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 V 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.

 

Forms and Publications

USEF Classification Request Form

USEF Classification Request Form must be completed to compete in Para Equestrian Test of Choice Classes held at U.S. Dressage competitions. FEI Classification Request Forms must be completed to compete in CPEDI competitions

USEF Medical Diagnostic Form (Must be submitted with USEF Classification Request Form)

USEF Medical Diagnostic Form

USEF Consent for Classification

Consent Form

USEF Medical Review Request Form

Medical Review Form

FEI Classification

International Classification calendar

FEI Classification Request Form

Request for International Classification. Must be completed and returned to USEF Director at least six weeks prior to classification date.

FEI Certificate of Diagnosis

Must be completed with FEI Request for Classification form.

FEI Consent for Classification

Must be completed with Classification Request form.

FEI Classification Master List Para-Dressage

List of athletes who have received an International Classification

FEI Medical Review Form

Form to be used if FEI Classification is a Review status, or if athlete feels their current Grade has changed due to a change in disability status. Note: Request for FEI Classification is not necessary for a Review.