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FEI Competitions

FEI competitions are run under the jurisdiction of the FEI and complying with FEI rules for Dressage, General Regs and Veterinary Regulations.  These are updated annually on 1st January.  Riders entering in FEI competitions have a responsibility to understand the rules which can be found at

FEI competitions are international competitions run under FEI rules and give NZL riders the opportunity to qualify for World Equestrian Games and Olympic Games. NZl riders can compete in FEI competitions in NZL and abroad. NZL currently offers three FEI competitions annually. Check the rules and FEI registration requirements for horses and riders for these events in the FEI schedules.  

FEI Registrations for horses and riders are valid from 1 Jan – 31 December annually. Registrations are processed through ESNZ. You can register in December 2017 for the CDI events  in 2018.

WDC: FEI registration is optional.
CDI2/Y*: FEI registration is compulsory for horse and rider. Required for  Medium tour and CDIY at Bates Nationals. Competing in a CDIY outside NZL an FEI horse passport is required.
CDI3*:FEI registration is compulsory for horse and rider. FEI horse passport is required.

FEI Registration Forms

Livamol FEI World Dressage Challenge

Christchurch NEC 1 Dec 2017.  The FEI World Dressage Challenge is an International Development Competition supported by the FEI. The aim of this Competition is to give less experienced Dressage riders  the opportunity to compete internationally without having to leave their own country. 

Bates NZ Championships CDI3*/2*/Y/P

The Bates National Dressage Championships are locked and loaded for the 15th to 18th February 2018 at Manfeild Park Stadium. The event will see the twenty year anniversary of the partnership between Dressage NZ and Bates Saddles. The Grand Prix Freestyle will feature at the Saturday night Dressage Spectacular.  
2017 NZL-Bates NZ Dressage Championships.

Horse of the Year Show CDI 3*/Y

Hastings Showgrounds 13-18 March 2018. International Judges:  5* FEI Judges Mary Seefried and Maria Schwennesen (AUS) and 4* Henning Lehrmann (GER). A qualifying opportunity for the World Equestrian Games 2018 plus Horse and Pony Horse of the Year titles at every level. A mutli – discipline event