Canterbury Dressage Trophies

 Canterbury Dressage Group

Canterbury Dressage Silver Salver (Horses)

Canterbury Area Horse Hi Points prize – Level 5 and below.

For points gained at all graded competitions run by Canterbury Dressage held at McLeans Island, to include Sl Champs if Canterbury Dressage run them.

Grading classes only. 1st to 4th placings to count provided 57% is achieved, with 7, 5, 3, and 1 points respectively.
Winner 2020: Tanya McKenzie

Huntaway Trophy (Advanced Horses)

Canterbury Area Advanced Horse Hi Points Prize.

Points to be gained as per Canterbury Dressage Silver Salver
Winner 2020: Kirsty Schist

Falk Family Trophy (Ponies)

For the pony with the most points during the season.

Open to ponies from any NZEF area. 57% or more in grading classes, including ponies which are placed in horse classes. Shows organised by Canterbury Dressage to count.
Winner 2020: Caitlyn Hey

Kaye Fissenden Memorial Trophy Awarded by ]ill Gould for outstanding contribution to Canterbury Dressage.
Winner 2020: Robin Habberfield
The Judges Bell (Judges)

Canterbury Judges Recognition Award donated by Linda Warren.

To be awarded by a panel of two consisting of Canterbury Area Judges officer and the South Island Riders Representative.

Awarded yearly at the conclusion of The South Island Dressage Championships.

In Recognition of the judge seen to be most effectively improving the quality of dressage by judging combinations using a fair, unbiased  and knowledgeable approach.
Winner 2020: Karen Daniel

Susan Edwards Memorial Trophy Level 2/3 Musical
Winner 2020: Janelle Sangster Ward
Zebadee Trophy Winter Series
Winner 2019: Amelia French


September / October Days

Zip Plumbing Supplies Points Trophy Ponies 1st to 4th placings in grading classes 57% or more.
Winner 2020: Jorja Dann
Sunsfield Trophy Donated by ]ill Gould for horse with most points.
Winner 2020: Holly Merrit


Canterbury A&P Show

The Kate Cup Elementary test
The Sharon Smith Memorial Trophy Elementary test


Canterbury Dressage Championships

June Orbell Trophy  Preliminary Championship
 Winner 2019: Tanya McKenzie
Canterbury Dressage Group Trophy  Novice Championship
 Winner 2019: Corey Miln
T & G A&P Association Trophy – Miss June Orbell  Elementary Championship
 Winner 2019: Jane Fibbs
Silver Cup Timaru A&P Association – re-donated by June Orbell  Medium Championship
 Winner 2019: Lucy Cochrane
Highland Laddie Cup  Advanced Medium Championship
 Winner 2019: Tessa Van Bruggen
Te Peka Galston Memorial Trophy  Advanced Championship
 Winner 2019: Rebecca McKee
Pine Meadows Equestrian Park Trophy  Small Tour Championship
 Winner 2019: Nicola Maley
Jill Gould Memorial Trophy  Medium Tour Championship
Winner 2019: Diane Wallace
Four Mile Challenge / Glyn East Cup  Grand Prix Championship
 Winner 2019: Melissa Galloway
Giddens Family Cup  Pony Championship
 Winner 2019: Ella Fitzsimons
Charlie Meares Memorial Trophy  Small Tour (Class 71)
 Winner 2019: Nicola Maley
Flush Memorial Trophy  Advanced (Class 60)
 Winner 2019: Nicki Ford
Abbotsburn Challenge Goblet  Best Turned Out Combination
 Winner 2019: Sandy Houston
Joy Pearce Memorial Challenge Trophy

 For young riders on horses, best four percentages during the Championships.  (Canterbury area riders only)
 Winner 2019: Lucy Cochrane

Sophie Luddington Memorial  For young riders on horses Level 3 and above
 Winner 2019: Lucy Cochrane
 Ayton Printpak Trophy  Highest individual % at the Championships.
 Winner 2019: Tanya McKenzie
 Yeti Memorial Trophy  Highest individual % in musical freestyles
 Winner 2019: Anna Gale
 Highstyle Dolly Trophy  Highest individual% for a Young Rider in a Pony Musical Freestyle (L3 and  above)
 Winner 2019: Lucy Cochrane


South Island Dressage Championships

Buckton Tumbledown Trophy Champion Pony
Star Helmets Cup Preliminary Championship
Vetco Products Ltd Challenge Trophy Novice Championship
NZ Friesian Sporthorse Stud Trophy Elementary Championship
Tantrum Memorial Trophy Medium Championship
Diplomat Memorial Trophy Advanced Medium Championship
Bandmaster Trophy Advanced Championship
Boss II Small Tour
Clearview Cabattero Medium Tour
Mary Turner Trophy Big Tour
Monique Memorial Highest % Musical
Roanoak Just Tru Memorial Cold Blood Award


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We are very excited to welcome on board Astek Stud as one of our event partners for the 2020 CoolTranz Ltd Canterbury Dressage Championships. Astek Stud is supporting the Developing Young Dressage Horse classes - this year we will be awarding a Grand Champion over this section, who will receive a sash, rug and garland.

“Asteks line up of stallions in 2020 are all capable or breeding top Dressage mounts.

Our new boy Cornet’s Air with his stunning looks and uphill paces produces tall scopey youngstock suited to all disciplines

SWE Dempsey line bred to Sir Donnerhall has had 4 premium foals in his first crop, his outstanding trainability and good looks suit breeders looking for a smaller horse with lovely paces.

Neither of these boys can produce a chestnut foal.

Astek Quatermasters youngstock now beginning to be started and competed under saddle are gaining rave reviews for their wonderful minds and exceptional movement.

Kinnordy Gym Bello stock need no introduction, he is an absolutely proven sire of outstanding dressage horses throughout New Zealand.

Astek Stud is available to discuss all options with you and give advice if required in order to assist you to breed your new superstar.

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As the CoolTranz Canterbury Dressage Championships 2020 are inching closer, we will start to feature our fabulous event partners here on this page. Please support them where you can - without their generosity, competitions like this would be significantly more expensive for our riders to enter!

A big thankyou to McLenaghan Contracting for coming on board as an event partner for the CoolTranz Ltd Canterbury Dressage Champs, supporting the Unregistered classes.

McLenaghan Contracting is a family owned and operated business based in West Melton employing a fantastic team of specialised staff. Our aim is to be a ‘one stop shop’ for lifestyle, residential, and rural property owners providing all the necessary skills, equipment and advice to service your property from Landscaping, Fencing, Driveways and Horse Arenas to Agriculture and Civil Developments. We also look after and renovate Sports Fields, can oversow using specialised equipment and lay astroturf. No job is too difficult, too big, or too small.

With an extensive portfolio of works completed, we are proud to be able to capably deliver projects for anything you require.

Thankyou McLenaghan Contracting Ltd!
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Usually we run a silent auction to raise additional funds at Canterbury Champs, this year we will be running an Online Auction before the event.

We are seeking donated goods or services that we can use to be auctioned either as single items, or to be included in a couple of hampers. If you have any things you’d like to donate, horsey or non-horsey we would be sincerely grateful. E.G: lesson’s, massage’s (horse or human), beauty products, horse gear, homewares, wine, gourmet pantry items, etc etc...

Please contact Cherie Pearson, Sarah Cornwall or Sally Goldsmith, or message this page to arrange drop off before 31 October.

Thanks for your support.
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