Cadora-Ontario: Developing the talent, the art, the sport
Awards & Programs

Lots of awards!

The Cadora-Ontario AGM is the place to be if you've won an award! Each year at this event, Cadora-Ontario presents awards to its Year-End winners, Cadora-Ontario Challenge winners, Cadora-Ontario Riding Scholarship winners, Cadora-Ontario Team winners and the Bronze Competitor winners. Because our award 'base" is quite extensive, it's always a pleasure to welcome as many award winners as possible to our meeting. PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible for a Cadora-Ontario award (including the Cadora-Ontario Team Championships), you MUST be a member of Cadora-Ontario no later than July 1st of the current year.

If you've won an award, you will be contacted (via our e-newsletter, sent to all Cadora-Ontario members) and invited to attend the AGM to accept the award personally, or you can designate someone to accept on your behalf. "Smiles" and "Congratulations" are, of course, awarded to everyone!

Cadora-Ontario is proud to offer the following programs to its members:

CADORA-ONTARIO Lisa McGunigle-Hunt "Volunteer of the Year" Award

Lisa McGunigle-Hunt Cadora Ontario Volunteer of the Year AwardCadora-Ontario initiated the “Lisa McGunigle-Hunt Volunteer of the Year Award” in 2012. Lisa passed away earlier that year, and this award was created to honour her contributions to the sport of dressage. Lisa, in addition to being an EC judge and an active competitor, coach, and trainer at all levels, made a significant contribution as a volunteer to Cadora-Ontario in its early years. In addition to being on our Board of Directors, she was the Director for Hamilton Cadora, acted as Chef d’ Equipe for the Ontario Young Rider Team (traveling with them to many competitions both in Canada and the U.S.), and, most importantly, was editor of the Cadora-Ontario newsletter which – with her seemingly endless computer skills – took the newsletter in a new direction and made it something members wanted to read.

Deadline: September 30th

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Photo: Lisa McGunigle-Hunt
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Anyone wishing to donate to the “Lisa McGunigle-Hunt Volunteer of the Year Award” fund is welcome and invited to do so. If you are considering making a contribution, please make your cheque payable to “Cadora INC” so that a tax receipt can be issued.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cadora-Ontario President, Don Barnes at
Please forward your donation to:
D.J. Barnes
1475 Upper Gage Avenue, Unit # 13
Hamilton, ON L8W 1E6

Year-end Cadora-Ontario Silver Dressage Awards

To be eligible to win a Silver Dressage Year-end Award, a competitor must
(a) be a Cadora-Ontario Member no later than July 1st of the competition year and
(b) acquire three scores (minimum) from three different Silver competitions between December 3rd, 2018 and September 30, 2019.
[The minimum average of your top three scores must be at least 55%.]
Year-end awards are given in each class level and category (Open/Amateur/Junior) in the core program, as follows: Walk/Trot and Training Level (+ corresponding Cadora INC freestyles), First Level through Fourth Level (+ corresponding EC freestyles) and Prix St. Georges.

1st and 2nd placings are awarded in each class level and category with additional placings (up to a maximum of eight) based on the number of eligible competitors at each level. Five eligible competitors are required for each additional award. An eligible competitor is a current Cadora-Ontario member who has competed in a minimum of three competitions.

Award winners are decided by totalling the three highest scores received by each horse/rider combination in Silver dressage competitions during the season excluding the Silver Dressage Championships. A minimum average score of 55% must be achieved to be eligible for a competitor to achieve an award. Only those qualified riders are included in the interim standings.

There are several programmes that Cadora-Ontario administers. Results are tracked by the Silver Co-ordinator, and winners are notified (via the Cadora-Ontario e-newsletter) prior to the AGM every year.

One more thing Cadora-Ontario does for you!


2019 Standings

Final Silver Standings

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2018 Standings

Final Silver Standings


Year-End Cadora-Ontario Bronze Awards

Please note: This interim standings contains only those riders who meet the eligibility requirements for Bronze awards. All non-members and non-qualifiers are not included.

To be eligible for annual Cadora-Ontario BRONZE awards, a competitor must:

  1. be a Cadora-Ontario member by July 1st of the current year and
  2. compete in the same class/level in a minimum of three (3) EC BRONZE competitions during the dates December 3rd 2018 – September 30th 2019.

1st and 2nd placings are awarded in each class level and category (Open/Amateur/Junior), Walk/Trot through Fourth Level including freestyles. Additional placings, up to a maximum of eight, are awarded based on the number of eligible competitors at each level. Five eligible competitors are required for each additional award. [An eligible competitor is a Cadora-Ontario member who has competed in a minimum of three Bronze competitions].

Award winners are decided by totaling the three highest scores received by each horse/rider combination from three different Bronze dressage competitions during the competition season; the current competition season is December 3, 2018 - September 30, 2019..

A minimum score of 55% of the possible total must be achieved for a competitor to be eligible to receive an award.

Scores from Bronze competitors only (NOT Silver!) are to be sent to the BRONZE Coordinator by the organizer immediately following your Bronze competitions. Scores at Walk/Trot and Training Levels can be obtained from tests ridden in either the 20x40 ring or the 20x60 ring.

Year-End Cadora-Ontario BRONZE award winners will be honoured at the Annual General Meeting of Cadora-Ontario.

2019 Standings

Final Bronze Standings

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2018 Standings

Final Bronze Standings


Cadora-Ontario Championship Award

In order to be a part of the Cadora-Ontario Championship Award, riders must be Cadora-Ontario members and compete in a minimum of three (3) Silver dressage competitions as well as the Silver Dressage Championships. This is a user-friendly programme in that competitors' scores are tracked and tabulated by Cadora-Ontario. [Competitors are not required to forward scores to Cadora-Ontario.] Winners are determined by totalling their three (3) competition scores and their two (2) technical scores obtained at the Silver Dressage Championships; all scores must be 60% or higher. Winners are one of Am Jr or O at each level (Intro through Fourth, freestyles not included). [N.B. In the event that the Silver Dressage Championship is not held, these awards will not be given.]

Cadora-Ontario Scholarship Program

Programme discontinued as of January 1, 2020

Cadora-Ontario Roster of Riders

You cannot apply to this exclusive, results-oriented club - you have to earn your way in! Each year the list is compiled and published to honour our top Silver Ontario riders. Included on the list are: the winners of the Cadora-Ontario Riding Scholarship, the winners of the Cadora-Ontario Challenge, the Champions at the Silver Dressage Championships, and winning members of a Cadora-Ontario Team (held at the Silver Dressage Championships).

Cadora-Ontario Assistance Programme

Cadora groups in the province of Ontario with 10 members (or more) may apply to Cadora-Ontario once/calendar year for funding.

Grants will be awarded based on the purposefulness and viability of the activity for which funding is requested.

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Forward this completed application to:
Caroline Peck
President Cadora-Ontario
2721 Basswood Crescent
Ottawa, ON, K1V 8K2