Canterbury Dressage operates by volunteers and we would not succeed without the generous personal time and effort provided by many people.

We always welcome and appreciate the help and support given whether it be for the big jobs or the small, we could not run our events without you.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us on

We need help with:

Writing for Judges at our events.  You don’t have to be able to ride a horse or even know a lot about dressage, you only need to be competent at listening to the judge and writing down what they say. A great way to be involved if you love horses.  Also great if you are a rider – a great way to learn about what the judges look for and see from their place on the arena.

Putting up Arenas – Usually done on the Thursday before an event in the day.

Taking down Arenas – a job that needs done before we go home after an event.

Committee – We always need new people to help run our group.  Not all jobs require you to come to the monthly meetings.

Playing Music for Musical Freestyles – this is only at our major events such as Canterbury Champs and SI Festival of Dressage – you get to sit in a caravan beside the main arena play the music on time and watch horses dancing.

Plus many more – if you are interested please give us a call.

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Looking forward to day 1 of the Dynavyte NZ series next Sunday 3 October.

Hyaluronic Acid a key ingredient in Dynavyte's Luronica (useful in supporting high motion joints in equine athletes).

So let's talk about hyaluronic acid…Hyaluronic Acid a key ingredient in Dynavyte's Luronica (useful in supporting high motion joints in equine athletes).

So let's talk about hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is found in most cells in the body and is mainly concentrated in the skin, joint fluid, eyes and connective tissues.

HA may be of benefit in the body with:
👉 Decreasing the symptoms of osteoarthritis
👉 Improving joint health
👉 Reducing joint stiffness
👉 Preventing bone loss
👉 Assisting wound healing and minimising appearance of scarring
👉 Collagen synthesis
👉 Relieving gingivitis (gum disease) and mouth ulcers

HA is currently undergoing licensing in the US as an ulcer treatment

The HA in Luronica is derived from non-animal sources (produced by microbiological fermentation).
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Entries are now closed for The Dynavyte NZ Spring Series, day one. We will take a wait list though. Thank you 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday thoughts - The 2021 Rule Book (Version 9) is now online
both clean and simple Marked Up versions

Version 9 also contains the new Young Dressage Horse Rules as Annex 7, and Gold Silver Bronze Classifications as Annex 8
The NZPCA additional rules now become Annex 10

Hard copies of the Rule Books can be ordered from the ESNZ shop
For bulk orders please contact ESNZ direct
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Due to Covid we are capping entries at 120 Riders for The Dynavyte NZ Spring Series. We are sitting on 110. Better be quick 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Top 10 Leagues for the 2021/22 season are now live and open for entries on EvoEvents NZ! Get in quick, as entries are closing at the earlier date of 1 November this year.

A very big thank you to our returning sponsors:
South Canterbury Saddlery (Timaru) Amateur Top 10 League
Equizee Pony and Young Rider Amateur Top 10 League
Oro Equestrian Limited Small Stars Top 10 League

and a very warm welcome to our newest sponsor joining us:
Excel Equine Masters Top 10 League

We will go into more detail about each of these leagues over the next few days, if you can't wait that long, you can read more here:
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