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

New committee members

The full list of the new committee members, there is still a few spaces to fill so get in contact if your interested. Chairperson - Chris Lovelady Vice Chairperson - Cherie Pearson Treasurer - Charmaine Racke Office Convenor - Sally Steele Judges Officer - Karen...

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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...

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Don't forget entries are now open for The BetaVet Canterbury Dressage Winter Series Day one.

Enter on EE

Non graded series.

Classes for:
Junior Intro to Elementary
Prelim to Advanced Medium and TOC Advanced to Big Tour
Overall Champion and Reserve.

Look forward to seeing you all there. 🙂
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CDG - AGM 7pm 19th May 2021
Glyn East Hall, McLeans Island. Love to see you all there 🙂
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How good is this. Dressage NZ supporting our NEC Chch irrigation project. ❤
We can't thank you enough, from all the South Island dressage riders.Dressage NZ supports NEC Christchurch irrigation project
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McLeans Island is completely closed, until the end of May 2021.

Full excavation work is in progress with the water upgrade. There are drenches everywhere, and it is far too dangerous to be riding there at this point in time.

There is a sign on the gate saying they are closed. Please adhere to this.

The bigger picture for this closer, is so exciting, to have all area's watered with basically a turn of a tap, is an absolute game changer for the Island 🙂

Thank you
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The 21/22 Dressage NZ Performance Pathway has been announced
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