Disciplines: High Performance: Para-Equestrian
2016 Paralympic Games
Qualification & eligibility for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games
Clarification with regards to the difference between "qualification" and "eligibility" that are an essential part of the
qualification procedure for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games is below. We hope the following information will be of use.
"Qualification" describes the first step on the road to the Paralympic Games and means the process of obtaining a starting
slot for a National Paralympic Committee (NPC) at the Paralympic Games. The FEI Paralympic Athletes Ranking List which will
be used to allocate individual starting slots is a ranking list of athletes only (regardless of the horse!).
Once an NPC has qualified for the Paralympic Games and was allocated one or more starting slots, their athletes still need
to obtain an eligibility score which will certify that the athlete/horse combination has the required skills and experience
to compete in the Paralympic Games. The one eligibility score that is required in the process of nominated entries needs to
be obtained by the athlete/horse combination. Please be reminded that scores obtained at CPEDI3* Wellington, CPEDI3* Rancho
Murieta and CPEDI3* Katy, TX will serve as FEI Eligibility Scores.
As a consequence of the above, National Federations aiming to qualify for the 2016 Paralympic Games still have the opportunity
to use borrowed horses or several different horses per athlete in order to obtain ranking points for the Paralympic Ranking List.
The athlete/horse combinations that wish to be entered for the Paralympic Games must compete ONCE together at an event between 1st
January 2014 and 19th June 2016 in order to obtain ONE eligibility score of at least 60% as an athlete/horse combination.
We hope this clarifies the qualification procedure for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Please don't hesitate to contact Laureen
Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org in case you wish further clarification on this matt
USEF/USPEA Para Equestrian Dressage Centers of Excellence
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 12, 2016
2015 Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship
Invitations To International Competitions
- CPEDI3* Houston, TX, October 26-29, 2015
USEF DISPENSATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
United States Olympic Committee and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Assistance Program for Para-Equestrian Dressage Athletes
FEI European Dressage Championships for Seniors, including Para-Equestrian
Para Equestrian Pipeline Training Camp, Carlisle, ME, December 5-7, 2015
CPEDIs, Wellington, Florida Paralympic Qualifiers
United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) Para-Equestrian National Affiliate
FEI Calendar Search
FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage results and rankings
FEI Clean Sport Website
Athlete Advisories Regarding Clenbuterol
Athlete Advisories Regarding Clenbuterol Memo
FEI Medication Logbook Template
USOC Athlete Nutrition- Resources and Fact Sheets
USOC Sport Performance/Psychology Resources and Articles
PARA-EQUESTRIAN DRIVING (Please see info above regarding classifications and dispensation certificates
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Para-Equestrian Classes no Longer Exempt from USDF Membership Requirements
Please be advised that beginning in the 2016 competition year, October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016, riders, owners,
and horses competing in para-equestrian classes at USDF-recognized competitions will no longer be exempt from USDF membership
requirements. Riders in para-equestrian classes will now be required to have a USDF Group Membership (GM), Participating
Membership (PM), or non-member ID, subject to the $25 non-member fee per competition. Owners of horses competing in para-equestrian
classes will be required to have a USDF GM, PM, Business Membership, or a USDF non-member ID, subject to the $25 non-member fee per
competition. Horses competing in para-equestrian classes will be required to have a USDF Horse Identification Number or a USDF
Lifetime Horse Registration.