Canterbury Dressage Contacts


Position Person Phone Email
Chairperson Cherie Pearson
Vice Chairperson Sally Goldsmith
Area Delegate Sally Goldsmith
Treasurer Bailey McIntosh
Secretary (Meetings) Shannon Brien
Judges Officer Mel
Judges Officer Assistant tbc
Entries Secretary Lauren Haig


Entries – Local Days Lauren Haig
Equestrian Entries Lauren Haig
Office Convener (on event day) Sally Steele
Event Manager Sarah Cornwell
Aubrey Mcrae (FFS)
Sponsorship Lauren Haig
Schedules Sarah Hazlewood
Programmes Nicki Page
Website Nicki Page,
Shannon Brien
Facebook – General and Event Notices Sophie Griffith
Facebook – Sponsorship related Lauren Haig
Event Writers Coordinators Sally Goldsmith,
Cody Winstanley
NEC Representative Sophie Griffith
Linda Griffith
Arenas – Erecting for Events Robin Savage
Arenas – Measuring Joan Adair
Event Draw Holly Merritt
Scoring Ken Wilson
Scoring Assistants Nicki Page,
Jenny Scotter
Judges’ Boards Angela McDowell
Technical Delegate Gill Usher
Stewards Robin Savage
Riders’ Liaision Soo Wells,
Sophie Griffith
Points Prizes Cherie Pearson,
Sally Goldsmith
Ribbons and Garlands Cherie Pearson
Trophies Register Cherie Pearson
Prizegiving Coordinators Justine Dodds, Cherie Pearson, Sandy Houston, Jane Jackson
Catering Coordinators Anabelle Fitzsimons, Jacqui Van Herpt, Sandy Houston
Marquee Coordinators Sandy Houston, Jane Jackson


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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 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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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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