Toronto CADORA launches Hall of Fame at 40th Anniversary Gala Reunion

Toronto CADORA launches “virtual” Hall of Fame
Inductees will be honoured at the 40th Anniversary Gala Reunion

Aurora, Ontario — September 1, 2009: In recognition of Toronto CADORA’s 40th anniversary the group’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the launch of the Toronto CADORA Hall of Fame.

This tribute honours past and present members who have contributed to the rich tapestry of dressage in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. It also recognizes non-members who have had had a profound and positive impact on the sport during the club’s history.

Inductions and presentations will take place at the 40th Anniversary Gala Reunion, November 21, 2009, at Le Parc in Thornhill.

At that time Toronto CADORA will unveil the “virtual” Hall of Fame on its website, www.torontocadora.com.

In this inaugural year the Toronto CADORA Board has nominated to the Hall of Fame the club’s founding members: Seven-time Canadian Olympian, Christilot Boylen; Canadian Olympian and international dressage judge, Lorraine Stubbs, and four-time Canadian Olympian, Cindy Ishoy. Also being inducted, are
Toni Thompson, dedicated volunteer and director of competitions for the World Dressage Championships at IESS (1986) and Jack Leitch, former chair of Upper Lakes Group and a key supporter of dressage at his Leitchcroft Farm in Thornhill throughout the 1980’s and 90’s.

Toronto CADORA is also thrilled to recognize three equine dressage athletes who have left an indelible mark in the hearts of all Canadian dressage enthusiasts.
Bonheur — Christilot Boylen’s mount at the 1964 Tokyo (her first) Olympics;
Dynasty — Cindy Ishoy’s equine partner at the 1988 Seoul Olympics where they were members of the bronze-medal winning dressage team and finished fourth individually, and Firmus — Lorraine Stubb’s mount at the 1991 Pan American Games where they won team Gold.

In future years, nominations will be accepted from Toronto CADORA members and selected by the group’s Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to be able to recognize the impact our inductees have had on dressage, locally, nationally and throughout the dressage world,” says Toronto CADORA President, Dorothy McDonall and Hall of Fame sponsor. “We are looking forward to a fabulous 40th Anniversary Gala and are delighted to be able to honour them on such a special occasion.”

For tickets and further information to 40th Anniversary Gala Reunion, go to www.torontocadora.com or join our reunion groups at www.barnmice.com and www.facebook.com.

Toronto CADORA is a non-profit dressage group dedicated to promoting horse-friendly practices and the benefits of the classical riding system to all equestrian disciplines through fun and informative educational forums, including clinics, seminars, workshops, demonstrations and social activities.

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Such a great idea to recognize outstanding riders and their mounts.
Canadians should do more of this & really cheer on the extreme dedication it takes to excel to this level & the contribution they have had to this sport. So few have made such an impact. Next year this could be you - support your club - it is there for you!!

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