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CDI Information

CDI stands for Concours de Dressage International (International Dressage Event) and is recognized by the world governing body of equestrian sports, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (F.E.I.).

The event is run entirely under international rules and regulations for equestrian sports, veterinary conditions and international dressage events. As a result, several matters are handled differently when compared with most competitions organized under national rules.

CDI Frequently Asked Questions

What is a horse inspection?

Riders have to present their horses at the "trot-up" the day before the event. This is when one or more members of the "Ground Jury" (officiating judges) and the Veterinary Delegate "identify" participating horses against their passports or other official identification papers and check their general soundness, or fitness to compete.

What is the draw?

The "draw", i.e. the determination of when individual horse/rider combinations will actually start in a competition, is made only the evening before, rather than after entries have closed. This adds to the tension of the event (mainly for the riders) and, of course, makes it impossible to show individual starting times in advance of the show.

What is a Permission to Compete?

Equestrian Canada requires all All athlete/horse combinations wishing to compete in a CDI to complete and submit a Permission to Compete / FEI Registration form.

As this is a CDI in Canada no threshold scores are required.

If this is your first CDI, can we help you prepare and answer all your questions? 

You'll need the following:-

A platinum membership

Permission to compete form

FEI vaccinations for your horse

How can I get involved?

We are going to need volunteers to make this CDI a success.

We need you!!

Stay tuned for a volunteer signup page.

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