Para-Equestrian Sport: Empowering Athletes with Disabilities
 

PARA DRESSAGE

The primary focus of para-equestrian sport is to provide educational and competitive opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities. Many disabled athletes compete, and even excel, in sports designed for the able-bodied, but para-equestrian in particular opens a world of competition to riders and drivers with even severe disabilities that might preclude them from other forms of sport, and does so while providing a structured, focused, and highly competitive environment.

In para-equestrian competition, each rider or driver is classified according to his or her functional ability and competitors are grouped accordingly to ensure a level playing field. Competitions can include dressage, driving, and vaulting. While it offers competitive opportunities for athletes of every level and aspiration, para-equestrian sport has evolved into an internationally-recognized event and para-dressage is held as part of the World Equestrian Games and at the Paralympics which take place every four years immediately following the Olympic Games and at the same venue. To learn more about the inspirational discipline of para-equestrian, visit the United States Para Equestrian Association at uspea.org.

Para-Dressage Headlines

Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team Wins Top Honors in Hagen CPEDI3*

Hagen, Germany – The Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team emerged victorious after a banner weekend at the CPEDI Hagen. The …

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Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team Impresses at Mannheim CPEDI3* with Top Performances

Mannheim, Germany – The Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team finished a superb week at the Mannhiem CPEDI3*, finishing atop the …

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US Equestrian Announces Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team for Mannheim CPEDI3*

US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team at the …

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Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team Completes Successful Weekend at Fontainebleau CPEDI3* & Test Event for the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games

Fontainebleau, France – The Perrigo U.S. Dressage Team finished a banner weekend at the Fontainebleau CPEDI3* and Test Event for …

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US Equestrian Announces Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team for Fontainebleau CPEDI3*

US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team at the …

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Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team Secures Second Win of 2024 at Adequan® Global Dressage Festival 9 CPEDI3*

Wellington, Fla. – The Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team had their second outing of the 2024 competition season at the …

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Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team Wins at 2024 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival 3 CPEDI3*

By US Equestrian Communications Department The Perrigo U.S. Para Dressage Team began the 2024 competition season with its first CPEDI3* …

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Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team Wins Perrigo CPEDI3* at Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Week 9

By US Equestrian Communications Department The Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team delivered quality rides at the Perrigo CPEDI3* held March …

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US Equestrian Announces Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team for CHI Al Shaqab CPEDI3* in Qatar

By US Equestrian Communications Department US Equestrian is pleased to announce the three athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the Adequan® U.S. Para …

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U.S. Para Dressage Team announced for Wellington CPEDI3* at 2023 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Week 3

US Equestrian Announces Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team for Wellington CPEDI3* at Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Week 3

By US Equestrian Communications Department US Equestrian is pleased to announce the four athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the Adequan® U.S. …

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Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team for Perrigo CPEDI3* at Tryon Fall Dressage 3

US Equestrian Announces Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team for Perrigo CPEDI3* at Tryon Fall Dressage 3

By US Equestrian Communications Department US Equestrian is pleased to announce the four athlete/horse combinations selected for the Adequan® U.S. …

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Kate Shoemaker Wins Silver at FEI Para Dressage World Championship, Herning

Kate Shoemaker Secures Final Medal for Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team at Herning 2022

By U.S. Equestrian Communications Department Herning, Denmark – The Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team finished a strong week at the …

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Bronze for U.S. Para Dressage Team at World Para Dressage Championships at Herning 2022

Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team Hoists Bronze Medal in Orifarm Healthcare FEI World Para Dressage Championships at Herning 2022

By U.S. Equestrian Communications Department Herning, Denmark – The Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team captured the bronze medal in team competition …

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Kate Shoemaker & Quiana at 2022 FEI World Para Dressage Championship Herning

Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team in the Hunt for Podium Finish with One More Combination to Ride

By U.S. Equestrian Communications Department Herning, Denmark – The Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team had a strong start to the …

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Rebecca Hart and El Corona Take Bronze Medal in FEI World Para Dressage Individual Grade III Championship

Rebecca Hart and El Corona Texel Take Home Bronze Medal in Orifarm Healthcare FEI World Para Dressage Individual Grade III Championship presented by Elsass Fonden

By U.S. Equestrian Communications Department Herning, Denmark – Rebecca Hart (Wellington, Fla.) and El Corona Texel secured the first medal …

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Rebecca Hart secured the bronze medal in the FEI World Para Dressage Individual Grade III Championship

NEWSFLASH – Rebecca Hart Takes Bronze in Orifarm Healthcare FEI World Para Dressage Indiviudal Grade III Championship presented by Elsass Fonden

By U.S. Equestrian Communications Department Herning, Denmark – Rebecca Hart (Wellington, Fla.) and El Corona Texel, a 2009 KWPN gelding …

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Kate Shoemaker and Quiana at the FEI World Para Dressage Championships Herning 2022

Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team Finishes Three Combinations in Top Six Across Three Grades

By U.S. Equestrian Communications Department Herning, Denmark – The Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team saw their first day of competition …

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Roxanne Trunnell & Fortunato H20 at the FEI World Para Dressage Championships in Herning

Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team Prepares for First Day of Competition at Herning 2022

By U.S. Equestrian Communications Department Herning, Denmark – The Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team presented their four combinations for the First …

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Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage World Championship Team

US Equestrian Announces Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team for 2022 Orifarm Healthcare FEI Para Dressage World Championships

By US Equestrian Communications Department US Equestrian is pleased to announce the combinations selected to represent the Adequan U.S. Para …

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Beatrice de Lavalette and Sixth Sense win Tryon Summer Dressage CPEDI3*

Beatrice de Lavalette and Sixth Sense Win the CPEDI3* at Tryon Summer Dressage

By US Equestrian Communications Department Para dressage athletes closed out an exciting weekend of competition at the Tryon International Equestrian …

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U.S. Para Dressage Team for Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Perrigo CPEDI3*

US Equestrian Announces Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team for Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Perrigo CPEDI3*

By US Equestrian Communications Department US Equestrian is pleased to announce the three athlete/horse combinations who will be representing the …

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Bea de Lavalette and Clarc at the the Perrigo CPEDI3*

Beatrice de Lavalette and Kate Shoemaker Finish Strong to Conclude the Perrigo CPEDI3* at AGDF

By US Equestrian Communications Department Both Beatrice de Lavalette and Kate Shoemaker concluded a strong weekend of competition in Wellington, …

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U.S. Para Dressage Team for Adequan Global Dressage Festival Perrigo CPEDI3*, Wellington FL

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Para Dressage Team for Adequan Global Dressage Festival Perrigo CPEDI3*

By US Equestrian Communications Department US Equestrian is pleased to announce the four athlete/horse combinations who will be competing at …

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U.S. Para Dressage Team announced for CHI Doha, Qatar

US Equestrian Announces Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team for CHI Doha

By US Equestrian Communications Department Lexington, Ky. — US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations that will represent …

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ParaGold Private Advance Screening to Benefit the U.S. Para Dressage Team

Save the Date for a Private Advance Screening of ‘ParaGold,’ a Documentary From the Director of ‘Harry & Snowman’ and ‘Life in the Doghouse’

February 8, 2022 Join This USET Foundation Benefit To Support the Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team Sunday, March 13, 2022, …

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