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

Para Equestrian Feature – Winnie Taylor

This week Canterbury Dressage is featuring our Para Equestrian Rider Winnie Taylor Winnie is an ordinary horse mad 10 year old and rides Stoneleigh Koromoko, aka Micky, but with a few more challenges than most 10 year olds. This doesn’t mean that Winnie wont do what...

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Para Dressage Features

Canterbury Dressage is Proud to Support ESNZ and Dressage NZ in their support of Para Equestrian. Canterbury Dressage has Para Equestrian classes held at most of their Local, Regional and Premier Shows. Our two leading stars are: Anthea Dixon, who needs no...

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Winter Series Day 3

Entries for Day 3 of the Winter Series close on 25th July. Schedule and entries at Equestrian Entries. Look out also for news of the Winter Series Presentation Evening!

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Winter Series ‘MAGIC’ Day One

The first day of the Winter Series went ‘swimmingly’ and unfortunately that is just how it was. We salute all you hardy riders that still came and competed on a less than pleasant day. The large majority of you all did come and brave the conditions and had a great...

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Winter Series Day 2

Winter Series Day 2 - 1st July 2018 Entries are open for Day 2 of the Winter Series. Schedule and entries are at https://www.equestrianentries.co.nz/  Entries close 20th June.

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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 🙂

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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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