2020 NZL-Bates Saddles NZ Dressage Championships. NEC Taupo. Friday 20 November 2020. Copyright Photo: Libby Law Photography

Save the dates 23-26 November at Taupo NEC (WDC horse inspection and arena  familiarization for all competitors  on 23rd)

Competition gets underway Thursday and the Grand Finale, the NZ Hanoverian Society Grand Prix Freestyle on Saturday night. 

A riders/judges clinic with AUS FEI 4* judge Ricky Macmillan will be held from 9am – 2pm Sunday. More details to follow


SCHEDULE Dressage & Para & WDC

Entries Close 16th October for all events 

Nominations are open until 2/10/22 for the Livamol FEI Dressage World Challenge on EvoEvents. If you are selected for this event at any level which is on the first day (Thursday), including Prix St Georges and Int I, it will also be possible to contest the Bates Championships and FEI Young Rider Classic titles which are determined over the Friday & Saturday classes

Riders up to Senior II in the Challenge are also permitted to compete in a national class on the same day, but will ride their World Challenge test first. 

No change class fees will be charged for any PSG /INT I rider who enters the nationals early but then subsequently gets selected for the Challenge. We are looking for a strong NZL World Challenge  team at PSG and Int I level which carry maximum team points  – your chance to represent NZL  Riders will be able to confirm their WDC entry and pay the extra fee after selection date on the Championships EvoEvents platform

We are really excited about the many opportunities for our riders at this event.

The Bates Dressage Championships at all levels, Livamol FEI Dressage World Dressage Challenge, Webb Equestrian Para Equestrian Championships, FEI Classic titles for Pony & Young Riders, Bronze & Silver championships up to Advanced Medium, ProAm titles from Advanced to Grand Prix, Young Horse classes (one round only) Pony Awards Preliminary to Elementary

Entries may be closed off and wait listed when full in order of receipt so get your entries in early which will also improve your chances of being allocated covered horse accommodation.

We look forward to seeing you there

Runners and writers are always in demand.  Riders and support crew are encouraged to step up to share this load please – please note availability on entry and go in the lucky dip draw. Thank you.