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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Don't miss out, entries close 8pm, 18th April 2021 for The Gael Kofoed & Harcourts Grenadier Halswell, Autumn series day 3.
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3 days ago

Vanessa Baxter

Hi
Bit of a long shot but has anyone picked up a set of these ears at the dressage over the weekend, soundproof black DYON
Got home and unpacked everything but they seem to have vanished
Reward in chocolate 🍫 if we get reunited
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Entries are now open on Equestrian Entries for the third and final day of the Gael Kofoed & Harcourts Grenadier Halswell Autumn Series.
Entries close on Monday - 19th April. Payment is required at the time of entry.
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5 days ago

Kat Gardiner

Thank you so much to the sponsors, committee and judges for the weekend. Im so extremely proud of my boy stepping up to the challenge. And Thank you to the lovely support from ground crew and riders also. Its a great atmosphere and so very welcoming ❤ you guys all make dressage awesome! ... See MoreSee Less

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