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 Canterbury Squad Manager – Expressions of Interest

Dressage Canterbury are excited to be creating a Squad of a minimum of 6 riders for the 2022-23 season.  Expressions of Interest are called for the role of Squad Manager.  With the support of the Squad sub committee you will undertake various mainly administration and...

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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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🔺 IMPORTANT INFO FOR OUR SECOND PROTOCOL DAY TOMORROW 🔺Just to advise that the only way out to our arena's for tomorrow only, is going past the pump shed and along the drive of Arena one and two. The way that we are usually not allowed to go.Due to the new arena under construction on the old black sand ond Waterforce warm up arena, we can't go that way. ... See MoreSee Less
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❗️SOS -ARENA SET UP NOW ❗️Guys we need people to help with arena set up right now, only 2 people there ☹️… plenty of people riding tomorrow, if you can please head to The set up now!!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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❗️WINTER PROTOCOL DAY 2 - SPACES AVAILABLE❗️A space has come available for our second protocol day THIS SATURDAY! 🔺 9am - available🔺 10am - SPACE FILLED🔺 11.20am - SPACE FILLED🔺 11.40am - available🔺 1.40pm - available🔺 1.40pm - available 🔺 2.20pm - availablePlease email teampearson2@gmail.com to secure! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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❗️ARENA SETUP - HELP REQUIRED❗️Hi all, we require helpers to setup 4 arenas this Friday 10am for our second protocol day! Many hands make light work 🤚✋🖐 THANK YOU! 😁 ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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Entries for Day 1 of our spring series close in 2 weeks! Keep them coming 😎We are super excited for ourCanterbury Equine Clinic Spring series 🤩🚩Entries are now open over on Evo Events for our first day, Sunday 4th September!🚩Entries for day 1 of the series close Monday 22nd August, 9pm SHARP! 🚩Champion at all levels will receive a $70 JAD Equine voucher! 🤩🚩Don’t forget to pop your name down on the volunteer sheet, again we are taking note of who is and isn’t meeting their voluntary obligations:docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nD8h01hN1DUFsEe1xnSKE-Y4p5-wJocZumcH1LNbFlI/edit?usp=sharing ... See MoreSee Less
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