Cindy Ishoy 2010 Dressage Canada Owner of Year

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Victoria Winter and Proton at the World Equestrian Games. © Ken Braddick/ dressage-news.com
Victoria Winter and Proton at the World Equestrian Games. © Ken Braddick/ dressage-news.com

OTTAWA, Canada, Dec. 1–Cindy Ishoy, co-owner of the World Equestrian Games team mount Proton, has been named the 2010 Dressage Canada Owner of the Year.

Proton, a 16-year-old Baden-Wurttemburger gelding, was ridden at the WEG in Kentucky by Ishoy’s student, Victoria Winter of Toronto.

Cindy has owned Proton (Patriarch x Rosenkavalier), since 2001, and rode him as a member of the Canadian Dressage Team at the 2004 Athens Olympics, where they were the top-placed Canadian entry.

She handed over the ride to Victoria in late 2009 with the aim of the pair qualifying for WEG. Canada placed seventh in the team competition for the best-ever finish at WEG.

“Cindy has been a long time supporter of our Canadian dressage teams. Just look through the history of Canada at major international dressage events and you will frequently find Cindy’s name as a team member,” said Dressage Canada 2010 Celebration of Dressage organizer, Lisa Hossack-Scott.

“It is such an honour to win this award,” said Cindy, who was a member of Canada’s bronze medal winning dressage team at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. “What a pleasure it was to work with Victoria and Proton in preparation for the 2010 World Equestrian Games. It was such a great experience.”