Welcome to Dressage Wairarapa, incorporating Wairarapa Dressage Group and Solway Dressage Inc.
This website explains how our two dressage groups work together to support dressage within the Wairarapa, and provides information about upcoming events, results and news updates.
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- Solway Dressage Rallies – next rally dates are 15 September and 13 October. Rallies run from 10am – 12:30pm. Members and non-members welcome. $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for rally activities. Come through Fleet St entrance. Ann our Treasurer is in a white truck so check in with her for payment and back number before you ride. Your helmet must meet new helmet standards – tagging available on the day. Look forward to seeing you there!
- Wairarapa Dressage Spring Series – 1 and 29 September 2019. Schedule is up and entries are open on Equestrian Entries. The schedule is also on the Events Page of this website. Graded classes from preliminary to grand prix, including pony championships and amateur championships for preliminary and novice. Non-graded classes for introductory, preliminary, lead rein and para dressage. Entries close 18 September for the 29 September show. Entries via Equestrian Entries. Kindly sponsored by Vet Services Wairarapa.
- Wairarapa Dressage Premier League Event – 18 and 19 January 2020 – check Facebook for updates. Schedule will be published on Equestrian Entries by October 2019. Kindly sponsored by Eastwood Motor Group.
- Solway Dressage Membership 2019/2020 – membership is due 1 April. The Membership Form is on the Events and Forms Pages. There are lots of other advantages to being a member such as discounted show levies, spot prizes at Ribbon Days and reduced ground levy and activity fees at monthly rallies.
- ESNZ rules – Wairarapa Dressage competitions are run under ESNZ rules. It is the responsibility of all riders competing at these competitions to be cognisant of what the rules are and to abide by them. Both the General and Veterinary Regulations and Policies and Rules of Dressage New Zealand can be found on the ESNZ website http://www.nzequestrian.org.nz/Article.aspx?ID=1786Refer to the Events Page for our full event calendar and event information- schedules will be published once available.
- Facebook – keep an eye on the Dressage Wairarapa Facebook page for regular updates on what’s coming up, particularly close to show dates!
- Solway Dressage Membership – The annual subscription is $25 for adult riding members, $10 for riding members aged under 18 years (previously 12 years), and $5 for non-riding members. Membership forms are on our Forms Page. Membership entitles you to reduced levies at our competitions and subsidised clinics/lessons where provided.