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Wendi Williamson Continues to Dominate Grand Prix at Bates Nationals

Day Two started with the early riders warming up and competing in a proper Taupo fog, which kicked off another very full day of competition. Today’s Equus Veterinary Preliminary 1A went the way of Lisa Brown and Shall We Dance AH, topping the 20+ field on their home turf with 73.10. Over in...

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A Fabulous 25th Bates NZ Dressage Championships

Taupo turned on four days of perfect weather for the action-packed 2023 Bates NZ Dressage National Championships.  Ful Results Wednesday saw the grounds fill with competitors, turning NEC into a pop-up dressage village as riders arrived to get set up and take advantage of the arena...

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Galloway Breaks Grand Prix Freestyle Record

Melissa Galloway  Shows Top Form at Taupo in Grand Prix Championship In their first appearance at the New Zealand Bates National Dressage  Championships since 2020,  Melissa Galloway and Windermere JObei W were on top form at Taupo, not only winning all three classes but breaking New...

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Galloway Sets New NZL Grand Prix Record

Melissa Galloway raised the bar the bar yet again today at the Bates NZ Dressage Championships CDI setting a new NZL Grand Prix record of 73.456% in the Superior Rubber Surfaces sponsored class. This score also was another  personal best for the rider.   Superior Rubber Surfaces  Grand Prix...

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The January Issue of The DressageNZ Bulletin Here for YOU

Just click on the image and go direct to the magazine on line  The DressageNZ Bulletin brings us much to celebrate as we close out 2022.  A huge thanks to all our contributors, our advertisers, our photographers, our horses and riders, our volunteers and officials who made it possible to...

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Webb Equestrian Para Equestrian National Champions 2022

The Webb Equestrian National Para Champions were decided at Taupo from 24-26 November. Held in conjunction with the Bates National Championships, riders produced great scores across Grades II - V Pictured Grade IV Champion Louise Duncan & Wolkenstein BC with sponsor Frankie Webb from Webb...

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Top Bates Saddles National Titles for Team Williamson

It was a great day at Taupo for the mother and daughter combination of Wendi and Becki Williamson who took out the two top titles at the Bates NZ Dressage Championships Wendi won all three Grand Prix classes with Don Vito MH taking home the Julie Brougham trophy, the Tironui Trophy for the...

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Coaches – Riders – Judges Seminar with Ricky Macmillan – AUS 4* FEI Judge 27th Nov -Taupo NEC

An Australian Olympian, Ricky MacMillan competed at Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 and at World Equestrian Games in Rome 1998 and Jerez 2002 and two World Cup Finals in Gothenburg and Hertogenbosch. Riding Crisp, she won over 30 International Grand Prix Level Competitions including five World Cup...

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Black Fern Transitions to Dressage – Read the Story in the November Issue of the Dressage NZ Bulletin

Spring has sprung as the November issue of the Bulletin brings much to celebrate already in the new season and plenty to look forward to. What a delightful story we have for you about a young Canterbury eventing rider, turned Black Fern, turned International dressage rider now competing...

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2022 Bates Dressage Championships, Webb Equestrian Para Equestrian & Livamol FEI Dressage World Challenge Schedules

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*...

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