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Para Equestrian Driving Development

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International Athletes unite to encourage new nations

Following the 2010 FEI Para Equestrian Driving World Championships in Breda, International drivers have united to encourage more nations to take part in the sport. All drivers experience a great adrenalin rush and are keen to see the sport grow.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the sport please contact your national federation and visit the FEI website for further information.

We look forward to seeing you at the next World Championships

Para Driving World Championships 

World Championships take place every two years and there are currently 10-15 countries widely practising the sport.

 

This number is not yet enough to apply for the discipline to be included in Equestrian Paralympic Sport but with encouragement increasing from the FEI carriage driving organisation, it is hoped that it will not be long before many more countries are entering their disabled drivers in both national and international competitions.

 

What does the Championships consist of ? 
Dressage 
involves performing a sequence of compulsory figures within a 100 x 40 metres rectangle. Movements include speed and gait transitions, circles of different sizes and halts. The smoothness of the manoeuvres, the obedience of the horses, impulsion and correct positioning are assessed. 

The Marathon, a truly spectacular trial, is a course over a maximum of 15 km, including natural hazards such as sharp turns and water as well as artificial obstacles such as labyrinths. It is aimed to test the fitness and stamina of the horses and the judgement of pace and horse control by the driver. 

The Obstacle Driving or “Cones”, tests the fitness and suppleness of the horses after the Marathon. To successfully negotiate the cones course, drivers must weave cleanly through a narrow track outlined by cones with balls balanced on top.

Where are the 2018 World Championships?

 

The FEI has as awarded the 2018 Single Horse World Championships and the Para-driving World Championships to the organizers of the international competition Horst aan de Maas. The two championships will be held simultaneously on the grounds of the Peelbergen Equestrian centre in Kronenberg (Horst) August 28th to September 2nd, 2018. 

 

It is for the first time in the history of combined driving that two World Championships will be held at the same time. “With the ambition demonstrated by this organization, the international championships fit perfectly into our vision of organizing world-class driving events. We are thrilled that both the KNHS and the FEI are entrusting our organization with both of these championships,” tells chairman Nico Rijnbende.

 

At this moment with the support of the Region of Horst and the Province of Limburg, the first preparations are being made to the grounds. On April 20-23rd the annual edition of the CAI3* Horst will be for the first time be held at its new home at the Peelbergen Equestrian Centre.

 

Tentative program World Championship 2018:

  • Monday August 27 Competitors arrive
  • Tuesday August 28 Opening ceremony and Nations night
  • Wednesday August 29 Vet check PE & H1 Dressage PE
  • Thursday August 30 Dressage H1 Part 1
  • Friday August 31 Dressage H1 Part 2
  • Saturday September 1 Marathon
  • Sunday September 2 Cones

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FUTURE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Para Equestrian Driving World Championships take place every two years and plans are now taking place for future Championships.

International Athletes unite to encourage new nations

Following the 2010 FEI Para Equestrian Driving World Championships in Breda, International drivers have united to encourage more nations to take part in the sport. All drivers experience a great adrenalin rush and are keen to see the sport grow.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the sport please contact your national federation and visit the FEI website for further information.

We look forward to seeing you at the next World Championships

 

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INTERNATIONAL & WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • 2016  FEI Para Equestrian Driving World Championships for singles - Beesd (NED)
  • 2014 - FEI Para Equestrian Driving World Championships for singles - Sandringham, Norfolk (GBR),
  • 2012 -  FEI Para Equestrian Driving World Championships for singles Prinsenhoeve Estate, Breda (NED)
  • 2010 - FEI Para Equestrian Driving World Championships for singles Prinsenhoeve Estate, Breda (NED)
  • 2009 - First International FEI Para Equestrian Driving Event - Conty (FRA)This was the first time that France had held a Para Equestrian Driving event and competitors from Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands and Ireland provided spectators with a real showcase of Para Equestrian driving, demonstrating the drive, skill and real passion that all the athletes have for the sport. It also provided the perfect opportunity for drivers to meet together with officials and discuss future Championships and openings to encourage more nations to participate in the sport. The competition held in the beautiful setting of Valle de Selle, was run in parallel with the International Heavy Horse Championships where drivers came from as far afield as Canada and Sweden.
  • 2008 - FEI Para Equestrian Driving World Championships for singles Reit-und-Fahrverein St. Martin, Greven-Bockholt (GER) f
  • 2006- FEI Para Equestrian Driving World Championships for singles Hellendoorn (NED) Pairs included
  • 2004 - IPEC World Championships for Drivers with Disabilities - Hopetoun, Scotland -  Pairs driving included for the first time.
  • 2002 - IPEC World Championships for Drivers with Disabilities - Reit-und-Fahrverein St. Martin, Greven-Bockholt (GER)          Individuals compete for the first time at the Championships.
  •  2002- Friendly International competition for drivers with disabilities including pairs drivers for the first time.- Amiens, (FRA)
  • 2000 - IPEC World Championships for Drivers with Disabilities - Stadl Paura (AUT)First time that drivers are divided into two graded classes depending on profile.
  • 1998- First IPEC World Championships for Drivers with Disabilities - Wolfsburg,(GER). All drivers are profiled but no separation of grading.
  • 1996 - IPEC Internation Friendly competition for drivers with disabilities - Westerbork (NED)
  • 1994- IPEC International Friendly competition for drivers with disabilities - Hartpury, England, running alongside World Championships for riders with disabilities.

 

Prior to this the RDA ran inter-regional driving championships which incorperated obstacle driving.  The first of these events took place at Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire in 1989.

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