Classification Opportunity at Lamplight Equestrian Center CPEDI3* for USEF ParaEquestrian Athletes

May 05, 2009, 5:20 p.m. (ET)

Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to offer a Classification for all riders with disabilities at the upcoming CPEDI3* at Lamplight Equestrian Center in May 14-17, 2009.

The FEI Classification System identifies the functional abilities of riders, and determines which Grade they will compete in at ParaEquestrian competition. ParaEquestrian Dressage competition is made up of five Grades, and riders compete against other athletes of their own Grade, and in turn similar function. 

The USEF has adopted the FEI system for use in the United States. Joann Benjamin, USA ('O' Classifier) and Brigette 'Gabriele' Walter, Brazil ('I' Classifier), will be available to do the Classifications at Lamplight prior to the start of the competition. Please note that all riders at the CPEDI3* are required to have classifications completed prior to the start of the competition. 

Riders with disabilities interested in ParaEquestrian but not participating in the show will be able to get Classification as the schedule permits. 

Please contact Pam Lane for more details and a schedule at