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.ย  They achieved this through gaining knowledge, applying correct training and with the support and friendship of like-minded others.ย  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.ย  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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CANTERBURY DRESSAGE AGM

The AGM will be held on Wednesday 15th April, 7pm at the Glyn East Hall, McLeans Island.ย  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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We thought it would be nice to introduce our committee, with a small write up of where they started and where they are now.
First up we are starting with our riders rep's. We are lucky enough to have 2 of them. Being Sophie Griffith and Beth Condon being our youth riders rep.
Here we have Sophie's story. Beth's to follow. ๐Ÿ™‚

Please riders, by all means approach these lovey young ladies with any query at all. In fact we encourage it. They are happy to help ๐Ÿ™‚

Hi my name is Sophie Griffith and I am the riderโ€™s rep for Canterbury Dressage.
I am a professional rider running my equestrian business SSG Equestrian from Leeston Canterbury.
I started riding at the age of 5 rising to 2 star Eventing over subsequent years.
My real passion now lies with dressage, I have produced my own horses up to young rider level and
South Island level 7 champion, and continue to ride at all levels. I school horses for others, sale on behalf and lessons.
I continue my training with Vanessa Way; I have a young team of horses who you will often see at Dressage.
If I can be of any help, pass on any queries you may have, thoughts on how things are running, please feel free to contact me.
Our horse truck is very visible at events please call in and say hi, if not contact me via Canterbury dressage , my SSG Equestrian facebook page or my web site www.ssgequestrian.com
Look forward to meeting up with you all.
Regards
Sophie
SSG Equestrian
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Entries now open for the BetaVet Canterbury Dressage Winter Series 4/7/21.
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