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Sterling Warmbloods Dressage Small Stars League Ready to Rock

Posted 23/7/19   After a hugely successful first up league, the Sterling Warmbloods Small Stars Top Ten League is set for its second season. The league is generously supported by Dermot and Sheena Ross of Sterling Warmbloods, the boutique stud and training centre near Clevedon. Sheena has...

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The New Dressage Tests 2019 – What’s the Difference?

Take the opportunity to learn about the new tests being implemented 1 August 2019. The first course was held at Northern Hawkes Bay last weekend and this is one of the comments from that course "The new test book is great and I think NZ riders should be very happy with the easier flow-on between...

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2019 Dressage Tests & Associated Rule Changes FAQ

With the introduction of the new tests on 1st August, we welcome any questions.  Some August events are still using the 2013 tests. Make sure you know which version u are riding during August To kick start the FAQ  we will talk about grading of horses.  Previous levels 1-5 will see no...

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2019 ESNZ Dressage Tests Released. Effective 1/8/19

The 2019 ESNZ Dressage Tests Effective 1/8/19 are now available to view. Follow the link for more information Dressage NZ acknowledges the assistance from the USDF, USEF, EFA /Dressage Australia and the Dressage Directory for their assistance in the production of this set of tests.  The tests...

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Dressage AGM,Conference & Awards Dinner Packs

Save the Date 29/30 June  Join Dressage at the Sudima Hotel Auckland Airport  as we look to the year ahead and celebrate the fabulous year wind up  Awards Dinner theme 2019 is FASHION IN THE FIELD.  Information and Registration pack - click here All enquiries to:...

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Dressage Update re Implementation of New Tests

DRESSAGE NEWSLETTER 13/5/19  RE:    IMPLEMENTATION of NEW TESTS TECHNICAL MANUAL JUDGE & RIDER OFFICIAL CLINICS JUDGE EXAMS & LEVELS   FREESTYLE RULES  NEW TESTS: The Dressage Board met on 9th May and were updated on the current situation re the new tests.  This has been...

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Dressage NZ Planning Forum -Your Chance To Change

Your Chance to have Input to the Future of Your Sport     DRESSAGE NZ ANNUAL PLANNING FORUM Commodore Hotel, Christchurch 29/30 MARCH 2019 The Annual Planning Forum is scheduled for 29/30 MARCH at the Commodore Hotel, Christchurch. The Friday evening session is for delegates and committee...

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Dressage NZ Tests Review

Dressage NZ is pleased to advise that following the recent meetings of the Test Review Committee and the Dressage Board,  an exciting new structure is proposed for our competition tests. While riders in level 1 through Level 3 will notice little difference in the requirements, riders from Level...

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Clarification of Rider Ages for the Show Jumping Classes at Horse of the Year show.

There has been some confusion around the age of the rider and how this is determined for classes at Horse of the Year. In jumping and show hunter, age is based on the season, as opposed to the calendar year. The classes pertaining to age of the rider have been clarified below: Class 4 –...

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FEI Update to Hind Boot Rule

The FEI Jumping Committee has decided that the previously authorised eQuick hind boots eUp model, with the purple plastic insert designed to prevent the fastener that wraps around the boot from exerting pressure on the back of the tendon, will no longer be allowed as of 1 January 2019. This...

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