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For Riders


WHAT Is Para Reining?

Para Reining is a competitive sport designed for riders with physical disabilities. Para riders have a measurable and/or verifiable physical or visual disability. Para Reining is judged on the performance of the horse and rider as a team. Riders are not judged on their level of disability.

 

What are grades?

Riders entering a World Para Reining competition are required to provide a medical form documenting their physical condition that will stay on file at WPR. WPR also accepts the classifications already in place by the FEI and apply the rider's designated grades to the WPR efforts. If a rider has not been classified by the FEI, then WPR will require the necessary WPR form. Riders have the freedom to choose their grades but they must meet the grade requirements set by WPR, which are created with fairness and equality in mind.

 

Grade 1

Riders are typically wheelchair users with impairment in all four limbs. The rider may be able to walk but only with assistance. Walk-only patterns are included in this grade. Compensating aids are allowed.
 

Grade 1 Pattern 1
Grade 1 Pattern 2
Grade 1 Pattern 3

GRADE 2

Riders are typically wheelchair users with some limb function. The rider may be able to walk, but with limited balance and limb function. Jog-only patterns are included in this grade. Compensating aids are allowed. 

Grade 2 Pattern 1
Grade 2 Pattern 2
Grade 2 Pattern 3

GRADE 3

Riders are able to walk without support, but have minimal use of limbs. Modified lope patterns are included in this grade.  Compensating aids are allowed.

 

Grade 3 Pattern 1
Grade 3 Pattern 2
Grade 3 Pattern 3
Grade 3 Pattern 4
Grade 3 Pattern 5

GRADE 4

Riders are impaired in one or two limbs. Full lope patterns are included in this level (e.g. AQHA patterns 1 through 13). Compensating aids are allowed.

 

*Visual Impairment
Visual impairment with a disability will be graded according to the physical impairment. Visual impairment with no other disability will be classified as Grade 3 or 4, according to their needs.


 

For Show Organizers

If you'd like to host a WPR event or WPR classes at your show, we'd love to support you! Please be sure to  download and return this Event Approval Form as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the process, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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For Judges


World Para Reining will continue work with judges in the reining industry to create an education program to allow for proper judging of the Grade 1 and Grade 2 efforts. The current judging system will apply to the Grade 3 and Grade 4 riders.

For Judges


World Para Reining will continue work with judges in the reining industry to create an education program to allow for proper judging of the Grade 1 and Grade 2 efforts. The current judging system will apply to the Grade 3 and Grade 4 riders.

For Coaches

WPR is working to develop a coaching program that will assist in matching riders with coaches throughout the world. WPR will work to endorse coaches and will have guidelines and distinct structure to our coaching programs. We want encourage and aid in all levels of riders finding a coach in all geographic areas, with safety as a top priority.

Contact us if you would like more information on coaching in your area.

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WPR Championship


WPR Championship


Point Scale

PLACING    15+  Riders    14    13    12    11    10    9    8    7    6    5     <5    
             
1st20191817161514131211109
2nd17161514131211109876
3rd151413121110987654
4th1312111098765432
5th12111098765432 
6th111098765432  
7th1098765432   
8th98765432    
9th8765432     
10th 765432      
11th65432       
12th5432        
13th432         
14th32          
15th2          
 

CURRENT Standings