Para competitions and tests
As a para equestrian rider you can not only compete in para equestrian specific competitions which is graded based on level of impairment, but also non disabled competitions too – with many para equestrian riders having great success!
Para classes are held across the country all year round, details for all competitions are available on our competition schedule. These competitions have qualifying classes, where points are achieved based on percentage score and can be used to take para equestrian riders to a range of exciting championships. Simply follow the link below and select 'Para' in the test type box on the schedule to see a list of the upcoming para competitions taking place:
There is a Bronze, Silver and Gold Summer and Winter Championships to aim for as well an exciting regional team event, the Para Home Nations, all sponsored by Equissage Pulse. Find out how you can get involved, the qualification criteria and dates below:
You can view, download and save all of the current para tests below.
Bronze Para tests
The new Para Bronze tests will come into effect from the 1 January 2023 and will be used for Summer 2023 qualification and thereafter.
|Grade I Intro 2023
|Grade II Intro 2023
|Grade III Intro 2023
|Grade IV Intro 2023
|Grade V Intro 2023
|Non Qualifier tests
|Grade IV Intro 2023 - Walk & Trot ONLY
|Grade V Intro 2023 - Walk & Trot ONLY
Silver and Gold (FEI) straight tests
You can download all of the Silver and Gold tests on the FEI website.
Straight Silver tests for all grades - FEI Para Intermediate Test A
Straight Gold tests for all grades - Para Grand Prix Test B
Bronze and Silver Freestyle to Music tests
Gold (FEI) Freestyle to Music tests
You can download all of the Gold tests on the FEI website.
Gold Freestyle to music tests for all grades - Para Grand Test Freestyle
If you're a para rider with international ambition find out what's required to compete for your country on the International stage, including those riders who are or wish to compete at CPEDI's below. This explains the process of a competition that is run under FEI rules, the FEI Classification, riders' licences, horse passports and WADA.
You can also see the CPEDI selection policy for 2024 below.