ParaEquestrian is a sport where competitors have an array of disabilities (both physical and visual impairment). ParaEquestrian Dressage events are organized by the functional profiles of the competitors. There are two event types.
- Championship Test of predefined movements
- Freestyle Test to music
There is also an additional Test for teams which typically have teams of 3-4 competitors. Competitors, should they require, also have access to assistive devices such as rubber bands, connecting rein bar, and dressage crops.
In para-equestrian, riders compete in 11 Dressage events. There are five disability categories for both the individual championship test and individual freestyle test and there is one team test. Competition is mixed gender and open to athletes with visual and physical disabilities. Many para-equestrian athletes also compete alongside able-bodied riders in competitions.