Classes are divided according to the degree of disabilty. From grade 1 for those who have the highest level of disability to grade 5 for the athletes who have the least.
In grade 1 and 2 , the competitor can choose either walk only or walk and trot. Each rider makes their own choice, and all the riders compete against each other. In grade 3 , the programmes include walk and a more continuous trot section. In grade 4 , the programme includes walk, trot and canter, In grade 5 , the programmes include all the gaits and movements such as open, closed and counter canter, The Para-Equestrian Dressage takes place at Heden Arena.