21-23 March 2024 / TAUPO NEC
The Bates Championships are back in 2024 – Bates Saddles & Dressage NZ since 1998
2024 will be the 26th consecutive year that Bates Saddles have committed to the naming rights sponsorship of the Dressage NZ National Championships – a wonderfully collaborative partnership between Bates Saddles and Dressage NZ that continues to work together to bring together the best Dressage and Para dressage combinations from across New Zealand together, in conjunction with a long list of many other valued supporters.
2024 will incorporate the Para Equestrian Dressage Championships, all wrapped up in one supersize dressage extravaganza at the Taupo NEC from Wednesday 20th (CDI/Y horse inspection only) to Saturday 24th March culminating in the spectacular Grand Prix Freestyle
The Bates Open Championships from Preliminary to Grand Prix are accompanied by the coveted ESNZ national trophies. The list of winners makes fascinating reading at https://www.nzequestrian.org.nz/disciplines/dressage/performance/dressage-titles-and-trophies/national-championships/
There will be age group classes for 4,5,6 yr horses, pony and young rider competitions, Bates Open Championships at all levels, Special Awards for Bronze & Silver categories up to Advanced Medium and ProAm Championships from Advanced to Grand Prix plus of course the NI and National Finals of the ever popular Super 5 League Series . There really is something for everyone.
Qualification for the event has been reintroduced for 2024
Day 1 = Super 5 Final (not a championship qualifier)
Day 2 = Championship Rd 1
Day 3 = Championship Rd 2
The event is excited to host the final Paris 2024 Olympics Qualifier to be held in NZL.
We welcome volunteers and offer a great event experience. You don’t necessarily need to have experience with horses to volunteer, but there are a wide range of opportunities for you to interact and work with an enthusiastic group and put “volunteering” on your CV
Message from Event Director Cassie Freeman [email protected]
I am thrilled and excited to again be part of the Bates National Dressage Championships – March 2024. Organising is well underway and we will be announcing key team members soon.
The event will feature the NI and National Finals of the ever popular Super 5 League Series