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

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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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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Entries are now open for the Harcourts Four Seasons Realty South Island Dressage Champs being held at Dunstan Fiber Fresh NEC Christchurch, McLeans Island running over Waitangi weekend 5-7 February 2022. Graded classes will run over all 3 days, however non graded classes will be held on Saturday pm, and Sunday with a separate prizegiving on Sunday afternoon. We are looking for writers for this event, and if you have written before for Canterbury Dressage please check your email inbox!! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Watch this space !!!! Entries will be live later today on Evo Events for the Harcourts Four Seasons Realty South Island Dressage Championships. Lots of classes for every level from Preliminary through to Grand Prix - and a teams event!!Dates 5-7 February 2022 at Dunstan Fibre Fresh NEC- McLeans Island. ... See MoreSee Less
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