The Dressage Academy is a Not For Profit organisation with two primary goals:

Help a select few of New Zealand’s most talented young riders start to chase the dream of competing internationally by providing international-quality training and removing financial barriers

Train the trainers of tomorrow

Students will leave the Dressage Academy with the ability to:

Earn a living riding and teaching

Establish and run a safe equestrian venture as a result of gaining extensive knowledge of breeding, health & safety, and business basics

Students from all disciplines are accepted

Power is nothing without control

Dressage is the foundation for all Equestrian sports


Sponsors and Benefactors are critical to the Dressage Academy and the board appreciates all donations.

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strong commitment
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strong work ethic
min age 16

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backing an extremely good cause
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2 Spaces Available September 2018

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I am back November 2017

Hi Fans,

I am back and have some stories to tell...

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The Dressage Academy is registered in NZ (Company Number: 5955107 NZBN: 9429042290735).
The Dressage Academy is not affiliated with the Spanish Riding School, ESNZ, DNZ or, in fact, any other Equestrian organisation (society, club etc.).

Created and maintained by Tony Herstell (Based on pure JEE, JSF & Primefaces).