The Para-Dressage Video Competition Series provides riders of all abilities with the opportunity to compete in a progressive and structured environment. It features an online portal that allows athletes to upload video entries for online review and evaluation from an EC certified Para-Dressage Judge.

The 2020 competition entry deadlines are:

  • Feb. 15, 2020
  • March 15, 2020
  • April 15, 2020
  • May 15, 2020
  • Oct. 15, 2020
  • Nov. 15, 2020

First, second and third place winners will be awarded prizes including Ride Every Stride gift certificates. Riders who participate in a minimum of three competition legs during the current year are eligible to be considered for the High Point Championships. Additionally, riding centres that enter riders in a minimum of three competition legs during the current year are eligible to be considered for the High Point Riding Centre Championships. 

All competitors must hold a current EC Sport Licence for the Bronze level or higher to enter the Para-Dressage Video Competition Series. This can be renewed or purchased online through MyEC. In order to renew your EC Sport Licence, you must first renew with your Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization (PTSO). In some cases, it may take a few business days for your PTSO to process your renewal before your EC renewal can be completed.

Please read the Para-Dressage Video Competition Series Competitor Guidelines carefully before submitting your entries, as this document contains important information. 

    View the Guidelines

    New for 2020

    Introduced for 2020 is a new class, Class #8: Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Freestyle. This class is open to non-classified riders without leaders, and uses the RDA Freestyle to Music (2018) Test of Choice.

    Also included in the 2020 Para-Dressage Video Competition Series are two new tests: the FEI Para-Dressage Introductory Test A (2018) Test of Choice and FEI Para-Dressage Introductory Test B (2018) Test of Choice, both of which are used in Class #7.

    View the full class list in the Para-Dressage Video Competition Series Competitor Guidelines

    Submit Today for the February Leg!

    The submission deadline for the first leg of the 2020 Para-Dressage Video Competition Series is coming up quickly on Feb. 15, 2020.

    The February national level classes will be judged by EC certified Para-Dressage Judge, Judy Turner of Abbotsford, BC. The international level judge will be FEI Level 3 Para-Dressage Judge, Joanne Bouwhuis of Oshawa, ON.

    Submit your entry today using EC’s online portal!

    About the Para-Dressage Video Competition Series

    The Para-Dressage Video Competition Series provides riders of all levels and abilities with the opportunity to experience competition conditions in the comfort of their home stable and on a familiar horse. Participants compete against riders with similar abilities nationwide by submitting videos that are judged by EC certified Para-Dressage Judges.

    Video competitions encourage riders to develop effective skills and provide them with an opportunity to compete in a progressive and structured environment. They are a fantastic way to ensure that all riders across Canada, no matter how geographically isolated, have the chance to compete. Competition is an integral part of athlete development and provides riders with new goals, as well as a sense of empowerment and accomplishment.

    To download class information and to enter online, please visit www.equestrian.ca/sport/para-dressage/programs.

    For additional information, please contact:

    Jamie-Ann Goodfellow
    Para-Dressage Coordinator
    jgoodfellow@equestrian.ca
    1-866-282-8395 x 146

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