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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Everyone is welcome,...read more
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...read more
Entries close: 8 January 2018 Download the full schedule HEREread more
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...read more
Entries Close Friday 10th November Enter on Equestrian Entries Online Find the full schedule hereread more
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...read more