Next Meeting – Wednesday 19th September, 7pm at NEC Mcleans Island

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

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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Training Day 2 entry update

Anyone Training and Level 1 riders still wishing to enter the Training Day on 2 July please enter in the remaining time slots in Arena 2.

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We are looking forward to a great day where we can all take the time to help each other and develop our learning. The riding times are as listed below (as per your selection).  Please talk to the judge of your arena before your test to discuss what test you are doing...

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Explanatory note for Article 440 (and 441) Update

Equestrian Sports New Zealand (ESNZ) and the ESNZ Dressage Board have been considering the rule contained in Article 440.3, putting in place an age restriction on Judges of 75 years. This consideration followed a legal challenge made against Equestrian Sports New...

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Revocation of age limit for judges

12th May 2017 NOTIFICATION TO ALL DRESSAGE NZ AREA GROUPS REGARDING REVOCATION OF AGE LIMIT FOR JUDGES On 31 January 2017 the Dressage NZ Sport Manager Wendy Hamerton sent the following email to the Dressage Committee. This email included an update to the Rules which...

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1 week ago

Reminder from SCNO dressage group
Anyone still wishing to join us for dinner on the Saturday night of our tournament please get your name to Lynley 027 6293930 before Friday the 14th. Thanks
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2 weeks ago

SCNO Dressage Group September Tournament 22 -23 September 2018
Harvest (local Waimate cafe) has kindly offered to provide us with a lovely hot meal on Saturday 22 September, this is available to anyone who would like to come along and will be set up at the pavilion on the grounds. The cost is approx $35.00 per person for two courses. Please contact Lynley Stockdale before Friday the 14th with numbers 027 629 3930. Payment will be on the night direct to Harvest.
We will also have a coffee cart on the grounds for both days
Food cart also on the grounds for the weekend, coming in Friday night for those staying, will also have a breakfast menu available for both mornings and other food available during the day
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