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Bates National Championships

2020 will celebrate 22 years of Bates Saddles support of the NZ Dressage Championships to be held at the NEC Taupo from the 19th – 22nd November 2020. 
The Webb Equestrian Para Equestrian Championships will be held concurrently 







The 2020 event timetable is here Timetable

Now we are in Alert Level 1 we are so pleased to advise  that the 2020 Bates National Dressage Championships and Webb Equestrian Championships are locked and loaded for the 19th to 22nd November at the NEC Taupo.  The event will see the twenty second consecutive year of the partnership between Dressage NZ and Bates Saddles. The schedule will be available on Equestrian Entries by 1st August.  The entry platform will require that all fees are paid at time of entry.  Limited off site stabling is also available.  

The event includes the Super 5 League qualifiers,  Amateur Championships from Preliminary to Advanced Medium,  VW Dressage ProAM Championships for Advanced to Grand Prix, Elite Equine Nutrition Young Horse championships alongside the prestigious Bates Open Championships and Webb Equestrian Para Equestrian Championships for all Grades. The schedule is now available. 

There are a number of sponsorship, advertising and trade space options available for the event

We welcome volunteers and offer a great event experience. You don’t necessarily need to have experience with horses to volunteer, but there are a wide range of opportunities for you to interact and work with an enthusiastic group and put “volunteering” on your CV 

For any further information contact Dressage NZ Sport Manager  by email at