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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

Guidelines Tack and Equipment (please read)


FEI Para Equestrian Classification Rules and Para Equestrian Manual for Classifiers

Please note that USEF has adopted the FEI Para Equestrian Classification Rules and Para Equestrian Manual for Classifiers as the National Policies and Procedures for Classification in the U.S. PLEASE SEE MANUAL FOR CLASSIFIERS ON THE PROCESS AND HOW CLASSIFICATIONS ARE CONDUCTED.

Webinar: Understanding Para Equestrian Classification

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USEF Classification Dispensation Master List

Master list of athletes with FEI/USEF/Classification or USEF Dispensation Certificates.

FEI Classification Master List Para-Dressage

List of athletes who have received an International Classification

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

USEF VI Medical Diagnostic Form (Visually Impaired Athletes)

USEF Medical Diagnostic Form