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Equestrian Canada​ – Ottawa, ON, April 26, 2018 – Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to remind the para-dressage community of the upcoming May 1, 2018 deadline for the Para-Equestrian Classification Hub in Ottawa, ON from May 17-20, 2018, held in conjunction with the Ottawa Dressage Festival.

What: Para-Equestrian Classification Hub
When: May 17-20, 2018
Where: Ottawa Dressage Festival at Wesley Clover Parks – 401 Corkstown Rd., Nepean, ON, K2H 8G2
Cost: $150
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2018

Classification is available to athletes who are actively competing at the EC Bronze level and are ready to progress to Silver and Gold. Athletes must have a recognized medical condition resulting in an impairment that can be measured objectively.

Please note, not all athletes who have an impairment are eligible for classification. For example, a symptom such as lax ligaments, general pain, or an impairment that changes from day-to-day is not classifiable. In addition, riders must have more than a 15% loss of power, range or coordination in any limb or the trunk to be eligible for classification.

Athletes are responsible for their own travel costs, and must bring one person with them into the classification session. It is strongly recommended that they bring their coach if they are available, so any compensating aids can be discussed with the classifier.

Those interested in participating in the Classification Hub are encouraged to request a classification package. The package must be completed by the athlete, as well as their coach and medical doctor, and returned to EC no later than May 1, 2018. To request a package, contact:

Jamie-Ann Goodfellow
Coordinator, Para-Dressage
1-866-282-8395 x 146

The Classification Advisory Group will review the documentation and the athlete will be notified if they are eligible for classification.

The next opportunity for athletes to receive classification in Ontario will be in the fall of 2018.

For more information on para-equestrian classification, visit

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EC Media Contact /
Personne-ressource de CE pour les médias :

Jessie Christie