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2008 Paralympic Qualification
Beijing 2008

Read the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Qualification Criteria.

Results from Paralympic Qualifying Competitions 2006 - 2007

- Pacific Rim Championships – Vancouver, Canada
- 1-3 Sept 2006. Results.

- Combined Festival of Dressage – Moorsele, Belgium
- 28 Sept - 1 Oct 2006. Results.

- Austrian Open Championships - Kreuttal, Austria
31 May - 3 June 2007 , Results

- Norwegian Open Championships - Kristiansand, Norway
- 13 - 17 June 2007. Results.


- FEI Para Dressage World Championships – Hartpury College, Great Britain
- 16–22 July 2007. Results

- Australian Open Championships - Werribee
- Cancelled

Athlete Eligibility
To be eligible for selection by a National Paralympic Committee (NPC), athletes must have achieved at least a 60% score at one of the above FEI Para Equestrian Qualifying Competitions in an individual or team event between 1 January 2006 and 30 January 2008.

See the list of riders eligible to be selected to ride at the 2008 Paralympics here.
See the FEI Para equestrian Team Ranking list for the 2008 Paralympics and the Individual Ranking Allocation list.

There are 78 places for para dressage riders to compete in the 2008 Paralymics. The equestrian events will actually take place in Hong Kong between 7th & 12th September 2008.

2007 British Dressage Winter Para Trial Championships

These qualifying competitions lead to the 2007 BD Winter Para Trial Championships, which takes place at Vale View Equestrian Centre, Leics, on 24-25 March.

The qualifying competitions are:

26th Oct, South Bucks RDA, Bucks. Tel 01753 662796 Results
28th Oct, Blue Barn EC, Kent. Tel 01233 721639 Results
5th Nov, Northern Equestrian, Yorks. Tel 01748 811295 Cancelled
28th Nov, Patchetts EC, Herts. Tel 01923 852255 Results
12th Dec, Patchetts EC, Herts. Tel 01923 852255 Results

2nd Jan, Berkshire College of Agric. Berks Tel 01628 827420 Results
11th Feb, Vale View EC, Leics. Tel 01753 662796 Results
See photos from Vale View
22th Feb, Solihull RC, W Mids. Tel 01564 770180 Results

Winter Championship
24th - 25th Mar, Vale View EC, Leics. Tel 01753 662796 Results
See photos from Vale View Winter Para Championships and Para Talent Spotting

See BD schedule for extra BD classes and PE FEI kur classes.

There were restricted and open classes and you could compete in the restricted classes without being a British Dressage (BD) member.

Open classes
FEI PE Team Tests.

Restricted classes
Grade 1 – test 6a and 6b
Grade 2 – test 21
Grade 3 – test 31
Grade 4 – test 41

Restricted riders
All riders except those who have competed in the KBIS National Championships in the past two years, or have represented Britain at Hartpury or Moorsele international shows in 2006.

2007 Para World Championship qualifiers

These eight competitions led up to a final selection day where the GB selectors chose a squad for the World Para Dressage Championships at Hartpury in July.

The 2007 qualifying competition were:
9 Jan, Patchetts EC, Herts 01923 852255 Results
23 Mar, Northern Equestrian, Yorks 01748 811295 Results
27 Mar, Patchetts EC, Herts 01923 852255 Results
7 Apr, Blue Barn EC, Kent 01233 721639 Results
14 Apr, Beaver Hall, Staffs 01538 304433 Results
15 Apr, Vale View EC, Leics 01664 823739 Results Photos
26 Apr, South Bucks RDA, S. Bucks 01753 662796 Results
28 April, Inst. Rural Science, Wales 01970 621676 Results

26 May, Final Selection Day, The Unicorn Trust EC, Stow-on-the Wold, Glos.

To be considered to represent GB, riders had to compete in at least two of the trials and score a minimum of 70% for grades I, II and III and 68% or more for grade IV (see full Selection Policy below). A maximum of 20 riders with the highest percentage scores overall were invited to compete at the final selection trials in May.

Tests ridden were as follows:

Open classes
FEI PE Team Tests.

Restricted classes
Grade 1 – test 6a and 6b
Grade 2 – test 21
Grade 3 – test 31
Grade 4 – test 41

Riders were required to achieve the required standard in the OPEN section to be considered for the World Championships.

2007 KBIS National Dressage Championship Qualifiers


The qualifiers and results for the 2007 KBIS Disabled Dressage Rider Championships were as follows:

29 Apr 2007 Patchetts EC, Herts. Tel 01923 852255 DATE CHANGED Results
23 June 2007 Northern Equestrian, Yorks. Tel 01748 811295 Results
1 July 2007 Vale View EC, Leics. Tel 01664 823739 Results See photos
11 July 2007 Myerscough College, Lancs. Tel 01995 642115 Results

Qualifying tests were the FEI PE Team Tests for each grade. It was great to see there were 4 qualifiers this year - two of which were in the North!

The final took place at the Blue Waters National Dressage Championships, at Stoneleigh on 14th September 2007. The top 5 percentages from each grade (1-4) qualified the RIDER not the horse for the final (i.e. each rider can only qualify once even if they have 2 horses, but they can choose which horse they ride). There are 20 places in total but only 16 riders actually took part.

The tests ridden at the final were the FEI PE Individual Championship Tests. The results were as follows:

Grade I
1st Lee Pearson 74.60%
2nd Sophie Christiansen 70.67%
3rd Ricky Balshaw 67.46%
4th Anne Dunham 65.83%

Grade III
1st Simon Laurens 70.93%
2nd Erin Orford 68.40%
3rd Kathryn Wheelock 64.80%
4th Daniel Manning 64.27%
5th Toby Pawson 62.27%

Grade II
1st Natasha Baker 67.73%
2nd Alex McNamara 67.42%
3rd Lorna Lee 67.42%
4th Jo Pitt 61,21%

Grade IV
1st Alan Clements 64.19%
2nd Kate MacGregor 60.65%
3rd Julia Nest 58.82%


2006 KBIS Para Dressage Rider Results


Patchetts Equestrian Centre, Hertfordshire
27th May 2006 01923 852255 Results

Beaver Hall EC, Staffordshire
3rd June 2006 01538 304433 Results

Myerscough College, Lancashire
26th July 2006 01995 642115 Results

The top five riders in each grade went through to the Championship which took place at the Blue Waters National Dressage Championships on 15th September 2007.

See the results from the Championships below:

Grade I
1st Lee Pearson 74.44%
2nd Anne Dunham 73.17%
3rd Ricky Balshaw 70.48%
4th Sophie Christiansen 65.67%
5th Emma Sheardown 65.67%

Grade III
1st Simon Laurens 76.13%
2nd Debbie Criddle 73.60%
3rd Daniel Manning 64.67%
4th Kathryn Wheelock 64.13%
5th Toby Pawson 53.87%

Grade II
1st Nicola Tustain 76.06%
2nd Alex McNamara 70.61%
3rd Natasha Baker 68.33%
4th Liz Stone 62.73%
5th Felicity Coulthard 62.42%

Grade IV
1st Michelle Crunkhorn 72.04%
2nd Sophie Wells 70.22%
3rd Fiona Maynard 64.30%
4th Philippa Bishop 62.15%
5th Wayne Lightbown 62.15%

Many thanks to KBIS for their ongoing support of this championship.

2005 - 2006 GB Para Trial Winter Championships - Results

Here are most of the results for the Winter Para Trials series for spring 2006. There were also some qualifiers in 2005 for the Championship at Vale View in March. The riders with the top 15 scores from the qualifiers in each class went through to the championships.

Berkshire College, Berkshire
3rd January 2006
01628 824444. See the results from Berkshire College

Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire
28th January 2006
01926 318313. See the results from Moreton Morrell

Vale View Equestrian Centre, Leics - Winter Championships
26th March 2006
01664 823739

2006 GB Para Selection Trials - Results

Britain’s 2006 squad for international competitions was chosen at the para dressage selection trials listed below.



The selectors chose a squad of up to six riders of which four made up the British team. The remaining squad members competed alongside the team in the individual competition.

The full selection policy is available from Sarah Murphy at British Dressage
Tel: 02476 698837.

Solihull Riding Club, West Midlands
9th February 2006
01564 770180

Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire
11th March 2006
01926 318313. See the results from Moreton Morrell

Hartpury College, Gloucestershire
19th March 2006
01452 702127.

Patchetts Equestrian Centre, Hertfordshire
4th April 2006
01923 852255. See the results from Patchetts

Beaver Hall, Staffordshire
14th April 2006
01538 304433. See the results from Beaver Hall

Blue Barn Dressage, Ashford, Kent
30th April 2006
07973 409603. See the results from Blue Barn Dressage (Results - 29th April)

Weston Lawns, Warwickshire - Final Trial
20th May 2006
024 7631 2176


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