Next Meeting – Wednesday 18th July, 7pm at NEC Mcleans Island

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

TRAINING DAY – SUNDAY 28 MAY 2017

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...

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Explanatory note for Article 440 (and 441) Update

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...

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Revocation of age limit for judges

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...

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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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Canterbury Dressage Spring Series 2018
(kindly sponsored by Rangiora Equestrian Supplies in conjunction with Dunstan Horse Feeds)
Sunday 2nd September, 7th October, 4th November
Registered Level 1-9 Hacks & Ponies with PM
Unregistered
Lead Rein
Para
Introductory Hacks, Ponies & Standardbreds
Training Level 1 & 2 & Under 21
Lots of fun & prizes continuing on from the Winter Series
Stay on this page for more info, schedule not far away on EE
BOOK THESE SUNDAYS IN YOUR DIARY
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Level 5 and above young riders are invited to apply to compete in the NZL vs Queensland Young Rider Dressage Challenge 22/23 Sept 2018 on borrowed horses. All travel and accommodation at rider expense. www.nzequestrian.org.nz/2018/07/applications-open-for-young-rider-dressage-team-to-queensland-bor... ... See MoreSee Less

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What a super picture of South Island Selector, and Canterbury Judge Jan Mitchell, with North Island Selector Judy Alderdice... ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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What a great experience...........Level 5 and above young riders are invited to apply to compete in the NZL -V- Queensland Young Rider Dressage Challenge 22/23 Sept 2018 on borrowed horses.Level 5 and above young riders are invited to apply to compete in the NZL vs Queensland Young Rider Dressage Challenge 22/23 Sept 2018 on borrowed horses. All travel and accommodation at rider expense. www.nzequestrian.org.nz/2018/07/applications-open-for-young-rider-dressage-team-to-queensland-bor... ... See MoreSee Less

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