A happy reunion !

After having been cancelled two years running due to the health crisis, the para-equestrian dressage community was able to finally meet up again at the CPEDI*** of Deauville.…
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Great Britain, the untouchable !

Organised by Handi Equi' Compet at the Pôle International du Cheval Longines - Deauville, the CPEDI*** in Deauville, the only international para-equestrian dressage show in France, has once again seen Great Britain triumph in the…
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They’re putting on a show in Deauville

The 39 para-equestrian dressage riders participating in Deauville’s CPEDI***, an event organised by Handi Equi' Compet, began their competition this Friday at the Pôle International du Cheval Longines -Deauville.…
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The CPEDI shelters from the weather

Organized in Deauville from April 1st to 3rd, the CPEDI*** adapts to weather conditions.…
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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.