Welcome to Canterbury Dressage

Canterbury Dressage was established 60 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 monthly competitions for all level of riders from unregistered through to those competing at the highest level.  We specialise in providing regular 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.

Latest News

AGM 16/05/2018

AGM Wednesday 16th of May, starts at 7pm NEC Mcleans Island. Board positions have become available, to get more information on the available positions or put your name forward. Please get in contact with Aubrey McRae: aubrey.mcrae@xtra.co.nz Everyone is welcome,...

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Syncroflex Festival of Future Stars Show

Syncroflex Festival of Future Stars Show April 14 and 15th at NEC McLeans Island. Entries Close 26 April 2018 Incorporating: Mitavite Rising Stars Led and Ridden Showing Classes for all breeds Saturday Morning starting 8am South Island Young Dressage Horse...

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Loan mounts required urgently

      CAN YOU HELP? Loan horses/ponies are required for the Richmond Saddlery York Corporation InterIsland Youth Dressage Challenge Round 1 to be held at the South Island Dressage Champs Jan 26th / 28th January 2018. The second round will be held at the National U25...

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Training Day  – July 2 Draw

The confirmed draw is now available under Schedules. We are looking forward to seeing you and wish you a fun day of learning with (or without) your horse. Some people have entered in an Arena not initially allocated for the level you wish to ride.  That’s ok – the...

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We are excited to announce and welcome back with pleasure SYNCROFLEX as our event naming partner for the Syncroflex Festival of Future Stars 2019 being held 6 and 7 April 2019. Entries open now on Equestrian Entries.
Louis Schindler is the generous person behind this partnership with Canterbury Dressage of which we are very grateful of his ongoing support for our sport.
This pinnacle event on the calendar features horses and riders that are the current and future of Dressage in Canterbury and NZ.
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A huge thank you and welcome back to ZILCO Equestrian Products who are our generous partner of the Dressage Section at the Syncroflex Festival of Future Stars 2019.
ZILCO are synonymous with dressage in Canterbury and a partnership we are always grateful of being involved with.
Thank you to Robert Kofoed of Zilco, for your support of Dressage in Canterbury and throughout NZ.

A Leading Supplier of equestrian products with stockists throughout NZ
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It is with much pleasure we announce DUNSTAN HORSEFEEDS as our partner of the Rising Star led young stock section of the Syncrolfex Festival of Future Stars 2019.
Dunstan Horsefeeds are generous supporters of dressage in Canterbury of which we are very excited to have them partner us at this pinnacle event.

Dunstan nutrition are leaders in formulating NZ Horse Feeds for our NZ horses performing under NZ conditions.
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Rugs have arrived for The Syncroflex Festivale of Future Stars.
Thank you Zilco for sponsoring the rugs.
Who will be the lucky winners 😊
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