Invest in the future of your sport and become a dressage judge.

Judging expands your knowledge and understanding of dressage – which can also assist and improve your training and riding skills

Here’s all you have to do:

The Boring Stuff

  • Be over 18 years of Age
  • Be a financial member of ESNZ and own a current rule book
  • Become a member of your local Area Dressage Group (if they have separate membership)
  • Attend one local Judges Clinic when in your area

Practical Stuff

  • Sit-in on Leve1 and 2 classes three times with a National judge
  • Write at Level 1 and 2 five times with a National judge
  • Shadow-Judge at Level 1 and 2 three times with a National judge

Once you’ve completed the practical stuff, your worksheet and Judge’s Application Form are signed by your local Area Judges Officer and sent to the DNZ Judges Sub-committee.

You will then receive a set of questions to answer (mainly about rules and dressage terminology).  Answer those correctly and congratulations! You’re ready to start!

The Fun Stuff

As a List 5 registered ESNZ Dressage Judge you are able to judge Level 1 and 2 at graded competition days when accompanied by a more experienced judge. You must be a List 5 judge for a minimum of one year before working towards upgrading to List 4.

OFFICIAL STATUS OF LIST JUDGES IN NEW ZEALAND

List 1 Judges  –  Official National Judge

Lists 2A, 2 and 3 Judges  –  National Judges

List 4 and 5 Judges  –  Candidate National Judges

If you would like to find out more, please contact Linda Warren-Davey on 03 312 0211 or 027 300 0145 or email ponytail007@gmail.com and make the first step today!

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We are very excited to welcome on board Astek Stud as one of our event partners for the 2020 CoolTranz Ltd Canterbury Dressage Championships. Astek Stud is supporting the Developing Young Dressage Horse classes - this year we will be awarding a Grand Champion over this section, who will receive a sash, rug and garland.

“Asteks line up of stallions in 2020 are all capable or breeding top Dressage mounts.

Our new boy Cornet’s Air with his stunning looks and uphill paces produces tall scopey youngstock suited to all disciplines

SWE Dempsey line bred to Sir Donnerhall has had 4 premium foals in his first crop, his outstanding trainability and good looks suit breeders looking for a smaller horse with lovely paces.

Neither of these boys can produce a chestnut foal.

Astek Quatermasters youngstock now beginning to be started and competed under saddle are gaining rave reviews for their wonderful minds and exceptional movement.

Kinnordy Gym Bello stock need no introduction, he is an absolutely proven sire of outstanding dressage horses throughout New Zealand.

Astek Stud is available to discuss all options with you and give advice if required in order to assist you to breed your new superstar.

Email info@astek.co.nz or call Sue on 0272225037”
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As the CoolTranz Canterbury Dressage Championships 2020 are inching closer, we will start to feature our fabulous event partners here on this page. Please support them where you can - without their generosity, competitions like this would be significantly more expensive for our riders to enter!

A big thankyou to McLenaghan Contracting for coming on board as an event partner for the CoolTranz Ltd Canterbury Dressage Champs, supporting the Unregistered classes.

McLenaghan Contracting is a family owned and operated business based in West Melton employing a fantastic team of specialised staff. Our aim is to be a ‘one stop shop’ for lifestyle, residential, and rural property owners providing all the necessary skills, equipment and advice to service your property from Landscaping, Fencing, Driveways and Horse Arenas to Agriculture and Civil Developments. We also look after and renovate Sports Fields, can oversow using specialised equipment and lay astroturf. No job is too difficult, too big, or too small.

With an extensive portfolio of works completed, we are proud to be able to capably deliver projects for anything you require.

Thankyou McLenaghan Contracting Ltd!
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supporters,

Usually we run a silent auction to raise additional funds at Canterbury Champs, this year we will be running an Online Auction before the event.

We are seeking donated goods or services that we can use to be auctioned either as single items, or to be included in a couple of hampers. If you have any things you’d like to donate, horsey or non-horsey we would be sincerely grateful. E.G: lesson’s, massage’s (horse or human), beauty products, horse gear, homewares, wine, gourmet pantry items, etc etc...

Please contact Cherie Pearson, Sarah Cornwall or Sally Goldsmith, or message this page to arrange drop off before 31 October.


Thanks for your support.
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