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

SYNCROFLEX FESTIVAL OF FUTURE STARS

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...

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CoolTranz Canterbury Dressage Championships

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...

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South Island Festival of Dressage.

We are just putting together another on line auction to help run this prestigious event.
If anyone might have something they might like to contribute we would be ever so grateful.
Please message the page should you have some goodies 🙂

Thanks in advance.
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Sportsmanship Award for the Canterbury Equestrian Property South Island Festival of Dressage.

The wonderful Suzanne Inglis from The Saddlery Warehouse Nelson Branch has kindly donated this fabulous bucket of goodies for the sportsmanship award. We will have scouts on the look out or if you want to nominate someone who has gone out of their way, please let the office know throughout the event.
Exciting 😃😃
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Don't forget entries close tomorrow for South Island Champs 6-8 February 2021. Our committee can confirm that ALL graded horse classes will be held on an all weather surface arena. There may be the possible exception of some graded pony classes, which may be held on grass in the Hampton Oval, along with the non-graded classes. ... See MoreSee Less

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Attention Young Dressage Horse Riders for the South Island Championships.
There was an error in the schedule and this has now been recitified and updated in Equestrian Entries.
Each class is now age specific, not developing - therefore horses will be competing with horses of the same age only.
The tests will be on Saturday with 1st and 2nd place getters from each age to parade on Monday in Arena 1 at the conclusion of the event, to showcase the young horse and for the presentation of the overall Champion and Reserve.
There will be a short commentary on what our judges are looking for, so well worth the time watch.
Thank you.
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