The Deauville CPEDI*** : French exceptionalism !

The only International Para-Equestrian Dressage Competition (CPEDI) to be held in France, the Deauville CPEDI*** returns to the Pôle International du Cheval Longines - Deauville from the 5th to the 7th of April, for the 9th time.…
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Deauville, The french para-dressage show case

Horses and riders bought a musical end to the 8th CPEDI*** at Deauville with the Freestyle. Great Britain, a leading para-equestrian dressage nation, incontestably dominated classes today by claiming the top spot in three out of t…
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CPEDI Deauville 2018: Great start for the french CPEDI !

The 8th International Para-equestrian Dressage Show at Deauville kicked off at 9am on Friday the 6th of April with the Grade IV Team Test – the Normandy Region Trophy. An opening day of competition that saw a visit during the …
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CPEDI Deauville 2018 : The 11 best nations expected !

For the 8th edition, 43 couples from 11 nations will be embarking upon three days of competition punctuated by the Nations Cup – celebrated after the Team Test and Individual Test – and the Freestyles.…
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Welcome to Handi Equi' Compet's website

Founded in 2007, Handi Equi’ Compet aims to give every para-equestrian rider the possibility of discovering and reaching para-equestrian competition. From beginners to the highest-level, from club/national competitions to the Paralympic Games , the missions of Handi Equi’ Compet are to allow new riders to join the non-profit making organisation and to help them improve their riding skills through training courses, advice, and access to suitable competitions in para-equestrian dressage and para-equestrian show jumping.

Handi Equi’ Compet is :

Three areas of involvement

- Competition             - Training Courses          - Detecting future competitors

Contributing to the promotion, support and development of para-equestrian activities in France, Handi Equi’ Compet is directed at people with physical and/or sensory impairment. The non-profit organization pursues various actions such as:

Support for para-equestrian competitors

By providing logistic, financial and psychological support, the organization allows the riders self-fulfilment, and the opportunity to improve their riding skills, whatever their level, with the objective of competing.

Helping para-equestrian riders to compete

With the help and approval of the FFE (French Equestrian Federation), Handi Equi’ Compet the organisation of
para-dressage competitions. They allow the athletes to improve their riding through access to competition, but also offer the chance for new riders to discover and participate in para-equestrian competitions.

These competitions are organized following traditional competition formats, but the competitors can nevertheless benefit from the use of specific measures (vocal guidance, special saddles or reins…), as long as these measures arecompatible with safety.

Maintaining riders’ motivation and improving technical skills

To prepare the athletes for national competitions and also for major international events, the association organizes training courses all year round. These gatherings are essential to improve the level of the riders and their horses, to create a real team spirit, and to maintain the riders’ motivation.

Helping riding centres to organize para-equestrian competitions

By being in contact with the Regional Riding Committees, their para-equestrian representatives, as well as with competition organisers, Handi Equi' Compet contributes to the regional development of para-equestrian competitions. Thus, all over France, more and more able-bodied competitions are including para-equestrian classes.