The Para-Dressage Video competitions encourage riders to develop effective skills to compete in a progressive and structured environment. The competition series is a fantastic way to ensure that para-dressage 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.

The 2023 competition entry deadlines are:

• March 15
• April 15
• May 15 (NEW)
• June 15 (NEW)
• July 15
• August 15
• September 15
• October 15

New for 2023

• All competitors competing within Division 5 will receive feedback from EC High Performance Technical Advisor Clive Milkins in addition to the judge sheet for EC certified official.
• Rider’s physical impairments and riders with intellectual impairments will be competing in separate divisions.

Competition Awards and Ribbons

Due the increasing costs of mail and couriers the format for competition prizes, ribbons and test sheets for 2023 will be as follows:

o First, second and third place winners will earn points towards prizes from Ride Every Stride.
o Points will cumulative and will be tabulated at the end of June competition and riders will be contacted on award options (using accumulated points) to choose for the first four competitions. Ribbons will be sent out with the prizes for the first four months of competitions.
o Points will restart from July to the end of October competition and riders will be contacted on award options to choose for the last four competitions. Ribbons will be sent out with the prizes for the last four months of competitions.
o Judge sheets will be e-mailed the rider and coach after each competition.
o Division 5 competitors will receive feedback on video entry from EC High Performance Technical Advisor 2 – 3 weeks after competition.
o Results will be announced 2 -3 weeks after the competition deadline.


Resources for coaches with riders who are not classified on compensating aids:

FEI Dressage and FEI Para Dressage Guidelines on Use of Tack, Equipment and Dress
FEI Para Dressage Compensating Aids Guidelines

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 thoroughly this competition guidelines which includes how to determine a competitor’s division and division level, class rules, judging considerations, as this document contains important information. There have been many updates for 2023.

View the Guidelines

IMPORTANT REMINDERS – Due to the quality of 2022 video submissions making it difficult for our judges, we would like provide friendly reminder to ALL riders and coaches:

• Please have the person filming the test turn the camera, so that you can have a full screen and set the camera so the whole horse remains in the frame so that all movements within the video of the test are clearly shown for the judge.
• To avoid videos being rejected, have the person filming review the attached guidelines so they are also aware of the requirements.
• Riders must review their entry prior to submission and make sure all movements within their test are clearly shown for the judge. If the judge is unable to see the movement it will affect the end results and, in some cases, we may not be able to accept the video.
• Riders can always send the video link to Jamie-Ann Goodfellow – prior to the deadline for review and feedback to allow you time to refilm the entry if necessary. The judge MUST be able to see all the test movements, should they not be able to it may impact the movement score(s).
• Riders should wear appropriate riding attire (i.e. jodhpurs) and gloves. Jeans are not allowed. Riders should be tidily dressed and avoid wearing loose jackets that conceal their position from the judge.

Submit Today for the March Leg!

The submission deadline for the first leg of the 2023 Para-Dressage Video Competition Series is coming up quickly on March 15.

Submit your entry today using EC’s online portal!

To download class information and to enter online, please visit

For additional information, please contact:

Jamie-Ann Goodfellow
Program Coordinator, Para-Dressage
343 308 5323

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