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US Equestrian Seeking Physical/Occupational Therapists to Serve as USEF Para Equestrian Classifiers

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 6, 2023, 3:00 PM

Lexington, Ky. -- US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce that occupational therapists are now eligible to serve as USEF Para Equestrian National Classifiers. The Para Equestrian National Classifier course is scheduled for October 25-27 at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C.

Register for the course:  

Apply to be a USEF Para Equestrian Classifier: 

A classifier measures the competitor’s mobility, strength and coordination. An athlete is assessed in order to establish their Classification Profile. People with similar functional ability profiles are grouped into competition grades. In Para Dressage, the grades range from Grade I for the most severely impaired, to Grade V for the least impaired. For Para Driving, the grades range from Grade I for the most severely impaired, to Grade II 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. 

The requirements to obtain and maintain status as a Para Equestrian Classifier are outlined in the USEF Licensed Officials Policies and Procedures, Section 15.1.


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