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.

Latest News

ZILCO Festival of Future Stars Champions 2017

ZILCO Festival of Future Stars Champions 2017 Level One Open               Rider Horse Total 1 - 1A 2 - 1B 3 - 1D   Kaye Blundell Sisters II Mrs Robinson 88 30 30 28 Linda Cocks Belvoir 82 26 26 30 Level Two Open               Rider Horse Total 4 - 2A 5 - 2B 6 - 2D  ...

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The Zilco Festival of Future Stars

The accolades have been rolling in for the Zilco Festival of Future Stars which was held over two days at the SI National Equestrian Centre in Canterbury. The Canterbury Dressage committee have been wanting to promote a young horse show for some time, and after...

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ESNZ Dressage Stewards Course

TO BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CANTERBURY AUTUMN SERIES DAY 3 MAY 7TH 2017 AT THE NATIONAL  EQUESTRIAN CENTRE McLEANS ISLAND CHRISTCHURCH. COURSE FACILITATOR:  Jane Robertson FEI L3 This course is for all stewards working toward National Level 1 (candidate )  or...

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Feedback encouraged on ESNZ Membership review

The following discussion paper provides context to the membership model currently adopted by ESNZ, including commentary on why it was adopted and how it has contributed to the financial circumstances Equestrian Sport NZ finds itself in. It is designed to be used as a...

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New Canty Dressage Riders Rep – Soo Wells

Hi, as your new Canterbury Dressage Riders representative, I am Soo Wells and I will do my best to find answers and solutions to questions or problems that you may have as a member, or potential member of ESNZ Canterbury Area Dressage group, in connection with...

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