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.
The AGM will be held on Wednesday 15th April, 7pm at the Glyn East Hall, McLeans Island. All welcome. We have a few volunteer roles that need filling so if you are keen to be involved please come along!read more
Entries for the final day of the Canterbury Dressage Autumn Series is Sunday 5th May with entries closing on 18th April. Entries through Equestrian Entries. A reminder that for your entry to be accepted you must pay your entry fees by the 18th April also!read more
A reminder that entries close Friday 15th March for this competition. Something for everyone at this two day show: Youngstock led classes (which will be held on Saturday morning) Dressage for all levels including non-graded, para and childrens led classes Musicals for...read more
The draw for Sunday 3rd March is available on Equestrian Entries. Please note that Arena 6 is in the Hampton Oval.read more
***ENTRIES CLOSE TOMORROW MONDAY 7TH JANUARY AT 8PM - DON'T MISS OUT! 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...read more
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...read more