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

Dressage Technical Committee Information

The Dressage NZ Board has approved the formation of a Technical Committee for Dressage Please see the Term of Reference attached The summary of the composition is as follows Dressage NZ seeks expressions of interest for the roles highlighted by Friday 1st July Please...

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DNZ Squad Application and Pathway

Applications for the DNZ Squads are open now. Applications must be received by 5pm 24th June.   Application form DRESSAGE NZ SQUAD APPLICATION 2022 Pathway Document Performance Pathway Appendix 2022-23

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Pryde’s Easifeed SI Young Rider Development Camps 2021

Calling all young riders: Applications are now open for the Pryde’s Easifeed SI Young Rider Development Camps to be held at the Selwyn Equestrian Centre, Christchurch, Tues - Thurs 12-14 October. It's a wonderful chance for young riders throughout the South Island to...

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Just a reminder of this great clinic being held Selwyn Equestrian this Saturday 2nd July! 😁🔴 OFFICIAL NATIONAL DRESSAGE JUDGES CLINIC 🔴Please register to the email provided! ... See MoreSee Less
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❗️WRITERS REQUIRED ❗️We still require a few writers for Day 2 of our Winter Dressage (Sunday 3rd July)! Please get in touch if you are able to assist! ✏️ ... See MoreSee Less
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Very exciting news from Rangiora Vet Centre Equine who now have the only equine CT in the South Island 🥳Day 2 and you could be mistaken to think it is the Air NZ maintenance hanger! Unfortunately an MRI might have to wait a few more Christmas’s but it is a CT machine- well done Gemma! This machine is to service both our companion animal and equine patients. Once we are operational it will be the only equine CT in the South Island. Few more days of testing, tweaking and fine tuning then the training begins. ... See MoreSee Less
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Still short of a writer or two for this coming Sunday morning - if you can manage and hour or two we would be very grateful 🤞🏻Canterbury Dressage ... See MoreSee Less
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❗️Winter Dressage Day 2 ❗️We are still needing volunteers to help with arena set up and take downs! Please pop yourself where you can on the list, if you have issues accessing this please message through and we can pop you on there manually 😁docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nD8h01hN1DUFsEe1xnSKE-Y4p5-wJocZumcH1LNbFlI/edit?usp=sharing ... See MoreSee Less
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