FEI Para Forum 2019 Timetable

Note: the timetable may be subject to minor changes.

Saturday 25 May 2019

08:30 - 17:30

08:30 Registration Opens
09:00 Welcome from the Fédération Française d'Equitation, Host of the Para Forum



The Journey of Para Dressage - Rodolpho Riskalla

An Athlete perspective on the past, present and future of the sport of Para Dressage



Where are we now? - Amanda Bond

An update from the Technical Committee on sports demographics and progress to date


Para Driving - what does the future look like? - Fredy Versluys

The principles of the sport, the present and the future for Para Driving

10:45 Coffee break



Latest from FEI Headquarters and Developments in Judging - Bettina de Rham

Including an education update and news on NF engagement. The recommendations of the Dressage Working Group and considerations for Para Dressage.



FEI Education Update - Frank Spadinger

An update from the FEI Director of Education and Officials

12:30 Lunch



Update on FEI Classification - Sharyn Gregory

Latest developments in Classification including Interntional Misrepresentation and Athlete Classificatioin preparation in the lead up to the Paralympic Games



Classification Research Project - Lindsay St George

A summary of the Classification Research project and progress to date

15:00 Coffee break

Practical Interactive Session - David Hamer

Insights from leading Judges, Coaches and Athletes on how to apply the scales of training to gain maximum marks


Group Dinner

 Sunday 26 May 2019

09:00 - 17:00



Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Amanda Bond

Update on preparations and important insights in preparing for the heat and humidity



Human Performance in Hot Climates - Catherine Bollon

Athlete welfare and safeguarding

Ensuring best practice accross Para Equestrian sports

10:30   Coffee break  



Coaching from Grass roots to International

Michel Assouline and Patricia Nadou

Explore how development of coaching programmes are helping to grow and improve Para sport



Compensating Aids Explained - Sharyn Gregory and Juliet Whatley

An explanation of the different categories of compensating aids and how they are approved

12:30   Lunch 

Delegate workshops:
Group 1 - FEI Competition structure

Group 2 - Youth Development

Group 3 - Developing Para Equestrian

15:00 Coffee break
15:15 Outcomes and Actions from the Workshops
16:00 Open Question time