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Para-Equestrian Dressage Insights

Writing for the List One judge at a para-equestrian Championship, we were discussing perceptions of disability dressage.

She commented that it would be a stretch for many higher level dressage horses with able bodied riders to complete a 5-6 minute test just in walk showing the complexity of movements that are required!  The tests need to be ridden without tension or anticipation to show the quality of the paces and accuracy.

Tests range from Grade 5 (walk, trot canter to Medium level) to Grade 1 (walk only) according to the riders grade of disability.

Here is a link to the FEI tests in use