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About Para Equestrian

Para Equestrian gives people with mild to severe disabilities the opportunity to train and to compete at dressage competition on equal terms.

Para-Equestrian Dressage Tests

View and find the links to the Para Equestrian dressage tests we contest in NZ competition here.

Please refer to Annex 2 of the Para Equestrian Rule book for the scheduling and use of the ESNZ and FEI Para Dressage Tests in ESNZ Para Equestrian Competition.

Compensating Aids

Compensating Aids are “helpful additions’ to your gear or body to assist you to ride.

Para-Equestrian Badges

All classified Para-Equestrians must display the Orange Para Badge on their saddlecloths at competitions.


Frequently Asked Questions - Para-Equestrian

Frequently asked questions about the sport of Para-Equestrian.

Para Dressage Rule Book

Para Dressage has it’s own rule book for para competition

Before you head out to your first competition, please make sure you are familiar with the rules of Para Dressage in NZ, particularly in respect to any grade-specific rules.

Beginners Guide to Para Equestrian

Beginners Guide to Para Equestrian

Thinking of joining and competing in Para Equestrian?

Check out our easy to follow guide to joining the sport of Para-Equestrian and competing in New Zealand. Find out all about the classification process, the use of compensating aids, how to join the sport, competition and pathways.

Para Equestrian NZ

Some wheelie good tips!

Hear from a Para Equestrian about what it’s like and where to start?

Check out this Wheelie Good Tips video created by the NZ Spinal Trust about Anthea Dixon’s journey.

IPC have announced that Para Dressage is to be broadcast live at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics!

Para Dressage is one of 5 sports that has been added to the live broadcast schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, marking the first time that equestrian fans world wide will be able to watch live coverage of Para Dressage at the Paralympics.

Coaching Para Equestrian Riders

Coaching info here linking to coaching area

Judging Para-Equestrian

Info here for judges linking to judges page


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