FEI Classification

With the idea of creating opportunities for all people with disabilities to compete and achieve their goals in equestrian sport, athletes are classified according to the level of their disability/impairment so as to provide for meaningful competition. 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. 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 Classification documents
FEI Para Equestrian Classification Rules (you will be redirected)
FEI Manual for Classifiers (you will be redirected)
FEI Classification Request Form (updated 30 November 2018)
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)
Classification Master List of active Para Driving Athletes  (updated 20 September 2023)
FEI Classification Protest Form
FEI Classification Appeal Form

For more details, please visit the FEI Classification page in Para Dressage.