Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

2024 Virtus Para-Equestrian Video Competition (Round 1 of 3)

January 12 - February 18


Virtus is delighted to launch Round 1 of 3 of the 2024 Para Dressage video competition series. The video competition brings together the worlds best riders with an intellectual impairment, to compete in a World Championship from their home environment making this an exciting and efficient way to enter top level competition.


Round 1 closes February 18, 2024. US Riders should submit videos to Athletes Without limit by February 16th to ensure time to for us to submit to Virtus.

Before submitting an entry, please refer to the updated Virtus Equestrian Rulebook.

The 2024 Annual Virtus Para-Equestrian Video Competition for athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have three entry windows:

To compete in the virtual event, athletes should be able to complete one or more of the accepted Para Dressage tests listed below at their home facility and have a parent/trainer/other record a video by following the guidelines provided.  (Videos of tests judged in another competition may not be entered.)

As the USA Member of Virtus, Athletes Without Limits manages the entry process for US riders. Multiple videos may be submitted for review by our Athletes Without Limits US National Equestrian Director to help determine the best entries to submit to Virtus. New riders will need to apply for Virtus International Eligibility and should Contact Us for more information about this and other Equestrian opportunities.


Competition will be held for all three Virtus eligibility groups below:
• II-1 Intellectual Disability (IQ 75 or lower) includes Autism with ID
• II-2 Intellectual Disability w/significant Additional Impairment (includes Tri21 Down Syndrome)
• II-3 ‘High Functioning’ Autism (IQ 76 or higher and/or does not meet II1 Criteria)

New US Athletes should complete Virtus International Eligibility Application.


Riders must be able to complete one or both of the FEI Dressage Tests in a 20x40m arena at their home facility. Within each level one or both tests can be submitted to be judged separately. There is no age limit.

Tests below can be downloaded from the FEI website at this link:

Note: For all tests Halt in the first movement is skipped

Performance Level Tests (Virtus II1 & II3 Riders):

  1. FEI Grade 4 Novice B
  2. FEI Grade 4 Intermediate A

Performance Level Tests (Virtus II2 Riders):

  1. FEI Grade 3 Novice A
  2. FEI Grade 3 Intermediate B
Developmental Level Tests (Virtus II1, II2 & II3 Riders):
  1. FEI Grade 2 Novice A
  2. FEI Grade 2 Intermediate A

    Note: For all tests Halt in the first movement is skipped


  1. Step 1: Download Event PDF provided by Organizers (with notes for USA Athletes)
    Download Event PDF
  2. Step 2: Record your test(s) at your home facility following the competition rules below.
  3. Step 3: Complete AWL’s Online Entry Form
    The form includes a payment of $45 event entry fee.
    Note: Upon completion of the Entry form you’ll receive a Dropbox Link you can use to upload your videos.
    US Athlete Entry Form (Round 1 entry form for US will go live by Feb 7, 2024.)
  4. Step 4: Upload Videos to AWL by February 16th, 2024 for ROUND 1 using the Dropbox link in your entry confirmation email. IMPORTANT: Please include the horses name and the FEI test performed in each video’s filename. Multiple videos can be submitted for review by our Athletes Without Limits USA Equestrian Director to help determine the best entries to submit. Athletes Without Limits will submit all US Entries to Virtus as the US Member.

RESULTS:  Virtus International will publish results.


As the US Member of Virtus  Athletes Without Limits organizes US Equestrian athletes interested in participating in Virtus International Dressage competitions for athletes with intellectual impairment. We encourage new athletes interested in competing who have proficiency in dressage OR an equestrian sport other than dressage to contact us to develop a plan for transitioning into Virtus dressage competition.


January 12
February 18
Event Categories:
Event Tags:


Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport (formerly Inas)