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Bates National Championships

2020 will celebrate 22 years of Bates Saddles support of the NZ Dressage Championships to be held at the NEC Taupo from the 26th to 29th March 2020. All levels of championships will be contested plus international events  CDI 3*/ CDIY / CDIP. 

The Bates National Dressage Championships are locked and loaded for the 26th to 28th March 2020 at the NEC Taupo. The event will see the twenty second consecutive year of the partnership between Dressage NZ and Bates Saddles. 

The event will incorporate an FEI CDI*** for Grand Prix, as well FEI classes for Young Riders (CDIY) and Pony Riders (CDIP – approx Medium level NZL and note that pony rider age is not older than turning 16yrs in the 2020 calendar year)

The event also includes the Super 5 League finals, Amateur Championships from Levels Preliminary to Advanced Medium,  Young Horse championships alongside the prestigious Bates Open Championships and Para Equestrian Championships.

There are a number of sponsorship, advertising and trade space options available for the event

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 

On Sunday 29th March 2020 Dressage NZ will hold an open forum with Sandy Hotz a FEI 4* judge from the USA.  Click here for more info on Sandy.

For further information contact Amber McGovern-Wilson by email on [email protected]