The FEI Dressage Pacific League World Cup Final, CDI 3* CDIY, and a comprehensive national schedule at Takapoto (Cambridge) 23-26 November 2023
Organised by Dressage NZ, the event has been timed to allow Grand Prix combinations aiming for two pinnacle international events, the 2024 Paris Olympics and the 2024 FEI World Cup Final in Riyadh – Saudi Arabia, to make their mark.
The event is also a fantastic opportunity for all equestrian fans & stakeholders to get up close to our stars, be it as a competitor, official, volunteer, sponsor/supporter or spectator.
Waipa region has so much to offer including a range of accommodation options, fantastic shopping, wide range of places to eat and things to do while you are here. For more information and assistance contact the friendly team at the Cambridge I-Site.
The event has been timed to allow Grand Prix combinations aiming for two pinnacle international events, the 2024 Paris Olympics and the 2024 FEI World Cup Final in Riyadh – Saudi Arabia) to make their mark.
For the Olympics, during 2023, NZ riders earn Olympic Group G Ranking Points at approved international events with a maximum of four scores and one score per event. The goal is to win a place for NZ by having a NZ combination on top or second on the list at 1 January 2024
Riders can also earn their individual qualification score which will be all important if NZ earns an individual place.
The Pacific League Final is open to qualified Australian & New Zealand combinations and the winner has an automatic entry to the Riyadh Final subject to meeting the FEI qualifying scores
But the event also has opportunities for every level of rider with comprehensive schedule for all levels and Grand Prix & Freestyle Para Equestrian classes thanks to the fantastic support of so many sponsors & supporters.
The Takapoto Cafe & Bar will be alive and a fantastic selection of trade sites for your shopping fix.
The dressage event like no other.
ORO Dressage by the Lake Schedule
Grand Prix Special on Sunday is not part of the CDI or CDIW but is a national class run under FEI rules. ESNZ High Performance has agreed that this competition will be considered for internal Olympic Games qualification scores. FEI rules re Saddlery, Tack, Rider Dress Code, Horse & Rider Age etc all apply. The same principles apply for the FEI YR class on Sunday so that riders are competing under the same Technical rules for the duration of the event
Entries open 10th October on EvoEvents
Closing date for all entries 1st Nov 8pm
Horse Arrival Date & Time: Horses cannot be admitted to the grounds prior to Thursday 23rd. For off site accommodation prior to that, we suggest you try two of our local event sponsors Jamarqui Equestrian 0273436333 or Pleasant View Equestrian. 027878758
We welcome spectators to enjoy the event over three days at Takapoto Estate – 90 Finlay Road, Maungatautari 3494 (near Cambridge in the Waikato) in the Waipa District – Home of Champions
Waipa region has so much to offer including a range of accommodation options, fantastic shopping, wide range of places to eat and things to do while you are here. For more information and assistance contact the friendly team at the Cambridge I-Site. Cambridge, New Zealand: Accommodation, Things to Do, Events + More
Some important spectator notes
ENTRY: Spectator entry is free each day off Finlay Rd. Parking is in a large public carpark. Spectator cars may not be parked in the horse truck camping area
SPECTATOR CAMPING: Subject to available space, non competitors will be able to book camping on the grounds. Booking will be via Evo Events in October
CAFE & BAR: The Takapoto Cafe & Bar will be operating. Only alcohol purchased at the Takapoto Bar may be consumed within the spectator area. Other food options will be advised as confirmed.