Sport Week: Para-equestrian venue at Rio 2016

The sport will be contested in the Deodoro cluster, located northwest of Rio de Janeiro. 23 Mar 2016
Aerial view on equestrian stadium

The Olympic Equestrian Centre at the Deodoro Olympic Park will be the venue for para-dressage during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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By Rob Howell | For the IPC

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The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games equestrian dressage competitions will take place at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro, the second largest Games cluster located on the northwest side of Rio de Janeiro.

Built for the 2007 Pan American Games and also used as the main training centre for the Brazilian armed forces, the centre has been renovated to host all the Olympic equestrian events (dressage, jumping and eventing). Then after the Olympics, the venue will bring together 78 of the world’s top para-equestrian dressage riders for six days of competition between 11-16 September.

The competition’s team tests will be held 11-12 September, and the morning of 13 September.

The individual tests will take place on the afternoon of 13 September and all day 14 September. Then one of the most popular events of the sport, freestyle, will round off the competition on 16 September.

Deodoro is easily accessed from central Rio on the Deodoro and Santa Cruz metro lines, both which run from Rio Central Station.

The BRT Transolimpica bus line also connects Deodoro with the Paralympic Games hub in Barra, another cluster located on the southwest side of Rio.



Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs).


The IPC’s Global ATR is Jet Set Sports, and Rio 2016 tickets and packages can be purchased on the CoSport website.


Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.