Welcome to Canterbury Dressage
Canterbury Dressage was established 60 years ago by a group of riders and volunteers who shared the passion of creating a harmonious partnership with their horse. They achieved this through gaining knowledge, applying correct training and with the support and friendship of like-minded others. This philosophy remains the same today.
Being a branch of Equestrian Sports New Zealand (ESNZ) who are the umbrella body of equestrian sports in New Zealand we adhere to their guiding rules and principles.
We are located at the beautiful grounds of the South Island National Equestrian Centre -McLeans Island where there are top quality facilities including numerous all weather arenas, covered yards, camping facilities along with jumping and hacking areas.
Canterbury Dressage provides monthly competitions for all level of riders from unregistered through to those competing at the highest level. We specialise in providing regular education and coaching events to promote development opportunities for all levels of riders and horses.
Our Judges are trained and required to pass National and International standard assessments therefore we are able to provide you with quality judging.
A very hard working and dedicated team of volunteers manage all our events and without them we would not be able to provide you with the very successful branch of Canterbury Dressage.
Everyone is Welcome. We look forward to seeing you at our next event.
The confirmed draw is now available under Schedules. We are looking forward to seeing you and wish you a fun day of learning with (or without) your horse. Some people have entered in an Arena not initially allocated for the level you wish to ride. That’s ok – the...read more
Anyone Training and Level 1 riders still wishing to enter the Training Day on 2 July please enter in the remaining time slots in Arena 2.read more
All results are on this PDF, click to download: Canterbury Dressage Hi-Point Accumulator Autumn Championship Series...read more
We are looking forward to a great day where we can all take the time to help each other and develop our learning. The riding times are as listed below (as per your selection). Please talk to the judge of your arena before your test to discuss what test you are doing...read more
Equestrian Sports New Zealand (ESNZ) and the ESNZ Dressage Board have been considering the rule contained in Article 440.3, putting in place an age restriction on Judges of 75 years. This consideration followed a legal challenge made against Equestrian Sports New...read more
12th May 2017 NOTIFICATION TO ALL DRESSAGE NZ AREA GROUPS REGARDING REVOCATION OF AGE LIMIT FOR JUDGES On 31 January 2017 the Dressage NZ Sport Manager Wendy Hamerton sent the following email to the Dressage Committee. This email included an update to the Rules which...read more