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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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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McLeans Island is completely closed, until the end of May 2021.

Full excavation work is in progress with the water upgrade. There are drenches everywhere, and it is far too dangerous to be riding there at this point in time.

There is a sign on the gate saying they are closed. Please adhere to this.

The bigger picture for this closer, is so exciting, to have all area's watered with basically a turn of a tap, is an absolute game changer for the Island ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you
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The 21/22 Dressage NZ Performance Pathway has been announced
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Have your input into the young dressage horse classes ๐Ÿ˜ƒYour chance to have input into the future of Young Dressage Horse classes in NZ. Download the questionnaire on this link and return to Debbie Barke at the email on the link by Monday 17th May
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Attention all riders. Please read below and contact Anna Gale direct with you vote, so Anna knows which way she is to vote on behalf of all South Island Riders ๐Ÿ™‚

Nominations close soon for DNZ positions and awards. As SI Rep I have a vote, as well as each SI Delegate.
Please riders if you wish to make additional votes/nominations contact me privately Anna Gale.
I also have the 2 bioโ€™s of Judith Cunningham and Linda Warren Davey if any rider wishes to read these before voting.
Dressage NZ AGM Vacancies
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