Para-Equestrian Dressage

Para-Equestrian Dressage is dressage for riders with disabilities. The competitions are divided into five grades depending on the degree to which the disability affects the riding. The programmes are specially adapted to the different grades, and the rider is given a medical card specifying his or her starting grade. The championship competitions in Para-Equestrian Dressage take place at Heden Arena and entry is free.


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 the competitors only walk. In grade 2, they walk and trot. 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.