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National Dressage Series

There is a national series for every rider to participate in including open and restricted categories including Pony & Young Riders, Amateurs, and Masters.

 Super 5 Dressage League

 The 2017-18 Super 5 League comprises a points series in each island at all graded Levels 1-9 (top 5 points only to count) plus an island final at both the South Island Festival of Dressage and the Bates National Championships. National Super 5 rankings will be determined from % in each level at both these events.
Tests used for Super 5 League at Premier League Events: Levels 1 to 5 – C Tests, Level 6 – FEI PSG v 2017, Level 7 – FEI Intermediate I v 2017, Level 8 FEI Intermediate B v 2017, Level 9 Regional Events – FEI Intermediate II or Grand Prix 2017. South Island Festival of Dressage & Bates National Championships SRS Final – FEI Intermediate II 2017.
Points table managed directly by Dressage NZ.

Zilco Musical Freestyle Series

The crowd pleasing Zilco Musical Freestyle Series will be a feature again this season. The competition comprises two Island Series contested at Premier League Events (Top 5 scores to count). The North Island Series completes at the Horse of the Year Show and the South Island Series completes at the South Island Festival of Dressage. The series includes Levels 2 to 9 (Advanced levels 6/7 combined). Points table managed directly by Dressage NZ

National Amateur Championships @ the Bates Nationals

Amateur Championship at levels 1 to 4 will be run alongside the Bates Open Championships at the Bates National Dressage Championships as separate classes. Eligibility is based around rider categories. Qualification for the Championships will be at Regional Events with the same qualification for both championships. The term “Amateur” is connected to rider category status and bears no reference to the term amateur vs professional in terms of earning income in the sport. Amateur Championships Sponsors for 2018 are Dunstan HorseFeeds, JLT Insurance, Livamol and Back on Track

Elite Equine Young Dressage Horse Championships

The purpose of the competitions are to select the best young horse which is progressing on the correct way of training, with the potential to capably perform at International Dressage level. The Elite Equine National Young Horse Dressage Championship & Age Group Championships will be held at the Bates National Championships 15 –18 Feb 2018 at Manfeild Park. Elite Equine are also naming rights sponsors of the Young Horse Festival at Taupo NEC 19/20 April to be held in conjunction with the 2018 FEI World Dressage Challenge

Prestige Equestrian Futures Prize

The Prestige Equestrian Futures Prize will be awarded to the best performed
combination competing in the Super 5 League at Premier League Events from
October 2017 – February 2018 and meeting the following eligibility conditions.
4 -10 year old horses competing at Levels 1 – 7 with riders who have no grading points in
Level 8 or above on any horse. The prize is a fabulous Prestige Saddle. (Riders may only win the saddle prize once)
Points table managed directly by Dressage NZ

AMS Saddlery Pony & Young Rider Performance League

AMS Saddlery Pony & Young Rider Performance League aims to increase participation at a Pony & Young Rider level and to establish a culture where these riders compete against their peers of a similar age and experience. Every Premier League Event, will run Pony and Young Rider classes at Levels 1 and 2, plus scores will be taken from Super 5 tests at Level 3 and above.  The league will culminate at the U25 NZ Pony & Championships in April 2018. Competitors must be 20 years or under at 1 August 2017 to participate. AMS League winner to receive a fabulous dressage saddle prize generously sponsored by AMS Saddlery (Auckland). Points table managed directly by Dressage NZ

Flying Horse Masters Top Ten League

 This competition is designed to promote dressage competition and participation for Masters Riders. The Flying Horse series provides an opportunity for riders to compete against peers at five different levels at all levels of events and competition regardless whether riders compete locally, regionally or nationally. The competition will be open to riders 50 years & over as at 1 January 2017 and is run in five main divisions plus special awards from 1st August 2017 until 30th April 2018. View full conditions and enter on www.equestrianentries.co.nz
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All-in-Flex Amateur Top Ten League

The AllinFlex Amateur Top Ten League is held from 1 August 2017 until 30th April 2018. The competition is open to Category CN – C5 riders aged 21yrs and over as at 1 August 2017 (C5 riders have less than 15 Level 6 or above points) Riders must be annual competitive members of the ESNZ. All participating horses must be ESNZ registered and have an annual dressage for Dressage. View full conditions and enter on www.equestrianentries.co.nz
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HorseSports Young Rider Amateur Top Ten League

Pony & Young Riders who have earned less than 15pts points at level 5 or above, and are competing on horses or ponies up to Level 4 at 1/8/17 can compete in the Horse Sports League. All participating riders, ponies & horses must be fully ESNZ registered and horses and ponies must have an annual start for dressage. Scores from 1/8/17 until 30/4/18 will count towards the Horse Sports League. Level 1 horses & ponies must be competed by riders with less than 15 Level 3 or above points at 1/8/17, Level 2 by riders with less than 15 Level 4 or above points and Level 3 & 4 and above by riders with less than 15 points at level 5 and above as at 1/8/17.
The top 10 scores in graded competitions will count. In the event of a tie, the ave Top 10 score will win. There will be rosettes for the top placed horse and top placed pony in each area, plus national champions and reserves in all six divisions. View full conditions and enter on www.equestrianentries.co.nz
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Thoroughbreds in Equestrian Sport (TiES) proudly brought to you by the NZ Thoroughbred Racing. Find out how to be eligible to compete in the TiES National Competition 2017/2018 and what competitions and classes allow you to gain TiES points.