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 – Our next rallies are Sunday 12 July and 23 August. Rallies run from 10am – 12:30pm. Members and non-members welcome. $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Practice tests will be offered on 12 July. Priority given to current Solway members. PM via Facebook for bookings. 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.
- AGMs – Solway Dressage and Wairarapa Dressage – 12 July – the AGMs for both dressage groups will be held on Sunday 12 July from 12pm – 2pm in the Pigeon and Poultry Hall at the Solway Showgrounds. We have several committee roles open for nomination this year – please come along to support the groups be able to put on events for our local dressage community. Shared lunch at 12.00pm – meeting starts 12.15pm sharp.
- Wairarapa Dressage Spring Ribbon Day – 13 September 2020 – kindly sponsored by Vet Services Wairarapa. Rather than run our normal Spring Series, a one day ribbon day will be held instead, giving riders and horses a low key competition outing at the start of the season. The schedule will be on Equestrian Entries in July. Non-graded classes for all levels, as well as amateur and pony classes.
- Wairarapa Dressage Championships – 23 and 24 January 2021 – the schedule will be on Equestrian Entries by September. Graded and non-graded classes.
- Solway Dressage Membership 2020/2021 – membership is now due. The Membership Form is on the Events Page of this website or you can contact Ann Webster for a copy on firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.