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

CoolTranz Canterbury Dressage Championships

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...

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Para Equestrian Feature – Winnie Taylor

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...

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Para Dressage Features

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...

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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 Co-owner James Twiss says they are delighted to be involved with this premiere equestrian event being held in Christchurch. It is the largest and busiest real estate team in Canterbury, with over 100 salespeople, 40 office support staff and 12 in the property management division.

Thank you to Richard and Sue Woerlee for presenting the opportunity to Harcourts Four Season Realty who say “We appreciate the many people from throughout the Dressage community who choose to buy and sell property with us and we enjoy seeing contribution go back into the sport that we are all so passionate about".

A huge thank you to business owners James Twiss, Greg Roberts and Penny Lovell for your generous support and look forward to our partnership with you.
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Hey guys! I know a heap of you are waiting on Dressage photos from the weekend...sorry I had to miss the Sunday, I still have my bad days and sometimes my body likes to remind me that I am meant to be sick! 🤪After having a bad morning today I am nearly all through the photos and plan on having them up tomorrow 😁 Now, to jump in the truck and see you all at the Twilight Event tonight! 😘🦄 Lucy Cochrane Chris Lovelady Seija Parkkali-Glew Becks Nairn Anne Cochrane ... See MoreSee Less

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Cooltranz Canterbury Dressage Championships 2018

Level one
Champ Diane Wallace - KP Denver
Reserve Holly Merritt - Farlow Ghalia

Level Two
Champ Nicki Ford - L Etoile
Rilee McMeekin - Solitar Storm

Level Three
Anya Durling - Rascallion
Melissa Galloway - Windermere Zephore

Level Four
Diane Wallance - KP Dexter
Joan Adair - La Peregrina

Level Five
Rebecca McKee - Solo
Jan Morice - Denmark

Level six
Phillipa McLeod - Astek Ginsling
Fiona Sharp - New World Finesse

Level Seven
Nicola Maley - Astek Galahad
Pip Thompson - Gemstar

Level Eight
Melissa Galloway - Windermere JObei W
Franzi Van Bruggen-Smit - Fortunato

Level Nine
Melissa Galloway - Windermere Johanson
Barbara Chalmers - Rossellini


Level One
Emily Van Herpt - Skibereen Indigo
Ella Fitzsimons - Apsley Golden Secret

Level Two
Ruby Thomas - Carnesso Royal Flush
Kimberley Clearwater - Apsley Just an Image

Level Three
Charlotte Thomas - Fairview Free Spirit
Meg Johnston - Little Blessing

Level Four
Mella Picard - Buckton Denniston
Emma Coppleston - Dinky Di Doff

Hanoverian Award
Anya Durling level 1 to 3.
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