Welcome to Canterbury Dressage

Canterbury Dressage was established 65 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 regular competitions for all level of riders from unregistered through to those competing at the highest level.  We aim to provide 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 and invite you to get involved!

Latest News

CoolTranz Canterbury Dressage Championships

Entries are now LIVE for the CoolTranz Ltd Canterbury Dressage Championships 2020. Entries close on the 6th November at 9pm.     Please note the clause within the conditions, that entries will be given preference on a first in & paid / first served basis...

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Canterbury Non-Grading Winter Dressage Days 2020!

Entries close 7pm, 22nd June for our first winter dressage day on 5th July 2020. Click on this link: 2020 CDG Winter Dressage July V2 for a copy of the schedule for both 'standalone' non-grading days. Enter online via Equestrian Entries. Remember absolutely no late...

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Canterbury Dressage AGM 2020

We are happy to confirm that our annual AGM will be held on Wednesday 10th June at the Glynn East Hall, McLeans Island at 7pm. Please note that due to our Level 2 status, we need to cap the numbers at 100 people, and contact tracing and hygiene practices will be in...

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Dressage Canterbury Updates – April 2020

Hi all, I hope that everyone is well and managing within the strange environment that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to us all. Dressage Canterbury is receiving lots of information from Dressage New Zealand to help support area groups at this time. Their most...

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The AGM will be held on Wednesday 15th April, 7pm at the Glyn East Hall, McLeans Island.  All welcome. We have a few volunteer roles that need filling so if you are keen to be involved please come along!

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How exciting is this riders!!! This is going to make such a difference to our Island. 😄😄Some great news to start the day off.

The National Equestrian Centre at Christchurch is celebrating after receiving a grant of $200,000 from NZCT to complete its irrigation project – an initiative that will revolutionise competition preparation at the centre. Read more here:
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Canterbury Dressage

The draw is now live for day one of the Autumn Series on Equestrian Entries.
Please note due to the unfortunate cancellation of HoY, we do have a substantial waitlist of competitors wishing to enter now that their plans have changed. Because of this, please ensure you email the event secretary with any scratchings so we can squeeze some others in.

There will also be an email sent out to all riders in the coming days with a reminder of our Covid level two protocols - as we have planned for this day as if we will still be in level two. 🐴
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We are marching on with Sunday under level 2. Protocols will be emailed this week to competitors.

In the meantime, arena set up as usual will be 10am Thursday please.

Thank you.
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We made an error with the Monique Memorial Trophy at South Islands Championships. It is for highest % Freestyle levels advanced to Big Tour only.

So the rightful winner is Catherine Tobin.

Huge congrats Catherine and sorry for our error. 😃😃
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