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Posted by Equestrian Australia on 19/03/2021.

Expressions of Interest Open to become a EA Para-Equestrian Classifier

Expressions of interest to become an EA Para-Equestrian Classifier are now open.

The Sport of Para-Equestrian is looking for Physiotherapists or Doctors who are interested in gaining qualifications to become an accredited Para-Equestrian Classifier.

Para-Equestrian Classifiers are trained and certified officials. They assess athletes to determine their sport class and sport class status in accordance with the classification rules defined by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). Classifiers are trained and certified by sports federations and work in a voluntary capacity at a state, national and international level.

The competitor’s mobility, strength and coordination are assessed in order to establish their Classification Profile. People with similar functional ability Profiles are grouped into competition Grades. The Grades range from Grade I for the most severely impaired, to Grade V for the least impaired. The competition within each Grade can therefore be judged on the skill of the individual competitor on their horse, regardless of the competitor’s disability.

To become a Para Equestrian Classifier you will need

  • Registration in Australia to practice as a medical practitioner or physiotherapist.
  • A strong understanding of equestrian sport 
  • Interest in gaining experience in assessment protocol for people with impairment.

A EOI form can be found below.

To apply please send a completed form, to Pathways Officials - Officer, Amy McGregor, ([email protected]) before 5:00pm AEDT Friday 14th May 2021.

EA Para Equestrian Classifier EOI 2021 Final.pdf

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