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Sunny Gisborne, New Zealand; the first city in the world to see the sun each day.


Welcome to Gisborne Dressage

Gisborne Dressage was formed over 50 years ago to promote Dressage in our Area.

Based at the Gisborne Showgrounds, Makaraka, Gisborne Dressage holds open registered cpmpetition in September, November, February and March with the Poverty Bay A&P Show being held in October. These days are all run under ESNZ and DNZ rules. Riders must be members of the ESNZ and horses must be registered to compete in the registered classes. Classes for non ESNZ and unregistered horses are available at most of our competition days.

As an introduction to Dressage we hold instructional days which cater for unregistered and emerging combinations. These days are mostly run during Autumn and Winter months.

Our committee is elected at our May AGM and is active all year round meeting on the last Tuesday of each month. We have a delegate to the Dressage NZ committee who reports back, to our meetings, on the dressage scene in NZ and overseas.

Membership is open to riders and supporters of any age. You must be a memeber of a local Dressage Group to be eligible for any National Leaderboards and Challenges.

Membership benefits include:

  • Informative newsletter - which keeps you up to date with National or local events, dates for events, results and buy or sell items
  • Entry to judges clinics
  • Discounted entry fees
  • End of season trophies and points prizes

For News and Notices Please go to the "Whats New" page


Committee and Contacts
President and Area Judges Officer
Sue Harris
Kyla Newton
Taimoti Station
18 Ruru Avenue
Private Bag
Lytton West
Gisborne 4040
Gisborne 4010
Ph -(06)8637057
Ph - 021 1680303
Vice President - Kelly Couper 021 2501249
Treasurer - Karen Beckman
Working Bee Co-ordinator- Philippa Chrisp 027 4438600
Health & Safety -
Brigid Sherriff
Maree Freeman
Sarah Gault
Diana Rogers
Shelley Watts
Nicola Marvin
Gill Watts
Shirley Hyland
Kim Moss




Page last updated - October 4, 2018
Kevin Hollis












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