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 canterburydressage@gmail.com

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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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 🙂

Thanks in advance.
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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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