Paardensport Vlaanderen

Info foreign riders

Recreational membership

Riders who don’t want to participate in competitions can apply for a basic membership (including insurance) at a club affiliated with Paardensport Vlaanderen. You can pay your membership at the club, who enters your membership in the online application.


Licence to compete in Belgium

Riders who want to compete in Belgium have 2 possibilities:

  1. You obtain a guest license for every competition that you want to enter. This guest license costs 50 or 100 euros (depending on the discipline and the level you want to enter).
    For information about a guest license, please contact the responsible of the discipline. See contact. 
  2. Foreign riders can also take an annual licence at Paardensport Vlaanderen.
    • First of all the rider needs to be a member of a club affiliated with Paardensport Vlaanderen. To find a club, see here.
    • Your club will give you a license number. With this license number you can fill in the online application form to get a competitive licence.
    • Don’t forget that you’ll need to send a riding permission of your national equestrian federation which states that you can compete in Belgium to

After having received your online application and riding permission, we will transfer the licence and send you an invoice via e-mail. When the licence is paid, you can participate in shows in Belgium.

Riders who already have had a competitive licence at Paardensport Vlaanderen can renew their licence online by logging in at Equibel. The payment is done online and the licence is immediately active.


Immatriculation of the horses

Horses can compete from the age of 4 years. Exceptions are included in the rules of the discipline you want to compete in.

A horse needs to have a correct immatriculation or registration. More info about the immatriculation of your horse can be found at Equibel.

Horses need to be vaccinated according to the veterinary medical regulations. The Belgian Confideration of Horses (= BCP) also imposes registration conditions  for horses based in Belgium.