Dressage Marlborough


Events held at the Marlborough Equestrian Park at 81 Bothams Bend Road, Spring Creek, Blenheim.

Marlborough Equestrian Barn Winter Series (Sundays)

  • 8th May 2022
  • 5th June 2022
  • 3th July 2022
  • 7th Aug 2022

History: the series began in 1989 as a training series developed by Sue Lucas, Biddy Ritchie, Sharon Hatton, Franzi van Bruggen & Ruth Vause to help new riders into the sport of dressage, and for current riders to train and have a goal during the winter months, also allowing Judges a time to practise higher levels in the off season and encourage new Judges. There are four monthly shows, best three to count for the overall series Champions from Lead rein to to Grand Prix.

Lucas Saddlery donated the golden horse head trophies & sponsored the event for 26 yrs. The sponsorship  was taken over by the Marlborough Equestrian Barn in 2016 when they purchased Lucas Saddlery.


FMG Summer Series  - 4 day Series

Day 1 and 2 are held (revised) 27th and 28th November 2021

Day 3 and 4 - held 23rd and 24th April 2022 (postponed from March 2022 due to Covid restrictions)

It is with pleasure that we welcome back FMG as our event Sponsor. FMG has been insuring New Zealand for over 100 years. So no matter what happens, they have probably seen it before, and they know just what it takes to get things moving again. The company’s success is through the development of strong processes and expertise which is why you will find that they are different when it comes to insurance.  FMG was founded in 1905 by farmers for farmers and today are still 100% New Zealand owned by rural clients.  Giving rural New Zealand a better deal is FMG’s core purpose and they live by an advice-led approach to help their customers identify and avoid interruptions to your farm, business, and personal life.

We look forward to working with this progressive company again and it is super exciting to have FMG with us to make this the special event that it is for the fifth year running.

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Syncroflex Premier League Championship Show (Regional Qualifier)

22nd and 23rd October 2022

The Syncroflex Premier League Championship Show is held each year in October, this is a two-day event offering classes for every level of rider, from Introductory to grand Prix. It is a Premier League Event where Champions and Reserve Champions are awarded for each levelat the end of the two day event classes.  There are hotly contested Qualifiers for the National Championships and Horse of the Year Show with the definite crowd favourite highlight the Musical Freestyles.

SYNCROFLEX has developed the most advanced and unique range of supplements to support the human body, plus our canine & equine friends. The products can be used during hard and demanding work and or simply to maintain and complement a balanced diet to support optimum health.

Louis Schindler has been a long supporting sponsor of Marlborough Dressage through his innovative company Syncroflex, for many consecutive years.


Give Dressage A Go - Series details and dates to follow

Nelson 2022

Winter Series

Sun 29th May 2022 - Day 2

Sun 26th June 2022 - Day 3

Sun 31st July 2022 - Day 4

11th and 12th September 2021 - Summer Series

30th and 31st October 2021 - Nelson Championship - Premier League Event

15th and 16th January 2022 - Regional Event - Summer Series


Canterbury 2021

9th and 10th December 2021 - Dressage New Zealand - World Challenge Dressage

11th and 12th December 2021 - Canterbury Championship - Premier League Event

5th and 6th February 2021 - South Island (SI) Festival of Future Stars


South Island Dressage Championship - TBC

Horse of the Year 2023 - TBC​​​​​​​