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.
It is with much pleasure we announce HARCOURTS FOUR SEASONS REALTY as our event naming partner of the South Island Festival of Dressage 25-27 January 2019, NEC McLeans Island, ChCh. Harcourts Four Seasons Realty are a proudly owned Canterbury business. Business...read more
Dressage Canterbury is delighted to announce and welcome CoolTranz as our event partner of the Canterbury Dressage Championships 1 and 2 December 2018. We are very excited to have CoolTranz on board with us to make the Canterbury Champs an exciting and successful...read more
This week Canterbury Dressage is featuring our Para Equestrian Rider Winnie Taylor Winnie is an ordinary horse mad 10 year old and rides Stoneleigh Koromoko, aka Micky, but with a few more challenges than most 10 year olds. This doesn’t mean that Winnie wont do what...read more
Canterbury Dressage is Proud to Support ESNZ and Dressage NZ in their support of Para Equestrian. Canterbury Dressage has Para Equestrian classes held at most of their Local, Regional and Premier Shows. Our two leading stars are: Anthea Dixon, who needs no...read more