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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❗️WRITERS REQUIRED ❗️We still require a few writers for Day 2 of our Winter Dressage (Sunday 3rd July)! Please get in touch if you are able to assist! ✏️ ... See MoreSee Less
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Very exciting news from Rangiora Vet Centre Equine who now have the only equine CT in the South Island 🥳Day 2 and you could be mistaken to think it is the Air NZ maintenance hanger! Unfortunately an MRI might have to wait a few more Christmas’s but it is a CT machine- well done Gemma! This machine is to service both our companion animal and equine patients. Once we are operational it will be the only equine CT in the South Island. Few more days of testing, tweaking and fine tuning then the training begins. ... See MoreSee Less
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Kerry Blakemore
Still short of a writer or two for this coming Sunday morning - if you can manage and hour or two we would be very grateful 🤞🏻Canterbury Dressage ... See MoreSee Less
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❗️Winter Dressage Day 2 ❗️We are still needing volunteers to help with arena set up and take downs! Please pop yourself where you can on the list, if you have issues accessing this please message through and we can pop you on there manually 😁 ... See MoreSee Less
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How exciting! There was also a fantastic segment on 1 News tonight featuring Gaylene! 👏🏻So exciting - BREAKING NEWS ...we have a team of three going to the World Championships. Hugest congratulations to Melissa Galloway, Gaylene Lennard and John ThompsonFollow the link for all the ... See MoreSee Less
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