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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⭐️Just a reminder entries close tomorrow (22/05) for Day 1, Sunday 5th June !⭐️Winter Training and Have A Go Day! Entries open now for Sunday 5 June. Thanks to Fiber Fresh Equine - New Zealand for being our wonderful sponsors. Enter via Evo Events ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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It’s exciting to see our very own Linda Warren-Davey judging at the National Championships in SingaporeMeet the judges of this weekend's National Dressage Championships 2022 which will be taking place from 20 to 22 May at Singapore Polo Club (Official)! SPC Riding Academy#SingaporePoloClub #SPCRidingAcademy ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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Dressage New Zealand 65th AGM, Conference and Committee Meeting.2022 Awards Dinner!Please message for the registration form.The time is also coming up for nominations for the SI Riders representative position! The current rep is the lovely Anna Gale who has commented she would be happy to stand for another term, should you wish to re-nominate her ☺️ For the nomination forms please message! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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Please see our fabulous committee for the upcoming season. So great to have some new faces. We still have a few roles to fill, noted beside each one, if anyone is keen to come on board please. Thank you Appointment of Committee• Chairperson - Cherie Pearson • Vice Chairperson – Sally Goldsmith • Treasurer – Sarah Hazlewood• Secretary Shannon Brien • Office Convenor – Sally Steele• Judges Officer – Linda Warren-Davey• Schedules/Programmes – Jess Nustrini Schedules, Nicki Page Programmes • Sponsorship/publicity – Naomi Murfitt and Helen Hanson• Sponsorship/publicity on Facebook - Bailey McIntosh • Event Manager – Local days – Glenda Jones • Event Manager – Major events - Glenda Jones – Sally Steele 2IC • Equestrian Entries – Local days – Lauren Haig• Equestrian Entries – Major events – Lauren Haig • Riders Liaison / Riders Rep – Sophie Griffith/Beth Condon (YR)• Health and Safety – Glenda Jones Appointment of other roles• Delegate – Sally Goldsmith• NEC Representative – Glenda Jones• Assistant to Judges officer – Karen Daniels and Eddye Davidson• Scorer/results – Ken Wilson• Draw – Holly Merritt• Judges Boards – Emma Dunne• TD – Gill Usher and Anne Moore• Stewards – Robin Savage• Meet and Greet Host for Premier Shows: Amanda and Beth Condon, Naomi Murfitt and Lynda Clark• Arenas – Measuring – Joan Adair• Arenas – Putting up – TO BE FILLED• Writers Coordinator – Kerry Blakemore• Catering – Angela Kofoed and Colleen• Website – Nicki Page and Chris Lovelady• Facebook – Jess Nustrini • Points Prizes – Sandy Houston• Trophy Register – Sandy Houston• Signatories for bank account/ownership of bank account – Cherie, Sally and Sarah• Prizegiving Coordinator – TO BE FILLED• Monthly Newsletter – Chris Lovelady• Arena Groomer – TO BE FILLED.• Arena Clean up and taking down arenas – TO BE FILLED• Meet and Greet Host for premier shows – Amanda and Beth Condon, Lynda Clark ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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AGM Prize Giving and Series Results 🥇🥈🥉Falk Family Trophy - PONIES 1st Katie Fitzsimmons = 84 points2nd Paige Fitzgerald = 73 points3rd Holly Hanson = 56 points4th Gemma Lewis = 49 points Canty Silver Salver winner – HACKS 1st Mikayla Wildermoth = 55 points2nd Cherie Pearson = 50 points3rd Janelle Sangster Ward = 49 points4th Sandy Houston = 48 points Huntaway Trophy - ADVANCED 1st Holly Merritt = 37 points2nd Amelia French = 36 points3rd Jenny Scotter = 34 points4th Jorja Dann = 30 points Susan Edwards Memorial Trophy = Highest % MFS, 2 & 3 Champs and SI, Canty riders onlyCherie Pearson = Average 74.24% Judges BellGill Usher Kay Fissenden Memorial - Outstanding ContributionJoan Adair ... See MoreSee Less
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