by the FEI Board to try and make Classification available for as many Athletes as possible. Athletes aiming to be qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be prioritised in this endeavour. This list can be found published here.

     

    We would like to make it clear that, although certain exemptions have been approved by the FEI Board, they are to be considered on an Event by Event and Athlete by Athlete basis, and some Athlete’s circumstances may not allow for the exemptions to be carried out. Classification must remain fair and safe for all Athletes and Classifiers. The FEI will aim to make Classification a possibility for as many Athletes as possible, especially amongst those qualifying for Tokyo 2020, but cannot guarantee that this will be possible for all.

     

    We ask that National Federations keep track of the Classification requirements of their Athletes, to communicate any requirements in advance with the Para Dressage Department, and to be aware that with the situation changing quickly some Events may have last minute alterations in the schedule which alter the possibility to hold Classification.

  • 15 Dec 2020
    International Classification for Para Equestrian Athletes with Vision Impairment in Waregem (BEL) on 21 April 2021

    The FEI, in cooperation with the Belgian Paralympic Committee and the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA), is pleased to inform you that Para Equestrian Athletes (both Dressage and Driving) with Vision Impairments will have the opportunity to be internationally classified in Waregem (BEL) on 21 April 2021 in connection with the CPEDI3* Waregem (BEL).
     
    No fee will be charged to athletes attending this particular IBSA Classification.
     
    National Federations are kindly requested to submit the Vision Impairment Classification requests to Chloe Harty by Wednesday 10 March 2021 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 in Inside.FEI.org 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.

  • 3 Aug 2020
    Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Competition Schedule for 2021 Confirmed

    The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) has confirmed the Paralympic Games Competition Schedule for 2021. For Para Dressage, the competition dates have been moved forward by one day so as to mirror the 2020 daily schedule. The Para Dressage events which were due to start on Thursday 27 August 2020 and finish on Saturday 29 August 2020 will now run from Thursday 26 August 2021 to Monday 30 August 2021. There are also some minor modifications to the starting times.

     

    The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic equestrian timetable for 2021 can be viewed here on the FEI’s Paralympic hub.

  • 20 May 2020
    Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Qualification Systems

    The IPC has confirmed that all National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) that have been allocated a quota place (team or individual) will retain that quota place for the rescheduled Tokyo Paralympic Games (24 August to 5 September 2021).

    Taking the postponement of the Games into consideration and the fact that a 1 January 2018 start date for the qualification period would mean the window for qualification would be more than three years (longer than we normally have for Games and FEI Championships), the following modifications are proposed to the Athletes Eligibility section:

     

    • Revising the revised start date to 1 January 2019 and extending the deadline to 5 July 2021 to ensure that all Nations get sufficient chances to achieve the MERs and that all Nations have access to Events despite the current issues due to Covid 19.

     

    The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Qualification system is available on the FEI website here and the IPC has also published the qualification system here.

     

    We are awaiting IOC and IPC approval for the Olympic and Paralympic Regulations and these will then be submitted to the FEI Board for final approval at its meeting next month (23-25 June). National Federations will be notified immediately afterwards and the Olympic and Paralympic Regulations will also be published on the FEI website.

  • 4 Jun 2019
    Para Equestrian Forum 2019 - Lamotte Beuvron (FRA) recap

    Over 70 participants representing 23 National Federations attended the FEI Para Equestrian Forum 2019 in Lamotte-Beuvron (FRA) from 25-26 May, where a number of key topics were presented, discussed and debated. 
    The Forum, which was hosted by the Fédération Francaise d’Equitation (FFE), was opened by their Secretary General Frédéric Bouix followed by Paralympic athlete Rodolpho Riskalla from Brazil, setting the scene and tone for productive discussions and meetings throughout the weekend. 

    Moderated by FEI Para Equestrian Committee Chair Amanda Bond, some of the key topics explored during the Forum were: Classification and the FEI’s Classification Research Project; Tokyo 2020 preparations and climate mitigation; Athlete Welfare and Safeguarding; Coaching from grass roots to International level; Compensating Aids; Para Driving; and an update on FEI Education for Officials. Interactive workshops on the FEI Competition structure, the development of the sport at all levels, in new nations and specifically for the youth demographic were also held.

    For more information about the forum please click here.

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